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RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training for ages 50 and up
Oct 22, 2019 - Feb 25, 2020
 
16 TUESDAYS AND 4 SATURDAYS.
This course meets each Tuesday from 9:00-3:00 from Oct. 22-Feb. 25 (with breaks for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays The weekly meeting helps keep the practice current and progressing. We also meet the first Saturday of each month of the session from 9:00-5:00 for 4 Saturdays. (Dates, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1
In addition students will participate Nov. 9-10 (chair certification) or they can pick an alternate weekend for this bonus certification.
 
As our boomer generation ages, one is six people are seniors, making retirees the fastest growing population in America. This mature demographic is more active and health conscientious than previous generations, and receptive to the recommendation of yoga as a path to wellness by health care professionals. The need for yoga teachers with training and sensitivity to the special needs of aging bodies is growing. and older teachers are often a source of great inspiration to their peers as role models.

This RYT-200 training is designed for those who are older, with an towards teaching students age 50 plus. This course includes all the material required for national certification so our trainees can teach all ages and levels once we complete the material, but we will emphasize the special needs and considerations of mature bodies and the daily practices we participate in will lean towards softer, gentle classes appropriate for teacher in trainees that do not want to stress their bodies with advanced postures, inversions or physically taxing material that they are unlikely to use when they teach their own demographic.

The program includes Chair yoga certification (rather than aerial) , Reiki 1 and 20 classes to support your journey. Each session begins with a gentle, inspirational yoga class, a followed by our RYT studies that explore the 8 limbs of yoga with anatomy, alignment, posture focus, and methodology, energy studies, yoga philosophy and more. Reiki level 1, journaling and all requirements for yoga alliance certification are included, All participants should be 50 or older, or have physical considerations that make this the best training for them and their goals as a teacher.

Come prepared to have a wonderful time, get in shape (inside and out) and enjoy the inspirational and beautiful facility of Heartwood Retreat Center.

 

 
  
Schedule
Date
Oct 22, 2019 - Feb 25, 2020
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
9:00 - 3:00pm
$3250.00
15 Sessions
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RYT-200 Immersion for 50 plus
Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
 

This 15 day immersion training is designed specifically for ages 50 and up and includes yoga education and practice to become Yoga Alliance Certified, with the focus on softer practices and an eye towards teaching students ages 50 and up. Chair yoga certification and Reiki level 1 is included. This program includes all meals, materials, and for those from out of town, lodging as well if you make a reservation with us to hold a space in our dorms.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
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Chair Yoga Certification
Nov 9, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019
 
This 20 hour certification will provide yoga teachers as well as health practitioners or individuals involved in senior fitness activities with a strong understanding of Chair Yoga: theory and practice. Participants will gain the skills required to bring yoga to students who might otherwise not be able to embrace a practice. (For those that are eligible RYT teachers, the 20 hours qualify for your continuing education credits.)
Along with the meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn how to adapt the classical Yoga asanas to the chair rather than the floor in a therapeutic context. Material is offered for students of a variety of skill levels and circumstances, but the emphasis is for mature adults and those with physical limitations that need a chair to make yoga accessible. The course reviews the physical limitations and problems that interfere with a traditional mat practice, helping a teacher understand the goals and benefits of chair yoga, while establishing a toolbox of postures and sequences for future classes. An anatomy segment focuses on deteriorating joints and common issues that senior clientele may be dealing with, such as HBP, Osteoporosis, Glycaemia, wrist weakness and loss of balance

A small portion of the seminar is devoted to more advanced yoga practice techniques to
explore how a chair can be incorporated into a traditional practice, geared toward fully-capable yogis, for the purposes of variety and new skill challenges or restorative yoga.

