Prime of Life Yoga

Certificate in Prime of Life Yoga

This 50-hour specialty program is designed for yoga teachers looking to expand their skills to work with older populations whose needs differ from younger yoga students. This program will be offered again in Spring 2023. Details are below under General Information.

Instructor Larry Payne, Ph.D. introduces the program

Midlife in America is changing. Men and women between the ages of “40 something” to “70 something” are more active and adventuresome than ever before. They represent the largest population growth segment for Yoga.

The Prime of Life Yoga professional certificate program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips.

Who Should Participate

This is a specialty program for Yoga teachers and dedicated students focusing on Yoga for midlife and beyond. The concept is a partial home study of 25 hours combined with a 25-hour four day intensive course.

Program Benefits

Students will be trained in techniques for teaching yoga to older populations whose needs differ from younger yoga students. By developing routines and behaviors that cultivate positive thinking and acceptance of the aging process, these students of yoga will gain a heightened sense of self-worth and peace of mind. Yoga Alliance has agreed to count this as continuing education credit for their program. 

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center at (310) 338-2799 or yoga@lmu.edu.

Please note: because this is a fully online program, enrollment eligibility is dependent on place of residency. Similarly, COVID-19 provisions also impact this program. Please review these provisions in full before enrolling.

  • Begins: Spring 2023

    Enroll: Enrollment will open in November 2022

    Course: PLYX 800

  • This is a partial-online and residency (in-class) course. The first portion of the course is asynchronous: students will engage online lessons beginning January 2023, but will be permitted to go at their own pace.

    The second portion is synchronous: students will connect live through Zoom for four intensive sessions in mid-spring.

    Connecting Online

    MyLMU is the primary Internet-based portal for students, faculty and staff at Loyola Marymount University. Once you log in to the portal with your credentials, you can directly and securely access the various online learning platforms, including Brightspace and Zoom, and your student record. Click here to begin.

  • Students must complete a total of 5.0 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: PLYX 800

  • PLYX 800
    Prime of Life Yoga
    5.0 Semester Hours

    This course focuses on Yoga for midlife and beyond.  Students will examine an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips. By developing routines and behaviors that cultivate positive thinking and acceptance of the aging process, these students of yoga will gain a heightened sense of self-worth and peace of mind.