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Yoga for Healthy Aging Immersions
with Baxter Bell and Melina Meza
YFHA 1.0
30-hr online training
October 8-10 & 15-17, 2021

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

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YFHA 1.0
October 8-10 & 15-17, 2021

2 consecutive weekends
Livestreaming Online


Join renowned yoga educators Baxter Bell, MD and Melina Meza for an enlightening and informative program that focuses on practical strategies for a lifetime of vitality and well-being. This immersion includes research-informed presentations and adapted yoga postures for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Yoga practitioners learn to set themselves up for a lifetime of healthy living; 200-hour yoga teachers have the opportunity to receive Yoga for Healthy Aging certification.

​Join us and learn:

  • How and why yoga supports healthy aging

  • Essential yoga poses, sequences and other health-promoting practices

  • Movement practices for strength, flexibility, balance and agility

  • Unique practices to support heart health

  • Yoga for managing stress and maintaining brain health

  • How to cultivate long-term mental-emotional balance and equanimity

  • Ayurveda for healthy aging


Yoga teachers can enhance their teaching toolkit, and yoga students at all levels of experience can benefit from tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets their particular needs and concerns.

YFHA 2.0

November 12-14, 2021
Livestreaming Online


Please join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell and special guest presenter Erin Collins for this new 16-hour immersion where we will 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!!!


As with the original Yoga for Healthy Aging 30-hour immersion, there will be a balanced mixture of presentations, yoga-based practices, experiential opportunities, and time for questions. It is recommended that you have either done our 30-hour program, or at the very least have read the book Yoga for Healthy Aging as a launching pad for our time together.

Yoga for Healthy Aging Online Classes

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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