Teaching Yoga for Dementia

Teaching Yoga for Dementia with Richard Kravetz Sun 28 Nov 1000-1300 GMT-3

Teaching Yoga for Dementia

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Date: Sun 16 Oct 2022

Time: 1000-1300 BST (UK Time)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: £45

This event will be live on zoom.

Feedback from training with Richard Kravetz with YTF

"The chair yoga session with Richard held so much information - i have half a book of notes and drawings to go over. Richard was so knowledgeable and the style of teaching was very natural and engaging. I would highly recommend people to attend your sessions."

Pauline Cawley, Attendee, Chair Yoga Online Aug 2021

"Richard Kravetz was inspiring presenting a wealth of information and creative ideas from his vast experience in his unique positive way made it accessible to all."

B.L Attendee, Teaching Chair Yoga, Feb 2021

This course is open to all, including those who do not teach yoga professionally. Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

• Practitioners, Yoga teachers, Carers, Care professionals, Anyone interested in becoming a Dementia Friend.

To see the extensive range of CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your teaching practice, please click here.

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If you are unsure about your suitability for this course, or if you have any queries please let us know at info@yogateachersforum.org

Policies & Procedures For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.


"Richard's course on Teaching Yoga for Dementia offered great practical advice on delivering a chair yoga session and how to connect with participants.  He explained how yoga can help those living with dementia keep active and release the stress and anxiety that can build up"

Caroline Smart, Attendee, Teaching Yoga for Dementia Dec 2021

Course Outline:

This workshop discusses the experience of living with Dementia and how this is a Public Health challenge of our age. Life with Dementia can be disorientating and frightening; it impacts on confidence and independence.

We will learn to understand the condition and how we can help through a dementia friends information session.

We will examine a working model and how yoga can help those directly involved and the practices which help alleviate the symptoms and reduce anxiety. We will explore the benefits of yoga for this population and how it can be used to help promote a feeling of well-being and also the vital role of carers. 

The workshop includes an experiential yoga practice tailored for people with Dementia.

Yoga and meditation practices can be hugely beneficial to the dementia community.  In this training you will discover how to use yoga to help your students with:

  • Cognition: Yoga can help with improving mental function - learning and memory
  • Stress and anxiety caused by dementia - through movement and breathwork practices suitable for this group
  • Depression: techniques which can help those with this condition who also experience depression
  • Sense of location in space: yoga practices to help with spacial awareness and proprioception
  • Loneliness and lack of social relationships: creating a non judgemental space for activity with others
  • Other mental and physical issues which may sit alongside dementia: yoga practices which are appropriate for other challenges

You will also learn which practices are not appropriate and what circumstances yoga is not appropriate for this group and risk factors.  You will discover how to deal with challenging circumstances that can occur when teaching this demographic: the expression of anger & fear

Become a Dementia Friend

  • Understand the 5 key messages
  • What dementia is and what it is not
  • Recognise the progressive nature of dementia
  • Alzheimers disease and dementia
  • How to help people live well with dementia
  • How to turn understanding into action (we will be focussing on how to do this within the context of yoga and outside of this context too)

Course Certification

Your success in completing the ‘Teaching Yoga for Dementia’ course will be celebrated with a Yoga Teachers Forum London 3 CPD points.

You will also be a Dementia Friend having learned all the skills required to work with people who have dementia in settings both within and outside of the context of yoga.


Full price: £45

Once payment has been made, you will be emailed confirmation with registration details for the day.

Feedback from Richard's Trainings with YTF

:Richard is highly experienced, his teaching style is effective and humorous, and he made teaching Chair Yoga interesting and useful. I would highly recommend his workshop."

Jules MacKenzie, Attendee, Chair Yoga Workshop with Richard Kravetz

In Support Of:


Teaching Chair Yoga

About the facilitator:

Richard Kravetz trains yoga teachers in teaching chair yoga, yoga for adults with specific learning differences & gentle years yoga.  He has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years to adults, children and people with special needs. He holds a BWY Diploma for teaching adults and children and served as County Rep for North London & City 2005-13.

His interest in Special Needs originated when his second child was born with Global Developmental Delay and he currently teaches at Day Centres, Special Schools and residential homes. Richard’s training enables practitioners to deliver yoga therapy to the wider population and help facilitate yoga for Special Needs.