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Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training

October 11 - October 14

A senior woman performs restorative yoga on a dock by the ocean

Friday - Monday, October 11 - 14, 2019

Instructors: Antonia Small and Krishna Peter Perry

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily
Location: 47 Main Street | Tenant’s Harbor, ME

Register now while there’s still space! This course may not be offered in 2020.

According to a recent Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal report on Yoga in America, 38% of people practicing yoga (or starting their practice!), are 55 and older. The number of Americans practicing yoga has nearly doubled in the last four years. The senior population in America is expected to rise to over 80 million souls by 2050. If you are a yoga teacher, teaching adult classes, you will be asked to meet the particular needs of this enthusiastic population of students, but you may find yourself unsure about just what to teach.

In Yoga for Seniors we will address common physical issues that will need accommodation in your 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 grow your ability 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.

Each day will include a practice, meditation, teaching techniques and a lecture. We will discuss the spiritual issues of aging, as well as how to create a meaningful dialogue with doctors and healthcare providers. We will go over designing a chair class, as well as creating classes to meet a mixed level room; how to find evidence-based statistical information from the medical world to help speak clearly to the benefits of 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 or home health care workers. Each day includes a one hour lunch break.

Tuition & Accommodation

Early Registration Rate: Registered by August 30, 2019: $425.00

Regular Rate: Registered by October 4, 2019: $475.00

Training Manual Fee: There is a $15 fee in addition to tuition for the Yoga for Seniors Manual.
Registration: To register, submit the application below.
Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT or substantial prior yoga experience. The course is open to healthcare professionals working with this demographic with some prior yoga experience.
Continuing Education Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training.  Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.

Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Accommodation: Host families are available during the training.  Contact us for details.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for October 2019 Course: October 4, 2019.

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2:  Once an application has been submitted, you will be redirected to a payment page. Please submit full payment for the course. Once your application and payment are received, your application will be reviewed. An application will not be reviewed without payment.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted.  Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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Antonia Small


47 Main Street
47 Main Street
Tenant's Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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