Now enrolling for a September 2015 start date!
The course will run 5 days spread out over 5 to 10 weeks. I will set the actual dates closer to the fall and will consider the timetable from participants wishes.
This is a sample outline of what a Senior Gentle Yoga Teacher Training day would look like.
Day 1: Introduction
What is yoga for seniors? How does it differ? Why do we need it?
Overview of the 5 days
What is expected of the practical exam
Talk about the flow of the class
Why did i choose the postures that i did?
Was there a natural flow/progression to the class?
Was injury or ailment discussed?
What would you do differently?
Discussion on the back body
What is the back body
discuss lines of fascia
injury of the back body that may prevent or hinder physical activity
Ailments to be discussed
Vision changes; cataracts, glaucoma,
Spondylarthropathies (arthritis of the spine)
While vision and cardiovascular problems are not related to the back body they are important to discuss here because they affect the ability to fold forward.
Injuries and diseases related to the hips, pelvis and spine will be discussed in greater detail here.
Practice the postures
What postures are related to the back body
how can these be modified to account for common injury or ailment
hands on? to touch or not. When is it safe to assist a senior and how much force to use
Closing the Practice
meditation? or savasana