• May 3–8, 2020
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

Yoga for Seniors Professional Training

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training or equivalent (longtime yoga practitioners).

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 older 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.

Note Participants can earn an Approved Professional Development (APD) Certificate of Completion from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which can be used to receive Continuing Education credits for IAYT certified yoga therapists.

Required reading Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief. Please have this book in-hand for the first night of this program.

Recommend viewing Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, Relax into Yoga (DVD).

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
Professional Training


Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University and codirects trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine.

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Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and codirector of the Yoga for Seniors teacher trainings.

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