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September 25 – October 30, 2021

Chair Yoga: Yoga is For Everyone

Krishna Chaitanya

6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Saturdays, 12:00-1:30pm ET

Course Description:

In today’s world there is an ever-increasing need for adaptive yoga. As the benefits of yoga become more well known, more diverse groups of people require modified yoga postures so they can also receive the benefits. Yoga has become recognized as one of the world’s most effective tools to maintain a healthy immune system, relieve stress, heal the body, improve sleep, focus awareness and support relaxation, and it’s available to everyone!   

The practice of chair yoga is rehabilitative, an effective tool for everyday practice and can be used with a wide variety of populations. 

Using the 12 basic postures of the Sivananda sequence as the foundation, this course will teach you to practice yoga with a chair, incorporating breathing and relaxation methods to produce all the benefits of yoga done from the floor on a mat for people who are unable to get on the floor.

In this course, you will learn techniques that can calm the mind, relax the body and invigorate the spirit, in a short amount of time, all while sitting on a chair!  Besides learning ways to maximize and energize office breaks, you will discover how to make yoga accessible to seniors, persons with disabilities or limited mobility, the chronically ill, and those recovering from injuries at any age.

Krishna Chaitanya is a physical therapist and senior hatha yoga teacher who has taught innumerable teacher and advanced teacher trainings in the ashram. His specialty is adaptive yoga and he has 20 years’ experience working with the elderly and other populations with physical challenges.

What You'll Learn:

"This course was well thought out. It provided useful and accessible chair options to common poses/routines. I am always looking for ways to teach yoga to people who are unable to get down on a mat - this was perfect!"
- Eva A.
"The chair yoga course exceeded my expectations!"
- Margaret

Additional Information:

Krishna Chaitanya

Krishna Chaitanya is a physical therapist, senior staff member of the Yoga Retreat, and senior instructor of Hatha Yoga in the Teacher Training Course and other courses. He has taught for more than 20 years and specializes in working with the elderly population. He teaches Adaptive Yoga, Chair Yoga, and has many years experience helping individuals with all kinds of physical limitations. 

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