Calling all yoga instructors with a desire to support an underserved population! Enhance your teaching and earn continuing education credits through a weekend training this fall that explores how to support older students and offer classes specific to seniors.
What: Our Yoga for Seniors teacher training qualifies for 12 hours of continuing education credit through Yoga Alliance. Participants are required to have completed a 200-hour teacher certification or receive approval prior to registering.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6
Cost: $300, $100 deposit due at time of registration*
Early bird price of $250 when paid in full by Sept. 12th
Curriculum Topics covered in the training will include:
- Anatomy, physiology and movement of the aging body
- Emotions and cognitive challenges of the aging mind
- Modifying and using props to create an effective and inclusive practice
- Chair Yoga: Replacing limitations with confidence and ease
- Compassion and Humor: How to address specific issues
Teachers will learn not only how to incorporate these tools into classes which are specific to seniors, but also how to teach with confidence when seniors attend all-ages classes.
“Yoga as Medicine, The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing”
by Timothy McCall
“Easy Does It Yoga: The Safe and Gentle Way to Health and Well-Being”
by Alice Christensen
“All I Need Is This CHAIR YOGA”
by Wilma Carter
“The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness”
by Linda Sparrowe
Wendy Mallett Gilliland
E-RYT, Member of Yoga Alliance and International Association for Yoga Therapists
With more than 2,500 hours of teaching experience, including extensive work with seniors and therapeutic yoga, Wendy offers a unique and comprehensive training to yoga instructors and those who want to learn more about the changes which occur during this part of our life journey. You will gain a clearer understanding of how to create a healing, safe environment for those 50 and older to connect with their bodies and breath, modifying for individual needs.
FOR INFO, EMAIL Wendy@ashevillecommunityyoga.com
*Early registration is strongly advised. Limited scholarships are available.