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BWY GENTLE YEARS YOGA - Caerphilly course- applications due by 30 November 2018

15th September 2018 - 30th November 2019
at Caerphilly

BWY GENTLE YEARS YOGA - Caerphilly course- applications due by 30 November 2018

Tutor: 660

Date: 15th September 2018 - 30th November 2019

Time: 00:00 - 00:00

Location: Caerphilly

Type of Event: Other

Places Available: 5


Unit 1 Introduction to BWY Gentle Years Yoga© [theory/knowledge unit]

1.1 Physiology of Older Adults and Age-Related Conditions Course Booklet and Exam
[prerequisite distance learning prior to course dates] Knowledge and understanding of the normal changes that occur as a result of age, with sections summarising age-related conditions such as dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, falls, cardiac problems, mental health issues, arthroplasty, etc and the impact of these conditions on yoga practice. Assessed by BWY Multiple Choice ‘Open Book’ Exam - Exam Results and Certificate of Completion [based
upon 75% correct answers – 80 correct answers out of 106 to be included in learner portfolio]
1.2 Safeguarding Responsibilities of BWY Gentle Years Yoga© Teacher and Online Exam
[prerequisite online course, assessment, certificate from external training provider] Knowledge and understanding of the yoga teacher’s duty of care role and the safeguarding responsi-bilities
involved with teaching yoga to older adults physical disabilities and/or cognitive impairment.
[A link to free online training will be sent once you are registered on the course. RPL available if you already have a valid Safeguarding Adults certificate. Tutor/assessor(s) will facilitate a review/discussion on BWY Safeguarding Adults Policy/Procedures on course dates.]
Unit 2 Applied Physiology and Practical Teaching of Yoga to Older Adults
[practical unit covered on course dates with follow-up supervision, assessment of written assignments, observed Assessed Class Teaching ] Three face-to-face course dates that cover the following followed by 4 assignments:
1) Review of Physiology and Age-Related Conditions
2) Review and Discussion of BWY Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures
3) Writing aims and learning outcomes, course/lesson planning for teaching yoga to older adults
4) Practical asana/pranayama modifications/strength training, balance, aerobic activities etc. required for general Gentle Years Yoga in the community classes (including carers) and dedicated Chair Yoga classes for chair-based students How to plan for multiple contra-indications.
5) Practical dharana techniques that improve vestibular system (balance and coordination) and right brain/left brain activity (required for both falls prevention and to keep brain cells active to reduce (further) memory loss/cognitive dysfunction. The social/emotional element of classes for older adults; loneliness, social isolation, depression. Presentation of 1 hour dementia friends information session and information on how to become a dementia friends champion
6) How to organise outreach sessions, how to support carers
7) Observation/assessment of learners micro-teaching older adults in small groups
2.1 Micro-teaching Gentle Years Yoga Techniques to Older Adults Observed/Assessed on Day 3
2.2 Scheme of Work and 10 Week Course Plan Assessed electronically
2.3 One Detailed Lesson Plan Assessed electronically
2.4 Assessed Class Teaching (ACT) Observed/Assessed by Tutor-Assessor or PACT
Unit 3 – Case Studies
3.1 Two Case Studies - Research, Analysis, Reflection on Teaching Yoga to Two Older Adults with
Different Age-Related Conditions Assessed electronically


 Caerphilly (South Wales) BWY Gentle Years Yoga Course

Tutor: Audrey Blow Location: Caerphilly, Wales CF81
Date: 9-10 February and 16-17 February 2019
Type of Course: Professional Development Course
Time: 09:00 – 17:00 Places Available: 5/16
Cost: £660 Application Deadline: 30 November
Prerequisites for joining the BWY Gentle Years Yoga© course:
Level 3 or 4 Yoga Teaching qualification or equivalent (any tradition – not just BWY)
Current BWY member status – Join/re-join here:
Submission of application form
Up-to-date first aid certification. (if waiting to do refresher first aid course, evidence of completion will need to be submitted before first course date)
Fee of £660. (registration/tuition/assessment) to British Wheel of Yoga. (You will pay 45p/mile travel expense directly to Assessed Class Teaching observer)
Agreement to complete Unit 1 ‘distance learning’ knowledge/theory unit before first course date –
see Course Summary for details
Please click here for an application form and return to


Rudry Parish Hall
.CF83 3EH


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