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.
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.