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Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training

Date/Time 03/05/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training is an 8-day program for Registered Yoga Teachers that combines evidence-based research with the ancient wisdom of yoga.  Structured on the foundation of the physiology of aging, this program offers a framework for Registered Yoga Teachers to provide specific recommendations when teaching yoga to older adults safely.

The program will cover the following:

  • How to safely and effectively teach yoga to older adults.
  • Health conditions common to seniors including osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, chronic pain, and joint replacement.
  • How specific health challenges may affect yoga practice.
  • How commonly-used medications may affect yoga practice.
  • Extensive training in teaching skills specific to older practitioners with varied health concerns.
  • Yoga practices to help relieve symptoms of common ailments.
  • Yoga practices to help improve function and enhance balance.
  • Practical strategies for adapting yoga practice to older bodies, minds and spirits.

Upcoming dates and deadlines

March 2023

Registration Open!

Early Registration Deadline: February 3, 2023
Last Day to Register: February 26, 2023


Each Monday will meet: 10 – 1 EST and 3 – 6 EST
Each Sunday will meet: 10 – 1 EST and 2 – 6 EST

  • Sunday, March 5th
  • Monday, March 6th
  • Monday, March 13th
  • Monday, March 20th
  • Monday, April 3rd
  • Monday, April 10th
  • Monday, April 17th
  • Monday, April 24th


Program developers Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff have extensive experience teaching yoga to vulnerable populations and provide hands-on training in safely modifying postures for older adults, especially those new to yoga.   Faculty lecturers, including Duke physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and health psychologists, cover health conditions common to seniors, such as heart disease, arthritis, and osteoporosis. We also explore special issues related to elderly students, including pain management, fall prevention, and palliative care.

Application Process

  • Participation is by application only, and registration in each course is limited.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of a YA-approved 200-hour RYT training or equivalent.  Exceptions may be made for those with comparable experience, and we recommend submitting an application detailing comparable training.
  • There is no application fee.
  • To submit an application at any time, access the online application by clicking on the orange “Apply Here” button. Please allow up to two weeks for review and notification of your acceptance decision.
  • Accepted applicants will receive instructions on how to register for the course.  Standard Duke Integrative Medicine cancellation policies apply.

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