On Campus Program

Yoga and Ayurveda for Healthy Aging The Next Chapter 


​​Join Baxter Bell, MD, coauthor of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging, and Melina Meza, author of the Art of Sequencing book series and Seasonal Health and Wellness, for an enlightening and informative program. With research-informed presentations and adapted yoga practices for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellnessBaxter and Melina present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga and Ayurveda works to foster healthy aging. 

Understand which techniques to use when, along with new variations of essential yoga poses, yoga sequences, and other practices that will set you up for a lifetime of practice. ​Through experiential opportunities, Q&A,  and more, learn preventative strategies including

  • Beyond basic strength and an update on the four physical skills 
  • Harvesting wisdom in the vata stage of life  
  • Mental and emotional flexibility around significant changes with aging 
  • Sleep and nutrition for healthy aging
  • Stress and moving beyond fight, flight, or freeze 
  • Downsizing, reconnecting, and reimagining for empty nesters
  • Moving beyond self-care, and tools for family and community 
  • Immune boosting yoga 

If you’ve loved the Yoga for Healthy Aging courses or book, you will love this new program and being part of an ongoing community of yogis.  Return home feeling excited about whatever stage of life you find yourself in. 

Recommended reading  Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotow, Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being

Note The program is designed for anyone interested in incorporating yoga and Ayurveda into their wellness practices for aging. 

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, YACEP, is coauthor of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging and a leading voice internationally for the benefits of yoga as we age.

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Melina Meza, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a pioneer in the field of yoga, nutrition, and Ayurvedic health, and author of Seasonal Health and Wellness and the Art of Sequencing books.

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