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CADS Level 1 - January 12 & 13

Whistler Adaptive is offering a CADS Level 1 course on January 12 & 13, 2015 at Whistler Blackcomb.

This course is a requirement for all CADS Level 1 instructors or those who want to teach skiing to people with disabilities. This course is open to the public and all skiers who are able-bodied or have a disability. The course is done on snow and includes 1.5 hours of teaching in each of the following areas:

  1. 3-track skiing
  2. 4-track skiing
  3. Visually Impaired
  4. Teaching Aids
  5. Sit-skiing 

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Now accepting applications for Adaptive Ski & Snowboard volunteers

The Whistler Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program is now accepting applications from volunteers for the 2014/2015 winter seasons. The program caters to skiers and snowboarders from beginner through advanced. Our trained and certified instructors, guides, and assistants help those with both physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities access the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb. We are currently seeking individuals who want to volunteer for the program. These individuals must be intermediate or advanced skiers or boarders. All volunteers will be required to take CADS Level 1 and Working with Cognitively Challenged Learners Level 1. Full-time volunteers who complete 23 days volunteering for the program will receive a seasons pass to Whistler Blackcomb.

Apply online today:  

  1. Go HERE
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select November Fair – Whistler BC
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and under Ski and Snowboard School select Volunteer Whistler Ski Adaptive Program

If you are hired, you will be required to obtain a criminal record check, become a member of Whistler Adaptive & BC Adaptive Snowsports, and complete CADS Level 1 training. Please do not do any of this before being hired. If you are hired, we will book you for training for our courses on Dec 2-4 or Dec 12-14. We will also supply you with a letter to obtain your record check for free. Whistler Adaptive will charge you a total of $110, which includes both organization memberships and the CADS course fee. This will be explained to you at the interview.

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Adaptive Yoga Training

Thursday, November 6 & Friday, November 7, 2014 with Mary-Jo Fetterly
The 16-hour Adaptive Yoga course is open to current yoga instructors or carers, friends and family of people in wheelchairs or with physical limitations. Learn invaluable tools and techniques that allow you to adapt poses and use yoga to create comfort and relieve pain. Adaptive Yoga is also becoming a sought-after form of exercise and therapy for an aging population. As a yoga teacher, this course will challenge you and provide you with the tools to work with a unique group of children, adults and seniors.

Mary-Jo has been studying and teaching yoga since the mid-80's. She opened the first yoga studio in Nelson, BC called Shanti Yoga Works. During her first years owning the studio, she developed a 200-hour teacher training program and Trinity Yoga company which has now trained over 1500 yoga teachers. In 2004, Mary-Jo became a quadriplegic. Drawing deeply on her knowledge of yoga and with a self-designed rehabilitation program, Mary-Jo made remarkable and unexpected strides in her healing. With her personal experience of yoga as a form of healing and her own adaptive yoga practice, Mary-Jo is an inspiring and knowledgeable teacher. Learn more about Mary-Jo.

Register for Whistler Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training today. Space is limited.

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