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  • YACEP      February 15-18, 2018

  35 Yoga Alliance CEUs

Scottsdale, Arizona

Experience the joys and benefits of working with seniors and the health-challenged.

  • Do you want to make a difference in the lives of seniors and those that are health-challenged?
  • Are you teaching chair yoga and want to expand what you are offering your students?
  • Are you worried you are going to hurt someone with osteoporosis, hip replacements and shoulder problems?
  • Do you want to make your classes more fun and interesting?
  • Do you want to attract more students to your classes?
  • Would you like to know how to use inexpensive props with seniors?
  • Would you like coaching by two experienced teachers?

All your concerns will be resolved during the Senior Yoga Pros Chair Yoga workshop!

I.        Extensive educational materials are included in your tuition

  1. Age Without Limits – Over 200 Chair and Standing Yoga Poses for Seniors and the Health-Challenged, a 393-page book with >700 pictures and step-by-step instructions.
  2. 100-page instructional manual on how to teach seniors — download from Internet
  3. Better Balance for Daily Living video of a 93-year-old woman doing yoga in her home.
  4. Flash drive with multiple resources, flyers, and marketing tips.

II.        There is a tremendous demand for chair and standing yoga that does not require seniors to get up and down from the floor.

  1. 76.4 million boomers want to stay fit, stay healthy and enjoy their retirement.
  2. One in seven people in the USA is 65 and older
  3. The median income for this age group is increasing more rapidly than any other age groups. (US census 2015).
  4. One in three people doing yoga are over fifty and they need instructors who know how to teach them.
  5. This age group attends on a regular basis keeping your classes full.

III.       Learn how to observe, assess older adults

  1. Observe residents of an independent and assisted living center.
  2. See and talk to seniors from 60 to 90 doing an advanced chair yoga class.
  3. Plan a sequence of poses that will be good for the people you observe.

IV. Learn how to teach poses

  1. Sitting in a chair
  2. Standing by a chair
  3. Hands on the chair seat
  4. Wall poses
  5. Pose modifications
  6. Unique use of props

Nadine Kelly, MD wrote the following about her experience taking Chair Yoga for Seniors and the Health-Challenged.

I met two vibrant and inspirational women, (Janet Rae Humphrey, E-RYT and Amy Kraft, E-RYT) passionate about giving senior students wellness through yoga. I had the opportunity to observe them both teaching women and men in their sixties through nineties.

One class in particular was a revelation; the ladies began the class in chairs, but progressed to powerful flowing standing poses. Their stamina was revelatory. Their joy was palpable. There was a sense of camaraderie and playfulness, manifested by joking and easy laughter. Teacher and students moved with graceful precision and focus. Each glowing face was more proud and beautiful than the next.

After class, the students shared how long they had been doing yoga and how it helped them. They reported improved balance, flexibility, and strength. They found pain relief for various chronic conditions such as arthritis. They also talked about coming to class to be with friends to have fun. Finally, each person thanked the teacher for her respectful guidance and compassion.

I was profoundly moved and inspired by teacher and students. As a yogini dedicated to teaching baby boomers and beyond, the workshop further reinforced for me the numerous benefits of yoga to our growing aging population. Yoga is a safe way to stay healthy because the practice can be adapted to meet the physical demands of aging. Yoga also helps mental and emotional stress; the yoga practitioner is more capable of coping with change, such as loss and loneliness, more commonplace as the years progress. Yoga teachers can offer gentle adjustments in class to offer both physical support in poses and emotional support through touch to connect to the student.

But most of all, I witnessed determined women who are comfortable in their bodies. They embody wisdom and prove that growing older can be approached with acceptance and dignity. One student, who had never been physical and as just started yoga, proved it is never too late to start practicing to choose health. A young friend once told me he saw death when he was around seniors; I see life.

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Training open to:

Yoga teachers
Healthcare professionals
Body workers
Older adults

Educators  – Amy Kraft, E-RYT 500 & Janet Rae Humphrey, C-IAYT, E-RYT

  • Over 5,000 hours of training in functional anatomy, biomechanics and therapeutics
  • Combined 50-years teaching experience with students up to 100-years old
  • 20-years experience in medical research and clinical care including neuromuscular diseases

Click here to Register so you have plenty of time to read your fabulous resource materials: 

If you already own Age Without Limits and you received a post card from me, your price will be $745

Otherwise, we will mail you a copy of the book, a video, and further instructions.

$795 including 3 lunches and 1 supper Plus   fabulous educational materials

Thurs.  Feb. 15   1 – 6 p.m.
Fri.       Feb. 16   8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Lunch and a light supper will be included.
Sat.      Feb. 17   8:30 a.m – 6 p.m.     Lunch will be included.
Sun.     Feb 18     8 a.m. to 3 p.m.      Lunch will be included.


For your place at the next (February 15-18, 2018) session

Register and pay here.


Janet: 480 656-0791
Amy:   406 546-6922


Yoga Teachers who have completed

Chair Yoga for Seniors and the Health-Challenged

Amy Tyre                                                        Paradise Valley, AZ

Dianne Martell-Williams                      Payson, AZ

Dawn Budetto                                            Phoenix, AZ

Amy McVickers                                         Prescott, AZ

Joy Tyson                                                  Prescott, AZ

Vanessa Ernst                                                Scottsdale, AZ

Susan Schirm                                                  Scottsdale, AZ

Veda Spidle                                         Scottsdale, AZ

Gail Butchart                                                    Surprise, AZ

Misty Mastin                                               Yuma, AZ

Stephanie Martin                            Yuma, AZ

Janine Halushka-Cole    S. Orange County, CA

Sandy Bielenburg                                            Durango, CO

Cyndy Logue                                         Cedar Rapids, IA

Nadine Kelly, MD                                            Fossmoor, IL

Bonnie Kiser                                           Poison, MT

Debbie Halbrook                                         Charleston, SC