Course Outline: Gentle Yoga Teacher Training and Certification

Chapter 1 – Introduction and Welcome

Module 1 Welcome and Overview  
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - Course Structure
Unit 2 Gentle Yoga Welcome and Overview
Unit 3 Gentle Yoga - Teacher Interviews
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Chapter 2 – Gentle Yoga Basics

Module 1 Gentle Yoga Basics  
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - And Now We Begin
Unit 2 Introduction to Teaching Gentle Yoga
Module 2 Philosophies of Teaching Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga  
Unit 1 Student Philosophies
Unit 2 Movement Philosophies
Unit 3 Teaching Philosophies
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Chapter 3 – Anatomy of Aging and Anatomy of Movement

Module 1 Anatomy of Aging  
Unit 1 Aging of our Structure
Unit 2 Test: Aging of our Structure
Module 2 Head and Neck  
Unit 1 Anatomy: Head and Neck
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Head and Neck
Unit 3 Pose Library: Head and Neck
Unit 4 Video Library : Head and Neck
Unit 5 Test: Head and Neck
Module 3 Shoulders  
Unit 1 Anatomy: Shoulders
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Shoulders
Unit 3 Pose Library: Shoulders
Unit 4 Video Library: Shoulders
Unit 5 Test: The Shoulders
Module 4 Arms, Hands and Fingers  
Unit 1 Anatomy: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 3 Pose Library: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 4 Video Library: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 5 Test: Arms and Hands
Module 5 The Spine  
Unit 1 Anatomy: The Spine
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: The Spine
Unit 3 Pose Library: The Spine
Unit 4 Video Library: The Spine
Unit 5 Video Library: The Core
Unit 6 Test: The Spine
Module 6 Hips and Pelvic Girdle  
Unit 1 Anatomy: Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 3 Pose Library: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 4 Video Library: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 5 Test: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Module 7 Legs and Feet  
Unit 1 Anatomy: Legs and Feet
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Legs and Feet
Unit 3 Pose Library: Legs and Feet
Unit 4 Video Library: Legs and Feet
Unit 5 Test: Legs and Feet
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Chapter 4 – Gentle Yoga Deep Dive Workshops

Gentle Yoga for Arthritis

Module 1 Course Materials  
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Arthritis Relief: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class – Gentle Yoga for Arthritis Relief
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Arthritis  
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Arthritis
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Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health

Module 1 Course Materials  
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class - Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health
Unit 3 Handout: Deep Dive for Shoulder Health
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health  
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Shoulder Health
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Gentle Yoga for Low Back

Module 1 Course Materials  
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Low Back Health: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Relief
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Low Back Relief  
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Low Back
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Gentle Yoga for Balance

Module 1 Course Materials  
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Balance: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class – Gentle Yoga for Balance
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Balance  
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Balance
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Gentle Yoga for the Technology Worker

Module 1 Course Materials  
Unit 1 Course Handout: Gentle and Chair Yoga for the Technology Worker
Unit 2 Video: Gentle and Chair Yoga for the Technology Worker
Unit 3 Deskworker Class - Cheat Sheet of Poses
Module 2 Test: Yoga for the Technology Worker  
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Technology Worker
Module 3 Video Library: Deskworker  
Unit 1 Video: Sample Class – Deskworker Yoga Class
Unit 2 Video Library: Deskworker
Unit 3 Video: Hip Glide in a Chair or an a Mat
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Profile of a Gentle Yoga Student with Justine Shelton

Module 1 Profile of a Gentle Yoga Student with Justine Shelton  
Unit 1 Course Handout: Profile of a Gentle Yoga Student
Unit 2 Video: Profile of A Gentle Yoga Student
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Chapter 5 – Gentle Yoga Video Class Library

Module 1 (REQUIRED VIEWING) Gentle Yoga Live Classes with Team of Gentle Yoga Teachers  
Unit 1 Video Gallery: Live Gentle Yoga Classes
Module 2 (OPTIONAL VIEWING) Live Gentle Yoga Classes with Sherry Zak Morris  
Unit 1 Video Library: Live Gentle Yoga Classes with Sherry
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Chapter 6 – Gentle Yoga: Special Topics

Cues to Keep Your Students Safe & Why We Use Them Workshop

Module 1 Teaching Cues and Associated Yoga Poses to Keep Your Students Safe  
Unit 1 Online Course Handout: Cues to Keep Your Students Safe and Why We Use Them
Unit 2 Video: Workshop: Cues to Keep Your Students Safe and Why We Use Them
Module 2 Promo code for 20ff any of Justine and Marjories Gentle Yoga DVDs  
Unit 1 Promo Code for 20% Off Justine and Marjorie's Gentle Yoga DVDs
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Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga at the Same time

Module 1 Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga Classes with Helena Bray, E-RYT  
Unit 1 Handout: Floor and Chair Workshop Outline
Unit 2 Handout: Floor and Chair Poses
Unit 3 Handout: Floor and Chair Serenity Routine
Unit 4 Video: Part 1 - Teaching Philosophy: Mat/Chair Yoga at the Same Time
Unit 5 Video: Part 2 - The Yoga Practice: On the Mat and in the Chair
Module 2 Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga Classes with Butch Whitmore - SAYCO Yoga Teacher  
Unit 1 Video: Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga with Butch Whitmore
Module 3 Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga with Heather Sager, RYT  
Unit 1 Video: Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga with Heather Sager
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Incorporating Restorative Poses into your Gentle Yoga Classes

