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Individual Yoga Therapy
Carol offers private therapeutic yoga sessions at Duke Integrative Medicine, on Duke University’s Center for Living Campus, in Durham, NC.
Yoga Therapy adapts the tools of yoga—which include postures, breathing and meditation—to the individual needs of people with health challenges. For information and to schedule an appointment, please call (919) 660-6826.
Gentle Yoga Group Classes
In light of Covid-19, Carol’s Gentle Yoga classes have moved online and are free, through Duke Integrative Medicine. For access information, please visit: https://dukeintegrativemedicine.org/events/gentle-yoga-9-2020-04-24/
This gentle practice designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. No yoga experience required. We do breathing practices and postures sitting in a chair and—for those who are able and interested—standing up, holding onto the chair for support, and also lying down on the floor. For those who need or want to remain seated, a chair yoga option is offered
Integrative Yoga for Seniors - Master Training at Duke
In this Master training, participants learn from Duke medical experts–including physicians, physical therapists and health psychologists–and have the opportunity to observe yoga practice modified for seniors participating in various Duke programs including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. With Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson. For more information about Carol & Kimberly’s Yoga for Seniors training, please visit www.yoga4seniors.com.
The fall 2020 training at Duke Integrative Medicine will be held from October 8-15, 2020. For information about this Master training and to fill out an application, please visit https://dukeintegrativemedicine.org/programs-training/professionals/integrative-yoga-for-seniors-professional-training/.
Yoga for Seniors Teacher Trainings
Cancelled due to Covid-19 – Teaching Yoga to Seniors, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, May 3-8, 2020. Enjoy spring in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts while learning how to adapt the yoga practice to older bodies, minds and spirits. With Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson. For more information about Carol & Kimberly’s Yoga for Seniors trainings, please visit www.yoga4seniors.com. To register for the Kripalu training, please visit https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/yoga-seniors-professional-training.
Healing Yoga for Back and Neck Pain
Cancelled due to Covid-19
Six-week workshop at Duke Integrative Medicine, Wednesdays 6 – 7:30, April 15 – May 27 (no class May 6).
If your back is chronically tense and tight and if the muscles in your neck and shoulders often feel as hard as a rock, you’re not alone. In our high-stress, sedentary, 24/7 world, back and neck pain are a major cause of disability. Learn a simple, effective yoga practice designed to relieve back and neck pain, plus strategies to help enhance overall health. Each 90-minute class will include a short educational component, plus a complete yoga practice including stress-reduction techniques and relaxation.
For information, please visit: https://dukeintegrativemedicine.org/programs-training/public/healing-yoga-for-back-and-neck-pain/ or call 919-660-6826.
Relax into Yoga for Seniors Workshop: Skillful Practices to Honor Aging Bodies
As we age, it’s common to face issues such as hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain, and more. Yoga is beneficial for all of these age-related ailments and can lead to greater flexibility, balance, and overall well-being. Yet surprisingly, some commonly-taught yoga postures may pose risks to older adults, which means it’s vital that seniors study with an experienced, qualified instructor.
After training yoga professionals to make yoga practices more accessible to older adults for over a decade, Kimberly and Carol are offering weekend workshops where older adults can experience their evidence-based approach, Relax into Yoga for Seniors. Developed in collaboration with experts at Duke University Medical Center, this pioneering program safely and effectively adapts yoga practices for older bodies, minds, and hearts.
Cancelled due to Covid-19 – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lennox, MA, May 1-3, 2020. For information and registration, please visit: https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/relax-yoga-seniors-skillful-practices-honor-aging-bodies
The Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone, NC, August 28-30, 2020. For information and registration, please visit: https://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/event/faculty/yoga-for-seniors/
60-Second Stress Relief
Have a minute? In 60 seconds—or even less—you can practice yoga and gain significant and lasting benefits. By integrating quick, simple “micro-practices” into your busy day, you can create relaxing, transformative moments. And these practices are accessible to virtually anyone—regardless of age or fitness level. For information, please visit: https://www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org/programs-training/public/60-second-stress-relief/
Stress Relief Right Under Your Nose
A relaxed abdominal breath is nature’s own built-in relaxation mechanism–yet many people in our 24/7 high-stress culture are shallow “chest breathers” and miss out on one of the simplest, most effective ways to enhance health. The breath is the only physiologic function that is under both voluntary and involuntary control and offers a unique doorway into the central nervous system. Learn simple breathing practices that can profoundly boost health. Contact Carol to arrange a presentation.