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Yoga for Seniors Teacher 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.

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
All Yoga


Kimberly Carson, MPH, E-RYT, C-IAYT, is a yoga teacher at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, 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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