Yoga and Chronic Diseases – this course will focus on how Yoga can improve and maintain function, and reduce the onset and impact of ageing and chronic disease.
As we age, we will all experience primary ageing changes. These primary ageing changes are complicated by chronic diseases. Yoga can help mitigate the progression of primary ageing changes and help with the management of symptoms of chronic diseases. This course will focus on some of the most common chronic diseases faced by older people.
“Four in five Australian aged 65 and over (80%) have 1 or more chronic conditions”ABS 2018
You will learn about:
- Some of the most common chronic health conditions associated with ageing
- How Yoga can aid the older person living with these chronic diseases
- How primary ageing can contribute to acute exacerbations of chronic disease
- The most beneficial Yoga interventions to maintain healthy ageing
- The current researched evidence about ageing and Yoga
It is important that Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists
- Understand the changes that happen as their students age and
- The impact of chronic disease on their clients
- So they can reduce harm and maximise the benefits of Yoga
Module 1: Cardio-vascular function & Fluid transport
Common associated chronic disease: – angina; heart failure; arrhythmias; hypertension; lymphatic stasis; atherosclerosis .
Module 2: Respiratory function
Common associated chronic disease: – COPD (bronchitis, emphysema); Senile asthma; pneumonia.
Module 3: Physical support tissues in the body
- Including bone remodelling as we age, changes in ligaments and tendons, muscles and fascia
- Common associated chronic disease: – osteoporosis; sarcopenia; vertebral fractures.
Module 4: Gastro-intestinal tract, renal and elimination
- Common associated chronic disease: – presbyphagia; constipation; urinary incontinence; irritable bowel disease.
Module 5: Special senses
- Including sight, hearing, touch (skin), proprioception, nerve transmission and pain
- Common associated chronic disease: – presbyopia; presbycusis; homeostenosis,
Module 6: Cognition, Mental Health & Stress
- Including the brain, hormonal system, stress response and management and maintaining mental health
- Common associated chronic disease: – cognitive impairment; anxiety; depression.
Module 7: Maintaining homeostasis
The complex system of maintaining homeostasis is compromised in the older person and this increases with each chronic disease.
- Stimulation of organs associated with maintaining homeostasis
- Stimulation of stress hormones and the impact on the homeostasis mechanism
- Nerve transmission required to maintain homeostasis
- Changes in the brain’s ability to return to body to homeostasis.
- Impacts of common diseases that impact homeostasis: – altered HPA axis.
Module 8: Fall prevention
The most common fear for older people, is having a fall, losing independence and going into care. Falls are one of the main reasons for hospital admission for the over 70s. There are many causes for falls and it’s not always to do with balance. There is a lot of evidence-based interventions for the prevention of a fall. Yoga has been demonstrated as a ‘Fall prevention’ activity.
- The most common reasons for a fall
- Yoga practices for the prevention of a fall
- Yoga practices for post fall remediation
- Managing “Fear of Falling’ and re-building confidence and mobility.
This course will cover different content to Yoga for Healthy Ageing.
Yoga and Chronic Diseases Workshop Schedule:
This workshop will include:
- 1 hour 20 minute Presentation with slides
- 10 min Q&A
- 30 min pre-recorded video of relevant Yoga practices to watch in your own time after each session
|Session 1||Saturday 29 January 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEDT|
|Session 2||Saturday 26 February 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEDT|
|Session 3||Saturday 23 April 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEST|
|Session 4||Saturday 28 May 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEST|
|Session 5||Saturday 11 June 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEST|
|Session 6||Saturday 13 August 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEST|
|Session 7||Saturday 15 October 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEDT|
|Session 8||Saturday 5 November 2022||1:30 -3.00pm AEDT|
Who Should Attend?
- Yoga therapists, yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees
- Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based, Yoga practices in their work
Benefits of Attending this Workshop:
- Learn from Liz Williams, leading “Yoga for seniors” educator and healthy aging specialist
- Learn practical tools and techniques that you can apply immediately with your students and clients
- Educate yourself about the safest and most effective way to teach Yoga to your older students with chronic diseases
- Connect with a network of yoga teachers and therapists working in this field
- Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice
- Yoga therapists/teachers are eligible for 16 Continuing Professional Development points.
Note: this course does not teach set yoga sequences for a condition. You can use the information provided to help you develop programs for your students.
Remember, if you are unable to make the live class, it will be recorded and available to you for 30 days after the event.
You will need: a computer and stable internet connection.
Yoga and Chronic Diseases:
Delivery: Online via Live Zoom
Cost: $497 Early bird rate for the first 40 bookings, $597 thereafter. Prices include GST.