May 14-17, 2020 with Kathryn Flynn & Tracy Birrell

Wisdom Years and Chair Yoga

Wisdom Years and Chair Yoga

Thursday May 14 – to Sunday May 17, 2020

with Kathryn Flynn & Tracy Birrell

In recent decades, one of the main changes related to Canada’s population is aging. Our replacement levels (how many kids we’re having), along with increasing life expectancy, is sending the median age of Canadians up. The most recent projections show that by 2036, seniors could constitute more than one-fourth of the population.

A senior – or “chronologically experienced yogi” – who is mobile and active has different needs than someone who has low or extremely limited mobility, but they also have different needs than their younger yoga peers. This training will set you up for being of service to a variety of senior populations, and to do so with confidence and compassion.

This course counts as two (2) modules of the 300 hour Intelligent Edge Yoga program.

Our four day training will include…

  • Who are seniors? Looking at the aging population and taking general overviews of statistics, health, and wellness challenges relevant to different senior populations
  • Evidence-based approach to the benefits of yoga for these groups
  • What happens to us as we age, and how it changes our yoga practice
  • The Ayurvedic lens on ageing and adapting our yoga and lifestyle routines to support healthful ageing
  • Exploring challenges of aging – mechanical and functional, including outlines of the condition, risk factors, and how yoga practice can intervene
  • Teaching classes that support senior populations, including functional movement exercises, supportive sequencing, pranayama and yoga postures with modifications (including seated), using props (chair & wall)
  • Guidelines related to pain and restrictions
  • What to expect in a chair yoga class, how to set up, and how to approach teaching
  • Integrating chair yoga into mat classes for improved accessibility
  • Chair yoga sequences, as well as a teaching practicum

Trainers: Kathryn Flynn and Tracy Birrell
Date: 4 days, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17, 2020
Investment: $550 + HST (HRSDC certified, so tax receipts will be issued).
Available for YACEP credits.

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