Teaching Yoga to Seniors
Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and codirector of Yoga for Seniors teacher training. A frequent contributor to Yoga Journal, Carol was founding editor of…
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Kimberly Carson, MPH, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She codirects Yoga of Awareness teacher trainings for chronic pain and cancer as well as Yoga for…
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For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training.
Learn strategies for adapting yoga practice to older minds, bodies, and spirits in a training that combines the traditional wisdom of yoga with the best contemporary scientific knowledge about the physiology of aging. Seniors represent the fastest-growing sector of the population, creating an increasing demand for well-trained yoga teachers.
Each day of this training involves
- A balance of lecture, movement, small-group work, practice-teaching sessions, and discussion
- Yoga sessions geared for senior bodies
- Learning about common ailments and complex medical challenges affecting older adults
- Conceptual models for skillfully adapting postures and practices.
In a safe and effective teaching environment, students earn Yoga Alliance CEUs and have the opportunity to integrate with a larger community committed to learning what it means to age well.
Recommended reading and viewing T. K. V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga (Inner Traditions) and Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, Relax into Yoga (DVD).
Note Tuition includes a manual.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $575 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $875 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More