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Sitting and Stretching

Chair Yoga and Positional Therapy for a Happier and Healthier Body

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Want an alternative to drugs and surgery to relieve your chronic pain? In this workshop, you will learn postures and movements you can do with a chair at home or in the office to build strength, increase flexibility, and offer peace of mind.

Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, IAYT, has decades of experience helping people to ease or eliminate their muscular pain. This week, with yoga teacher Brenda Yarnold, MA, E-RYT 200, she combines the unique protocols of Lakshmi Voelker’s Chair Yoga™ with the powerful method of Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) to empower you with tools to manage your pain.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize and correct your muscular imbalances
  • Apply the correct chair yoga postures for your situation
  • Design your own personal chair IPT wellness plan
  • Easily follow the next steps for continued pain relief.

For more than 35 years, Lakshmi has been teaching chair yoga to bring adaptive fitness and exercise programs to those who cannot benefit from traditional physical activities due to age or limiting conditions. Both Lakshmi and Brenda are focused on ways to improve people’s health and wellness by making the practices completely accessible for people with restricted movement and those who are looking for relief from the effects of everyday stress.

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Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, IAYT, YACEP | Brenda Yarnold, MA, E-RYT 200

July 9-14, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Want an alternative to drugs and surgery to relieve your chronic pain? In this workshop, you will learn postures and movements you can do with a chair at home or in the office to build strength, increase flexibility, and offer peace of mind.

Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, IAYT, has decades of experience helping people to ease or eliminate their muscular pain. This week, with yoga teacher Brenda Yarnold, MA, E-RYT 200, she combines the unique protocols of Lakshmi Voelker’s Chair Yoga™ with the powerful method of Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) to empower you with tools to manage your pain.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize and correct your muscular imbalances
  • Apply the correct chair yoga postures for your situation
  • Design your own personal chair IPT wellness plan
  • Easily follow the next steps for continued pain relief.

For more than 35 years, Lakshmi has been teaching chair yoga to bring adaptive fitness and exercise programs to those who cannot benefit from traditional physical activities due to age or limiting conditions. Both Lakshmi and Brenda are focused on ways to improve people’s health and wellness by making the practices completely accessible for people with restricted movement and those who are looking for relief from the effects of everyday stress.

Faculty Bio

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Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, IAYT, YACEP

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.

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Brenda Yarnold, MA, E-RYT 200

Brenda Yarnold has always had a desire to help others, particularly those who may feel “out of place” in their bodies either because of illness, weight issues, age, or otherwise. Brenda was certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 2014, and knew she had found her path.

She has a substantial private practice on the Jersey Shore, mainly working with seniors, and is thrilled to bring yoga to every body. With an eclectic background in functional anatomy, Brenda strives to show others how to trust their bodies by allowing the breath to be their most personal guide. She is presently working towards her 300-hour certification in Yoga Therapy at Kula Kamala in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Known for her compassionate and nonjudgmental teaching style, Brenda shows her clients how to create a pain-free body, thus allowing them to live fully the life they desire.

 

Why Attend

  • Learn safe, gentle, and effective ways to move and stretch your body so you can discover the pleasures of being pain-free.

  • Gain confidence in your ability to increase mobility, flexibility, and strength in incremental steps that allow you to expand your sense of possibilities.

  • Address the symptoms of fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, plantar faciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica, and other common diagnoses without drugs or surgery.

  • Counter the effects of too much sitting and create a whole new relationship with your chair—as an ally in creating health and wellness.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    Live Pain-Free without Drugs or Surgery, Lee Albert 

    Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga: Single Chair Yoga Volume 1 (DVD), Lakshmi Voelker

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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