The vast majority of Americans are growing into their senior and golden years, and beginning to experience the physical effects of aging. It is becoming imperative that Yoga Teachers learn to adapt their classes to safeguard the health of their Senior students. This Workshop will review the most pertinent health issues facing the Boomer and Senior population, the yogic prescriptions for wellness and the necessary counter-indications for a safe, fun and effective Chair and Senior Yoga practice. You will be given a large selection of tools necessary to plan and teach an effective and inspired class.
The is one of Sherry’s popular Teacher Training Workshops and consists of a 4-part Series entitled “Intro to Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging “. This series was the seed that flourished into the comprehensive 60-Hr Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program. It’s a great start for anyone interested in teaching Chair and/or Senior Yoga.
You will learn so much about the aging body and how Yoga can help! This workshop will help you become familiar with the issues facing this student community and give you more confidence to teach to this demographic. Each module has a detailed hand-out with illustrations, poses and modifications, as well as Video Lectures to enhance your learning experience.
|Module 1||Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Gentle Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, C-IAYT|
|Unit 1||Handout: Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Senior Yoga|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Senior Yoga|
|Module 2||Anatomy of Aging - Exploring our Structure Through Movement|
|Unit 1||Handout: Anatomy of Aging - Exploring our Structure Through Movement|
|Unit 2||Video Lecture: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement - Part 1|
|Unit 3||Video Lecture: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement - Part 2|
|Module 3||Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class|
|Unit 1||Handout: Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class|
|Module 4||Asana Practice: 1-Hr Chair Yoga Class and Dances - Putting our Learning Into Practice|
|Unit 1||Asana Practice: Chair Yoga Class and Dances – Putting our Learning Into Practice|
|Unit 2||Handout: BONUS! Class Sequences for Chair Yoga: Senior Yoga, Wheelchair Yoga and Deskworker Scripts|
|Module 5||Quiz: Introduction to Yoga for Seniors|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging|
Yoga Teacher, Yoga Educator, Yoga Ambassador… that is YOU! with Sherry Zak Morris
All of the knowledge and experience we accumulate gets process by our hearts and our minds and gets distilled into our OWN teaching style. That is why you are a one-of-a-kind Yoga Teacher! As a Teacher, you educate others. That’s the ultimate purpose in what we do. So, whether you have a long list of credentials or a short list … know that you are good enough NOW to teach someone that needs your special light!
Chair Yoga Class
Learning Comes to Life!
The workshop material comes to life with a full length one-hour Chair Yoga class that brings together all the concepts you learned in the course. You will learn special adaptations, specific cues and sequencing to bring into your group Yoga classes or private student sessions.
Sherry Zak Morris, C-IAYT
Sherry is the Co-Founder and Director of the Yoga Vista Academy and has a proven track record for empowering and igniting passion for 50+ yoga and wellness. She presented on her Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Specialty many times at the annual Yoga Alliance Conference, the professional and trade association of the Yoga world. Sherry is a mentoree of the Mary Cavanaugh and Indra Devi lineage. Her Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga course curriculum and certification programs have hundreds of graduates across the globe and help ensure Yoga is accessible to people of all ages and stages of life. Featured in the Costco Connection for wellness innovation and a recognized online global yoga blogger, Sherry is a versatile business leader passionate about Actively Aging. As a seasoned wellness entrepreneur, she is the CEO and Founder of YogaJP, an internationally-recognized brand of Yoga and Wellness DVDs and popular YouTube Channel for Yoga for the 50+ market.