On Campus Program

Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensive


Join Dr. Baxter Bell and author Melina Meza, for an enlightening and informative program that focuses on practical strategies for a lifetime of vitality and well-being. During this weeklong intensive, experience a combination of expert medical information and therapeutic yoga postures for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional well-being throughout your life. Practitioners learn to set themselves up for a lifetime of healthy living.

Come learn

  • Daily practices to support the circulatory system and heart health
  • Yoga for managing stress, optimizing brain health, and experiencing equanimity
  • How and why yoga supports healthy aging
  • Essential yoga poses, sequences, and other health-promoting practices
  • Movement sequences for strength, flexibility, balance, and agility
  • How to cultivate long-term balance
  • Ayurveda for healthy aging.

Yoga teachers can enhance their teaching toolkit, and yoga students of all levels can benefit from tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets their particular needs and concerns.

Recommended reading Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotow, Yoga for Healthy Aging.

Certification is offered for an additional fee of $150 and you must call to register. To be certified in Yoga for Healthy Aging, you must hold a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, provide proof of teacher-training completion, do a short teaching demonstration during the intensive week to the faculty’s satisfaction, and pass an open-book exam within three months of the last day of the intensive. Those interested in Yoga for Healthy Aging certification must call to register and mention the certification.  

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, E-RYT 500, is a physician, medical acupuncturist, certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and coauthor of Yoga for Healthy Aging.

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Melina Meza, E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Health Educator, holds a BS in nutrition and has been sharing her knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, and whole-foods nutrition for more than 20 years.

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