Teaching Yoga to the 50+ population offers challenges and opportunities for Yoga Teachers. By the time a person is in midlife and/or into their “senior” years; chronic health conditions, structural misalignments and pain are common. One of the top reasons the 50+ student comes to Yoga is for low back pain.
Low back pain can be caused by a myriad of structural issues and/or spinal injuries and therefore, not all Yoga Poses are appropriate or therapeutic. Thus, it is imperative a Yoga Teacher be educated on the proper bio-mechanics needed to support and not aggravate these conditions when teaching to these populations in group classes or private sessions.
This Certification Course is designed to educate and empower you to teach with confidence to students who have low back issues whether they come to your Group Yoga classes, or for private sessions. You will learn the fundamentals of the Anatomy of the low back so that you can better understand and guide your students in a safe and effective manner. Justine’s in-depth studies in Viniyoga Therapy as well as her own Low Back issues has given her a wealth of knowledge which she graciously and entertainingly shares with you. Each Low Back Condition in this Program comes with a large variety of recommended Yoga asanas and sequences to help you create your own Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class.