Yoga is for Every Body
Benefits of Yoga for Seniors include:
- Lower resting heart rate, lower blood pressure, and increased circulation, helping with hypertension
- Improved joint function from low-impact, weight bearing movement, helping with arthritis & osteoporosis
- Increased balance, flexibility, and range of motion
- Increased connection of body, mind, and spirit through mindfulness meditation
- Connection to community
As more and more baby boomers are feeling the aches and pains of getting older, it becomes increasingly important that yoga teachers expand their skills sets to learn to modify their practices to meet this need. This yoga teacher training is designed for yoga teachers who wish to learn practices and techniques for working with older populations.
Senior Yoga is a safe, effective, practice of yoga designed to meet the needs of all levels of senior practitioners. Senior Yoga includes movement and postures to improve strength, balance, and joint function, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques.
Teacher Trainees will become certified Senior Yoga Teachers, and will be prepared to teach Yoga classes for seniors who are new to Yoga or just beginning an exercise program, as well as active seniors who are advanced practitioners. Teacher trainees will be certified to teach Senior Yoga in a variety of settings such as public group classes and one-on one private sessions to therapeutic populations including seniors with Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Hypertension.
About Noelle Whittington, ERYT500
Noelle Whittington, ERYT500 is an adjunct faculty member of the Kunga Yoga School at the Wilmington Yoga Center, who leads 200 and 500 hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings. Noelle is also a Professional Level Kunga Yoga Leader, completing a 350 hour advanced apprenticeship certification with Kristin Cooper-Gulak; and is currently pursuing her 1000hour Kunga Yoga certification. She is a seasoned international teacher and retreat leader, and is deeply committed to the Kunga Yoga mission of service, spending much of her time in India and in the U.S. working with and for the girls of the Homes of Hope Orphanages in Kerala, India.
Noelle has been teaching since 2006, beginning her yoga studies at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, and studying Thai Yoga Massage in Chaing Mai, Thailand, completing advanced-level certifications in the Lek Chaiya tradition. She is a certified Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer teacher, completing over 250 hours in advanced anatomy and pilates technique training and is also a certified 5Elements Flow Yoga Teacher Trainer and certified Kunga Vinyasa Trainer. Her additional certifications include Interdisciplinary Yoga, Fluid Power Yoga, and Thai Yoga Therapy.
Noelle’s primary teachers include Ashley Ludman, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, and Larry Hobbs. She has also completed trainings with Hilary Garivaltis in Ayurveda, Marlysa Sullivan in Anatomy of Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga, David Emerson in Yoga for Trauma and PTSD, and Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Heather Till.
Noelle has assisted Anusara-based Seaside Yoga Teacher Trainings and Transformation Retreats with Ashley Ludman and has led retreats to Ambergris Caye, Belize, with Elizabeth Cramond RYT. Due to her dynamic classes and community following, Noelle has been chosen as an ambassador of both Manduka and Lululemon. Yoga, music, dance, service work, and travel are her passions, and she enjoys incorporating these experiences into her teachings to create a safe, fun, and effective experience appropriate for all ages and levels. Noelle enjoys empowering the student to connect with their inner teacher.
About Jamie Annette, RYT500/ERYT200
Jamie, RYT500/ERYT200, is an instructor for the Kunga Yoga School as well as for public classes. She completed both her 200hr and 500hr certifications at the Kunga Yoga School at Wilmington Yoga Center. She is also certified in Mat Pilates and loves to incorporate core work into her classes. Jamie took her first yoga class with her mom in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. Some of her primary teachers include Kristin Cooper-Gulak, Larry Hobbs and Rose Tan. She’s always had an interest in health and wellness of both body and mind and feels fortunate to be able to share this with others through teaching. Jamie hopes to encourage others to bring balance, peace and a sense of connection to their lives through the practice of yoga.
Date & Time
Friday, October 21
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 22
12:00pm – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 23
9:00pm – 5:00pm
$325.00 after October 8
$300.00 before October 8
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- 18 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
- $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
- Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
- This certification counts as one required module/counts as elective hours towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program
10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.