SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1
CHICAGO

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Cultivating Resilience As We Age: Yoga Therapy Perspectives

​​Saturday Morning, Session 1 & Sunday Morning, Session 3

Is it possible to live with joy and meaning in the midst of the inevitable challenges that occur in later life? Resilience, the vital capacity to adapt successfully to adversity and change, can be cultivated within individuals who are "rich in years" through appropriate yoga therapy strategies.


In this presentation, we will apply perspectives from ancient and contemporary science to understand age-associated changes in the physical body, energy and vitality, cognition and emotions. We will explore yoga therapy strategies to promote resilience on each level through lecture, media, and experiential yoga practices.​



​Women's Panel Discussion: Yoga Therapy from a Woman's Perspective

Saturday Afternoon, Session 2

Join Clare Collins, Kate Holcombe, and Sonia Nelson as they discuss Yoga Therapy from a Woman's Perspective. These three women have each experienced yoga therapy themselves, have taught yoga therapy to others, and know the evolution of yoga and yoga therapy.


Keep up-to-date with our full list of presenters, schedule, and insights on our Facebook page! 

Clare Collins

Clare Collins, Ph.d, R.N., F.A.A.N., C-IAYT is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Michigan State University. A graduate of Yale University (MSN) and University of Michigan (PH.D.) , she also completed a five year post graduate fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health at the National Institute of Mental Health. Inspired by the teachings of Desikachar in 2000, she left academia to pursue studies in yoga therapy and to coordinate and teach is educational programs for yoga teachers and yoga therapists.  Clare blends her 35 years of experience in academic health care education and clinical mental health practice with the ancient teachings of Yoga.   She is a yoga therapist in St. Augustine, Florida and Beaver Island, Michigan, specializing in work with older adults, people with serious chronic illness and women’s health.

PhD, RN, FAAN, C-IAYT

2017 Yoga

Therapy  Summit