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Yoga for Healthy Aging: An Intergenerational Approach

Don’t segregate!
I’ve always loved connecting meaningfully with people of different generations. In my 20s I created a successful counseling program for older adults. I was a bit audacious to be a “young” counselor of “older” adults, and yet the experience was beautiful and rewarding all around.
In this photo you see the peer counselors that I trained in that program with my friend Kathy at University of Arizona. One of my areas of research emphasis was gerontology and counseling . That’s me on the right on the monkey bars. ?
Today, in my zoom Sunday class moms and daughters and dads from all over the country practice yoga with me.
And often in prenatal yoga students bring their moms to class.

Are you regularly connecting with individuals who are not your peers in an equalized relationship?

Not as your patient but as a human sharing earth right now? What can you do to interact with humans who have lived and are living at a different life stage than you? I’d love to hear your ideas.

More reading on this topic:

Is Yoga for Everybody? Or Every Body?

Aging Skin and Yoga’s Inner Light

Yoga Camel Pose in My “Third Act”.


  • by Rebecca ‘Elsa’ Willis
    Posted October 31, 2021 10:21 am 0Likes

    Hi Bonnie!
    Just stumbled upon your page while doing some research in offerings for restorative yoga teacher training here in Tucson and was really moved by your post! Sychronistically, I after 10 years working as a Certified Nurses Assistant, are moving to a position in restorative care.
    I have been passionate about yoga and the benefits of intentional movement for over half of my life now, as well and equally as I have been passionate about my career in the nursing industry, especially with the ederly. I finally feel like I have an opportunity to really integrate aspects of restorative yoga into my care program with my residents.
    In any case, thank you for the service you have provided and continue to provide and thank you for sharing your story and serving as a messenger of affirmation for me in this new endeavor.
    infintite gratitude,
    Elsa ~

    • by Bonnie Golden
      Posted October 31, 2021 11:14 am 0Likes

      Elsa, Thank you for reading this post and your kind words. I love hearing about the creative work you are doing with elders. It is truly a privilege and I’m sure you are making a profound difference in their lives with your creativity and energy. Brava!!
      warmly, Bonnie

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