Canada’s population of the 50+ age group out numbers children by close to 5%. More and more people in this demographic are turning to yoga for maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit. Teaching yoga to our aging population requires a different skill set. One that takes into account decades of life experiences on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Understanding common physical, mental and emotional issues and how to navigate them in classes is just one of many essential skills required to share yoga with this unique age group. Teaching the 50+ demographic is a niche that is fulfilling and rewarding with participants incredibly grateful for classes specific to their needs.
The course will cover the importance of understanding:
how bone health, strength and balance can impact quality of life
common age-related health conditions
how do adapt and sequence your classes to accommodate for these issues
the role of pelvic floor health in optimal breathing, core strength and stability
how yoga can reduce the risk of falls and related injuries
the benefits of working with the chair and how to sequence a Chair Yoga practice: 30 mins and 60 mins
pranayama techniques that support various issues to this age group
dementia and how to offer the benefits of yoga to this population
how to create a safe, supportive and fun learning environment
There is no required reading and a manual is included, as well as, 3 Chair Yoga videos.
Please note: there is a final assignment required prior to certification.
This training fulfills 25 CEU’s and is an elective for Prana Yoga Studios 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training.
Lead by Jeanette Ward & Colleen Dibden
Price: $459 + GST
February 16th – 18th, 2024 | Friday 5:30 to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm