Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength

Not scheduled at this time.

Faculty Maitri Jones, Barbara Bingham, Nayaswami Mangala and Michele Tsihlas

Prerequisite:

  • Principles of Ananda Yoga® Therapy OR
  • Permission of the instructor for Ananda YTT graduates or RYT’s (from Yoga Alliance), OR
  • Permission of instructor for graduates of 200-hour YTTs that are equivalent to Yoga Alliance RYS

 Our increasing population of seniors is looking for ways to maintain health and age gracefully. For many, the aging process involves loss of muscular strength, decreased flexibility, and increased risk for falls. 

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have an opportunity to provide a much-needed service by learning to help older people:

  1. Practice yoga safely
  2. Use yoga practice to optimize bone strength
  3. To maintain muscle strength and flexibility

In this course, you will learn:

  1. How to teach yoga gently and safely to help seniors maintain a full and active life
  2. How to help people build strength, flexibility, and balance
  3. How to enhance bone density for the otherwise healthy yoga practitioner and for those with low bone density.
  4. How to modify asanas for those with osteoporosis, including those who already experience postural and structural changes.

For more information, see Course Syllabus.

Maitri Jones

Maitri Jones

AnandaYoga®Therapist,Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT. Level 2 Ananda Yoga®Teacher, E-RYT-500, Ananda Minister, Counselor

Maitri’s name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her extraordinarily kind and supportive nature. She directs our Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training Assistantship program, where she helps YTT grads take their teaching to the next level. She also helped pioneer our Ananda Yoga Therapy Training and is one of the primary instructors in that program. Maitri, brings great wisdom and experience to her many programs. Maitri is a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, as well as a registered nurse.

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Barbara Bingham

Barbara Bingham

Level 2 Ananda Yoga® Teacher, E-RYT 500, Ananda Yoga® Therapist

Barbara is a Hatha Yoga teacher, a Registered Physical Therapist and a former gymnast. She brings all of her training together in her yoga teaching and helps people enjoy using their bodies in the healthiest way possible.

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Nayaswami Mangala

Nayaswami Mangala

Director, Ananda Yoga®Therapy Training.  Certified Yoga Therapist, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Level 2 Ananda Yoga®Teacher, E-RYT-500

Director, Ananda Yoga Therapist Training

Nayaswami Mangala has an impressive background in yoga teacher training, Ayurvedic training and practice, and in-depth medical training and practice.

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Michele Tsihlas

Michele Tsihlas

Michele Tsihlas is passionate about, and dedicated to, the pursuit of wellness, health, and fitness from the inside out.  Knowing that no single approach is right for every individual, she has been trained in a range of modalities including Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Personal Fitness Training, Group Fitness, and Wellness Coaching.  Michele is currently teaching the Asana portion of the Yoga Teacher Training Program and assisting in higher level yoga programs.

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No dates scheduled for Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength at this time.

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. It's ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of guided yoga postures and meditation, which begins at 4:45. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is after dinner. Please see:

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

See Transportation and Directions whether you are coming by plane, car, bus or train. Our Frequent Questions page answers many of the questions you might have about How to Go on Retreat.


The yoga therapy components of these courses are based on our accreditation by IAYT, not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.


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