Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training

In 2017, Canada’s Seniors officially out numbered children.


With no signs of this trend abating any time soon, learning to teach yoga to our Seniors safely and mindfully is becoming an increasingly important skill in the yoga teaching world.


As our population ages steadfastly, understanding the common physical and mental issues and having the qualifications to teach yoga to this large segment of our population will provide yoga teachers with a unique and very rewarding niche.


OCTOBER 16th-18th and 23rd-24th, 2020

With Margot Stokreef, Yoga Therapist, Director of Breathe Yoga Teacher Training and beloved Yoga for Seniors Teacher.

This training promises to be an innovative and interactive opportunity!  The YFS Teacher Training will be on-line (or a hybrid of live on-site and on-line depending on Ontario Covid status) 



This training will include:

  •  An in depth overview of  major health challenges seniors face and how Yoga can help with:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dementia/Alzheimers
    • Joint Replacement
    • Lung Disease
  • Instruction in Modification of Postures to Accommodate Older Adults in All Levels, Chair Yoga and Therapeutic Classes
  • Examination of Scientific Research and Data
  • Study of Spiritual Practices that Support a Senior Population
  • Marketing to Seniors
  • Group Participation and Hands-on Learning


Margot Stokreef

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This Training Sells Out. Early registration highly recommended.

20 Hour Training
OCT 16th-18th and 23rd-24th.
$520 + hst
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Margot is beyond a teacher. She brings to this program a depth of compassion, and reached out to all of us individually to develop us as yogis and teachers. She was available to us in so many ways, especially as the world literally shut down during Covid. She committed herself to our learning – she crafted the curriculum ingeniously, modified it fluidly, and led us through the uncertainty with love and patience.”  2020 Graduate


Fri Oct 16th 5:30-8pm
Sat Oct 17th 8:30-11am BREAK 2:30-5:00pm
Sun Oct 18th 8:30-11am BREAK 2:30-5:30pm

Fri Oct 23rd 5:30-8pm
Sat Oct 24th 8:30-11am BREAK 2:30-5:00pm

“Loved the training schedule – especially having to do it online. Lots of breaks – felt refreshed when we came back after a break. One of the things that attracted me to the course” 2020 PARTICIPANT

A TEACHING CERTIFICATE will be awarded to Yoga Teachers and Teachers in Training upon completion of this 20 hour program. A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION issued to Professionals who work with Seniors.

“Margot is the best teacher I have had in my whole life! She kept us together through the whole pandemic. 2020 Graduate 


“Breathe’s teachers are amazing; they’re all knowledgable and supportive. I liked the way Margot cultivated a community within the trainee group, and was always there, ready to support us.” 2020 Graduate


This course can be used towards 500 hour certification with The Canadian Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Alliance.