Feb. 3 & 4, 2020 - Monday & Tuesday, 11:00-6:30
July 11 & 12, 2020 - Saturday and Sunday, 11:00-6:30

​(Note: Sign up for Chair yoga and Senior yoga and receive a discount.)

America's population demographic is changing as our baby boomers age, and soon 1 in 6 Americans will be over the age of 60. This population is more active and health conscious than the generations before them, and doctors are urging patients to add yoga to their health practices for longevity, and wellness. As yoga is validated and recommended by the medical community (and insurance) more and more elder individuals are adding yoga to their daily activity to enhance their quality of life. 

Yoga for Seniors is a 20 hour training (16 contact hours) focused on the specific needs and considerations of older populations to help yoga teachers and those working with older populations to design and lead an appropriate senior yoga practice. The course includes anatomy for older populations, yoga for beginners, and material covering the following issues:

  • Knee and hip replacements,
  • Wrist & bone density issues
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia/Alzheimers
  • Diabetes, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  
  • Parkinson's
  • The side effects of medications and specific emotional and physical challenges facing those age 60 and above.
  • What to do in emergencies if accidents or medical problems occur in class.

Posture modifications, props, & sequencing yoga for seniors is reviewed, as well as creative class ideas to keep seniors engaged, developing affirming attitudes and connections to the class and providing new ways to teach core yoga philosophy and practices .

This training will introduce the basics of chair yoga, however, we offer a full weekend chair yoga certification that fully explores seated yoga for those working with students with limited motion or confined to wheelchairs, and we urge our students to take both weekends if they are planning to specialize in working with the elderly and would like to fully explore the options related to teaching this demographic.  

​Training fee: $395.00  (Sign up for this and Chair yoga for a comprehensive journey into yoga for aging bodies and save 100.00!)

Save! Sign up for both Chair Yoga Certification and Senior Yoga Training when we offer both together, and receive $100.00 off the total of  both. Enroll by signing up for one and send us a message to receive your discount on the second course.

Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training Certification

17507 Waterline Rd. Bradenton FL. 34212

Registered yoga teacher trainings