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Midlife in America is changing. Men and women between the ages of "40 something" to "70 something" are more active and adventuresome than ever before. They represent the largest population growth segment for Yoga. This program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips. A balanced presentation of an online course and a four-day intensive. For Yoga teachers and students.

The Certificate Program in Prime of Life Yoga is a one-semester specialty program for Yoga teachers and dedicated students focusing on Yoga for midlife and beyond. The concept is a partial home study of 25 hours combined with a 25-hour four day intensive course. Yoga Alliance has agreed to count this as continuing education credit for their program. Upon completion of the 50 hours of study, participants will receive a certificate in Prime of Life Yoga.

General Information

Home study is done prior to the course and at the individual's own pace. At the conclusion of the 25-hour home study, participants meet for a four-day intensive course mid-semester at Samata Yoga Studio on 4150 Tivoli Avenue, Mar Vista, CA 90066. The program runs one semester. Participants who complete the Prime of Life Yoga certificate program will earn a total of 5.0 LMU Extension semester hours and a certificate of completion from Loyola Marymount University. Tuition is $975 for the program. Schedules and tuition are subject to change.

For detailed information on the program please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.



Download an enrollment form to mail in, or contact LMU Extension at 310.338.1971 to enroll over the phone, or by e-mail at: Yoga@lmu.edu.

Schedule 2015
Home Study - Access to the online portion will begin in the first week of Jan 2015

Four Day Intensive
Participants must make sure they are enrolled in Prime of Life Yoga (PLYX 800.01) The four-day intensive course follows 25 hours of home study.

Class Meeting I
Thursday March 12th, 2015
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Topics: Prime of Life Yoga Principles, Yoga Practice, Written Quiz

Class Meeting II
Friday March 13th, 2015
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Topics: Principles and Postures, Business of Teaching, Anatomoy of Back

Class Meeting III
Saturday March 14th, 2015
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Topics: Principles and Postures, Yoga Practice, Yoga Sutras for Prime of Life

Class Meeting IV
Sunday March 15th, 2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Topics: Written Quiz, Business of Teaching, 8-Step Wellness, Yoga Practice

Larry Payne, PhD, E-RYT 500 is founder and director of the Yoga Therapy Rx program. He is coauthor of Yoga Therapy Rx with Richard Usatine, M.D., and Yoga for Dummies with George Feuerstein, Ph.D. He previously introduced Yoga to the curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine, and was founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
List of Guest Faculty
Recommended by:

Art Brownstein M.D.
Author of "Healing Back Pain Naturally"

David Allen M.D.
Center for Optimum Health

Leroy R. Perry Jr. D.C.
Founding Director, International Sports Medicine Institute

Rick Morris D.C.
Associate Director, Yoga Therapy Rx program, Loyola Marymount University

Lori Rubenstein Fazzio DPT, CYT, YTRx
Associate Director, Yoga Therapy Rx program, Loyola Marymount University

George Billauer D.C.
Team Physicians, UCLA 1995 National Championship Basketball Program

Benjamin Shield Ph.D., C.R.
Founding Director, Pacific Health Resources

Bob Forster, P.T.
Olympic Physical Therapist 1984/1988

Samata DVDs
Loyola Marymount University Yoga Program
Larry Payne with student
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