Since the circumstances (and thus the chairs) may vary for different teaching situations, we make available and encourage the attendees to explore different chairs, including wheelchairs, office chairs, balance balls, and traditional yoga chairs. A certificate in chair yoga is provided at the end of the course.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Nov 9, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
10:30 - 6:00pm
$3250.00
15 Sessions
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RYT-200 Immersion Program
Jan 6, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
 

This Yoga Alliance Certification course unfolds at an accelerated rated rate in a 15 day format allowing students an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga and receive their certification in a progressive, inspirational way. We pace our day to sustain the longer hours comfortably, and a vegan lunch and dinner together is included, served on the grounds of Heartwood, affording us time to break bread together to connect as a tribe. This program includes Reiki level 1 training, aerial yoga certification as well. (Arrangements can be made to take the Aerial weekend on another session if the student is willing to return another time for the weekend course & students can substitute chair yoga for aerial if they are willing to return later for the course.) A beach outing day, gong meditations and more make this not only a training that leaves students feeling confident and qualified to teach yoga, but filled with deeper connections to self, life and yoga as well.
Affordable housing options are available and we will pick up from the airport the day prior between 10am and 8 pm if requested.

Course Fee Includes a meal plan. Vegetarian lunch, dinner and snacks. Housing is included for those that need it but space is extremely limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

*** Please notify us if you are seeking space in our housing option or want help in finding an affordable place nearby.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 6, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
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Aerial Yoga Certification
Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$2600.00
14 Sessions
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Daytime RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training
Jan 22, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020
 
DAYTIME RYT-200 YOGA TRAINING
This course is perfect for anyone who longs to study yoga in depth, yet has conflicts with devoting long weekends to the process. This class meets every Wednesday afternoon for approximately 6 months, making this format a perfect fit for parents who want to study while their children are in school, or for anyone who finds it easier to devote one day a week (in shorter sessions) to yoga studies rather than the long, involved weekend sessions.*Note: The Daytime RYT-200 course does involve one weekend session (for aerial yoga certification or chair yoga certification.) This course includes Reiki level 1 and 20 classes to take at your convenience to support your journey.

Upfront discounted Course Fee - 2600.00.
 
Or make a deposit of 500.00 plus monthly payments over 9, 12 or 18 months
*Financing fee applied to payment plans
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 22, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
9:00 - 3:00pm
$4250.00
22 Sessions
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RYT 300 Immersion Teacher training - 22 Day Program
Jan 25, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020
 

The Heartwood RYT-300 immersion program is designed for people who already have their RYT-200 certification and are ready for advanced training to become an RYT-500. In the 22 day format we dive into a variety of specialized subjects and independent certifications to expand your skill set and forge deeper understanding of specific styles and learning modalities. We do comprehensive certifications and trainings in:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chair &, Yoga for Seniors
  • Subtle body, chanting, mudras
  • Philosophy (advanced sutra studies)
  • Ayurveda
  • Adv. Pranayama
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Advanced Teaching concepts
  • Advanced Meditation
  • Comprehensive Anatomy(online course to be taken at your leisure)
  • Workshop and Retreat development & business of Yoga
  •  

 

We make every attempt to make yoga training flexible and available to people regardless of their life circumstances. Students are encouraged to take the full 22 days for consistency with their tribe, however we do allow students to take this program in two sessions, attending 1/2 the program in 12 days in one session, and returning for the final 10 days of training on another session. Please call for more information if spreading your attendance out over time is the only way you can participate due to work or family obligations. We also offer this program in modular units which can be combined with a portion of the immersion for flexible options. Aerial yoga is a two day bonus certification held at the last two days of the program. Students may leave if they opt out, or stay the final two days for this program.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 25, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
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Chair Yoga Certification
Jan 30, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
 
This 20 hour certification will provide yoga teachers as well as health practitioners or individuals involved in senior fitness activities with a strong understanding of Chair Yoga: theory and practice. Participants will gain the skills required to bring yoga to students who might otherwise not be able to embrace a practice. (For those that are eligible RYT teachers, the 20 hours qualify for your continuing education credits.)
Along with the meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn how to adapt the classical Yoga asanas to the chair rather than the floor in a therapeutic context. Material is offered for students of a variety of skill levels and circumstances, but the emphasis is for mature adults and those with physical limitations that need a chair to make yoga accessible. The course reviews the physical limitations and problems that interfere with a traditional mat practice, helping a teacher understand the goals and benefits of chair yoga, while establishing a toolbox of postures and sequences for future classes. An anatomy segment focuses on deteriorating joints and common issues that senior clientele may be dealing with, such as HBP, Osteoporosis, Glycaemia, wrist weakness and loss of balance

A small portion of the seminar is devoted to more advanced yoga practice techniques to
explore how a chair can be incorporated into a traditional practice, geared toward fully-capable yogis, for the purposes of variety and new skill challenges or restorative yoga.

