Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ Teacher Training Certification
Share the Benefits of Yoga
Do you have students, clients, or patients who can’t get down onto the floor due to age, weight, disability, or inflexibility? Would you like to teach yoga at hospitals, senior centers, or nursing homes?
By adapting traditional yoga poses to a chair, you can bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to those unable to take part in even a gentle class.
Whether you are relatively new to yoga or are a health-care professional or yoga teacher, this week will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to safely and compassionately teach chair yoga.
In this training, you will learn to:
- Teach a 1-hour therapeutic chair yoga class
- Choose appropriate postures and breathing techniques according to individual needs
- Discern levels of flexibility and identify precautions and contraindications
- Use light weights in chair poses to build bone and muscle mass
- Understand anatomy and alignment for chair poses
- Incorporate meditation, relaxation, and breathing techniques into the sequences to improve health and overall well-being.
Lakshmi Voelker has dedicated her life to creating accessible paths to wellness. She created chair yoga to be able to bring adaptive fitness and exercise programs to those who could not benefit from traditional methods of physical activity.
Upon completion of this training, you will receive a certificate in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga—and be ready to start sharing the positive benefits of yoga.
If you are a health-care professional, expand your toolkit to be able to offer a safe and effective movement practice to those who cannot get onto the floor.
For yoga teachers and aspiring yoga teachers, expand your expertise to be able to support a wider variety of students who are interested in practicing yoga.
Become certified to teach chair yoga to students, family, or friends with fun, creative sequencing and calming breathing exercises.
Things to Know
Download a sample schedule.
You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to teach Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, but students with little or no yoga experience must complete fifteen hours of yoga classes with a certified yoga teacher prior to the training.
Some required; see prerequisites.
What to Wear
A pair of 1- or 2-pound dumbbells
Tuition includes a manual and a DVD.
Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650
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