This workshop integrates the ageless wisdom of yoga with modern integrative medicine, with a special emphasis on women and men aged forty plus. In a balanced format of lecture and movement, the leaders will introduce the Prime of Life Yoga® lifestyle program. The yoga, taught by Larry Payne, offers a safe, gentle, breath-oriented approach based on the needs of the participants and inspired by the teachings of Indian yoga master T.K.V. Desikachar. David Allen will deliver lively lectures on longevity, the brain, and the heart.
In addition to the emphasis on breath and movement for general conditioning, we’ll focus on movement of the spine, with special consideration for lower and upper back problems and chronic knee and hip ailments. The workshop will also include effective stress-reduction practices, advanced breathing methods simplified for all levels, biomechanical re-education, healthy lifestyle tools, and guided meditation.
Note: This workshop is not recommended for people with acute back problems. It is also not recommended for those seeking a vigorous yoga workout. For more information, contact Prime of Life Yoga at 1-800-359-0171. Please bring a yoga mat.
Recommended reading: Payne, Gold, and Goldman, Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine; Payne and Feuerstein, Yoga for Dummies, New revised 3rd edition.