Since the circumstances (and thus the chairs) may vary for different teaching situations, we make available and encourage the attendees to explore different chairs, including wheelchairs, office chairs, balance balls, and traditional yoga chairs. A certificate in chair yoga is provided at the end of the course.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 30, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
Staff
Days
Thu, Fri
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
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Yoga for Seniors Teacher's Training
Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 4, 2020
 

Yoga for Seniors is a 20 hour training (16 contact hours) focused on the specific needs and considerations of older populations to help yoga teachers and those working with older populations to design and lead an appropriate senior yoga practice. The course includes anatomy for older populations, yoga for beginners, and material covering the following issues:

  • Knee and hip replacements,
  • Wrist & bone density issues
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia/Alzheimers
  • Diabetes, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Parkinson's
  • The side effects of medications and specific emotional and physical challenges facing those age 60 and above.
  • What to do in emergencies if accidents or medical problems occur in class.
  •  

 

Posture modifications, props, & sequencing yoga for seniors is reviewed, as well as creative class ideas to keep seniors engaged, developing affirming attitudes and connections to the class and providing new ways to teach core yoga philosophy and practices .

This training will introduce the basics of chair yoga, however, we offer a full weekend chair yoga certification that fully explores seated yoga for those working with students with limited motion or confined to wheelchairs, and we urge our students to take both weekends if they are planning to specialize in working with the elderly and would like to fully explore the options related to teaching this demographic.  

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 4, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue
Time
11:00 - 6:00pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
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Yin Yoga Certification
Feb 11, 2020 - Feb 12, 2020
 

Yin yoga training offers 20 hours of continuing education credits (16 contact hours) with a weekend devoted to yin studies that include the yin history, theory, methodology, sequencing and postures of yin yoga as a specific practice for spiritual, physical and energetic enhancement and as a compliment to a traditional yang practice. Two hours are devoted specifically to anatomy with special emphasis on ligaments and fascia tissue .This course also covers meridians and energy pathways as well as the use of essential oils to stimulate the energetic body. Yin Certification is also a module of the Heartwood 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 11, 2020 - Feb 12, 2020
Staff
Days
Tue, Wed
Time
10:30 - 4:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020
 

This 20 hour immersion training (18 contact hours) is designed for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the techniques and methodology of restorative yoga, from yoga teachers wishing to master the art of restorative classes to the casual practitioner wishing to design a home practice for personal health maintenance. The weekend covers the gentle, calming therapeutic style of practice that restores the nervous system. This training covers a broad range of healing techniques and modalities that can be incorporated into restorative classes, beginning with how to strategically arrange props and sequence the practice to promote an optimum state of renewal and relaxation, and including specialty healing systems to enhance the experience. YA continuing education credits (20) and a certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course.

A curriculum of 18 hours includes:

  • Theory and Science of restorative yoga
  • Hands on Assists
  • Props and poses for restorative yoga
  • Breathwork and guided imagery
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Acupressure yoga and trigger points
  • Essential Oils for healing
  • Gong and sound therapy for relaxing nervous system
  • Restorative Sequencing & class pacing
  • Anatomy of the nervous system
  • Required Reading: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater(please bring to class)
  •  
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020
Staff
Days
Thu, Fri
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
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Aerial Yoga Certification
Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$3250.00
15 Sessions
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RYT-200 Immersion for 50 plus
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020
 

This 15 day immersion training is designed specifically for ages 50 and up and includes yoga education and practice to become Yoga Alliance Certified, with the focus on softer practices and an eye towards teaching students ages 50 and up. Chair yoga certification and Reiki level 1 is included. This program includes all meals, materials, and for those from out of town, lodging as well if you make a reservation with us to hold a space in our dorms.

