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Prime of Life Yoga
"I am so grateful to have found this program. I plan on continuing my studies as a result of the great benefits from my participation in this course, including new found confidence in myself and validation for my work." —Kathleen Ross-Allee, Former Student

Register Online Today!‌Midlife in America is changing. Men and women between the ages of “40 something” to “70 something” are more active and adventuresome than ever before. They represent the largest population growth segment for Yoga. The Prime of Life Yoga professional certificate program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips.

Who Should Participate

This is a specialty program for Yoga teachers and dedicated students focusing on Yoga for midlife and beyond. The concept is a partial home study of 25 hours combined with a 25-hour four day intensive course.

Program Benefits

Students will be trained in techniques for teaching yoga to older populations whose needs differ from younger yoga students. By developing routines and behaviors that cultivate positive thinking and acceptance of the aging process, these students of yoga will gain a heightened sense of self-worth and peace of mind. Yoga Alliance has agreed to count this as continuing education credit for their program. 



General Information


 Next Program Begins
 January 5, 2015
    >Enroll Online

 Class Meetings
 Online (MyLMU Connect)
     followed by in-class
     meetings at:
 Samata Yoga Studio
 4150 Tivoli Ave.
 Mar Vista, CA 90066

 Semester Hours

 PLYX 800


 Materials + Books

 Dr. Larry Payne
 Robert Birnberg
 Steve Paredes, D.C. 

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Please check the Web site or contact the Center for updated information. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. 

Questions? Contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or, or contact the program facilitator, Dr. Larry Payne, at (310) 306-8845 or