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July 27–August 1, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training

Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff
Kimberly Carson

Kimberly Carson, MPH, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She codirects Yoga of Awareness teacher trainings for chronic pain and cancer as well as Yoga for…
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Carol Krucoff

Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and codirector of Yoga for Seniors teacher training. A frequent contributor to Yoga Journal, Carol was founding editor of…
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Program Details

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training.

Learn sound strategies for adapting yoga practice to older minds, bodies, and spirits in a training that combines the best contemporary, scientific knowledge about the physiology of aging with yoga’s traditional wisdom. 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 senior bodies, including chair-based practices and appropriately modified postures for those able to get down and up from the floor
  • Learning about common ailments affecting older adults and how to respond to students’ complex medical challenges
  • 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 interested in what it means to age well.

Recommended reading and viewing T. K. V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga (Inner Traditions) and Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, Relax into Yoga DVD.

Note Tuition includes a manual.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 24 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 24 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge