Teaching Yoga to Students Over 60

There are so many types of Yoga teacher training intensives to choose from and there are so many different groups to teach. Young teachers may think everyone over 60 should be in a chair based class. Experienced teachers know that mobility and flexibility are the factors that decide who uses a chair and who uses a mat.

Walking on the Yoga Teacher’s Path

As you learn to become a yoga instructor, you will most likely study the work of others, take notes on how seasoned teachers format their classes or learn specific teaching techniques. While all of these items are valuable, keep in mind that you are still you and you have your own unique style and personality to add to your class that no one else has.

Teaching Yoga in a Senior Center

When you are discovering how to become a Yoga instructor, you begin to realize there are many options. You could teach in a hot room, in a pool, in the basement of a church or anywhere else. The possibilities are endless and there are demands for certified yoga teachers in senior centers too.

Yoga Changed My Life

Over the six months of treatments, Eleanor's physical appearance changed drastically. Although her body weakened, however, Eleanor gradually began to demonstrate an emotional and mental strength I hadn't seen before. She began to talk of her cancer favorably, sharing her insights and thirst for life with me and my students. I will never forget the last thing she told me, the week before she died, "Even though I started practicing yoga during the worst time of my life, it has changed me for the better. I have only ever accessed this deep peace I feel with my life and illness through yoga. I never would have made it this far without it."

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