Beth has over four decades of experience in utilizing yoga as a healing modality, plus the highest certification in the field as an IAYT-Certified yoga therapist.
Based in the USA, she has trained hundreds of teachers, practiced yoga therapy in hospitals, universities, ashrams, retreat centres, clinics, and schools. She is author of a celebrated text in the yoga therapy community: 'Yoga Therapy for Fear: Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques'.
This short course, providing new ideas for working therapeutically with an ageing population is based on Beth's new book, Trauma-Aware Yoga and Movement Therapeutics for Older Adults, Managing Common Conditions by Healing the Nervous System First. Statistics and research show that issues heretofore attributed to wear and tear or chalked up to being simply a pitfall of growing old are trauma related. Many of the problems which shorten longevity can be alleviated through very simple practices which she shares in these sessions of learning, movement, breathing, meditation and fun.
Saturday 24 February: Arthritis - Is it just wear and tear? (3 hours)
What types of movement are safest and don't contribute to pain? How to keep clients interested and involved.
- Overview of types of arthritis and joint issues
- How Trauma exacerbates joint health
- Healthy movement in class and throughout the day
- Aleviating daily pain in Necks, Backs, Shoulders, Hips, Knees, ankles and more!
Sunday 25 February: Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, and Hyperkyphosis (3 hours)
Why does bone loss happen and how do we stop it? What are its impacts and who are the people that avoid losing height and posture? Is it all genetics? nutrition? exercise?
- Beth discusses her own recovery from osteoporosis
- Causes of bone loss and spinal degeneration
- Recovering from "Dowager's hump" hyperkyphosis
- Trauma's role in bone health
- Healthier bones through smarter movement
Generally the sessions consist of 1/3 lecture and 2/3 practice (movement, breath, meditation). Participants will receive copies of the lecture slides.
1.5 hours per session, 3 hours for the full course.
This workshop is recorded and replay access will be given to students for 21 days after the event.
On completion of a weekend or both weekends, students will receive a Yogacampus certificate of completion detailing course hours, eligible for CEU via Yoga Alliance.
Meet the Teacher
Beth Spindler is the author of Yoga Therapy for Fear, Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques. Her new book is Trauma-Aware Yoga and Movement Therapeutics for Older Adults,Managing Common Conditions by Healing the Nervous System First. She leads educational workshops worldwide.