This training course give you the knowledge and confidence to teach yoga to wonderful seniors.
Teaching Senior Yoga
Nine videos plus a 2 day workshop
Intake date: September 2017 (can join before but not after). There will be two intakes annually.
Workshop Date: Fall (in Australia) 2018
Nine videos on YouTube: can be accessed through the internet.
Each video has a homework task which you send to me for review and comment. Skype meetings available on request.
Two day workshop 6-9 months after intake date: trainees who have completed all of the videos may attend the workshop to apply the knowledge covered into the videos.
Subjects covered in videos:
Changes due to Natural aging, what specifical types of poses to include in your classes to help with mobility, common conditions and diseases of older adults, pose modifications, props, assessment, communication and ethical issues and sequencing.
Chair yoga, blended classes (class with students in chairs and others on the mat), mat classes. Students will revisit contraindicated poses, sequencing, pose modifications and apply this knowledge while teaching classes.
CPD points: 36 points for the videos and the workshop. (There is no partial amount available)
Accountability partners: Online courses have many pluses but having an accountability partner to support you is very helpful. There will be a reduction in the cost of the course if you and your accountability partner either pay in full or set up an instalment plan. If you would like an accountability partner but don’t have one in mind, let me know and I will see if I can match you with another trainee
You will immediately start building confidence in teaching this age group appropriately as you work through the modules and apply your knowledge with pre-assigned tasks. Interacting with others taking the course gives insight and other perspectives while being mentored by an experienced senior teacher gives you the knowledge and practical application to teach this rapidly growing age group.
Online intake: September 2017
Please read the FAQ’s at the bottom of this page for more information about the training.YES, I want to teach senior yoga
1st Level Training for Yoga Therapists
In addition to the training explained above, a 1st level training developed for certified yoga therapists has been approved by the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists for 50 training hours. (You must be a certified Yoga Therapist to take this training). It is similar to the one for yoga teachers but has additional requirements relating to the tenets of Yoga Therapy.
Is the course online? The fundamentals course has 9 online videos and each video has a homework task for you to apply the information in the video. You complete the homework task and send it to me for review and comments. A two day workshop follows completion of the videos to apply your knowledge in senior classes.
How long does it take? The 2 day workshop is scheduled six to nine months after starting the videos.
What will I get at the end? You will receive a certificate of completion for Teaching Senior Yoga Training and 36 CPD points. Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance and IYTA have accepted the points.
What are the prerequisites to take the training? You must know a variety of yoga poses and basic anatomy.
Do I have to be a registered yoga teacher to take this training? You will need insurance to teach and being a certified teacher allows you to buy insurance. As long as you are eligible for insurance and have the previously mentioned prerequisites, you can take the training.
How do I pay? Using a financial gateway that secures your financial information, students have paid the full amount at the beginning, paid half twice, paid one-third every three months, or other arrangements can be made. But payment in full must be received before attending the 2 day workshop.