  
Schedule
Date
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$2250.00
8 Sessions
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Yoga Therapy Concentration B
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020
 
Yoga Therapy Concentration B
  • Philosophy: Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga Therapy Anxiety and depression
  • Dharma and the Purposeful Life
  • Yoga Therapy for Back health
  • Yoga for fertility, libido and sexual health
  • Human development 2
  • Yoga therapy for mental health
  • Yoga therapy for eating disorders and body image
  • Yoga Therapy Assessments
  • Yoga Therapy Ethics & professionalism/ communicating with health professionals.
  •  

 

  
Schedule
Date
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$3250.00
15 Sessions
Enroll Now
RYT-200 Immersion Program
Apr 18, 2020 - May 2, 2020
 

This Yoga Alliance Certification course unfolds at an accelerated rated rate in a 15 day format allowing students an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga and receive their certification in a progressive, inspirational way. We pace our day to sustain the longer hours comfortably, and a vegan lunch and dinner together is included, served on the grounds of Heartwood, affording us time to break bread together to connect as a tribe. This program includes Reiki level 1 training, aerial yoga certification as well. (Arrangements can be made to take the Aerial weekend on another session if the student is willing to return another time for the weekend course & students can substitute chair yoga for aerial if they are willing to return later for the course.) A beach outing day, gong meditations and more make this not only a training that leaves students feeling confident and qualified to teach yoga, but filled with deeper connections to self, life and yoga as well.
Affordable housing options are available and we will pick up from the airport the day prior between 10am and 8 pm if requested.

Course Fee Includes a meal plan. Vegetarian lunch, dinner and snacks. Housing is included for those that need it but space is extremely limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

*** Please notify us if you are seeking space in our housing option or want help in finding an affordable place nearby.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 18, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
Enroll Now
Aerial Yoga Certification
Apr 25, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 25, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$3250.00
15 Sessions
Enroll Now
RYT-200 Immersion Program
May 24, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020
 

This Yoga Alliance Certification course unfolds at an accelerated rated rate in a 15 day format allowing students an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga and receive their certification in a progressive, inspirational way. We pace our day to sustain the longer hours comfortably, and a vegan lunch and dinner together is included, served on the grounds of Heartwood, affording us time to break bread together to connect as a tribe. This program includes Reiki level 1 training, aerial yoga certification as well. (Arrangements can be made to take the Aerial weekend on another session if the student is willing to return another time for the weekend course & students can substitute chair yoga for aerial if they are willing to return later for the course.) A beach outing day, gong meditations and more make this not only a training that leaves students feeling confident and qualified to teach yoga, but filled with deeper connections to self, life and yoga as well.
Affordable housing options are available and we will pick up from the airport the day prior between 10am and 8 pm if requested.

Course Fee Includes a meal plan. Vegetarian lunch, dinner and snacks. Housing is included for those that need it but space is extremely limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

*** Please notify us if you are seeking space in our housing option or want help in finding an affordable place nearby.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 24, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$495.00
2 Sessions
Enroll Now
Aerial Yoga Certification
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020
 
For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences, Heartwood, offers a comprehensive 20 hour Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks. Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. This program does offer continuing education credits for yoga teachers.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 6:00pm
$4250.00
23 Sessions
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RYT 300 Immersion Teacher training - 22 Day Program
Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020
 

The Heartwood RYT-300 immersion program is designed for people who already have their RYT-200 certification and are ready for advanced training to become an RYT-500. In the 22 day format we dive into a variety of specialized subjects and independent certifications to expand your skill set and forge deeper understanding of specific styles and learning modalities. We do comprehensive certifications and trainings in:

  • Yin Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chair &, Yoga for Seniors
  • Subtle body, chanting, mudras
  • Philosophy (advanced sutra studies)
  • Ayurveda
  • Adv. Pranayama
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Advanced Teaching concepts
  • Advanced Meditation
  • Comprehensive Anatomy(online course to be taken at your leisure)
  • Workshop and Retreat development & business of Yoga
  •  

 

We make every attempt to make yoga training flexible and available to people regardless of their life circumstances. Students are encouraged to take the full 22 days for consistency with their tribe, however we do allow students to take this program in two sessions, attending 1/2 the program in 12 days in one session, and returning for the final 10 days of training on another session. Please call for more information if spreading your attendance out over time is the only way you can participate due to work or family obligations. We also offer this program in modular units which can be combined with a portion of the immersion for flexible options. Aerial yoga is a two day bonus certification held at the last two days of the program. Students may leave if they opt out, or stay the final two days for this program.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
7:30 - 7:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
Enroll Now
Yoga for Seniors Teacher's Training
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
 

