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Adults in their 40’s through 60’s are turning to yoga for mind, body and spirit relief in greater new numbers than any other age group. These motivated, (although sometimes somewhat nervous), students need yoga to keep their stress levels controlled and their bodies healthy. In fact, many of them come to Yoga at the advice of a physician.

For Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists it is essential to understand the unique physical, mental and emotional challenges facing this demographic as they quickly become the majority of students in many Yoga classes across the Nation.

Day 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Aging  10:45am-5:15pm
In this class we will explore what happens to the body as we grow older; how metabolism, muscular strength, bone density, digestion, cardiovascular functioning, and neurological functioning are all affected by age and how the practice of yoga has a profound effect on it all. Students will receive an overview of the common disorders that can effect us as we age, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, weight gain and arthritis from the Western and Eastern points of view.

Day 2: Adapting Asana for Middle Age Students  10:45am-5:15pm
This workshop will present specific yogic practices which offer a way to grow older while maintaining focus, flexibility and strength. With well considered modifications and refinements asana practice can be tailored to suit the needs of maturing adults in their 40s through 60’s. Students will learn the how to plan effective mid-life sequences, modify poses and provide the correct alignment cues and adjustments for mature adults coming to their mats as an antidote to mid-life crisis.

This 2-day workshop is eligible for 10 CEU’s.

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