Meeting Seniors Where They Are Safely and Effectively
Welcome to the Yoga for Seniors community -- a network of yoga teachers dedicated to making yoga practices available and appropriate for older adults.
With seniors age 65 and older representing the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. population, the basic tools of yoga -- such as relaxation breathing and gentle postures -- offer a powerful, yet low-cost and accessible means to enhance quality of life and to ease suffering caused by many ailments common to seniors including arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease.
Our mission is to advance the art and science of adapting the yoga practice to older bodies, minds and spirits.
Carol & Kimberly's new DVD is now available, with safe and effective practices for ease in body and mind.
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In service of this vision, we have developed a Yoga for Seniors teacher training program designed to help yoga instructors work safely and effectively with older adults. Held annually since 2007 at Duke Integrative Medicine -- part of the Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina -- this pioneering program combines the best of modern, evidence-based medicine with the ancient wisdom, experience and tradition of Yogic teachings.
Program directors, Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, along with faculty members from Duke University Medical Center, recently published an article entitled "Teaching Yoga to Seniors: Essential Considerations to Enhance Safety and Reduce Risk in a Uniquely Vulnerable Age Group" in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. To access this article, click here.
Thanks for leading the most substantive, useful training program I've been to!
~ Laura Starling, Gathersburg Maryland