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BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga with Eve Douglas

5th September 2022
at Online

BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga with Eve Douglas

Tutor: Eve Douglas

Date: 5th September 2022

Time: 09:30 - 14:30

Location: Online

Type of Event: BWYQ L4 Gentle Years Yoga

Places Available: 16

BWYQ Level 4 Award in Understanding the Principles of Adapting Yoga for Older Adults 

BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga

Start & End Dates:
5th September 2022 – 2nd December 2023


Information about the course:
This blended-learning course has been designed to meet the National Occupational Standards for Adapting Exercise for Older People and trains teachers in the chair-based yoga modifications required for older adults with multiple long-term health conditions. 

Unit 1 is the prerequisite knowledge or theory part to be completed before the start of the practical sessions.   Unit 1 is 42 hours of assessed distance learning with work to be submitted via electronic mail and interactive video lectures.  It covers the Impact of Ageing, the Motivators and Barriers that Older People Face,  the Physiology of Older Adults and Age-Related Conditions and Ethical and Legal Responsibilities including Safeguarding Adults. There are no tutor contact hours for this distance learning, but you will receive email guidance and feedback from your assessor.

Unit 2 is 84 hours (including 25 hours of tutor contact), covering the practical skills-based part of the course including chair yoga practices and dharana activities and a short teaching assessment. The first practical sessions with GYY Tutor and Assessor Eve Douglas take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2022 followed by a further 4-5 days (depending on number of students) on Saturdays and Sundays – 7th/8th and 21st/22nd January 2023. 

The face-to-face days on Zoom are followed by the planning and delivery of a 6-week scheme of work, case studies and a formal Assessed Class Teaching which will be observed by your tutor/assessor or a Peripatetic Assessor from the Gentle Years Yoga PACTs list.  

The programme helps older adults to stay physically active and builds skills which help to prevent falls.   It also teaches yoga techniques to assist in the  management of long-term conditions.  The dharana activities can be invigorating and fun and the after-class social time with refreshments helps to reduce social isolation.

The work and the assessments are internally and externally quality assured to ensure that the standards are being consistently met across the nation.  With publication of the large National Trial results at the end of 2022, we are anticipating that health commissioners will want to replicate the Gentle Years Yoga classes throughout Scotland, England and Wales, but evidence of a consistent standard will be essential. 

You will be able to join the Gentle Years Yoga© Register upon successful completion of the BWYQ Level 4 Certificate course.

PREREQUISITES:  Level 3 or above Yoga Teaching qualification (any tradition)  

RECOGNISED PRIOR LEARNING:  Available, please check with tutor.

FEES:   The cost of this course is £660 in total. Full fees are payable on acceptance onto the course. 

Course Dates:
Start of Unit 1 – 5th September 2022
To be completed by 25th November 2022
Unit 2- 9.30am to 2.30pm on 3rd, 4th December 2022, 7th, 8th  January 2023, and 21st or 22nd January 2022. Course end date – 2nd December 2023.

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Zoom link will be sent following registration with BWY and BWYQ


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