(14 Credits) with Willow Marcotte
September 17th & 18th
Saturday Sept 17, 12pm-7pm
Sunday Sept 18, 11am-7pm
*All workshops are non-refundable
Explore ways to make yoga accessible, fun and effective for the aging population. In this Teaching Yoga to Seniors certification you will gain a deeper understanding of the concerns and needs that come with aging; and how you can support this student demographic. In this training you will learn how to adequately plan and offer comprehensive hatha yoga classes in order to meet the unique needs of seniors with different abilities.
This course will include, but is not limited to;
Anatomy of aging, Lifestyle, and Ethics
Supportive approaches for maintaining or beginning a mat practice
Yoga postures from a chairs and variations for mixed level classes (sitting and standing).
Options for limited mobility and other health challenges.
Techniques to improve posture, balance, range of motion and reduce pain
Contradictions, discernment and supportive language
Pranayama, Relaxation Techniques and Meditation
Mudras for well-being
Gentle, supportive sequencing and practicum
Teaching yoga to seniors in various settings.
Willow Marcotte, 500hr E-RYT experienced in Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, pranayama and alignment. Her background in nursing, compliments these practices allowing for a deep understanding of anatomy and body function. Her journey began in 1996 while studying Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation. A long-standing appreciation for philosophy, she found the path of yoga a natural progression.
Willow’s continued studies in adaptive yoga and trauma training have allowed her to develop a teaching practice that is all inclusive. In addition, she has developed trainings to provide access to the tools needed to safely and effectively teach adaptable yoga with supportive language and insight.
Willow invites students to dive into themselves, embracing balance not only on the mat, but in the yoga of life as well.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health, 6201 Lynn Rd, Tampa, United States