Memory Maintenance Yoga Teacher Training

Get Certified to Teach Memory Maintenance Yoga And Help Your Community Thrive


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20 Hours of Yoga Alliance CE & International Association of Yoga Therapists APD

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Unites the findings from new evidence based research with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help people delay the onset of memory loss related diseases.

Upon full completion of this program, you will receive 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits and a "Memory Maintenance" Certification, an extra credential that will allow you to let studio owners and your community know that you have been trained.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s is occurring at epidemic proportions. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Every 67 seconds someone in the US develops AD. At this rate, it is estimated that of the 328 million people living today in the US, 45 million will contract Alzheimer’s. If you live to 85, one in two will get AD… so if you don’t get AD, your best friend will.

Make a real impact in your community and offer classes to improve memory for a lifetime of wellbeing.

Empower Your Students

We are told there is no cure for the disease, yet new research in functional medicine is showing that a holistic wellness approach can help slow, prevent and even reverse the Minor Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia and AD.

Teach with Confidence

We’ve developed this training to give you the background, research, statistics, components for memory maintenance, and the tools for you to develop your own unique MMY classes. Since memory loss conditions develop as we age, many of your students may be older. We present modifications for common conditions affecting seniors to make MMY classes accessible to them.

Forefront of Your Field

Be at the forefront of your field and add a new revenue stream to your teaching repertoire. This 20 hour CE course will certify you to help the large and increasing population at risk for memory to impairment that can be imminent as part of the aging process. In just 4 weeks be able to offer MMY classes to your community.

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What's Covered

  • The latest research on Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Cognitive Impairment
  • Seven Element Yoga Sequencing Framework for Memory Maintenance Yoga based on cutting-edge research
  • A therapeutic and safe approach to working with the aging population
  • Practices, somatics, warm-ups, chair yoga asana, restoratives, deep relaxations, pranayama, and mudra to use as a resource to create your own unique memory maintenance classes.
  • All practices are instructed in video format and in downloadable PDFs for easy reference.

Interactive Online Learning & Lifetime Access

Join us for life-changing, exciting, and accessible content with affordable, flexible, and self-paced delivery.

Content will be delivered to you in clear, concise and practical lessons. The course will include video, slides, lectures, prerecorded discussion, and homework actionable items for the direct application of the techniques into your group classes.

While the course is designed as a four-week course with five hours of content each week, it is also self-paced so you can take as long as you like to view and practice the material. 

You will have a lifetime of access to the material so you can re-learn and deepen your understanding and application of the principles again and again.

Uplifting Community

Our interactive online facebook community provides wonderful opportunities to discuss, ask questions, support and be supported in a vibrant community of learners. 

Interaction with instructors as needed via email, phone and/or zoom to keep you motivated, engaged and connected.

20 Hours of Study & Practice

Module One

Introduction to Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Minor Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Dysfunction. What is it? What causes it? Terms and terminology.

Introduction to the Seven Elements of a Memory Maintenance Yoga Class, the theory

Memory Maintenance Yoga Class, the practice

Module Two

Alzheimer's Research Overview

Kirtan Kriya, the practice

Brain Anatomy

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra What Scientific Research Says & practice 

Down Regulation of the Nervous System

Module Three

Teaching Yoga to Aging populations Considerations and Best Practices

Heart Health - Brain health Connection

Brain Games 

Pranayama Practices

Cross Laterals


Module Four

Yoga Specific Brain Research - the latest findings

Somatics - Neuromuscular reprograming

Memory Maintenance Yoga Class Practice

Sound bites & languaging for Memory Maintenance Classes

Module Five

Putting it all together

Taking it out into your community

Access to the Memory Maintenance Yoga practice library with over brain games, cross laterals, pranayama exercises, meditations, somatics, restoratives and complete classes all designed to improve brain function.

"Just completed the MMYTT online course and I loved the course materials offered by both Liz and David as teachers. Each one was really great-- really! I not only learned new material through the training, but also found that there were many elements to include and integrate in my current teaching and classes. For example, if a stretch or asana involves cross-lateral movements, I mentioned the benefits for brain health. The videos were full of content and fun! I really mean it! Please link anything you develop in the future to our group page, as I would certainly love to join another training in the future and would recommend this experience to others.! I also really enjoyed the live-call conversations on Tuesdays. This course also supplied me with many resources, such as the cueing handout sheet, which was extremely helpful, and I will continue to reference it after completing the course. Thanks so much!"

Marcie Storch, Memory Maintenance YTTGraduate

"If you are looking for a high quality teacher training, this is the one!"

Scott Cohen, 200 Hour YTT Graduate


Study with World's Leading C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and Senior Teachers

Soma Yoga Institute has a word class faculty team steeped in the traditions of Yoga.  Their excellence has been cultivated through decades of enduring dedication to their own practice and in-depth study, often in a variety of lineages.  Many of our faculty members are C-IAYT certified Yoga Therapists and recognized as “senior teachers”, having over twenty years of solid teaching experience combined with their long-term adhikara (studentship).  Each faculty holds a role in their home community as an innovator and influencer, inspiring radical change through Yoga and playing a profound role in the holistic wellness movement.  As a collective vision, we offer you an unparalleled opportunity to deepen your own practice, connect into your innermost divine nature, develop your professional credentials and teach from a place of authenticity.

Faculty Members for the Memory Maintenance Yoga Teacher Training Online include:

  • Liz Heffernan, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
  • David Webster, Founder of Yoga 4 brain Health, MA, RYT-500
Learn More About Our Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions

Yoga Alliance teachers are required to complete at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years to remain active. This online program counts as 20 Continuing Education (CE) units with Yoga Alliance. 

No, not at all.  Interested students as well as teachers are invited to participate. You will benefit greatly with the study of asana, alignment and modification and learn wonderful things to keep your brain healthy for a lifetime. If you are currently teaching yoga, you will be able to apply the lessons each week with focused direction and guidance to your classes.

You can begin anytime this is a self-paced course!

The course is structured so you may move through the material and assignments at your own pace. Expect to spend about 20 hours of your time reviewing the material, interacting on group calls and completing the assignments.

Yes, this course is eligible for 20 APD credit hours through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Yes, we have a final quiz for students who wish to receive continuing education credits. 

Yes, definitely. Our graduates are offering Memory Maintenance classes to their communities with great success.  

We are so certain that you will love this training that we are offering you a two-week risk-free guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the material after the first two weeks of the course, we will refund 100% of your money - just email us by 14 days after the start of the program and complete an exit interview so we can learn how to improve our educational programs for the future. After this 14-day window no refunds are granted.

Spaces are limited. To reserve your place, please register HERE

Once we receive your registration, we will send you a welcome letter with everything you need to prepare. We can’t wait to meet you!

We would love to connect to you.  Please feel free to email us at [email protected] or [email protected], text us at 808-333-9591 to set up a phone appointment, make an appointment by clicking here.

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