YFHA INTENSIVES

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Yoga for Healthy Aging Immersions

with Baxter Bell and Melina Meza

Save the Dates:

 

YFHA 1.0
30-hr online training
Two consecutive weekends
October 8-10 & 15-17, 2021

 

YFHA 2.0
16-hr online training
November 12-14, 2021

More info and registration coming soon...

Yoga for Healthy Aging Online Classes

YFHA 1.0

 

The Yoga for Healthy Aging training will provide instructions on maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age. The main focus of the course is on preventative strategies, covering:
 

  • Strength

  • Flexibility

  • Agility

  • Balance

  • Stress Management

  • Circulatory System/Heart Health

  • Brain Health

  • Medical Conditions (in general)

  • Equanimity
     

We’ll present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging, so you’ll understand which techniques to use when. We’ll also teach you the essential yoga poses, yoga sequences, and other practices that will set you up for a lifetime of practice.

This intensive is designed for relatively healthy, relatively physically able participants. Not included in workshop: 1) Instructions for seniors who cannot stand unaided and need to practice in chairs, and 2) Information about yoga as therapy for specific medical conditions.

For certified yoga teachers, this course will provide supplemental, specialized training in yoga for healthy aging techniques, which you can then teach to your own students. For yoga students with one or more years of experience, this course will provide you with the tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets your particular needs and concerns.

YFHA 2.0


Join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell for this Yoga For Healthy Aging Immersions where we dive deeper into the many aspects of aging well. Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Beyond Basic Strength and an Update on the Four Physical Skills

  • Sleep and Nutrition for Healthy Aging – An Ayurvedic Approach

  • Stress and Moving Beyond Fight, Flight or Freeze

  • Immune Boosting with Yoga

  • Living Well: Embracing Mortality and Planning for It

  • Aging Well: Having Grace and Holding Space for Life’s Transitions

  • Dying Well: Meditation on Impermanence

  • And more!

 

All Yoga for Healthy Aging immersions have a balanced mixture of presentations, yoga-based practices, experiential opportunities, and time for questions.

Here’s what some of the recent students had to say about their experiences with the online YFHA Training:

 

"I think it is very important to mention just how amazing the online class format was. You were in class but had the benefit of being in your own space - so it was very comfortable and conducive to learning. We still felt like we were part of a community and the workshop flowed very smoothly. AND it brought the book YFHA to life.”

 

“The program helped me get unstuck in both physical and mental areas of my life!“

 

“I got tools to face the changes brought on by the Pandemic.”

 

“If you want to be invigorated and excited to teach, I highly recommend Yoga for Healthy Aging Zoom Immersion.  We were given a beautiful blend of yogic scientific/medical perspectives and Ayurveda regarding aging with practical new ideas.”

 

“The immersion has re-invigorated my yoga and stimulated my creativity.”

 

“I can now imagine aging gracefully.”

 

“This is a 5-star training!”

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