Yoga for Seniors Certification

America's population demographic is changing as our baby boomers age, and soon 1 in 6 Americans will be over the age of 60. This population is more active and health conscious than the generations before them, and doctors are urging patients to add yoga to their health practices for longevity and wellness. As yoga is validated and recommended by the medical community more and more elder individuals are adding yoga to their daily activity to enhance their quality of life. 

Yoga for Seniors is focused on the specific needs and considerations of older populations to help yoga teachers and those working with older populations to design and lead an appropriate senior yoga practice.  Posture modifications, props, & sequencing yoga for seniors is reviewed, as well as creative class ideas to keep seniors engaged, developing affirming attitudes and connections to the class and providing new ways to teach core yoga philosophy and practices .
The course includes psychology for older populations and material covering the following issues:

  • Knee and hip replacements,
  • Wrist & bone density issues
  • Inconvenience
  • Balance Issues
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menopause
  • The side effects of medications and specific emotional and physical challenges facing those age 60 and above.
  • What to do in emergencies if accidents or medical problems occur in class.

This training will introduce the basics of chair yoga, however, we offer a full weekend chair yoga certification that fully explores seated yoga for those working with students with limited motion or confined to wheelchairs, and we urge our students to take both weekends if they are planning to specialize in working with the elderly and would like to fully explore the options related to teaching this demographic.  

Tuition: 495.00 (Includes vegetarian lunch each day)

Upcoming 2020 Course Dates:

Feb. 3 & 4  Monday and Tuesday - 11:00-6:30

July 11 & 12, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00-6:30

Senior Yoga

Senior Yoga