Aging with grace, special considerations on teaching yoga to seniors.
Join Heidi Mason, Physical Therapist and Yoga Teacher, to discover how we can use the practice of yoga to support healthy aging and maximize the richness of the later stages of life. Explore aging from a yogic perspective as a time of embracing change and a time to deepen inward focus, wisdom, connection and contentment. Gain knowledge and practical experience in designing classes geared to mature yogis from asana, breathing, meditation, themes and body awareness to practical environment set-up. Learn how to safely address special considerations such as joint replacements, arthritis, osteoporosis, balance, vision and hearing impairments, COPD and several more including chair asana modifications and sequencing. Leave this training equipped to safely and conscientiously share the practice of yoga with a senior population having gained an awareness and appreciation for its benefits in supporting healthy aging of the whole person physically, mentally and spiritually
Heidi Mason is certified as an RYT 200, RPYT and Physical Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatients, post-op orthopaedics, acute care and continuing care settings. She’s been privileged to spend a great deal of her time as a Physical Therapist supporting elderly clientele through both rehabilitation and health and wellness goals to optimize their quality of life. She actively teaches seniors chair yoga and mixed level Hatha classes in her community of Morinville and has the honor of teaching anatomy components for local RYT 200 and RPYT programs. Heidi is a passionate teacher who brings a unique and practical teaching perspective; Aiming to be a bridge between Eastern and Western teachings on health and wellness her mission is to share what she learns, lives and loves from the world of healthcare and therapy with the yoga community. She looks forward to meeting and sharing space with you all!
A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at email@example.com
- May 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- May 23, 2015
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- May 24, 2015
8:00 am - 6:00 pm