Senior Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Connection
Seniors or elders are the fastest growing segment of the population in the USA. That there are special needs for this group is an understatement. Whether issues with cognitive changes or bodily restrictions, seniors in the future will be seeking methods to stay healthy and productive. The baby boomer generation is now advancing in age just as the delivery of health care in the U.S. is changing. Self-care and personal responsibility will become a greater focus in the future.
- The aging body: anatomy, physiology, and movement (viniyoga perspective)
- The aging mind: cognition and emotions
- Contra-indications: due to surgery, replacements joints, disease processes
- Designing yoga classes & modifications of the asana: chair yoga, floor, props
- Tests of agility & placement into appropriate yoga class
- Understanding psycho-social & community involvement in health and wellbeing of the senior
- Speaking to the senior student
- Career: where to teach, advertising
In this Senior yoga teacher training you will learn:
Yoga for seniors is a unique method of care. Not only does it protect and preserve the physical body of the aging person, but also can improve mental and emotional wellbeing. As a yoga teacher, the skills of dealing with the physical, emotional and cognitive issues are an important part of offering this form of exercise and healing to the elders within our community. For the senior population, we must understand their specific needs in relation to yoga. Competency as a yoga teacher in addressing their needs is ethically imperative.
A 200-hour yoga certification or prior approval is a requirement.
Dates & FAQs of Training Modules in 2013:
- September 20-22, 2013
- September 27-29, 2013
- Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am–6:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm
- Total contact hours: 40
- Reading, outside assignments, volunteer: 10 hours
- Total hours of certification: 50
- Guest lecturers: Senior recreation & activities director, physical therapist, Ayurvedic physician, and dietitian.
- Easy Does It Yoga, Alice Christensen
- The Human Body Book
- Healing Moves: How to cure, relieve, and prevent common ailments with exercise, Carol Krucoff, and Mitchell Krocoff, MD.
- Yoga for Wellness Gary Kraftsow
- Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives. David Snowdon.
- One 3-4 page research paper. Please think about what you would like to know more about regarding the elderly prior to the training. What are their common injuries, what are the mental health issues, where do most people over the age of 70 reside? These are just suggestions. The paper will need to be completed prior to the last day of the training. If you have any questions or need help, Martha Catz will be happy to assist.
- One hour volunteer work at an assisted living facility prior to attending the teacher training. Does not have to be yoga related, just volunteer.
Full attendance is required at both modules. No exceptions.
Early bird before September 1, 2013: $470
After September 1, 2013: $500
About Martha Catz E-RYT
Martha has been teaching senior yoga for more than 7 years. She received her training at Duke Integrative Medicine with Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson, the leading specialists in senior yoga and the owners of Yoga for Seniors, and Healing Moves. Martha has continued her education by pursuing a graduate degree in health psychology.
Where she has taught:
- Brookdale Carolina House in Smithfield, NC
- Johnston County Council on Aging
- Selma Senior Center
- Smithfield Senior Center
- Health Quest of Johnston County
Register for Senior Yoga Teacher Training Workshop
75% of payment refundable until September 5, 2013. No refunds after that date. All cancellations must be in writing 15 days prior to state date to receive refund.
Click below to pay $470 certification fee for Senior Yoga Teacher Training Workshop.