No experience necessary. You do NOT have to be a yoga teacher to take this training. Certification to teach is available upon completion of this training.
Would you like to do yoga, but have difficulty getting down on the ground? Do you work with students, clients, or patients who can't get down on the floor due to age, weight, disability or inflexibility? Chair yoga can bring the benefits of yoga to those unable to take part in a traditional yoga class.
Chair yoga is a modality that allows us to modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to anyone who sits for the majority of their day, cannot stand for long periods of time, or lack the mobility to move easily. While seated on chairs, we can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends.
Chair yoga offers many of the same health benefits of yoga such as improved strength, increased flexibilities, better breathing, stress reduction, pain management, improved sleep quality, and an overall improved sense of well-being.
Chair yoga classes are appropriate for just about anyone, but are excellent for adapting poses for seniors, people with bigger bodies, pregnant women, and people with neurological impairments. Chair yoga is a great way to bring yoga to the school or office, too!
This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Chair Yoga for personal use or teaching chair yoga, including healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, and yoga teachers in training.