Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training
Meeting Seniors Where They Are Safely and Effectively
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.
In this program, Duke medical experts — including physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and health psychologists — cover health conditions common to seniors, such as heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. As experienced yoga teachers, Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff provide hands-on training in appropriately modifying postures for safe and effective work with older adults. Special issues in teaching older adults are addressed, including pain management, fall prevention and spirituality and aging. Participants will have the opportunity to observe yoga practices modified for seniors participating in various Duke programs including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and earn a Certificate of Completion in Teaching Yoga to Seniors from Duke Integrative Medicine.
Experienced yoga teachers, Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff condense and summarize relevant information about health conditions common to older adults – including heart disease, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Hands-on training in appropriately modifying postures for safe and effective work with older adults will be provided. Special issues in teaching older adults are addressed, including pain management, fall prevention, and spirituality and aging.