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MISTY 2024 - Yoga Therapy Approaches for Healthy Aging

MISTY 2024 - Yoga Therapy Approaches for Healthy Aging

MISTY 2024 - Yoga Therapy Approaches for Healthy Aging

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This course was recorded in March 2024


It could be argued that of the 4 essential physical skills that Baxter teaches about in his Yoga for Healthy Aging work, strength—maintaining or building it—may be the most essential.

This session, recorded at the 2024 Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY), will explore the potential impact of yoga poses and practices on achieving this important goal while looking at other ways to integrate strength-building ideas into your work from outside the yoga sphere!

In this session, Baxter will share with you:

  • The impact of aging on muscle, fascia and bone.

  • The concept of “skeletal muscle atrophy” and whether it is inevitable or modifiable.

  • How well do typical dynamic and static yoga poses support good strength.

  • How faster and slower movements in asana impact strength gains and function.

  • Adding new props to address the benefits of “resistance training” in yoga.

  • An experiential practice!

Learning Objectives

In this online course, you will learn:

  1. Skills and knowledge for better understanding and working with an aging population.
  2. Practical movement appropriate for a 'not so young anymore' body.

Presenter Bio

 Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT

Baxter has been immersed in the practices of yoga for almost 30 years, teaching for over 20 of those years to thousands of students in the US and beyond. He combines his unique experiences and background in medicine, yoga therapy, acupuncture and life to create extraordinary yoga practices for groups and individuals.

Baxter is a pioneer in the area of Yoga for Healthy Aging, co-authoring a book of the same name and leading workshops and immersions on this evolving topic online and in person. He has created many rich learning webinars for yoga practitioners and yoga teachers on the online platform YogaUOnline, with topics ranging from Yoga for Heart Health to Yoga for Long Covid.



This course is for anyone working with, or who has, an aging body.

The instructors
Helene Couvrette
Co-Founder, President of MISTY

Her passion for yoga inspired her to share yoga with a few friends in the basement of one of whom eventually lost her battle with cancer. She soon realized her love of yoga could only be surpassed by the desire to share it with others & the joy of seeing them benefit from yoga on many levels.

In 2002 just after delivering a stillborn boy Helene embarked on a 200hr YTT Certification Course. During 2003 she continued the training at same time began teaching yoga at the St. Lazare Community Center. Helene continues to teach regular yoga classes with a therapeutic approach, offers Private Yoga Therapy Sessions & mentors a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Winter of 2018 she will introduce an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training focusing on Therapeutics.

Helene is also co-founder of this international conference bringing health care professionals & yoga therapist together with the mission of integrating yoga into the Canadian health care system.

Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY)

MISTY is an organization by Helene Couvrette that provides high quality continuing education for healthcare professionals, yoga therapists, and educators who have a shared passion in the mission of yoga therapy and science.
Course Material included in this course
  • Yoga Therapy Approaches for Healthy Aging
  • Slides
  • Yoga Therapy Approaches for Healthy Aging
  • Feedback

Yes this course counts for 2 CEs with IAYT. In order for the appropriate CEU information to be displayed on your certificate of completion, please add your CEU jurisdiction information on your Embodia profile. Learn how to do so in this guide.

Even if you are still on the younger, fitter side of life in your body, eventually you will age! This course can help you learn some great preventative measures.

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