Ananda Yoga® Advanced Training: Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors and Bone Strength

  • May 19 – 22, 2024

Faculty Nayaswami Mangala, Darshana Moore and Melody Hansen


  • Ananda YTT graduates or RYT’s (from Yoga Alliance), OR
  • 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 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.

Nursing CEU Eligible: 15 hours CEU



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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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Melody Hansen

Melody Hansen

Director of Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, Director of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Certified Ananda Yoga Therapist, Ananda Meditation® Teacher

Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas—from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment—with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody's greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She has very little egotism to block the clear flow of inspiration she shares. Her inner life is committed and deep, and she's able to help students experience that depth in their yoga practice.

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Costs (TXOS)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • May 19 – 22, 2024
$548 $677 $878 $824 $1100

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

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Ananda Yoga® Advanced Training: Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors and Bone Strength starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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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® Advanced Training: Therapeutic Yoga for 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.

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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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