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Yoga for Seniors & Healthy Aging Training
February 4 @ 6:00 pm - February 6 @ 6:00 pm
For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
Canada’s Seniors officially out numbered children starting in 2017. With no signs of this trend lessening any time soon, learning to teach yoga to our Seniors safely and mindfully is becoming an increasingly important skill in the yoga teaching world. Understanding the common physical and mental issues and having the qualifications to teach yoga to this large segment of our population will provide yoga teachers and care givers with a unique and very rewarding way to serve our communities.
In the training we will address common physical issues that will need accommodation in class, for example: osteoporosis, arthritis, COPD or CAD. Learning to create skillful modifications for older students, some coming to yoga for the first time, will allow for teachers and care givers to offer the gifts of yoga with confidence. Adapting to the needs in the room will allow for a strong, challenging, but equally relaxed and meditative practice.
This course is ideal for yoga teachers looking to develop their teaching to meet the needs of a growing segment of the yoga population, or seasoned yoga practitioners who work with this demographic in some other capacity, such as nurses, home health care workers and care givers looking to share yoga with elders in their homes and community. It is open to general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga and/or meditation practice is recommended for participation.
- For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
- This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
- 300 Hour Program Elective Module: 15 Hours