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.
- Yoga for 50+: Modified Poses and Techniques for a Safe Practice, by Richard Rosen
- The New Yoga for Healthy Aging, by Suza Francina
About Lisa Pelanne, ERYT500
Lisa facilitates wellness practices including yoga, dance, and health education, as well as offers Thai Yoga body work to support overall well-being. She is grateful to share movement, meditation, and evidence-based well-being practices to all populations. She is passionate about teaching accessible, adaptive, and inclusive practices that meet each practitioner where they are by focusing on acceptance, gratitude, grace, and compassion. Lisa is a Faculty Yoga Teacher Trainer for the Kunga Yoga School at In Balance Yoga in Blacksburg, Virginia leading 200 and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. She also leads workshops in Yin Yoga and Meditation. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Nicole Lafon in 2016 at In Balance Yoga in Blacksburg, Virginia and her 300-hour Kunga Yoga Service Leadership Yoga Teacher Training with Kunga faculty at the Wilmington Yoga Center in North Carolina in 2018. A passionate student, she studies widely across disciplines to inform her worldview and teaching philosophy. She is incredibly grateful to her many teachers including Marion Mease, Nicole Lafon, Lynn Theodose, Noelle Whittington, and Kristen Cooper-Gulak.
Date & Time
Friday, May 6, 2022
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022
12:00pm – 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022
9:00am – 5:00pm
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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
No refunds will be given for workshops. 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.*