50-hour Yoga for Longevity

According to Stats Canada, for the first time ever, there are now more people age 65 and over than there are under age 15. Yoga can be a key support through the changes, challenges, breakthroughs and discoveries of this powerful time of life.

directed by Lotus Why, RYT 500

Yoga for Longevity is about living life fully through the transition of aging and dealing with the physical, emotional and spiritual changes that occur. Making yoga adaptable for all abilities, this course will support you in teaching yoga to an aging population, those with limited mobility, or rehabilitating from illness or injury.

These populations are often in need of support coping with aches, pains, being dependent on others, and the loss of dignity that accompanies these changes. Yoga can provide that support. Whether through temporary setbacks or long-term illness—or just the fact that human beings age—we need to offer a different yoga during this period of change.

Change is inevitable. As yoga teachers, we are not meant to fix whatever may be going on with the individual, but instead we’re there to help them stand in that place of transition. In this highly inclusive course you will learn chair yoga sequences, yoga modifications, breath practices, meditations and brain training sets that will help you enhance the flow of energy in a diverse population.

As people age or come to terms with their limitations, the essence of who they are will always remain. As yoga teachers, when we treat our students as whole beings we can support their independence and empower them to honour where they are on their life’s journey.


May 10–June 9, 2019

Two Weekends in May & June 2019

Weekend One: May 10-12, 2019

Day Times

Friday May 10

Saturday May 11



Sunday May 12



Weekend Two: June 7-9, 2019

Day Times
Friday June 7



Saturday June 8



Sunday June 9



Program Cost:

$925 + HST

Payment Options

A non-refundable deposit is required to process your registration. If you choose to pay in full, the balance of your tuition is due four weeks prior to the start of the program. If you choose to pay through a payment plan your non-refundable deposit payment of $339 is due immediately, followed by 2 equal payments of $383.13.

50hr YTT Payment Options
  Deposit  (due upon registration) Balance Total Tuition Payment Deadline
Pay in Full $339 CAD $706.25  CAD $1,045.25 CAD Balance is due 4 weeks prior to the program start date.
Payment Plan (Includes $30/payment processing fee) $339 CAD 2 equal payments of $383.13 CAD $1,105.26 CAD Payment Plan dates will be coordinated via email upon receiving your registration and deposit. 

Multi-Course Discount

Register for any 2 Canadian Yoga Teacher Trainings (50, 100 or 200-hrs) and receive a 10% tuition discount on each training. Only students who complete an application for each course, as well as pay the two tuition deposits simultaneously are eligible for this discount. For further information about this, please contact info@devatree.com.

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Lotus Why ERYT 200, RYT 500

Lotus’ yoga journey began in 1993. Lotus was an ambassador, administrator, teacher trainer, yoga instructor, and Outreach Coordinator at one of London’s first thriving yoga studios, The Lotus Centre for Yoga and Health. She completed her first 200-hr training at the Lotus Centre in 2002 and has since studied with many teachers, enjoying a diversity of styles, approaches, and techniques. Lotus trained in the Anusara method with Todd Norian for over 3 years, assisting teacher trainings from 2011 to 2012. She received her 500-hr Advanced Training from DevaTree School of Yoga and has assisted and taught in several 200-hr and advanced-level DevaTree programs.

In addition to her all-levels classes, she has a passion for teaching students with limited mobility or those recovering from illness and injury. She teaches cancer patients and their families at Wellspring. Lotus is adored by her retired and senior clientele. She also specializes in working with developmentally challenged and brain injured students. Her expertise in anatomy, therapeutics, pranayama, meditation, and the mysteries of the brain, assist her in supporting a diverse and changing population. Lotus’ classes are gentle, thoughtful, and brimming with experience and wisdom. Her greatest teacher has been and continues to be, life itself.