Yoga for Healthy Aging 2.0


December 2-4, 2022

Please join Melina Meza and Baxter Bell and special guest presenter Erin Collins for this new 16-hour immersion where we will dive deeper into the many aspects of aging well. Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Beyond Basic Strength and an Update on the Four Physical Skills
  • Sleep and Nutrition for Healthy Aging – An Ayurvedic Approach
  • Stress and Moving Beyond Fight, Flight or Freeze
  • Immune Boosting with Yoga
  • Living Well: Embracing Mortality and Planning for It
  • Aging Well: Having Grace and Holding Space for Life’s Transitions
  • Dying Well: Meditation on Impermanence
  • And more!!!

As with the original Yoga for Healthy Aging 30-hour immersion, there will be a balanced mixture of presentations, yoga-based practices, experiential opportunities, and time for questions. It is recommended that you have either done our 30-hour program, or at the very least have read the book Yoga for Healthy Aging as a launching pad for our time together.



FAQ’s for YFHA 2.0 Live-Streaming on Zoom:

 Is there any pre-requisite for taking this course?
No, but if you have not taken Yoga for Healthy Aging 1 (the 30-hour immersion), we recommend you obtain and read the book, Yoga for Healthy Aging.

What is the schedule?
9:30am-12:00pm (PST)
Lunch break
1:00-4:30pm (PST)

What is the curriculum?
You will receive an outline of everything we will cover a few days before the workshop starts.

What if I cannot attend all the sessions live?
We will be recording each session and posting them for your later review. They will be available for 2 months after the end of the program.

What props will I need for the yoga practice parts of the program?
We recommend that you have the following:
Yoga mat
2 firm blankets
Yoga strap
2 yoga blocks
A firm chair (like a folding metal chair)
A bolster or DIY bolster
Don’t have a lot of props at home? Check out these to videos for ideas:
DIY Props:
DIY Bolster:

Meet our teachers:
Baxter Bell, MD
Melina Meza
Erin Collins

Are there any other recommended (not required) books for the course?
*of the ones listed…we recommend these the most
*Being Mortal by Atul Guwande, MD
*The Art of Dying Well by Katy Butler
The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski
Advice for Future Corpses by Sallie Tisdale
A Year to Live, By Stephen Levine