Next session Spring 2016
Seniors or elders are the fastest growing segment of the population in the USA.
That there are special needs for this group is an understatement. The baby boomer generation is now advancing in age just as the delivery of health care in the U.S. is changing. Self-care and personal responsibility will become a greater focus in the future. Seniors in the future will be seeking methods to stay healthy and productive, whether they are dealing with cognitive changes or bodily restrictions.
In this Senior yoga teacher training you will learn:
- The aging body: anatomy, physiology, and movement
- The aging mind: cognition and emotions
- Contra-indications: due to surgery, replacements joints, disease processes
- Designing yoga classes & modifications of the asana: chair yoga, floor, props
- Tests of agility & placement into appropriate yoga class
- Understanding psycho-social & community involvement in health and wellbeing of the senior
- Speaking to the senior student
- Career: where to teach, advertising
Yoga for seniors is a unique method of care. Not only does it protect and preserve the physical body of the aging person, but also can improve mental and emotional wellbeing. As a yoga teacher, the skills of dealing with the physical, emotional and cognitive issues are an important part of offering this form of exercise and healing to the elders within our community. For the senior population, we must understand their specific needs in relation to yoga. Competency as a yoga teacher in addressing their needs is ethically imperative. Our Senior Teacher Training will emphasize all of these points.
Martha’s experience with seniors combined with her formal education and teaching experience makes her Senior Yoga teacher training program the best in the area. The curriculum was both informative and interesting. I am definitely planning on future workshops with Martha. – Tina S. 2013
A 200-hour yoga certification or prior approval is a requirement.
Dates & FAQs of Training Modules in 2016
- Next session April 2016. Estimated times (dates to be announced)
- Thursday: 10:00pm-7:00pm (9 hours)
- Friday: 10:00pm-7:00pm (9 hours)
- Saturday: 8:30am–8:00pm (11.5 hours)
- Sunday: 8:30am–7:00pm (10.5 hours)
- Total contact hours: 40
- Reading, outside assignments, volunteer: 1 hour
- Total hours of certification: 50
- Guest lecturers: physical therapist and dietitian
- The Human Body Book (or an anatomy book you already own)
- Healing Moves: How to cure, relieve, and prevent common ailments with exercise — Carol Krucoff, and Mitchell Krocoff, MD.
- Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives — David Snowdon.
- Yoga for Wellness — Gary Kraftsow
- Physical Change & Aging — Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, and Elisabeth A. Perkins
- One 3-4 page research paper. Please think about what you would like to know more about regarding the elderly prior to the training. What are their common injuries, what are the mental health issues, where do most people over the age of 70 reside? These are just suggestions. The paper will need to be completed prior to the last day of the training. If you have any questions or need help, Martha Catz will be happy to assist.
- One hour volunteer work at an assisted living facility (or some facility that works specifically with seniors) prior to attending the teacher training. Does not have to be yoga related, just volunteer.
Full attendance is required the entire module. No exceptions.
Martha Catz, M. S., E-RYT500 began teaching yoga to Seniors 2007 and received her senior yoga training from Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson at the Duke Integrative Medicine Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors training in 2009. Martha has been teaching hatha yoga for 14 years and training students to be teachers for 6 years. She has a graduate degree in Health Psychology and over 800 hours of yoga therapy training. Her school is located in rural North Carolina, outside of Raleigh, where she believes yoga, as a tool or method for positive mental and physical health change, is most needed. The Yoga Connection opened a second location in downtown Goldsboro, NC April, 2014.
Register for Senior Yoga Teacher Training Certification75% of payment refundable prior to start date. No refunds after that date. All cancellations must be in writing 15 days prior to state date to receive refund.
Space is limited so please register early. If class is full, payment for class will be refunded to you minus processing fee.
Click below to pay $500 certification fee for Senior Yoga Teacher Training.
Early-bird pricing available before April 19, 2015 for May 2015 training
After early-bird dates