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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. BLTT will take you on virtual, interactive deep dives into topics important to our members and society. 

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. We invite you to meet our team of experts and take action through a series of curated live and on-demand events during this course and beyond.

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


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/teaching script (downloadable)
Powerpoint Slides Powerpoint slides ready for your use in presentations and workshops (downloadable)
One-Year membership and directory listing Live Practicum with ARPF Staff
One-year Continuing Education One-year Continuing Education via webinars, mentoring and coaching support
14 CE Credits for Physical Therapists15 CE credits for Physical Therapists
23.5 CE credits for yoga therapists and yoga teachers
24.5 CE credits for Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers

14 CE Credits for Physical Therapists One-year membership
One-year Continuing Education One-year Continuing Education via 6 webinars and coaching support
Monthly get-togethers Directory Listing
Monthly Student Support Group Monthly get-togethers
14 CE Credits for Physical Therapists Access to last year’s educational webinar recordings
One-Year membership and directory listing
Access to flyers and handouts that you can order for free for your presentations.
Comprehensive Training Manual
Access to a library of White Papers, articles and Powerpoint slides.
Tech Support Support
Monthly Student Support GroupMonthly student support group
Tech Support
Tech support 7 days a week
Monthly get-togethers
Monthly get-togethers for yoga practice, chanting and networking.


  • 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

Register Online


"This [support group meeting for BLTT students] is super helpful and informative. It's great to meet other people from around the world. It gives me an overview of what your Foundation is about, because I really didn't know much about it or how much support we actually get. I thought that I was going to take this course and just add to my expertise, but now I feel uplifted a little bit more with all the support and awareness and the spreading of this wonderful news. I'm in this different space. So thank you for that. And then also, lots of really wonderful, supportive, bright people in this whole area. So I really feel nourished. Thank you for this. I'm glad that I took the time to be here [at the support meeting]."

- Angie H., Yoga Teacher

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. 

Brain Longevity Therapy Training Scholarships   

If you would like to take Brain Longevity Therapy Training, (BLTT) and are willing to share what you have learned with your community, apply for the BLTT Scholarship.  

BLTT Scholarships will cover 100% of the cost of the training program. We encourage ALL to apply and be willing to share what you learn with underserved communities.  We are committed to an inclusive and diverse membership who would like to share this knowledge and empower others through educational outreach. You may consider sharing The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention® with your community. 

The Four Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention 

  1. Diet & Supplements 
  2. Stress Management 
  3. Exercise: Mental & Physical 
  4. Spiritual Fitness    

We offer assistance to you in our BLTT community forums along with growth opportunities and support. During the year, you will be able to attend various webinars and symposiums that will enhance your understanding of the training, all part of the scholarship.    

The selection process will be based on the following criteria:  

  • How you plan to apply  this training and your experience
  • Your motivation  and inspiration for choosing this training program  

To begin your application process, please click on the box below and fill out your application. It will then go to Dr. Cathy Watkins, ARPF Scholarship Ambassador and Coordinator. Thank you for your interest in the BLTT! 

Apply for the BLTT Scholarship Here

Very Affordable
Registration Fee


C-IAYT credits

Yoga Alliance credits

Gift the Online Brain Longevity® Therapy Training

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; and Vice President, ARPF
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 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

Register Online

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


"ARPF offers information on brain longevity to meet the needs of our patient population, from those with cognitive linguistic impairments to dementia to those post-COVID or those with subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive decline or just an overall fear of becoming one of the above statistics. SLPs play a vital role in treating the signs and symptoms of cognitive decline. As an as an SLP for over 35 year, I now see prevention as a vital part of the treatment plan. The brain longevity therapy training is the answer to my prayers for a holistic approach to this dreadful disease. This information is invaluable and needs to be disseminated."

- Kim O., Speech and Language Pathologist

"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

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The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation is a leading global Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevention organization, funding Alzheimer's prevention integrative medicine research lor longer than any other non-profit, while providing professional training, educational outreach to laypeople, healthcare providers and caregivers on the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention.

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