Free Download! Teaching Yoga to Older Beginners – The Challenge and the Opportunity


How do you want to grow old?

For the first time in history, most people can expect to live to age 60 and older. And the research shows that if you are already 60 years old today, you can expect to live to your eighties!

In addition to having a longer life span, we also have much more power over the aging process than ever before: according to scientists, our day-to-day exercise habits, and eating habits or social life actually have a much greater impact on our longevity than our genes.

In this free talk, YogaU founder Eva Norlyk Smith talks about how this presents a major opportunity for yoga teachers. The baby boomer generation is one of the largest generations in history and it’s also the wealthiest generation in us history.

So the question is, are we as yoga teachers able to meet the challenge?

By and large, we argue in this free download, the answer is “no.”

Yoga is still mainly associated with Instagram-perfect images of models in challenging postures. And while we’re increasingly talking about making yoga available to every body, it’s really still quite rare to go into a yoga studio and find classes suited to healthy and functional 65 year old baby boomers.

Learn why this is a huge lost opportunity for yoga teachers and why the baby boomer generation is a prime audience for expanding your reach professionally and personally as a yoga teacher.

Also learn the difference between primary and secondary aging, and the underlying reason why some people age faster and tend to have more negative health outcomes as they get older.

Planning for healthy aging isn’t just about planning to live long: it’s about laying a strong foundation so that we raise the odds that we’ll actually be able to enjoy those golden years regardless of our genetics.

By learning to teach yoga to older beginners, we as yoga teachers have a unique opportunity to make a difference. Download the full talk here to learn more!

You may also be interested in our course with Eva Norlyk Smith and Lynn Crimando:

Tapping Into the Wellness Market: Teaching Yoga to Older Beginners

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Eva Norlyk Smith is co-founder of YogaUOnline & creator of the Healthy Back, Healthy Body program, aimed at restoring posture integrity. Lynn Crimando serves as teaching mentor for YogaUOnline’s Wellness Educator Program.

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