A RESEARCH-BASED CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ON YOGA AND INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES FOR BRAIN HEALTH AND HEALTHY AGING. 

Baby boomers are the fastest growing segment of our population and today over 5 million adults are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. You can become part of the movement towards healthy aging and Alzheimer’s prevention through this highly informative three-day session. This training is perfectly suited for yoga teachers and therapists and healthcare providers to enhance your practice and/or class instruction. As a participant, you will increase your knowledge and credibility around neuroscience and yoga and the impact meditation has on the brain. Plus, you’ll walk away with practical tools you can start implementing on day one to enhance your teaching and / or practice.

“This was one of the most amazing experiences that I have had. The training exceeded all my expectations, and was so much more than a training… it was an awakening for all of us to go out into the world and make a difference.” 
Nicole Marcione, PhD Student

 

This Program Will Cover the Following Topics Supported by Research:

  • Brain anatomy and function
  • What is Alzheimer’s? Review of medical and lifestyle risk factors
  • Stress management through yoga
  • ARPF’s 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention, including Diet, Stress Management, Physical and Mental Exercise and Spiritual Fitness.
  • Nutrition and diet for brain health
  • The importance of sleep
  • The power of socialization
  • Yoga practice and meditation geared to brain health for all levels and abilities

 

“The science behind this course has shown in our research at UCLA that yoga and Kirtan Kriya practice helped reduce depression and improve mental health and cognitive functioning, as well as reverse cellular aging and inflammation, and provide brain fitness effects in stressed dementia caregivers when compared to relaxation while listening to music. Research also found positive effects of Kundalini yoga practice on mood, memory and executive function, and brain connectivity in older adults with mild cognitive impairment compared to memory training.

Helen Lavretsky, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Psychiatry In-Residence 
Director, Late-life Mood, Stress, and Wellness Research Program 
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
Los Angeles, California

 

Attendees Will Be Provided With:

  • Brain Longevity® Specialist Certificate
  • Use of the exclusive Brain Longevity® Specialist logo for marketing purposes
  • Comprehensive training manual, with essays and instructor notes (downloadable)
  • Powerpoint slides ready for use in presentations and workshops (downloadable)
  • 20 CEU hours provided by R. Cassidy Seminars for the following allied healthcare providers: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors.
  • Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider credit hours
  • One year membership and directory listing on the Medical Fitness Network
  • One-year mentoring and coaching support

 

This Course is For:

Yoga teachers/therapists of all traditions

Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Life/Wellness Coaches, Nutritionists, Psychologists/Mental Health Practitioners, Integrative/Holistic Medicine Practitioners, Caregivers.

Questions? Please email Julie Erla, Educational Programs Coordinator, at julie@alzheimersprevention.org.

 

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“I use the information from this training ALL THE TIME.” – Carol Hahn, Registered Nurse, Certified Brain Longevity Trainer, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Learn how Carol uses her certification in her many roles. Imagine in one weekend gaining the knowledge to expand your thinking on Alzheimer’s prevention and watching your business grow.

The Trainers:

Learn more about our trainers here

  • Chris Walling, Psy.D., MBA, C-IAYT
  • Carol Hahn, R.N., RYT, RPT
  • Patricia Cornille, OTD, OTRL, CCECL
  • Kirti Khalsa, RYT
  • Additional Allied Health Professionals To Be Announced

 

What Other Participants Have Said:

I was so pleased with the wealth of information, not to mention research and studies presented at the Brain Longevity train the trainer curriculum to help prevent Alzheimer’s. I gained a deeper understanding of the 4 pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention and Dementia, especially stress reduction through yoga and meditation. It was an honor to hear from Dr. Khalsa and Dr. Walling among all their scholarly researchers and physicians. I highly recommend this training to all those that are passionate and excited to help prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia and looking forward to educating as many individuals as I can.
Teresa Salama, MHA, CWWPM

 

This training was a great opportunity to strengthen my support to the elderly community in my area.
Alessia Tanzi, Yoga Coach

 

Dr. Walling’s presentations were the most in-depth and articulate presentations I have received throughout my career. The delivery and execution of all materials were well planned and prepared for ease of digesting complex thought for clear comprehension. The content for the entire course was very valuable for me as the foundational content provides clear references and cross referencing for my own course development. The teacher notes and slides provided for the teachers are an additional generous resource for gleaning specific information to utilize in my evolving programs.
Leslie Van Grove, Kundalini Yoga Teacher

 

This was an incredible workshop filled with valuable information & so many resources! Thank you for your work and generosity in helping us succeed in spreading this invaluable information.
Kristy Manuel, Yoga Therapist

 

The staff is exceptional and very accommodating. Materials and organization of curriculum was great and beyond expectations. Speakers were awesome and leaders in their field.
Evalani Manzon, Yoga Therapist

 

Modern medicine lacks the skills and effective approaches necessary for coping with the existing epidemic in lifestyle-driven noncommunicable diseases, among which Alzheimer’s disease is a notable burden. Yoga and related positive lifestyle behavioral practices are now known to be effective preventive strategies. This comprehensive, research-informed and yoga-based certification program includes a strong focus on memory and cognitive functioning, detailed practices of meditation, breath regulation, mantra and yoga exercises, together with education on nutrition and the positive impact of social interactions and spirituality. It is a complete program for health and prevention.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Editor, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
Editor, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care
Research Director, Kundalini Research Institute

 

Origins of the Brain Longevity Program:

When Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., Founding President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), first created this program in the early 1990’s, it was a revolutionary idea. Since then, we at ARPF have seen first-hand how the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention™ have helped people of all ages and backgrounds improve their brain function. We now want to share the research and clinical results with you, so that you can bring these tools to your community and become part of the movement to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss and cognitive disability.

 

Key Information:

Dates:

October 12: Registration and breakfast 7:30 am. Sessions 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Welcome reception 6:30-8:00 pm.

October 13: Breakfast 8:00 am. Sessions 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.

October 14: Breakfast 8:00 am. Sessions 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Travelers should plan to arrive the evening of October 11th.

 

Place:

American University Washington College of Law

4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

AUWCL is conveniently located 1 block from the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop, with plenty of eateries nearby.

 

Meals:

Breakfast and coffee breaks will be provided.

 

Pricing:

Super Early Bird:  register by July 20, $450 per person

Early Bird:  register by August 20, $500 per person

Pre-registration: register by September 20, $550 per person

Full Registration Admission:  register after September 21, $600 per person

This registration includes: All Lectures, Practicum Sessions, And Activities Listed above, Powerpoint Slides (Downloadable), Comprehensive Training Manual (Downloadable), One-Year Mentoring and Coaching Support, Welcome Reception on October 12th, Breakfast and Coffee Breaks, One-Year Membership and Directory on Medical Fitness Network webpage.

Questions? Please email Julie Erla, Educational Programs Coordinator, at julie@alzheimersprevention.org.

Prerequisites:

You will be asked to read 2-3 books in preparation for this course. The reading list will be sent to you upon registration.

 

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