Senior Yoga Trainings & Certification

Senior Yoga Immersion

This training is appropriate for all teachers, students, and professionals who work with seniors, as well as seniors who been practicing yoga for at least one year and wish to deepen their practice. We will look at the common limitations of the elder population and explore methods for practicing and teaching yogasana to help minimize current symptoms, prevent further complications, and and improve quality of life.

The following topics are included in this workshop:
• Spinal alignment and posture
• Breathing practices and the role of the breath in practice
• Common diseases and conditions with emphasis on musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, joint replacement, back pain
• Conditions associated with cardiac, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems
• Psychosocial issues affecting life style and functionality
• Ethics from a yogic perspective (yama and niyama) as applied to working with seniors

12 contact hours

2018 dates to be determined

For more information:  505-238-8845 (Nishtha)

Senior Yoga Teacher Training

This training is specifically designed for graduates of a Yoga Teacher Training program who wish to deepen their understanding of the needs of senior students or those who intend to teach yoga asana to the senior population.

Topics for this training include:
• Revisit topics from the Senior Yoga Immersion Workshop
• Adaptating and assisting asana for seniors
• Sequencing a Senior Yoga class
• Chair yoga
• Common conditions with emphasis on musculo-skeletal disorders such as arthritis, joint replacement, back pain

12 Contact Hours

October 27–29, 2017 Learn more/register

For more information:  505-238-8845 (Nishtha)

Senior Yoga Teacher Certification

This certification is offered by High Desert Yoga.

• At least 200 hour Yoga Teacher
• Attend both Senior Yoga Workshops
• Complete certification project
• Fee: $50 plus tax

For more information:  505-238-8845 (Nishtha)


Senior TT faculty

Nishtha Jane Kappy, E-RYT500, LMT, has been exploring yoga and movement practices for four decades and began teaching yoga in 2010. She is certified as a Senior Yoga Teacher through High Desert Yoga and teaches senior yoga and beginning and intermediate classes for the general population. After 20 years of massage therapy practice, Nishtha brings to her teaching a hands-on knowledge and curiosity about human anatomy with a focus on internal organization and body awareness. (NM LMT #2468)

Judith Arredondo, RYT500, has been teaching fitness since 1993. She graduated from the High Desert Yoga 500-hour teacher training in 2015. Judith is certified as a Senior Yoga Teacher through High Desert Yoga. She teaches senior and adaptive yoga classes, focusing on alignment and coordinating the the complexity of asana to the ease of the breath.