Yoga for Healthy Ageing - training for teachers and practitioners to improve their knowledge of the Ageing Process - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Yoga for Healthy Ageing - training for teachers and practitioners to improve their knowledge of the Ageing Process

Fri 14 Jan - Sun 16 Jan 2022 (2.5 days)

This training course has been developed for yoga teachers, health industry professionals and students interested in helping older people, to learn the skills necessary to teach that very special "age group" of students. It addresses the basics of  ageing changes and their effect on physical mobility, mental health, and lifestyle.

The course is offered over 2.5 days during January 2022 for a total of 15 hours with a further 5 hours of case study and observation. A 20 hour certificate will be issued for CPD points and for existing qualified teachers to take these skills to Retirement Centres and Age Care facilities. 

The Royal Commission into Age Care has brought a focus to this industry, ensuring that Yoga teachers involved with the older person are fully qualified to care for, and develop appropriate programs for older people to access.  

Course Overview

Part 1 (Fri 14 Jan 1pm - 4pm)

Pillars for Healthy Ageing, including Yoga for Strength, Common diseases of ageing muscles, and changes to flexibility and general agility.

Part 2 (Sat 15 Jan 9am - 4pm )

Changes to the respiratory system; yoga for the cardiac and circulatory systems; the immune system and nervous system.

Yoga to improve pelvic floor function and abdominal core.

Part 3 (Sun 16 Jan 9am - 4pm)

Ageing changes to the special senses; pain in the older person. Yoga to maintain balance;  yoga practices to maintain healthy cognition. Introducing yoga philosophy to the older student.

All sessions will include a practical demonstration to incorporate different levels of mobility and strength into yoga appropriate teaching for the older person. 


This training is eligible for CPD points

Ruth Campbell

Ruth has been teaching yoga to older people for the last 18 years and has seen the many benefits that a regular yoga class offers in terms of mobility and strength, giving over 60s the chance to stay healthy in both mind and body.

Ruth teaches a variety of yoga classes to all ages and offers a variety of Teacher Training programs. She teaches both floor and specialist chair classes to 2 Retirement Centres in Pine Rivers and offers meditation/ mindfulness talks to older people to assist with pain management. Her students range in age from of 60 to 92 years. Her classes are popular for the sense of wellbeing that they offer and the chance for students to work in a safe environment where they can practice movements that they need in everyday life. Ruth is a Senior Registered teacher with Yoga Australia and a fully trained Chair Yoga Instructor. 

Liz Williams

Liz has been practising yoga since 1974 and has continued her personal practise for many years. She completed yoga teacher training in 2015 with the aim of teaching yoga to older people. Together with Ruth Campbell, a comprehensive program has been developed to offer a training for other teachers and practioners in the principles needed to teach Yoga for Healthy Ageing.

Liz has worked for over 40 years as a Registered Nurse, specialising in Gerontic nursing for the past 18 years. She has developed a deep knowledge of the ageing process and how certain activities, such as yoga practice, are associated with healthy ageing. 

Liz has supported her practical experience with post graduate study, gaining a Master's of Science: Aged Care and Healthy Ageing; a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health (Aged Care), Palliative Care, Assessment and Management of Cognitive Impairment, and Assessing and Managing Acute Adult Pain.  

She has worked as a Nurse Educator in Acute and Residential Aged Care, focussing on the ageing process, and how to support older people to maintain their health. Until recently she worked closely with Allied Health Practitioners, especially physiotherapists and psychotherapists in an Acute Aged Care Ward.  Liz has developed the experience and skills to support the older person through both the physical and psychological aspects of acute illness, chronic disease and grief as they become increasingly dependent.  

Liz is in demand both in Australia and overseas as a Health Educator and has recently completed studies with the Kripula Centre in Massachusetts, USA to qualify as a trainer in Yoga for Healthy Ageing.  


$495 for all 3 days  |  Maximum 20 students  |  BYO lunch

Venue: Pine Rivers Yoga Studio, Cashmere.

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