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Teaching Yoga To Seniors with Debbie Martin & Carol Mermey

Seniors are a rapidly growing demographic and pose unique teaching challenges because of a broad range of abilities, functional changes, health conditions, and motivation. Learn how this diverse population can benefit from a relaxed pace, careful transitions, and a range of modifications.

Part I: Sat. October 28th 1pm-4pm
Learn how the aging process affects seniors and how to make your senior classes safe, fun and effective.

  • Key health conditions
  • Age-related functional changes
  • Creating a safe, supportive environment
  • The “Do’s and Don’ts” of teaching seniors
  • Basic postures and sequences
  • Where to find reliable resources

Part II: Sun. October 29th 1pm-4pm
Learn how to adapt asana, pranayama and meditative techniques based on the effects of aging. Gain hands-on experience in modifying yoga poses. 

  • Effects of aging
  • Benefits of yoga for seniors
  • Breath and meditation practices
  • General class plan
  • Ways to safely adapt poses for common age-related conditions. Sample: warm ups, cool downs, sequences and sun salutations

[Cost: $60/Day or $108/Both]  [Flier]  [Register]