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Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation

Working Towards Prevention Since 1993

Brain Longevity® Therapy Training

Yoga Alliance Credit Hours

Join us and Become a Certified Brain Longevity® Specialist

CEU & CEs Available

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

"Brain Longevity Therapy Training (BLTT) is a great opportunity to discover the latest practical research application of yoga, meditation, and spirituality for the prevention and reversal of cognitive decline. Become a leader in the field of meditation and memory."

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
President/Medical Director, Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
Prevention Editor, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

A Research-Based Certification Program on Yoga and Integrative Medicine
for Brain Health and Healthy Aging

Baby boomers are the fastest-growing segment of our population and today almost 6 million adults are struggling with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, that number is estimated to be at least 50 million people. Around the globe, someone is diagnosed every 30 seconds. You can become part of the movement towards healthy aging and Alzheimer’s prevention through this highly informative, on-demand Certification program, now available to everyone in the world. 

As a participant, you will increase your knowledge and credibility around neuroscience and yoga and the impact meditation has on the brain. Plus, you’ll walk away with practical tools you can start implementing on day 1 to enhance your teaching/practice and improve your own resilience to face these stressful times.

Chris Walling

“This course offers you a comprehensive summary of the last two decades of research and applications of ARPF’s approach to Alzheimer’s disease prevention strategies. It will provide you with an invaluable wealth of knowledge and skills that will inspire both you and those you love to improve their brain health and longevity.”

–  Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, Lead Trainer, California, USA

Gift the Online Brain Longevity® Therapy Training


  New Benefits Added!
Monthly Student Support Group Monthly student support group
Tech Support
Tech support 7 days a week
Virtual Graduation
Virtual graduation/commencement ceremony
Monthly get-togethers
Monthly get-togethers for yoga practice, chanting and networking.
Braing Longevity® Specialist Certificate Brain Longevity® Specialist Certificate
Use of the exclusive Brain Longevity® Specialist logo Use of the exclusive Brain Longevity® Specialist logo
for marketing purposes
Comprehensive Training Manual Comprehensive training manual, with comprehensive essays and instructor notes (downloadable)
Powerpoint Slides Powerpoint slides ready for your use in presentations and workshops (downloadable)
One-Year membership and directory listing One-year membership and directory listing
One-year Continuing Education One-year Continuing Education via webinars, mentoring and coaching support
23.5 CE hours 23.5 CE hours for the following allied healthcare providers: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors
23.5 CE credits for yoga therapists and yoga teachers
23.5 CE credits for yoga therapists and yoga teachers
14 CE Credits for Physical Therapists 14 CE credits for Physical Therapists


  • Yoga teachers/therapists of all traditions
  • Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioners,
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Life/Wellness Coaches
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychologists/Mental Health Practitioners
  • Integrative/Holistic Medicine Practitioners
  • Caregivers

Questions? Please email Chelsea Pyne, BLTT Assistant, at Chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.

Register Online


“I am delighted to share my Brain Longevity wisdom with my local community. I was inspired to take the course after watching too many of my beloved elders suffer. I am humbled by and grateful to the passionate and talented team at ARPF. Together, we can make a difference.”

– Amy D., C-IAYT, Massachusetts, USA

How Does the Course Work?

This course is developed as a fully virtual training. The online work will be available immediately upon registration, so you can learn from the comfort of your home and take open-book exams. You have one full year from the date you register. For the completion of the course, we will schedule an online Practicum session. The Practicum is the final step to activating your membership as a Certified Brain Longevity Specialist. It will be a simple, 10-minute presentation based on a BLTT-related topic of your choice. We will, of course, explain this in more detail ahead of time. 

Very Affordable
Registration Fee


C-IAYT credits

Yoga Alliance credits

Meet your Instructors

A Research-Based Certification program on Yoga and Integrative Medicine for Brain Health and Healthy Aging. 

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
Founding President and Medical Director, ARPF, Tucson, AZ

Chris Walling, Psy.D., MBA, C-IAYT
BLTT Lead Trainer, Chairman, Education & Outreach Committee, ARPF
President, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Los Angeles, CA

Dale Atkins, PhD
Author, psychologist, lecture and presenter, New York City, NY

Elissa Epel, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, CA

Lori R. Fazzio, DPT, C-IAYT
Clinical Director of Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Annie Fenn, MD
Women’s health specialist and Founder of Brain Health Kitchen, a cooking school that fights Alzheimer’s and dementia, Jackson Hole, WY

Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain) at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Carol Hahn, R.N., RYT, RPT
Certified Brain Longevity Specialist & Nurse Educator, Los Angeles, CA

Karen (Kim) Innes, MSPH, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
WVU School of Public Health, Morgantown, WV

Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD
Founder, Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), Stockholm, Sweden

Arti Prasad, MD, FACP
Chief of Medicine, Hennepin Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Learn more about our Faculty here

About the Course

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History of ARPF and its work
Functional Brain Anatomy
Etiology of Alzheimer’s disease including a comprehensive review of medical and lifestyle risk factors
Stress management protocols that incorporate evidence-based yoga therapy protocols
The importance of sleep & socialization
Module 1: Introduction and Overview
Module 2: Brain Anatomy
Module 3: Women and AD
Module 4: The Brain Longevity Diet
Module 5: The Brain Longevity Supplements
Module 6: Stress Management Through Yoga
Module 7: Physical Exercise
Module 8: Mental Exercise
Module 9: The Power of Socialization
Module 10: Spiritual Fitness
Module 11: The Importance of Sleep
Module 12: The Psychology of Longevity
Module 13: What’s In Your Diet?
Module 14: From Pyramids to Principles

Module 15: The Brain Longevity Yoga Exercises for Every-Body
Module 16: Creating Your Daily Schedule
Module 17: Sample Weight Training Routine
Module 18: Caring For The Care Partner
Module 19: The Gut Biome-Brain Connection
Module 20: Oral Health
Module 21: White Paper
Module 22: JAD Research Article

Additional Videos:
– Feed Your Brain
– The Telomere Effect
– What’s New in AD Prevention
– FINGER Study: Lifestyle Changes in Decreasing Dementia Risk
– How Practicing Kindness Enhances Your Spiritual Fitness
– Kirtan Kriya Research at West Virginia University
– Best Practices in Implementing Yoga Therapy
– The Latest on Cognitive Reserve Research


"I have decided to become a member of ARPF because now I understand and appreciate the value that the membership offers and also because I see the benefits of belonging to the wonderful community you have created and nurtured."

– F. W.

“Immediately, I was able to use the materials and information to offer community public education events and to enhance professional and university educational courses. I also use the information in my clinical practice that includes working with individuals living with dementia, caregiver support, wellness interventions and organizational program development. Additionally, I developed a deeper understanding of the clinical benefits of yoga, meditation and Kirtan Kriya. I am collaborating with another course participant who is an inspiring yoga instructor to develop integrated yoga, wellness and educational based stress management programs.”

– Dr. Pat C., OTD, Colorado, USA

This training was a great opportunity to expand my professional activity. The Brain Longevity approach and recommendations were so well received that other professionals wished to take the training as well. So, I developed a certification course for Italy in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, had the opportunity to certify 10 people and already have plans for more training courses this year.  

–Alessia T., Yoga Coach, Italy 

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