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Chair Yoga Certification

Chair Yoga for Every Body

Offered Live Online

Learn how to safely offer chair yoga classes or modifications using a chair: for students who need to use a chair for balance and safety; for students who are recovering from illness or injury; for students who need alternatives to getting onto the floor or who need help getting up from the floor; for large groups including workplace seminars and conferences.  

Chair yoga offers movement options for every day situations such as working at your desk, long trips in a car or airplane. Chair yoga need not be “easy” either.  

Chair yoga teaches proper alignment that can be helpful to anyone who practices yoga.  This program includes hands on practices as well as PPT presentations on health conditions such as osteoporosis, joint conditions and joint replacements. 

This experiential training focuses on the levels of Chair Yoga:

·Level 1 Chair Yoga – seated poses using one or two chairs.

·Level 2 Chair Yoga – seated and standing poses using one or two chairs.

·Level 3 Chair Yoga – modifications for mat postures as well as standing poses using the chair for balance, support, and improved alignment. Level 3 Chair Yoga can be used in regular yoga classes to practice challenging poses such as Balancing Half Moon.

·Techniques include:

o   Range of Movement techniques for “Daily Joint Maintenance”

o   Chair Sun Salutation – Seated and Standing

o   Restorative poses using the chair

o   Safe movement for osteoporosis, joint and spinal conditions

o   Mudras for balanced well-being

  • Teaching Methodology:
    • Discussions include teaching safe and accessible yoga for students with a variety of conditions and life experience.
Online Live-Stream via Zoom
in your own home
March 25 – April 2, 2023 
Attendance at all sessions is required for certification. 
All class times are Eastern Time Zone (NY)
 Saturdays (3/25 & 4/1)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays (3/26 & 4/2)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
 Monday, March 27, 2023
5 – 6:15 p.m.
 Thursday, March 30, 2023
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Note: The Monday and Thursday sessions are live streamed classes that are recorded and available for replay for those who are not able to make those time slots. Participants make take these as recorded classes. Must be completed by Saturday, April 1, 2023


Online at your location.

This is a Live training via Zoom.

Take some of my free recorded classes or Live-Stream classes before deciding if my approach is right for you.
  • 2 chairs that are suitable for Chair Yoga. Folding chairs can be versatile. Flat seated wooden chairs such as kitchen chairs work well too.  It’s good to have at least one chair with no arms.
  • 2 blocks
  • 1 strap
  • Blanket, pillow, eye pillow (optional), yoga mat or carpeted space.
  • A bolster is nice to have. We can also improvise if you don’t have one.
  • Dowel or broom stick
  • Pool noodle, rolled towel, or rolled sticky mat.
Desktop or laptop computer is best. There will be powerpoint presentations and small / large group activities that will make viewing easier on a larger screen than a cell phone. 
Your Trainer: 
Karen O’Donnell Clarke,

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  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification 
  • Please email a copy or photo of your YTT certificate to karen@yogahealsus.com
  • Yoga teachers in training with Yoga Alliance registered 200 hr YTT may request to apply.



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Contact Karen@yogahealsus.com
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25 Hour Certification

Please register by March 11, 2023

Sliding Scale Tuition:

  • Community Supported: $350
  • Standard: $400
  • Pay it Forward: $425
Sliding Scale Tuition


  • 60+ page digital manual 

  • power point summaries


  • Scroll down for Refund Policy. 


  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
  • Yoga teachers in training with Yoga Alliance registered 200 hr YTT


Total program hours:  25 contact hours

  • This program meets the Yoga Alliance requirements for up to 25 hours of continuing education. 
  • The yoga therapy components of Karen’s teaching are based on her professional yoga therapy certification with Integrative Yoga Therapy, an IAYT member school, not derived from her status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.
  • The yoga therapy components of Gusti’s teaching are based on her professional yoga therapy certification and not derived from her status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.
  • Approved for 25 hours of continuing education by IAYT.


Developed by Karen O’Donnell Clarke, certified yoga therapist, over the course of the past 20 years working with students who have multiple sclerosis, cancer, recovering from surgery, seniors, and individuals with physical challenges needing a gentle, adaptive approach to yoga. 


Questions about the training:

  • Karen O’Donnell Clarke
  • 860.204.0797
  • karen@yogahealsus.co
Feedback from past programs
  • “You provided a great balanced training, for so many people.  We were thoroughly trained on how to keep our students safe in our yoga classes.”
  • Regarding the most important thing learned or biggest area of personal growth through this course, one participant wrote:  
    • “I’ve been reminded of coming to the mat with a beginners mind every time.  
    • Chair yoga does not mean “easy” yoga.  
    • I am capable of accommodating a much broader range of human beings!  
    • All students can benefit from a chair yoga practice.  
    • It brings a strong sense of awareness to the body and its presence in space and time.  
    • This course has been perfection.” (Obviously a fan:)
  • “I love your approach to yoga as an integrated practice!!”
Refund Policy
  • 14 days or more prior to the first day of the training:
    • You will receive a refund minus a $75 processing fee.
  • 13 days through 1 days prior to the first day of the training:
    • You will receive 75% of your payment minus a $75 processing fee.
  • No refund is available:
    • if you cancel on the first day of the training.
    • if you are a ‘no show’ or if you leave the training early for any reason.