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Midlife in America is changing. Men and women between the ages of “40 something” to “70 something” are more active and adventuresome than ever before. They represent the largest population growth segment for Yoga. This program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips. A balanced presentation of an online course and a four-day intensive.* For Yoga teachers and students.
Yoga After 50 (Prime of Life Yoga®) is a specialty program for Yoga teachers and dedicated students focusing on Yoga for midlife and beyond. The concept is a partial home study of 25 hours combined with a 25-hour four day intensive course.* Upon completion of the 50 hours of study, participants will receive a certificate in Prime of Life Yoga.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: As of April 2020, all our YAF/POLY courses are being held entirely online due to COVID-19 guidelines. The 25 hours of home study will be taken online at the student’s own pace as usual, and the 4-day intensive will be held LIVE via Zoom during the dates listed below.
Approved for continuing education credits with IAYT and Yoga Alliance
Yoga After 50 (Prime of Life Yoga®) Teacher Trainings
YAF/POLY Level 1, 2, and 3 (NEW!) courses can now be taken in any order. To be eligible to use the POLY credential and name for your classes, you must complete Levels 1 & 2 and have a 200-hr teacher training credential.
YAF/POLY Course Schedule through 2021:
October 22-25, 2020 — Level III (NEW! See details below)
December 17-20, 2020 — Level II
March 11-14, 2021 — Level I (through Loyola Marymount University)
April 22-25, 2021 — Level III
June 2021 (TBA) — Level II
September 2021 (TBA) — Level I
Course registration is $1,045. Register at least 6 weeks before the intensive and receive the early bird discount of $945! Registration opens 3 months before the intensive course dates.
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About the Courses
The Yoga After 50/Prime of Life Yoga® professional certificate program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips. Students will be trained in techniques for teaching yoga to older populations whose needs differ from younger yoga students. By developing routines and behaviors that cultivate positive thinking and acceptance of the aging process, these students of yoga will gain a heightened sense of self-worth and peace of mind. Yoga Alliance has agreed to count this as continuing education credit for their program.
The second level of the Yoga After 50 (Prime of Life Yoga®) Teacher Training addresses topics such as common problems with knees and hips, what you need to know about medications, the psychology of aging. Further new POLY sequences and advanced breathing techniques will be introduced.
Level III (NEW in 2020!)
Our newest addition to the YAF/POLY courses will include topics such as:
– Chair Yoga: Sitting and Standing
– Restorative Yoga
– Joint Freeing Exercises (Pawanmuktasana)
– Sex After 50
– Death and Dying
– Looking at the whole picture for the benefit of the client (Sampurna Chikitsam)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register at least 6 weeks before the intensive course and receive a $100 discount!
You may repeat any course for $199
To help with the coronavirus, you may now be listed in our national directory for only $99 (Learn More!)
Our World-Class Instructors
|Larry Payne PhD, C-IAYT||Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavani|
|Lisa Cavallaro PsyD, C-IAYT|
Surendra Mehta MBA, C-IAYT
|Don Henry C-IAYT, POLY|
|Steve Paredes DC, POLY|