IST 21/51 Golden Years with Gary Carter
Tutor: Gary Carter
Date: 16th October 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
This day is aimed at yoga teachers who want to gain further anatomical
knowledge about the ageing process. There will be some practical work
interspersed during the day to reinforce learning and exemplify points
made about helpful postures and practices.
Aims of the Morning
To describe the changes in physiology of joints, muscles and connective tissue within our bodies as we age
To explain how these changes affect movement and flexibility
To describe and explain the changes in connective tissue as we age and its effect on the body
To understand the changes in physiology of joints, muscles and connective tissue within our bodies as we age
To understand how these changes affect movement and flexibility
To understand the changes in connective tissue as we age and its effect on the body
Aims of the Afternoon
To guide students through various movements and postures to maintain flexibility and prevent muscle loss
To describe strategies for students to enable them to continue or take up new ventures so as we live longer we live life fully
To facilitate thinking and discussion on strategies to use in teaching to encourage, inspire and support yoga students in their golden years
To understand how Yoga can slow the ageing process down by maintaining flexibility and preventing muscle loss
To explore how suggested movements and practices can help an ageing body
To develop strategies to use in teaching to support those yoga students in their golden years.
About the Tutor
Gary has over 25 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices. he has lectured extensively on the anatomy of Yoga in the UK, Europe and America. He is the founder of the Natural Bodies centre in Brighton. he is committed to teach, train and encourage kinaesthetic awareness, ease of movement and efficient body use.
Outline plan for the day
10.00 Introduction – explore student expectations for day & find out their prior underpinning A & P knowledge
10.20 Explanation of the ageing process generally and at a cellular level.
11.15 Analysis of how the ageing process affects the body in terms of movement and flexibility & its relationship to bone density & connective tissue (muscle atrophy, loss of elasticity, arthritis, osteoporosis etc), with movement to exemplify points made.
13.30 – 13.45 Summary of mornings learning & opportunity for Q & A for any thoughts developed over lunch time.
13.45- Further exemplification as appropriate using anatomical diagrams and photos followed by group discussion of the benefits of yoga practice.
14.30 exploring postures, practices and lifestyle changes (diet exercise and mental activities) that will support students wishing to lead lives keeping themselves as healthy as possible
15.45 Plenary and Evaluation
Draycott Memorial Hall
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