A 3-day Course for Yoga Teachers. The 2015 Course will run in the Spring.
The fastest growing demographic in our population is older people. Yet our society still places an emphasis on youth - and Yoga is as guilty of this as any other exercise activity. Ancient Yoga teachings have a positive outlook on ageing, seeing it as a time of wisdom and continued growth.
Yoga as an activity that can be carried on into old age is being poorly addressed - and yet it could bring enormous advantages. It has become increasingly difficult for people over 65 to find a Yoga class which is appropriate for their needs, even though the health benefits of exercise for older people - including frail older people - are now well-documented. The benefits of meditation for many of the conditions that plague us as we age - hypertension, depression, pain - are also well-documented.
This Course offers Yoga teachers:
* An understanding of the changes the body undergoes during ageing and how our Yoga can be adapted to meet the challenge of those changes.
* Evidence-based guidance for assisting with balance : one of the greatest challenges we face as we age.
* The effects of arthritis, hypertension and age-related depression, and how to manage these in a Yoga class.
* Creating positive self-images as we age.
For more details please contact: info@TraditionalYoga.org