Yoga Therapy Certification: Teaching Seniors

The population of seniors looking to do yoga has grown significantly over the past few years. There are senior’s classes in most studios as well as assisted living homes. The challenge to a yoga teacher is that seniors come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. We will focus on a few stages of life, remembering that these stages can happen at all different ages. So, we are not directly tying the information into a specific age groups, this course is also not limited to advanced age.

The course will be divided into three sections:

Course One:
Mobile Seniors
Dates Coming Soon

Course Two:
Limited Mobility
Dates Coming Soon

Course Three:
Chair Bound and Bed Yoga
Dates Coming Soon

Each class will focus on teaching you the best way to deliver the benefits of yoga (asana and pranayama) appropriate to the student’s ability and comfort level. We will emphasis how to create a non-competitive environment, and a space where the student is comfortable to make you aware of their limitations.

The actual structure of the classes may vary based on the student base, but a gentle class focused on increasing mobility, functionality as well as becoming comfortable in a yoga class is the main focus.


You may attend one or all of the courses, and your certificate will reflect the courses you successfully completed. Each course will have a detailed syllabus offering both contact and non-contact hours.

Each course will consist of 8 contact hours and 2 non-contact hours.


Pay in advance for all 3 courses (30 hours of CEU credits) $320
Pay the day of training or individually $150 a course

This course will fulfill Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Beginning January of 2016 Pose by Pose Yoga is honored to partner with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of South Florida to offering Yoga for Health and Wellness, a continuing education course for adults over 50 years of age.

Successful completion of all 30 hours of this course gives you the opportunity to assist in some of the OLLI courses. This will be at the discretion of the director, and does not guarantee you a spot, but will place you in consideration.

If you are interested in this program, you must contact Jennifer Leavy in order to enroll. There are pre-requisites to this course.