Chair Yoga Teacher Training
Saturday, January 19th, 9 am to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 20th, 9 am to 12 p.m.
As yoga’s popularity continues to grow, yoga teachers need to be able to adapt and modify our classes to meet the needs of diverse populations, including those with limited mobility. Chairs can be a useful tool for making yoga āsana accessible to a broader community, including seniors who have trouble getting up and down from the mat, differently-abled people who use wheelchairs or simply need more support in standing, and others who are recovering from a temporary injury that prevents them from using their full range of movement.
Chair yoga also can be used in situations where rolling out mats is not possible - corporate events as well as schools and other classroom venues. You need not be limited by space and equipment in offering yoga!
In this workshop, we will discuss and practice the how’s and why’s of adapting a typical “gentle” yoga class for people in chairs. We will examine the role of prāṇāyāma, sound, visualization and other tools that can be a part of a class where movement is restricted. We will practice teaching and role play making on-the-spot modifications for a variety of conditions. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and demonstration.
This training will be led by Robyn Love, a yoga therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. It is designed for yoga teachers as well as others who work in the therapeutic realm and/or people in the educational system who want to bring accessible yoga to their students and clients. CEC's will be available for those who request them. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.