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Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training


with Kimberly Carson, MPH, E-RYT and Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 


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Seniors age 65 and older are the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. population and – like many Americans – are increasingly drawn to yoga.  This presents both a great opportunity and a serious challenge for yoga instructors, since some commonly taught postures may pose significant risks for older bodies. 

 

The Yoga for Seniors (Y4S) teacher training is designed to enhance yoga teachers’ sensitivity to the complexity and vulnerability of older adults, and to give instructors the skills and confidence to safely and effectively teach seniors.  Created in collaboration with top medical experts—and informed by Kimberly and Carol’s extensive experience teaching yoga in medical settings—the program combines the best of current, evidence-based medicine with the ancient wisdom, experience and tradition of Yogic teachings.  Y4S has been offered biannually at Duke Integrative Medicine since 2007, there are now more than 700 graduates around the world, creating a network of yoga teachers dedicated to making the practice available and appropriate for older adults.

 

Participants will learn:

  • Basic physiology of aging and why some yoga practices may be risky for older adults
  • Essential information about health conditions common to older adults including heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, lung disease, chronic pain, and joint replacement.
  • A skillful method for adapting yoga practices safely and effectively for seniors
  • Techniques to enhance and refine your own voice as a teacher

Details:

  • Dates: TBA
  • Times: 9a-6p Daily
  • Location: Yoga Unviersity of Florida, 185 S Westmonte Drive Ste 1206, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • Cost:
    • $475 Early
      • Register 6 months early and receive a $100 discount!!
    • $575 Late

KIMBERLY CARSON, MPH, E-RYT

Kimberly is a health educator at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), specializing in the therapeutic use of yoga and mindfulness meditation for seniors and people with medical challenges. She currently offers classes to cardiac, oncology, and chronic pain patients. Kimberly has developed and taught yoga programs being researched at Duke University Medical Center and OHSU. The Yoga of Awareness program, developed by Kimberly and her husband Jim, has been shown in research trials to significantly reduce pain and fatigue in women with metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, as well as women with fibromyalgia.

CAROL KRUCOFF, E-RYT

Carol is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and a health journalist. A frequent contributor to Yoga Journal, Carol served as founding editor of The Washington Post’s Health Section and her articles have appeared in numerous national publications including The New York Times, Reader’s Digest and Prevention.  She is author of several books including “Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less” and “Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain,” and is creator of the audio home practice CD, Healing Moves Yoga.

Kimberly & Carol’s DVD, “Relax into Yoga for Seniors,” is available at www.pranamaya.com.  Their book,     “Relax into Yoga for Seniors:  A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Pain Relief,” will be published in Fall 2016.  For more information, visit:  www.yoga4seniors.com