October 24-27, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ


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. alone. You can become part of the movement towards healthy aging and Alzheimer’s prevention through this highly informative, four-day session. This training is perfectly suited for yoga teachers, 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 1 to enhance your teaching and/or practice.


#BLTT19 is made up of the following:

Module 1: Brain Longevity Therapy Training. This course is developed as a blended-learning format. A portion of your curriculum will be accessible online starting in August 2019, so you can learn from the comfort of your home and take open-book exams. The second part of the program will be an in-person classroom format in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 24 and 25.

Module 2: Brain Longevity Symposium. All participants and previous graduates from Module 1 are invited and strongly encouraged to extend their registration and participate in the Brain Longevity Symposium on October 26 and 27. This Symposium is a gathering of all Brain Longevity Specialists to learn the latest developments in breakthroughs of ARPF-sponsored research studies, and exchange experiences and ideas with each other. This includes the BLTT Community Reception on Saturday evening, October 26.


  • ARPF’s 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention, including Diet, Stress Management practices that incorporate evidence-based yoga therapy protocols, Physical and Mental Exercise and Spiritual Fitness
  • Functional Brain Anatomy
  • Etiology of Alzheimer’s disease including a comprehensive review of medical and lifestyle risk factors
  • Stress management protocols that incorporate evidence-based yoga therapy protocols
  • The importance of sleep & socialization


  • Brain Longevity® Specialist Certificate
  • Use of the exclusive Brain Longevity® Specialist logo for marketing purposes
  • Comprehensive training manual, with comprehensive essays and instructor notes (downloadable)
  • Powerpoint slides ready for your use in presentations and workshops (downloadable)
  • 25 CEU hours for the following allied healthcare providers: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors ($40 additional fee required).
  • 25 CE credits for yoga therapists and yoga teachers
  • CE credits for Certified Care Managers (NEW)
  • CE credits for Physical Therapists (NEW)
  • One-year membership and directory listing
  • One-year Continuing Education via webinars, mentoring and coaching support


  • Five research update lectures from researchers and medical professionals
  • One lecture on Best Practices in Clinical Yoga Therapy Care
  • Lunch with the Expert on Saturday
  • Small group discussion and sharing, by professional interest
  • Special Award Reception on Saturday evening
  • 13 CEU hours for the following allied healthcare providers: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family ($20 additional fee required)
  • 13 CE credits for yoga therapists and yoga teachers
  • CE credits for Certified Care Managers (NEW)
  • CE credits for Physical Therapists (NEW)



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, Certified Care Managers.

Questions? Please email Chelsea Pyne, BLTT Assistant, at Chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.

“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 BLTT certification in her many roles. Imagine, in one long weekend you can gain crucial knowledge on Alzheimer’s prevention and watch your business grow.


Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
Founding President and Medical Director, ARPF, Tucson, AZ

Chris Walling, Psy.D., MBA, C-IAYT
BLTT Lead Trainer, Chairman, Education & Outreach Committee, ARPF
President, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Los Angeles, CA

Lori R. Fazzio, DPT, C-IAYT
Clinical Director of Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Annie Fenn, MD
Women’s health specialist and Founder of Brain Health Kitchen, a cooking school that fights Alzheimer’s and dementia, Jackson Hole, WY

Carol Hahn, R.N., RYT, RPT
Certified Brain Longevity Specialist & Nurse Educator, Los Angeles, CA

Mahan Kirn Kaur
Master Meditation Teacher and Healer, Los Angeles, CA

Kirti Khalsa, RYT
CEO, ARPF, Tucson, AZ

Karen (Kim) Innes, MSPH, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
WVU School of Public Health, Morgantown, WV

Arti Prasad, MD, FACP
Chief of Medicine, Hennepin Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speakers:

Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain) at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD (via videoconference)
Founder, Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), Stockholm, Sweden

Click here for an in-depth look at the #BLTT2019 trainers.


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 expand my professional activity. The Brain Longevity approach and recommendations were so well received that other professionals wished to take the training as well. So, I developed a certification course for Italy in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, had the opportunity to certify 10 people and already have plans for more training courses this year.
–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 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 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



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.


Travelers should plan to arrive in the afternoon of Thursday, October 24th and depart after 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, October 27th. ARPF has secured discounted hotel accommodation. Please click here to access detailed logistics information and hotel booking.


To see the Program Agenda, click here.


Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus
12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Meals Included:
Module 1: Light refreshments on Thursday, October 24th. Breakfast and coffee breaks on Friday, October 25th.
Module 2: Breakfast, Lunch with the Expert, BLTT Community Reception on Saturday, October 26th. Breakfast and coffee break on Sunday, October 27th.

Module 1 Registration Includes: All Lectures, Practicum Sessions, And Activities Listed above, Powerpoint Slides (Downloadable), Comprehensive Training Manual (Downloadable), One-Year Continuing Ed Webinars, Mentoring and Coaching Support, Breakfast and Coffee Breaks, One-Year Membership and Directory listing, usage of BLTT Certified logo and other ARPF trademarks as per guidelines, networking and group discussions.

Module 1 and 2 Registration Includes all the items above, plus:
Brand New Research Update Lectures from ARPF Scientific Advisory Council Members and Keynote Speakers, Lunch with the Expert on Saturday, Small Group Discussion by Professional Interest with Previous BLTT Graduates, Welcome Reception on Saturday, Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Coffee Breaks.

Questions? Please email Chelsea Pyne, BLTT Assistant, at Chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.

Suggested Reading:
You will be asked to read 2 books in preparation for this course. The reading list is included in your registration confirmation email.

Our recommended hotel is the Best Western (formerly Fairfield Inn by Marriott).



ARPF understand that sometimes plans change and that is why we have the following Cancellation/Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing to kirti@alzheimersprevention.org. Cancellations received on September 24th and later are non-refundable and can be applied to another program.   

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