Chair Yoga Certification

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Chair Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course
12-Hour Chair Yoga Certification Course

Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25

with Donna Schnoor

The senior population is the fastest growing age group in the United States. More and more, yogis over 50 are showing up in yoga classes and many will be requiring a modified practice. Learn how to make a yoga practice accessible for seniors, those with limited mobility, or disabilities.

This course is open to all Yoga Teachers, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Home Health Care Providers, as well as anyone who would like to learn chair yoga modifications.

This 12-hour Course will go over:

• Common conditions, injuries, illnesses related to aging
• Contraindications for movement and postures
• General anatomy related to particular conditions
• Tools to modify yoga postures for chair and mixed level
(seated and standing) chair classes
• Creative ways to make your chair yoga classes fun, educational, and safe

Learning Objectives:
Learn basic anatomy & contraindications relating to seniors
Learn to modify a yoga class for chair yoga
Learn safe & fun sequencing for a chair class

Course Materials:

Chair Yoga Teaching Manual

Certification:
Receive a 12-hour Chair Yoga Certificate of Completion

Yoga Teachers can earn 12 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance

Syllabus

 

Friday
6:00-8:00pm
Discussion
Older population
Issues associated with aging
Basic guidelines
Breathing

Saturday
12:00-5:00pm
Sample class
Posture/Alignment
Mirroring
Proprioception
Balance
Neuroplasticity
Strength
Flexibility

Sunday
12:00-5:00pm
Sample class
Sequencing
Making it fun
Conditions/Contraindications
Students demo
Certifications

$225 through July 4th
$250 after July 4th


Pre-registration is required through Mindbody. Please call or email the studio if you have any questions or need assistance registering.


About the Instructor:

 

Donna has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is registered as an E-RYT500. Besides her busy teaching schedule, she is an integral part of 200- and 300-hour Teacher Trainings, mentors yoga teachers, and offers specialty workshops, certification courses, and retreats. She specializes in anatomy, alignment, and therapeutics, placing a strong emphasis on working with older adults, and training teachers to work effectively with this demographic.

Her classes are conducted with a healthy dose of humor while cultivating a calm and centered mind. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys life with her husband of 28 years and her big rescue dog, a Bullmastiff named Bailey.