This intensive is designed for relatively healthy, relatively physically able participants.

Yoga for Healthy Aging
30 Hour Intensive
Baxter Bell and Melina Meza

Training Details:

Monday-Friday, June 24-28
9:00am-4:30pm (break from 12:00-1:30pm)

Additional certification Session: Saturday, June 29

Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710


The Yoga for Healthy Aging training will provide instructions on maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age. The main focus of the course is on preventative strategies, covering:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Stress Management
  • Circulatory System/Heart Health
  • Brain Health
  • Medical Conditions (in general)
  • Equanimity

We’ll present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging, so you’ll understand which techniques to use when. We’ll also teach you the essential yoga poses, yoga sequences, and other practices that will set you up for a lifetime of practice.

This intensive is designed for relatively healthy, relatively physically able participants. Not included in workshop: 1. Instructions for seniors who cannot stand unaided and need to practice in chairs 2. Information about yoga as therapy for specific medical conditions.

For certified yoga teachers, this course will provide supplemental, specialized training in yoga for healthy aging techniques, which you can then teach to your own students. For yoga students with one or more years of experience, this course will provide you with the tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets your particular needs and concerns.

For teachers who want Yoga for Healthy Aging Certification, you will need to:

  1. Attend an extra session on June 29, 2019 (12:30-4:00pm), where you’ll do a short teaching demonstration.
  2. Pass the take-home final that we provide.
  3. Purchase the Yoga for Healthy Aging book, available at Namaste (recommended for everyone).
  4. Attend all weekday sessions.


Training: $800* // $725* until June 1st

Training + Certification: $950 // $875 until June 1st

*The Yoga for Healthy Aging Training is subject to a $75 non-refundable processing fee. No refunds after June 15, 2019. Pre-registration required. This course WILL SELL OUT so register early to secure your space.

**Certification will require a take-home final to be completed after the training, attendance at an additional afternoon, and an additional fee as listed in pricing options.


Yoga for Healthy Aging with Baxter Bell and Melina Meza

Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT500 is co-author of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging, as well as co-founder and regular contributor for the blog “Yoga for Healthy Aging” where he has shared his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. In addition to teaching classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats internationally, Baxter is a past presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses at Yoga U Online.

Melina Meza, eRYT500 has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 21 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD. You can find Melina’s unique offerings on the Yoga Anytime, YogaUonline, or at Gaiamtv channels and practice from the comfort of your own home.

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