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Yoga for Healthy Ageing

Online Workshop Series with Liz Williams

Do you have yoga students aged over 65? Do you know all the age related physical and mental changes that occur in this age group? Do you know how to safely modify yoga practices for your over 65s?

Do you have yoga students aged over 65? Do you know all the age related physical and mental changes that occur in this age group? Do you know how to safely modify yoga practices for your over 65s?

If not, then these 5 online workshops are a MUST.

Session 1. Cardiovascular & Respiratory systems: how ageing affects these systems & the effects on health.

Session 2. Musculoskeletal system: ageing changes to muscles, fascia, bones, tendons and ligaments.

Session 3. Gastro-intestinal, renal and urogenital functions of the body as we age.

Session 4. Immune, lymphatic and hormonal changes in the older body.

Session 5. Cognition and mental health in older people.

You will learn – for each topic –

  • The Primary ageing changes for each system
  • How these Primary Ageing changes impact on a healthy lifestyle
  • The most common diseases affecting that system and their impact on healthy ageing
  • Evidence based yoga interventions to aid in maintaining the functioning of these systems.

Workshop Schedule:

This workshop will include:

  • 1 hour Presentation with slides
  • 20 min Practice Session with research/Evidence based Yoga Interventions
  • 10 min Q&A
Session 1Recording available NOW1:30pm – 3:00pm AEDT
Session 2Saturday 13 March 20211:30pm – 3:00pm AEDT
Session 3Saturday 29 May 20211:30pm – 3:00pm AEDT
Session 4Saturday 28 August 20211:30pm – 3:00pm AEDT
Session 5Saturday 16 October 20211:30pm – 3:00pm AEST


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
  • 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 7.5 Continuing Professional Development points

“I enjoyed the first workshop with Liz Williams very much. She has a depth of knowledge and experience and transmits it to participants in an engaging way. The brief practical asana demonstrations were spot on . Effective and relevant for our aging students.”

Pam Bleakley, Yoga teacher, ACT

You will need: a computer and stable internet connection, a yoga mat, loose/comfortable clothing.

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.

Cost:

$299 Early bird rate for the first 20 bookings, $399 thereafter.

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Liz Williams

Liz Williams is a yoga therapy educator and highly experienced health educator who has been working in the health sector for over 40 years. In the past 20 years, she has worked in the field of Healthy ageing and aged care in both residential aged care and acute aged care facilities.
She has trained Yoga therapists/teachers, nurses, allied health and medical staff as well as community groups.
Liz has worked with many health practitioners in assessing and developing health plans to support the older person to remain independent for as long as possible. Her relevant areas of speciality include anatomy and physiology, orthogeriatics, rehabilitation, fall prevention, mental health (aged care), acute adult pain and pathophysiology.
Liz has a Masters of Clinical Science in Aged Care and Healthy Ageing since 2011 and a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health (Aged Care). She has qualifications in the management of Adult Pain.
She has developed educational programs for all health designations covering topics as diverse as exercise programs for rehabilitation and fall prevention, to the prevention and management of cognitive impairment in the older person.
She has extensive experience and knowledge of anatomical function, proprioception, muscular and joint function, physical assessment and the implementation of movements to accommodate physical limitations.
In 2019, Liz completed the Yoga for healthy ageing course with Baxter Bell in the USA.

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