Teaching Seniors

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore factors related to safely and effectively teaching older students (Seniors).


Be clear about key factors in safely and effectively teaching older students (Seniors) and how you can develop the necessary teachings skills.


Describe a finding from the 13-year study on yoga-related injuries that relates to teaching older students. Be clear about why the style or lineage of yoga you were trained in relates to the additional training you will need to teach older students. Describe how you might communicate to new Senior students to help make them feel safe. Explain a fundamental consideration related to the Seniors you are teaching. Name ten or more tools, other than asana, at your disposal. Provide resources that you can study to grow your toolbox of asana adaptations.