ONLINE 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.


April 23–June 13, 2021

Two Weekends in April & June 2021

Weekend One: April 23 - 25, 2021

Day Times

Friday April 23

Saturday April 24



Sunday April 25



Weekend Two: June 11 - 13, 2021

Day Times
Friday June 11



Saturday June 12



Sunday June 13



**schedule modifications may be available for students in different time zones**

Program Cost:

$995 + 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 $422.68.

50hr YTT Payment Options
  Deposit  (due upon registration) Balance Total Tuition Payment Deadline
Pay in Full $339 CAD $785.35  CAD $1,124.35 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 $422.68 CAD $1,184.36 CAD Payment Plan dates will be coordinated via email upon receiving your registration and deposit. 

Students who've already graduated from this program are eligible to audit for a fee of $250 + HST. Students are required to bring their previous manual to the training.

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

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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.


Carolyn Jyoti Burke, MSW, E-RYT 1000, RCYT

Carolyn is an experienced yoga educator, retreat facilitator, strengths-based psychotherapist and parent. She has designed and led numerous wellness programs and therapeutic groups. Carolyn co- created and co-directs the 200-hr level Cross DisciplinaryTM Yoga Teacher training, the 100-hr HeartRise® Children's Yoga Teacher Training and the Yoga & the Subtle Energy Body Program. As a consultant for government treatment programs, Carolyn has developed therapeutic groups to assist children who are recovering from traumatic grief. Carolyn has created and successfully launched yoga programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. It is a rare teacher that can fill a room with compassion and joy the way Carolyn can.