Catch the Passion for Teaching to Seniors!
This is one of Sherry’s popular Teacher Training Workshops and consists of a 4-part Series that will get you immersed in the amazing journey of aging and Yoga. This series was the seed that sprouted into the comprehensive 60-Hr Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program. It’s a great start for anyone interested in teaching Chair and/or Senior Yoga.
You will learn so much about the aging body and how Yoga can help! This workshop will help you become familiar with the issues facing this student community and give you more confidence to teach to this demographic. Each module has a detailed hand-out with illustrations, poses and modifications, as well as Video Lectures to enhance your learning experience.
- You will learn about the aging body and how Yoga can help!
- You will become familiar with the issues facing this student community and have more confidence to teach to this demographic.
- You will learn lots of poses and adaptive modifications you can immediately bring into your teaching.
Each module has a detailed hand-out with illustrations, poses and modifications, as well as Video Lectures to enhance your learning experience.
|Meet your Instructor - Sherry Zak Morris, Certified Yoga Therapist
|Video: Meet your Instructor - Sherry Zak Morris, Certified Yoga Therapist
|Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Gentle Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, C-IAYT
|Video and Handout: Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Gentle Yoga
|Anatomy of Aging - Exploring our Structure Through Movement
|Handout: Anatomy of Aging - Exploring our Structure Through Movement
|VIDEO: Anatomy of Aging Part 1 – Bones, Muscles and Joints
|VIDEO: Anatomy of Aging Part 2 – Posture Degradation and Associated Conditions
|VIDEO: Anatomy of Aging Part 3 - Joint Health
|VIDEO: Anatomy of Aging Part 4 – Common Issues and Conditions
|Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class
|Video and Handout: Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class
|1-Hour Chair Yoga Class with Sherry
|VIDEO: Lively and Energizing Chair Yoga Class with Sherry Zak Morris
|Bonus - Chair Yoga Class Scripts
|Handout: BONUS! Class Sequences for Chair Yoga: Senior Yoga, Wheelchair Yoga and Deskworker Scripts
|Quiz: Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging
|Quiz: Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging
|CEU-Yoga for Seniors
|Optional: 30-minute Chair Yoga Teachback Submission for IAYT ADP Credit
4 Learning Modules
Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Gentle Yoga -This module addresses the unique approach to teaching to people with limited mobility and physical limitations. Learn how and why we need to adapt Yoga asanas to keep our students safe and motivated. We will cover specific teaching, movement and student philosophies by looking at photos of actual students and breaking down movements that are accessible to everyone.
Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement – This module addresses the common misconceptions about the aging body and offers the participant the opportunity to explore the body from the inside out through Gentle and Chair Yoga movements. The body is a beautiful structure that works at its optimum when aligned and supported. The aging body has the ability to continue to have strong bones, muscles and joints when encouraged by safe and supportive movements. We will cover the common issues, injuries, physical limitations and modifications present in a Chair and Gentle Yoga class.
Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class – Learn a modular way to create a 30, 45 or 60 minute Chair Yoga class that meets the needs of your specific student demographic. The extensive hand-out includes a wide variety of seated and standing poses which will become your Chair Yoga Encyclopedia! Learn how to make your classes fun, unique, different and educational!
One-Hr Chair Yoga Class and Dances – Putting our Learning Into Practice – Let’s have fun and move together! Enjoy a complete one hour Chair Yoga class which includes warm-ups and breathwork, upper body movements, seated postures, standing and balances sequences, and lower body work. This class includes two Chair Yoga Dances to get you smiling and feeling great!
BONUS! Class Sequences for Chair Yoga. Don’t know where to start with your class script? Included is a handout of four different 30 minute class sequences that you can use as a baseline … and then add your own spice!
All of the knowledge and experience we accumulate gets processed by our hearts and our minds and gets distilled into our OWN teaching style. That is why you are a one-of-a-kind Yoga Teacher! As a Teacher, you educate others. That’s the ultimate purpose in what we do. So, whether you have a long list of credentials or a short list … know that you are good enough NOW to teach someone that needs your special light!
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This 5 Hour workshop will give you a thorough Foundation of Teaching Chair Yoga to Seniors. Our 60-Hour Online Chair Yoga Training and Certification program provides deep dives into each of these Topic Modules plus LOTS more!
Contact us for a Coupon Code to use at checkout when you sign up for the full Online Chair Yoga Training Program.
I truly believe that all YTT 200 programs should also include a course like this one for aging/older adult population. Even though I tend to have clients that are between 16-40 I believe that it would be beneficial to have this type of knowledge under your belt.
Teaching “on the fly” happens all the time. Yesterday I taught my weekly Yin Yoga class. When I entered the room I had my normal group of students as well as two new students seated in chairs – (Enter YVA Chair Yoga and Yoga for Seniors training). I modified Yin Asana’s for the chair for these students. In addition, I had students with lower back-pain (Enter YVA Yoga for Low-Back Pain) and used certain movements for them. But wait – there’s more! I had a student that is 8 months pregnant (Enter YVA Pregnancy Yoga – STOP – there isn’t one!!), so I modified low-back and gentle yoga for this student. Total student population for this session – 27. One never knows what comes to them and we use the skills that we have learned over the years. THANKS Sherry Zak Morris and Justine Shelton for your teachings and instilling the confidence in us to address each class with a deep breath and confidence. You two R-O-C-K!
I can’t recommend this course enough for people who are working with the aging population. It is a must! Their expertise in the aging population and their slides and explanation and demos as well as experiencing for ourselves, helped bring the understanding to a maximum potential.
Sherry was so knowledgeable in chair yoga and how to teach a yoga class to seniors or people with physical limitations. I learn many poses/techniques to incorporate in my chair class that could really benefit my students range of motion and make their daily routines smoother.