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Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensives for 2019

By Ninazolotow @Yoga4HealthyAge
by Baxter
Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensives for 2019

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensives for 2019! The Namaste Yoga Studio has once again invited us to lead the intensive at their wonderful studio on Berkeley, CA, in June, and we have been invited back to Kripalu Center in Massachusetts for a residential retreat experience in September. The dates and links are below. You can officially register for the June event at Namaste Berkeley now. Kripalu should have registration for the retreat available on their website early in 2019, so if our east coast location works for you, please save the dates.
June 24th-29th, 2019
Namaste Yoga Studio
Berkeley, California
More info here!
September 22nd-29th, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Stonebridge, Massachusetts
Save the Dates! Registration opens in early 2019
To check for updates or changes for future trainings, see this dedicated page on my website:
Here more details about the trainings:
This 30-hour course will provide instructions on maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age. The main focus of the course is on preventative strategies, covering:

  • Strength 
  • Flexibility 
  • Agility 
  • Balance 
  • Stress Management 
  • Circulatory System and Heart Health 
  • Brain Health 
  • Equanimity 
Baxter and Melina present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging, so you’ll understand which techniques to use when. We’ll also teach you the essential yoga poses, yoga sequences, and other practices that will set you up for a lifetime of practice.
This intensive is designed for relatively healthy, relatively physically able participants of all ages. Not included in workshop: 1) Instructions for seniors who cannot stand unaided and need to practice in chairs, and 2) Information about yoga as therapy for specific medical conditions.
For certified yoga teachers interested in taking the Intensive, this course will provide supplemental, specialized training in yoga for healthy aging techniques, which you can then teach to your own students. For yoga students with one or more years of experience, this course will provide you with the tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets your particular needs and concerns.
For teachers who want YHFA Certification, you will need to:
1. Attend all the sessions during the intensive.
2. Attend the extra session at the end of the intensive, where you’ll do a short teaching demonstration.
3. Pass the take-home, open-book final that Baxter and Melina provide using the book Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being.
4. Provide a copy of your basic yoga teacher certificate (minimum 200-hour training required) or resume reflecting equivalent experience.

Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensives for 2019Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT500 is co-author with Nina Zolotow of Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being and a co-founder of and regular contributor to the Yoga for Healthy Aging blog, where he shares his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. In addition to teaching classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats internationally, Baxter has been a presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses at YogaUOnline.

Melina Meza, eRYT500, BS Nutrition is a certified YFHA teacher and Ayurvedic health educator, who has been sharing her knowledge of yoga for over 20 years. Since 1997, Melina has been teaching at 8 Limbs Yoga Center in Seattle, where she is co-director of their teacher-training program. Meza is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and contributing photographer for Yoga for Healthy Aging blog. Currently residing in Oakland California, Melina facilitates year-round yoga workshops and retreats.

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