Adults in their 40’s through 60’s are turning to yoga for mind, body and spirit relief in greater new numbers than any other age group. These motivated, (and sometimes somewhat nervous), students need yoga to keep their stress levels controlled and their bodies healthy. In fact, many of them come to Yoga at the advice of a physician.
For Yoga Teachers and Therapists it is essential to understand the unique physical, mental and emotional challenges facing this demographic as they quickly become the majority of students in many yoga classes across the Nation.
Day 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Aging
In this class we will explore what happens to the body as we grow older; how metabolism, muscular strength, bone density, digestion, cardiovascular functioning, and neurological functioning are all affected by age and how the practice of yoga has a profound effect on it all. Students will receive an overview of the common disorders that can affect us as we age, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, weight gain and arthritis from the Western and Eastern points of view.
Day 2: Adapting Asana for Middle Age Students
This workshop will present specific yogic practices which offer a way to grow older while maintaining focus, flexibility and strength. With well considered modifications and refinements asana practice can be tailored to suit the needs of maturing adults in their 40s through 60’s. Students will learn the how to plan effective midlife sequences, modify poses and provide the correct alignment cues and adjustments for mature adults coming to their mats as an antidote to mid-life crisis.
|Module 1||Handout: Midlife Yoga with Monique Lonner|
|Unit 1||Handout: Anatomy of Aging with Monique Lonner|
|Unit 2||Handout: Adapting Asana for Middle Age Students with Monique Lonner|
|Module 2||Video Lecture: Midlife Yoga with Monique Lonner|
|Unit 1||Video Lecture: Anatomy and Physiology of Aging - Part 1|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Anatomy and Physiology of Aging - Part 2|
|Unit 3||Video Lecture: Adapting Asana for Middle Age Students - Part 1|
|Unit 4||Video Lecture: Adapting Asana for Middle Age Students - Part 2|
|Module 3||Asana: For Middle Age Students|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Midlife Yoga|
|Module 4||Quiz: Midlife Yoga with Monique Lonner|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Midlife Yoga|
How to Slow the Aging Process and Promote Longevity through Yoga with Monique Lonner
This video discusses the effects on our life force, “prana” as we mature into adulthood. Learn about the “keys to aging”, and how yoga helps us thrive at any age.
Full Asana Practice
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life in a full Yoga Therapy Class for the Hands and Fingers led by Monique Lonner and demonstrated by Christina. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
Monique Lonner, Certified Yoga Therapist, is the Director and creator of Soul of Yoga Institute Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training Programs. A Yoga teacher for 15 years, she studied in India, New York and California with Master teachers and spiritual sages including, most notably, the teaching faculty of the Soul of Yoga Institute Advanced Program. Drawing upon her professional skills as a non-profit event organizer she developed the Advanced Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Program for Soul of Yoga, bringing together those who are considered to be the best of the best Master yoga teachers in the world today. A devoted spiritual seeker, as well as an experienced anatomy and physiology teacher she has created a comprehensive program which balances the study of Yoga Therapy technique with the insight and wisdom of Yogic and metaphysical philosophy.