Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.

We offer three types of event:

  • Yoga workshops (non-certification events) 
  • 200 Hour RYT  training courses
  • 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)

Senior Yoga Teacher Training

Senior Yoga Teacher Training
Libby Hinsley
Asheville Yoga Center
October 4, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

October 4 - 7, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome

Save $100 if you register by August 23, 2018.

$350 with Early Bird Special

($450 after Aug. 23, 2018) 

Thursday - Saturday: 9:00am–12:30pm l 2:00–5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am–12:30pm

Seniors 65 and older are the fastest growing population right now. These baby boomers are in desperate need of yoga and education to help them adapt to their older bodies, minds and spirits. 

During our time together, we will cover the basics of the aging process, looking at how yoga affects the aging process and also how aging may impact yoga practice. We will also cover special considerations relevant for specific conditions, including spine conditions, joint replacement, heart and breathing conditions, stroke and other neurological conditions, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. Time will also be spent on safe ways to improve balance and decrease fall risk. Sample classes will include floor and chair practices. We will explore modifications for yoga practices appropriate for people with limitations regardless of age. This weekend will be valuable for yoga instructors wanting to share the benefits and inner experience of yoga with a wide range of people while keeping them safe.

Learning objectives for the weekend:

• List a variety of physical and cognitive changes that occur during the natural aging process.
• Teach a safe chair yoga class for a wide variety of physical and cognitive ability levels.
• Describe contraindications for yoga practice relevant to common conditions associated with aging.
• Demonstrate yoga asana modifications appropriate for a variety of conditions.
• List key components of the normal balance response, and demonstrate how to safely incorporate them into a yoga class for older adults.

Required Reading (click on book title to purchase):

Easy Does It Yoga by Alice Christensen

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall

Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase):

Yoga as Medicine

Yoga for Arthritis by Fishman & Saltonstall

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis by Fishman & Small

The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach

Buy Books Here

More Info: 300 Hour Advanced Studies

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200 Hour (200 RYT)
Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Yoga Teacher — Our 200 Hour program is lead by an expert faculty who inspire future yoga instructors and those simply looking to deepen their practice. Gain skills, knowledge and experience to be great yoga teacher.


300 Hour (500 RYT)
Advanced Teacher Training

Begin Anytime – 11 Required Modules (mostly weekends). Our most popular and flexible program: you have several years to pick and choose your courses to most enhance your own teaching style.


Therapeutically Oriented 
Teacher Training

10+ Weekends over 9 months – This course is geared mostly towards working one-on-one in private yoga sessions that contain strong therapeutic elements, with each weekend building upon the next.

300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules