Seniors Yoga

1 Teacher Training Weekend

Seniors are becoming one of the largest sectors of our community. There is a huge opportunity to help this demographic to enhance their lives with a healthy body and mind through yoga.

This 2-day teacher training will cover the anatomy of the aging body, the 12 most common medical issues of senior yoga students and managing pain. The course is focussed around how to plan and run Seniors yoga classes with an emphasis on Chair yoga postures, breathing techniques, movements and modifications.

Come and join this informative and practical teacher training and learn how to support your local community of seniors to have a healthy body and mind.

Please note the Certificate of Attendance is 14 CPD points and the Certificate of Completion is 25 CPD points.

Have questions? Please contact Olivia Hammerschmidt, Post Graduate Course Manager, on 1800 449 195 or contact us.

Details of Training Levels

Instructor: Beryl Broadbent

Day 1 Schedule 9am to 5pm (Total contact: 7 hours)

  • Practical 1.1 – Explore the practical considerations of Yoga of an aging body – the limitations and challenges to be expected.
  • Practical 1.2 - Explore the practical considerations of the 12 common medical conditions to include Arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, Back Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Dementia, Scar tissue from surgery (e.g. mastectomy).
  • Practical 1.3 – Facilitator led activities to explore the benefits of senior’s yoga; class planning; intentions and goals; themes; room set-up; support of spine and alignment; warmups and movements.
  • Practical 1.4 – A full class of warm-ups, postures pranayama and relaxation.

Day 2 Schedule 9am to 5pm (Total contact: 7 hours)

  • Practical 1.5 – Postures and their variations on the chair.
  • Practical 1.6 – A facilitator led series of flows and sequences - including a Pawan Muktasana – joint loosening; arms series; legs series; sun salutation; and pranayama series.
  • Practical 1.7 and 1.8 - Practicum of teaching chair yoga to seniors – upper limbs; lower limbs; side stretches; forward and backward arches; balances and twists.

Certificate options

  1. Certification of Attendance: Simply attend the two days for a Certification of Attendance – these hours will count towards your CPD hours
  2. Certificate of Completion: You will also receive the on-line lectures, the pre-study workbook and take a two hour open book assessment and then receive a Certificate of Completion which counts towards your hours of Level 2 training. (*Additional fee applies - see pricing for details)

As a Graduate you will:

  • be able to describe 8 aging and 8 common medical issues in senior yoga students and their ability to practice yoga safely
  • be able to show 10 Modifications to simple moves and 5 breathing techniques to support the aging body and lifestyle
  • be able to plan a 1-hour seniors chair yoga class, taking account of their holistic needs and safety

Course Availability

Seniors 1 - Yoga for Seniors - Chair Yoga

Members: $295.00 / Non-members: $395.00
  • Crows Nest NSW 8-9 December 2018
  • Crows Nest NSW 9-10 February 2019

Gift Vouchers now available