Injuries and medical conditions exist in any population, but the prevalence increases with age. Older beginners aren’t fragile, but they may be experiencing challenges less common in younger beginners. It can be helpful to know more about those we’re likely to encounter most often. Read more here.
With so many yoga teachers being trained, it’s less and less likely that graduates will follow the well-worn pathway to teaching only open classes in yoga studios. Many teachers, myself included, have created a more sustainable career by focusing on a specialized student demographic. Read my top four reasons to focus on older beginners here.
Yin yoga is commonly equated with passive stretching, but yin has much more to offer than flexibility gains. There are four other potential effects of yin that even the most supple students can benefit from... Read more.
If there were one belief I could dissuade my students of it would be that there is a single version of a pose that everyone can achieve with patience and persistence, and that any variation of that ideal represents failure... Read more.
While more than one in three students are over 50, just one in seven teachers is in that age range—meaning most teachers don’t know how it feels to be an older beginner. So where to start?... Read more.
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