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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


‌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

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or yoga@lmu.edu, or contact the program facilitators directly (listed below under 'Faculty').

Registration + Fees

This course begins January 4, 2016. Enrollment will open in the fall.

Tuition: $975

Schedule

Course will begin online with the first lesson on January 4.  New lessons with begin each week following, however students are allowed to go at their own pace.  Online lessons must be completed before the four-day course meeting in Mar Vista (dates to be announced).

Location
Samata Yoga Studio
4150 Tivoli Ave.
Mar Vista, CA 90066

Faculty

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

Course Requirements

Students must complete a total of 5.0 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

Coursework: PLYX 800

Course Descriptions

PLYX 800
Prime of Life Yoga
5.0 Semester Hours

This course focuses on Yoga for midlife and beyond.  Students will examine 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. 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.