Senior Yoga Teacher Training
This event is a 500hr RYA Teacher Training module. Read more about modules here. They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 500 hour certification to take one.
Do you have questions, comments or concerns? Please contact us.
Senior Modules Currently Being Offered:
April 11 - 13, 2014: Senior yoga Teacher Training and Immersion with Libby Hinsley
June 20-22, 2014: Senior Yoga Teacher Training and Immersion with Diane Saccone - at Yogani Studios, Tampa, Florida
Seniors 65 and older are the fastest growing population right now. These baby boomers are in desperate need of yoga and education to help them adapt to their older bodies, minds and spirits.
All Levels Welcome, teachers, seniors and all the rest! You will receive credit for the Asheville Yoga Center's 500 hr. program after attending this weekend. We no longer print paper certificates (saving trees and unnecessary for YA purposes). YA only wants documentation information from Asheville Yoga Center regarding completion of our 500hr YA program, not individual units. If you are wanting certificate of attendance, you will automatically receive an email after completion of each session, which is all YA requires for ceu's, not 500hr.
During our time together, we will cover the basics of the aging process, looking at how yoga affects the aging process and also how aging may impact yoga practice. We will also cover special considerations relevant for specific conditions, including spine conditions, joint replacement, heart and breathing conditions, stroke and other neurological conditions, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. Time will also be spent on safe ways to improve balance and decrease fall risk. Sample classes will include floor and chair practices. We will explore modifications for yoga practices appropriate for people with limitations regardless of age. This weekend will be valuable for yoga instructors wanting to share the benefits and inner experience of yoga with a wide range of people while keeping them safe.
Learning objectives for the weekend:
• List a variety of physical and cognitive changes that occur during the natural aging process.
• Teach a safe chair yoga class for a wide variety of physical and cognitive ability levels.
• Describe contraindications for yoga practice relevant to common conditions associated with aging.
• Demonstrate yoga asana modifications appropriate for a variety of conditions.
• List key components of the normal balance response, and demonstrate how to safely incorporate them into a yoga class for older adults.
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2:00 - 6:30 pm
Sunday, 8:30 - 11:30 pm and 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Easy Does It Yoga by Alice Christensen
Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall
An optional purchase is the comprehensive teacher training manual: The Yoga Handbook, by Stephanie Keach. $35 + $4 s/h Buy it now!
$375 (Save $40 if you sign up by December 11, 2013)
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100% attendance required to all 500-hr module
Cancellation Fee: $75
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