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Integrating Mature Students in a Yoga Class

How to incorporate mature students in your class


Draycott Memorial Hall2166923
Draycott, Cheddar BS27 3UE, Draycott Somerset, GB BS27 3EU

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Nov 4
10:00 amto16:30 pm

Yoga for Integrating more Mature Students into a Regular Class-Suzi Griffin
10.00 Start – introductions of teacher and those present



Full Description

10.00 Start – introductions of teacher and those present
10.20 Introduce the workshop subject: Including mature students into a general yoga class
10.30 Yoga asana practice focusing on warming up and working with the main postures to focus on adapting in this workshop
11.30 Defining Siksana Raksana & Cikitsa and how this is relevant to general classes with mixed ability students
11.50 Work in small groups. Looking at 5 postures in detail (time dependant) and how these can be adapted to suit the individual. Use of props including walls, chairs and blocks, looking specifically at adaptations to support backs, knees, hips, wrists and necks
Uttanasana. Uktasana. virabhadrasana, Pascimatanasana Cakravakasana
12.20 Short pranayama practice.
1-2 Lunch
2.00 defining how use of the breath affects us physically, emotionally and psychologically
2.20 The gunas and how they are relevant for older students. Reflection on how the Gunas influence us as individuals, and how yoga has a positive affect on the negative physical and emotional
3.00 Practice including mantra and meditation
3.45 Q&A with reference to integrating the day’s work into weekly classes
4.00 close
About the Tutor
Suzi Griffin completed the Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training Programme with Paul Harvey in 2009. The tradition she has trained in and still loves is Desikachars Viniyoga as it offers an infinite depth, allowing that one tradition to be inclusive for everyone! Since then she has continued to deepen her relationship with yoga at every level, through study with her personal teacher Chris Priest and yearly post graduate trainings with Sadhanamala. She endeavours to pass on to her students a love of yoga and to reflect some of the depth of knowledge about yoga asana and philosophy given by her teachers. She is a full time yoga teacher and therapist, offering yoga lessons to groups of students or individuals who are beginners or more advanced, pregnant or pensioners, visually impaired or vulnerable. She runs regular workshops on a variety of themes, . These workshops such as ‘yoga for backs’, ‘Yoga for osteoporosis’ and ‘Yoga for anxiety’.are often planned with the more mature students in mind. Please bring lunch to share, hot drinks will be provided.
Also bring mats, blankets, blocks & any props you may need for the day.