with John Schlorholtz
As our elders change in body and mind, they need new approaches to help foster health. The models for body and mind work that took them through their middle years often are no longer a good fit. Yoga, with its insights into human development, is well suited to help people age harmoniously.
This workshop experientially teaches numerous skills and techniques, with a focus on learning with humor and enjoyment. It will also seek to challenge common concepts about aging, Yoga, and exercise.
One of the mottos of the workshop comes from Sri T. Krishnamacharya: “Don’t adapt yourself to Yoga; adapt Yoga to yourself.” When Yoga teachers and health professionals study the changes aging brings, we can serve our elders profoundly by knowing how to creatively and wisely adapt our teaching.
Some subjects to expect to study:
- Common injuries and health conditions among elderly students and methods to address them
- The physical, mental, and emotional changes that come with aging and helpful approaches to tak
- Useful anatomy for both elders and their teachers
- Care of soul and spirit for elders
Prerequisites: None—Yoga teachers, exercise instructors, health professionals, and anyone interested in healthy aging are invited
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 20 contact hours
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately 20 contact hours
- Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact CEU@iyta.org for details.
About the Presenter
John Schlorholtz is a principal Yoga instructor at the Harvard University Center for Wellness. He has worked with older adults extensively, both in individual therapy and in a variety of group settings.
John was born and raised in Pakistan and has traveled through much of India. He has led a number of trips to the Caribbean and India. He is influenced by Sri Aurobindo, Arthur Kilmurray, and the gentle, flowing style of Sri Krishnamacharya.