Online Yoga with Seniors Teacher Training
April 14 - May 11
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 with 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.
This 4-week, 30-hour course certifies yoga teachers and others to lead Yoga with Seniors in group and individual sessions. Each week participants will receive video of a senior-appropriate asana, pranayama and meditation class (one for each week of the course). Additional video recording materials include three hours of material with Physical Therapists on skillful adaptations; a video lecture of Yogic Philosophy on the 4 Ashramas of Life, with a focus on Vanaprashtha; a conversation with a Palliative Care provider to discuss providing safe practices for students with chronic illness; participants will also receive three hours of recorded materials on technical aspects of offering classes to the elder population. One weekly recorded Q & A session is offered as well, in which participants can ask questions beforehand that instructors will address in a recorded session.
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. Upon completion of the course graduates will receive a certificate of completion and can register the hours with Yoga Alliance for 30 CEs.
The Online Yoga with Seniors TT includes:
1 Sadhana (1 pre-recorded video) per week for 4 weeks: includes an asana, pranayama and meditation practice (75-90 min/week)
1 Yoga with Seniors guest lecture (pre-recorded) per week for 4 weeks (approximately 90 min/week)
1 Yoga with Seniors Technique Video (pre-recorded) per week for 4 weeks (approximately 90 min/week)
There are also usually 2 homework assignments each week, including written prompts in response to the videos and Yoga with Seniors practice teaching. This course also includes an opportunity to connect with other course participants on an online forum. The instructors are available throughout the course to answer questions online and offer weekly recorded Q&A sessions in response to participants questions each week. Allot about 7-8 hours/week for completion of all course material.
Tuition & Accommodation
Early Registration Rate: Registered by February 15, 2020: $295.00
Regular Rate: Registered by April 7, 2020: $395.00
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 with Seniors Teacher Training. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.
Application Deadline for April/May 2020 Course: April 7, 2020.
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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