Location & Dates
|Connection Studios - Sydney [ 103 Foveaux St. , Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 ]||Enquire|
|TBA - Melbourne [ VIC ]||Enquire|
|TBA - Perth [ WA ]||Enquire|
This course is ideal for any YogaFit® instructor who wishes to expand his or her competence into the world of yoga for older adults. In YogaFit Older Adults, you’ll learn how to modify your existing YogaFit® classes to safely and effectively challenge your older adult clients, while always honouring and respecting their age-related limitations. In this one-day workshop, you’ll explore variations to your classes that will increase the muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, lung capacity and overall wellness of older participants. YogaFit Older Adults incorporates all the advantages of challenge and self-pacing for all levels and ages in the senior population, from the active and independent, to those who have been sedentary and are discovering the need to exercise as they grow older. Whether you’re planning to welcome older adults into your YogaFit® classes or you’re looking for gentle yet effective options to include in your existing training sessions, this workshop will equip you with the skills to confidently service this ever-growing demographic.
What you will learn:
- how to develop and deliver safe and effective classes that improve the functional capacity of older adults
- movement to the floor – safely transitioning to standing, from the floor and from sitting
common conditions and stages of older adulthood (e.g., osteoporosis, arthritis, menopause), and their considerations in yoga practice
- techniques for respectfully and successfully teaching yoga to older adults.
YogaFit® teaches all the traditions of yoga – balance, strength, flexibility and power – but it does so from a fitness and exercise science approach. We believe this fusion is the doorway to introducing yoga to everybody, regardless of his or her fitness level. We believe that if you can breathe, then you’ll enjoy the benefits of yoga, so we are passionate about ensuring this ancient and holistic practice becomes an intrinsic part of the fitness industry.
YogaFit® is the largest yoga fitness education school in the world, with more than 200,000 instructors trained on six continents. YogaFit® is specifically designed for delivery in fitness facilities and overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical, user-friendly style, which is accessible, understandable, and suitable for individuals at any level of fitness.
YogaFit® is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuteness of athletes or individuals who practice regularly. Based on the traditional fitness science of Hatha yoga, YogaFit® blends balance, strength, flexibility and power into a tried and tested fitness format.