This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and techniques to most effectively work with the student who is 55 yrs or older. Emphasis will be on how to make the asanas accessible to all regardless of their limitations. Anatomy and physiology, changes associated with aging, assistance with breath enhancement, stability, balance, and altered mobility, will be addressed. We will discuss how to meet lifestyle challenges such as diet, activity, and more. This workshop incorporates all the elements listed by the Yoga Alliance as standards for CEU’s.
Who should attend: All teachers with a sincere desire to better assist/instruct the growing senior population. Practiced yoga students who currently work with seniors in therapeutic settings such as community centers and alternative housing may also be eligible.
To View a 'general' outline for Judy's Senior Yoga TT Course, please click here: Senior Yoga TT Outline.
Note that this is subject to change and updating.
Judy, E-RYT, is an experienced teacher who brings her nursing knowledge into her practice of yoga. Intrigued by the system of yoga, she is dedicated to her practice and studies. Judy teaches yoga so that it is accessible to all. She utilizes 35 years of nursing knowledge combined with 15 years of yoga experience. She teaches classes specifically for seniors and those who need special modification as well as classes targeted toward general audiences including beginners and intermediate students. What ties all her classes together is her emphasis on alignment and the fundamentals of yoga enabling students of all levels to get the most out of their yoga practice. She is adjunct faculty for HDY Teachers’ Training at both the 200 and 300 hr. level. She is a 500 hr E-RYT. Judy developed and directs the High Desert Yoga Senior Yoga Teachers Training Program. She teaches multiple levels of students and has furthered her understanding of necessary adjustments and assists for special needs while working with many private students. Through her teaching, the true spirit and science of yoga are revealed.