Empowering the Ageing Body

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A Yoga Teachers’ Weekend with Monica Voss, Tama Soble, Shari Stein, Della Croteau and Helen Kohl
Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20
on Zoom

The workshop will be devoted to increasing your understanding of what older students want from a yoga practice and your knowledge of specific medical conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. You will learn to adapt traditional yoga poses, relaxation and breathing techniques to accommodate a broader range of physical abilities in your classes and help students, especially older men and women, calm, sustain, befriend, energize and appreciate their bodies.

Saturday, November 19
How Yoga helps Cultivate Bone Health: an Introduction to Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, 1:00pm-2:30pm ET with Shari Stein, on Zoom, $35
Application to Teaching, 3:00-5:00pm ET, with Tama Soble, on Zoom, $45
Sunday, November 20
Understanding Arthritis, 10:00am-11:30am ET, with Della Croteau, on Zoom, $35
The Brilliance of Chair Yoga, 12:30pm-2:00pm ET, with Helen Kohl, on Zoom, $35
Application to Teaching, 2:30pm-4:30pm, with Monica Voss, on Zoom, $45

Full workshop, $175

Shari Stein is a yoga teacher trained at Esther Myers Yoga Studio. She has also been a psychiatric social worker, lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. Shari has researched and addressed concerns about the strength and resilience of her own bones.  She is passionate about aging intelligently and assisting others of any age in recruiting yoga as a tool to promote health.

Tama Soble began practising yoga in 1984 with Esther Myers and Monica Voss.  Tama co-owns and teaches classes and teacher training at Esther Myers Yoga Studio. She leads workshops and retreats in Ontario, the U.S., and Italy.

Della Croteau has been enjoying yoga for over 20 years. Regular practice has allowed her to see not only the physical benefits of yoga, but also to experience stress relief and relaxation, as well as a quieter more centered state of mind. Della is especially interested in promoting health, wellbeing and mobility for healthy ageing.

Helen Kohl teaches Chair Yoga to teachers and regularly leads accessible chair yoga classes for newcomers to yoga, the older population, people who want something different than a fitness class, and individuals dealing with injuries or illnesses.

Monica Voss has been studying yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1981. In addition to co-owning and teaching at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.

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