E-RYT 500, IAYT, YACEP
Expert in adaptive and disabled fitness and yoga
Lakshmi Voelker has more than 45 years of experience in the fitness industry, specializing in office, senior, and adaptive/disabled fitness. A pioneer in creating fun, customizable yoga and mindfulness sequences for a broad audience, Lakshmi developed her accessible programs based on the best wisdom and practices she learned from many years of experience with masters of Eastern traditions, extensive training in yoga, and 12 years working in a hospital.
She created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ in 1982, the audio Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series in 1990, and the DVD Get Fit Where You Sit in 2007. In her signature warm, humorous, and supportive style, Lakshmi has certified more than 1,400 teachers nationally and internationally, including health-care professionals at the Mayo Clinic and the New York City Department of Education.
She regularly runs trainings at Kripalu, the Open Center, YogaWorks, Discovery Yoga, and Texas State University. She also offers online teacher trainings worldwide.