Yoga for Inflexible Bodies

Living in an inflexible body? Teaching students who are less flexible? Then we’ve got the workshop for you! This course is designed to provide yoga teachers tools to teach the new yogi or inflexible body with modifications to poses or flows. Yoga students will gain the confidence to walk into almost any yoga class while giving yoga teachers the skills to adjust a class for new or less flexible students.

Taught by:
Mary Irby – C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, CTP, MS
DeAnne Priddis – RYT 200, PhD

Yoga for Inflexible Bodies Learning Objectives

  • Discover likely candidates for modifications due to inflexibilities
  • Describe the benefits and importance of modifying postures
  • Develop an understanding of how inflexibilities may limit poses
  • Practice yoga for inflexible bodies
  • Evaluate poses to discover the factors that present physical limitations
  • Discover bandhas that help students get the most benefit from practice
  • Practice specific pranayama techniques that may help us create more flexibility
  • Explore pose modifications designed to provide safety and effectiveness for inflexible students


Students should have general knowledge of proper alignment for basic poses that would come from a yoga teacher training or yoga practice. While several alignment cues are covered in this course, the main focus of the course is to show modifications for those living in a less flexible body. Therefore, not every alignment principle will be covered in detail. For those seeking more detailed alignment instruction, we recommend our 200 hour course.

Continuing Education Credits

Yoga for Inflexible Bodies counts as 5 contact hours for Yoga Alliance RYTs through Dec 31, 2021, and 5 non-contact hours after that time.

Course Info

  • Course is 100% remote, online study
  • Work at your own pace
  • Includes videos and written materials
  • Short quizzes test your knowledge

Recommended Books for further reading:

Yoga for Inflexible Bodies

Course Audience

  • Yoga teachers
  • Yoga students
  • Yoga therapists
  • Athletes
  • Anyone who feels inflexible and wants to create more freedom in their body!

Learning Strategies

  • Lecture and demonstration
  • Experiential learning through movement

Topics Covered

  • Audience
  • Benefits
  • Pranayama
  • Tension and Compression
  • Pose Modifications
  • Pose Demonstrations
  • Yoga Practice

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds on any continuing education courses unless we cancel the course. This is because we make a decision as to whether or not to hold a course based upon enrollment. Once we are committed, we incur expenses.

For distance study courses, there are no refunds. Once someone has the materials, we can’t refund fees because we have upheld our commitment by providing the learning materials.

For live RYT courses, there is a three (3) day (72 hour) cancellation period. Once a student enrollment is completed, a student may make a written refund request within 3 days (72 hours) and 100% of funds paid shall be returned. All refund requests must be delivered in writing to the school and an email must be sent. The postmark shall serve as the refund request time. If the request is delivered by hand, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she has a written receipt showing the date and time the request was received.  Other live RYT course refund policy is outlined below.

Outside of this, no refunds are granted because we have saved a spot for you and can’t always fill it without adequate time. However, if circumstances warrant, we may offer a student an opportunity to use some of their funds toward another training date. For example, if a student becomes ill or has a family emergency, we will work with the student on a case by case basis. In these situations, we strive to find a solution that is fair to the student and our business.

If we cancel any class, students will receive a 100% refund.


When/Where is the next Yoga for Inflexible Bodies workshop?

This course is 100% remote. Start anytime!


This course takes approximately 4 hours to complete


Online CEC workshop: $79

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