Healthy Ageing Through Yoga - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Healthy Ageing Through Yoga

A course for yoga teachers and students

Chair Yogis - Margaret (96) and Cliff (92)Sue and Judy H in boat pose

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 days during 2019 for a total of 12 hours with a further 8 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 Aged care facilities.

Course Overview

Part 1 Primary Ageing Changes (6 hours) 

10am to 5pm Sat 4 May 2019

Part 2 Secondary Ageing Changes and Chair Yoga Training (6 hours)

9am - 4pm Sun 5 May 2019
Course fee for both days  $250

This training is eligible for CPD points

Your Trainers:

Ruth Campbell has been teaching yoga to older people for the last 12 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 also offers a 350 hour Teacher Training program. She teaches classes at the Aveo Retirement Centre in Albany Creek to older people who range from 60 to 95 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.

Lizzie Williams 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 in the principles needed to teach Yoga for Healthy Ageing.

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

Lizzie has supported her practical experience with post graduate study, gaining a Masters of Science: Age 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 for the past 10 years, teaching all designations of health professionals about the ageing process and how to support older people to maintain their health.  She works closely with Allied Health Practitioners, especially physiotherapists and psychotherapists in an acute aged care ward.  Lizzie has developed the experience and skills to support the older person through both the physical and psychological aspects of facing acute illness, chronic disease and grief as they become increasingly dependent.  

Location: Pine Rivers Yoga Studio, Cashmere

Max numbers 20 students. BYO lunch.

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Note: Pine Rivers Yoga class passes cannot be substituted

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