Module 1 Handout: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes  
Unit 1 Handout: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Module 2 Video: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes  
Unit 1 Video: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
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The Posture Project: For the 50+ Population

Module 1 Associated Teacher Training Manual - 150 pages  
Unit 1 Course Handout: 150 Page Teacher Training Manual for the Posture Project
Module 2 Video: Part 1: Actively Aging with Yoga for the 50+ Population: The Posture Project  
Unit 1 Video: Part 1: Actively Aging with Yoga: The Posture Project
Module 3 Video: Part 2: Actively Aging with Yoga: Body Reading, Posture Analysis and Prescriptive Movements  
Unit 1 Video: Part 2: Actively Aging with Yoga: Body Reading, Posture Analysis and Prescriptive Movements
Module 4 Selection of One-Hour "Posture-Specific" Live Yoga Classes with Sherry Zak Morris  
Unit 1 Video: Be Pain Free! Posture Clinic for Seniors
Unit 2 Video: Posture Conscientiousness and Awareness
Unit 3 Video: Posture Class for Body Alignment
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Gentle Yoga Final Assignment and Teachback

Module 1 Written Assignment  
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - Final Written Assignment
Module 2 Final Teachback  
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - Final Teachback
Unit 2 How to Log your Yoga Alliance CEUs for the Online Gentle Yoga Program
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Electives: Knowledge 5-Pack Deep Dive Workshop Series for the 50+ Population

Starting in 2018, these 5 Online Workshops will become a part of the Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program. Based on feedback we received from our Graduates, these topics are a must for teaching to the 50+ Population. You can include these into your Program by upgrading and purchasing the 5-Pack.

5 Deep Dive Elective Workshops

Being added to this Program starting in 2018

Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome with Monique Lonner

Module 1 Handout: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome in the 50+ Population  
Unit 1 Handout: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Introduction and Fundamentals of Metabolic Syndrome  
Unit 1 Video: Introduction and Fundamentals of Metabolic Syndrome - Part 1
Module 3 Video: Deep Dives into High Cholesterol and Hypertension  
Unit 1 Video: Deep Dives into High Cholesterol and Hypertension
Module 4 (1 Hr) VIdeo: Yoga Therapy Practice for Pre-Diabetes and Pre-Hypertension  
Unit 1 Video: (1-Hr) Yoga Therapy Practice for Metabolic Syndrome
Module 5 Parting Thoughts: The Koshas  
Unit 1 Video: Parting Thoughts: The Koshas
Module 6 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome  
Unit 1 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome
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Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population with Viki Boyko

Module 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population  
Unit 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population - Part 1  
Unit 1 Video: Preparation for Learning
Unit 2 Video: Part 1 - A Fun Introduction to your Pelvic Floor
Unit 3 Video: Part 2 - Anatomy and Function of the Pelvic Floor and What Can Go Wrong
Unit 4 Video: Part 3 - Holistic Approaches and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Health
Module 3 Extras: Educational Video Vignettes and other Resources from Viki  
Unit 1 Video: Short Educational Vignettes to Share
Unit 2 Pelvic Floor Facebook Group
Module 4 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population  
Unit 1 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
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Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults with Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT

Module 1 Handout: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults  
Unit 1 Handout: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults with Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT
Module 2 Videos: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults  
Unit 1 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 1
Unit 2 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 2
Unit 3 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 3
Unit 4 Video: Yoga Poses for Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Module 3 Quiz: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness  
Unit 1 Quiz: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness
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Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training with James Knight

Module 1 Course Handouts  
Unit 1 Handout: Tips and Guidelines for the Practice of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Handout: Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training
Module 2 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga® - Part 1  
Unit 1 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Module 3 Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2  
Unit 1 Video: Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Module 4 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3  
Unit 1 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Module 5 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4  
Unit 1 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 2 (1 Hr) Gentle Somatic Yoga Class with James Knight
Unit 3 Coupon Code for 120-Hour Gentle Somatic Yoga® Online Training and Certification
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An Introduction to Ayurveda and the Doshas with Lulu Peelle

Module 1 Video: An Introduction to Ayurveda with Lulu Peele  
Unit 1 Video: Introduction to Ayurveda with Lulu Peelle
Module 2 Handout Set: Introduction to Ayurveda  
Unit 1 Handout Series: Introduction to Ayurveda
Module 3 Quiz: An Introduction to Ayurveda  
Unit 1 Quiz: An Introduction to Ayurveda
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*Bonus* Module – Business and Marketing of Chair Yoga

Module 1 Associated Powerpoint Hand-out for this Workshop  
Unit 1 Course Hand-out: The Business and Marketing of Yoga Workshop
Module 2 Video: Business and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT and Yoga Studio Owner  
Unit 1 Video: Business and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT
Module 3 Videos: Specialty Topics on the Business of Yoga  
Unit 1 Videos: Specialty Topics for the Business of Yoga
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