Balance and Stability
with Mercedes Santos
Sunday, Apr 5, 12:00-3:30pm
Over 1.5 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. are seriously injured each year in falls, and falls are considered the leading cause of injury-related death among the elderly. Yoga can help to cultivate and maintain strength, balance, agility and concentration, and has much to offer older students as they move into a time of life when the risk of falling increases.
The ability to sustain balance and stability is a complex interplay of internal and external variables. In this workshop for teachers, we'll learn about these variables and how a regular yoga practice can help to cultivate and sustain balance and stability.
Through the use of lecture, discussion and practice, this workshop will cover topics related to:
- The aging body and common reasons for falls
- Elements of balance and how they connect to the asana and meditation practices
- Posture and stability
- Asanas, functional strength and agility
- How to design and deliver classes that support older students to build and maintain stability and balance
This is the first of two Balance and Stability modules designed for teachers as part of the 300HR Circle Yoga Teacher Training curriculum. We welcome other yoga teachers and experienced students. CEUs are available. Register soon to reserve your space!
The second module with Mercedes is scheduled for October 11, 12:00-5:00pm.
Mercedes Santos, E-RYT has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been teaching at Circle Yoga for over 10 years. She enjoys sharing with older students the many benefits that yoga has to offer. Her focus on alignment and yoga therapeutics contribute to her interest and development of yoga programs for a variety of age-related conditions. Mercedes teaches Classroom Management and Teaching Yoga to Seniors for the CYTT-200 program. She also teaches Staying on Your Feet: Yoga for Stability and Balance and Yoga and Aging, both multiple week series designed for older adults.
Fees and Registration
Registration Fee: $60