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Yoga for Seniors & Chair Yoga
Saturday & Sunday ● September 13-14 2014
Yoga for Seniors & Chair Yoga
With Carol Krucoff E-RYT500 & Kimberly Carson E-RYT 200, MPH Instructors Teacher Training
Learn practical strategies for adapting yoga practice to older minds, bodies, and spirits. Seniors aged 65 and older represent the fastest growing sector of the population, creating an increasing demand for well-trained yoga teachers. This Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors teacher training program combines the best of contemporary, scientific knowledge about the physiology of aging with the traditional wisdom of yoga.
Each day will involve a balance of lectures, movement, small group work, practice teaching sessions, and discussions. You will learn about the most common ailments affecting older adults and how to respond to students complex medical challenges. This program creates a safe and effective teaching environment and includes a conceptual model for skillfully adapting postures and practices.
All yoga sessions will be geared towards senior bodies, including chair based practices and appropriately modified postures for those able to get down and up from the floor.
Weekend Agenda (13 Contact Hours):
Required and Recommended Pre-Reading:
Other Great Articles by Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson:
Required Materials: Yoga Mat, 10′ Yoga Strap, 4” Yoga Block
Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist, Co-Director of Yoga for Seniors, a member school with the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Carol Krucoff is a yoga instructor/therapist who specializes in therapeutic applications of yoga for medical concerns. She creates individualized yoga practices for people with health challenges. A frequent contributor to Yoga Journal magazine and founding editor of The Washington Post’s Health Section, Carol is co-author of Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise. She is also co-director of the Yoga Therapy Intensive, Teaching Yoga to Seniors, held annually at Duke Integrative Medicine to train yoga teachers how to work safely and effectively with older adults.
A registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise, Carol is a graduate of Esther Myers’ Yoga Teacher Training and Nischala Joy Devi’s Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training, which focuses on adapting yoga for people with heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. She has practiced yoga for more than 30 years and is grateful to have taken classes and workshops with a broad array of senior teachers from around the United States and in India.
A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Carol is on the Peer Review Board for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She also teaches yoga at Duke University’s Center for Living and at a senior residential community near her home in Chapel Hill—where her students are in their 70s and 80s. Her passion for sharing the gifts of yoga with older adults began in 2001, when she created and taught a yoga program for seniors enrolled in a Gerontology Rehabilitation program at the Durham, NC, Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Carol also spent a decade studying martial arts, earned a second-degree black belt and the honored title of Sensei and taught karate for four years. Before moving to North Carolina in 1988, Carol spent 10 years as a reporter and editor at The Washington Post. An award-winning journalist, she has published hundreds of articles in a wide variety of national media outlets including The New York Times, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Glamour, and Health. Most recently, she has written a new book, Healing Yoga for Neck & Shoulder Pain. She is also creator of the audio home Yoga practice CD, Healing Moves Yoga. For more information please visit www.yoga4seniors.com
Kimberly Carson, MPH, E-RYT, Co-Director of Yoga for Seniors, a member school with the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Kimberly Carson is a Yoga Therapist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. As a health educator specializing in tailoring yoga and meditation for people living with medical concerns, Kimberly taught yoga at Duke University's Center for Living for over 10 years before re-locating to Portland. While at Duke, Kimberly co-authored and served as yoga therapist on research protocols using yoga and meditation for various medical conditions (e.g., chronic low back pain, metastatic breast cancer pain, menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors).
Kimberly, and her husband Jim, have also published the findings of their Yoga of Awareness for Fibromyalgia research program in the journal Pain. This most recent study was conducted at Oregon Health & Science University where she also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as well as specialized yoga classes for various patient populations. Based on their published studies, Kimberly and Jim co-direct Yoga of Awareness Teacher Trainings for Cancer and Chronic Pain. Kimberly is certified as a teacher of Kripalu Yoga, pre & post natal Integral Yoga, as well as Cardiac Yoga as taught by Nischala Devi and has practiced yoga for over 20 years.
Please note that additional Yoga for Seniors Workshops will be offered such that you can explore many areas of Yoga for Seniors. Explore Chair Yoga, Deep Breathing, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Menopause, Prostate Health, Depression, Insomnia, Joint Replacement, Parkinson's, MS, & more.
This workshop is for ALL LEVELS.
Please bring a yoga mat, water and any other items you need for yoga practice.
Thanks to our sponsor Natural Healthcare Store!
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Part I - Yoga for Seniors With Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500 and Kimberly Carson MPH, eRYT 200, Co-Directors of Yoga for Seniors, a member school with IAYT. Explore demographics of Yoga for Seniors, principals of yoga in a senior body, Chair Yoga, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Heart Disease & more. Optional ~ 17 Hours Cost ~ $275
Part II - Yoga for Seniors With Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500 and Kimberly Carson MPH, eRYT 200, Co-Directors of Yoga for Seniors, a member school with IAYT. Explore demographics of yoga for seniors, principals of yoga in a senior body, chair yoga, pulmonary, palliative care/end of life, movement disorders, cancer & chronic pain. Optional ~ 15 Hours Cost ~ $300
OLD - Rate No Longer Available Early Tuition: $299
OLD - Rate No Longer Available - Early Tuition: $275