Yoga for Seniors is a 20 hour training (16 contact hours) focused on the specific needs and considerations of older populations to help yoga teachers and those working with older populations to design and lead an appropriate senior yoga practice. The course includes anatomy for older populations, yoga for beginners, and material covering the following issues:

  • Knee and hip replacements,
  • Wrist & bone density issues
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia/Alzheimers
  • Diabetes, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Parkinson's
  • The side effects of medications and specific emotional and physical challenges facing those age 60 and above.
  • What to do in emergencies if accidents or medical problems occur in class.
  •  

 

Posture modifications, props, & sequencing yoga for seniors is reviewed, as well as creative class ideas to keep seniors engaged, developing affirming attitudes and connections to the class and providing new ways to teach core yoga philosophy and practices .

This training will introduce the basics of chair yoga, however, we offer a full weekend chair yoga certification that fully explores seated yoga for those working with students with limited motion or confined to wheelchairs, and we urge our students to take both weekends if they are planning to specialize in working with the elderly and would like to fully explore the options related to teaching this demographic.  

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
Enroll Now
Chair Yoga Certification
Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020
 
This 20 hour certification will provide yoga teachers as well as health practitioners or individuals involved in senior fitness activities with a strong understanding of Chair Yoga: theory and practice. Participants will gain the skills required to bring yoga to students who might otherwise not be able to embrace a practice. (For those that are eligible RYT teachers, the 20 hours qualify for your continuing education credits.)
Along with the meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn how to adapt the classical Yoga asanas to the chair rather than the floor in a therapeutic context. Material is offered for students of a variety of skill levels and circumstances, but the emphasis is for mature adults and those with physical limitations that need a chair to make yoga accessible. The course reviews the physical limitations and problems that interfere with a traditional mat practice, helping a teacher understand the goals and benefits of chair yoga, while establishing a toolbox of postures and sequences for future classes. An anatomy segment focuses on deteriorating joints and common issues that senior clientele may be dealing with, such as HBP, Osteoporosis, Glycaemia, wrist weakness and loss of balance

A small portion of the seminar is devoted to more advanced yoga practice techniques to
explore how a chair can be incorporated into a traditional practice, geared toward fully-capable yogis, for the purposes of variety and new skill challenges or restorative yoga.

Since the circumstances (and thus the chairs) may vary for different teaching situations, we make available and encourage the attendees to explore different chairs, including wheelchairs, office chairs, balance balls, and traditional yoga chairs. A certificate in chair yoga is provided at the end of the course.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020
Staff
Days
Mon, Tue
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
Enroll Now
Yin Yoga Certification
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
 

Yin yoga training offers 20 hours of continuing education credits (16 contact hours) with a weekend devoted to yin studies that include the yin history, theory, methodology, sequencing and postures of yin yoga as a specific practice for spiritual, physical and energetic enhancement and as a compliment to a traditional yang practice. Two hours are devoted specifically to anatomy with special emphasis on ligaments and fascia tissue .This course also covers meridians and energy pathways as well as the use of essential oils to stimulate the energetic body. Yin Certification is also a module of the Heartwood 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Staff
Days
Thu, Fri
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm
$395.00
2 Sessions
Enroll Now
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020
 

This 20 hour immersion training (18 contact hours) is designed for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the techniques and methodology of restorative yoga, from yoga teachers wishing to master the art of restorative classes to the casual practitioner wishing to design a home practice for personal health maintenance. The weekend covers the gentle, calming therapeutic style of practice that restores the nervous system. This training covers a broad range of healing techniques and modalities that can be incorporated into restorative classes, beginning with how to strategically arrange props and sequence the practice to promote an optimum state of renewal and relaxation, and including specialty healing systems to enhance the experience. YA continuing education credits (20) and a certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course.

A curriculum of 18 hours includes:

  • Theory and Science of restorative yoga
  • Hands on Assists
  • Props and poses for restorative yoga
  • Breathwork and guided imagery
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Acupressure yoga and trigger points
  • Essential Oils for healing
  • Gong and sound therapy for relaxing nervous system
  • Restorative Sequencing & class pacing
  • Anatomy of the nervous system
  • Required Reading: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater(please bring to class)
  •  
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
11:00 - 6:30pm