Enlightened Events

Learn To Teach Yoga for Seniors Workshop

Presented by: Enlightened Events

As the body ages, there are many physiological and psychological changes. Some changes are Primary (changes we will all experience) and some are Secondary changes (changes due to disease and injury). Yoga has a proven history of being able to support the person through this life stage, and to remain as independent as possible. The focus of this workshop will be on both primary and secondary changes that occur and the yoga modifications that must be considered for the older yoga practitioner aged over 65 years. 

You will learn:

The Primary ageing changes and the effects on the body
Most common Secondary ageing changes and how to support an older person who is experiencing them
The neuroscience of ageing and how this effects emotions and attitude
How to modify a yoga practice to minimise harm for the older student
The benefits a yoga practice provides to increase acceptance of the ageing process
The main physiological changes that occur due to ageing and
The effects these changes have on the body
About the most common chronic diseases affecting the older person osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, heart failure, emphysema/COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), falls and sarcopenia.
About the psychological changes that occur with ageing 
Which pranayama and meditation practices are beneficial and 
How to include these practices in your classes
Precautions and recommendations for a safe and effective yoga program so that the older person can remain as active as possible

Liz Williams – Yoga for seniors trainer

Liz Williams is a yoga teacher trainer and highly experienced health educator who has been working in the health sector for almost 40 years. In the past 17 years, she has worked in the field of Healthy ageing and aged care. She has trained Yoga teachers, nurses, allied health and medical staff as well as community groups. Liz has worked with many health practitioners in assessing, and developing health plans to support the older person to remain independent for as long as possible. Her relevant areas of speciality include anatomy and physiology, orthogeriatics, rehabilitation, fall prevention, mental health (aged care), acute adult pain and pathophysiology. Liz has a Masters of Clinical Science in Aged Care and Healthy Ageing and a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health (Aged Care). She has developed educational programs for all health designations covering topics as diverse as exercise programs for rehabilitation and fall prevention, to the prevention and management of cognitive impairment in the older person. She has extensive experience and knowledge of anatomical function, proprioception, muscular and joint function, physical assessment and the implementation of movements to accommodate physical limitations. In recent years, she has begun delivering workshops in yoga for healthy ageing for yoga teachers. 

Who Should Attend? 
• Yoga therapists, yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees
• Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based, Yoga practices in their work 

Benefits of attending the Learn to teach Yoga to Seniors workshop:

• Learn from Liz Williams, leading yoga for seniors educator and healthy aging specialist
• Learn practical tools and techniques that you can apply immediately with your students and clients
• Educate yourself about the safest and most effective way to teach Yoga to your older students
• Connect with a network of yoga teachers and therapists working in this field
• Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice
• Yoga teachers are eligible for 14 Continuing Professional Development points

This workshop will only be offered once in 2019 in Sydney. 

Date: 29 - 30 June 2019, 9am - 5pm
Venue: The Centre, Randwick, NSW
Cost: $450 for the first 10 bookings and then $550 thereafter. Book now to save $100.