Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga®: Teacher Training Program
With Lakshmi Voelker
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
6 Zoom Sessions Course is on individual one-on-one basis Registration now open.
For more than 5000 years, yoga has been one of the most impactful forms of fitness, stress relief and meditation in the world but it has often been limited to those who are able to operate with full mobility from a mat on the floor. Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga® was founded by and named after world renowned Yoga instructor and expert, Lakshmi Voelker, to provide access to the power of yoga for everyone – no matter your mobility restrictions—making the health and fitness benefits accessible to everyone.
This online teacher training will prepare you to teach a one-hour Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga class with knowledge and confidence to varied audiences.
Everyone can benefit from yoga, but often students, patients, or clients feel that they cannot because:
They cannot get down to the floor for whatever reason, such as age, disability or limited flexibility
They want to practice yoga but getting to the floor is impractical (at work, traveling, etc.)
These groups of people have traditionally been unable to reap the exceptional benefits that yoga brings to the body, mind, and spirit. Now, you can open this wondrous world to new audiences. You will add a new dimension to your teaching and/or caregiving.
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) incorporates yoga postures (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayama), and meditation as well as other Eastern and Western movements that have been adapted specifically for the chair.
Why is Chair Yoga good for you? Click HERE to learn more.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
In this training, you will learn how to adapt yoga poses to a chair and teach this technique to everyone, no matter their Level of Flexibility (LoFs) or range of motion. Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga poses are presented in three or more Levels of Flexibility® so your students can adapt each pose to their personal needs. This includes accounting for varying degrees of flexibility in students’ upper and lower body as well as their right and left sides. This innovative fitness approach makes her chair yoga program suitable for all ages and all fitness levels.
You will also learn pranayama, deep breathing techniques that are a key to reaching optimum health to help fully oxygenate your students’ bodies and massage their organs. This improves their energy and mental clarity while reducing pain and anxiety. Following the pranayama techniques, not only during chair yoga classes, but throughout daily life, significantly enhances health and well-being.
Finally, the meditation/relaxation techniques you will learn will allow you to incorporate them into your Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga classes. This will give your students added health benefits both physically and mentally.
For more information CLICK HERE for a list of practices included in the training.
Curious what a Chairasana looks like? See a sample of Sun Salutation Chairasana sequence HERE.
This program is conducted in one-on-one format and registration is available at any time.
The program includes:
6 1-hour Zoom video calls 1-on-1 with your instructor
Recordings of the six video calls
24 hours of self-study
Permanent online access to all training videos + our DVD & CD
275-page Teacher Development Manual
After the registration has been processed, you will be contacted by Bruce Binder at LVCY to set up an introductory Zoom to explain how the program will proceed.
A Webcam, microphone and browser or Zoom software are required for your computer or tablet. (For this program, mobile phone screens do not offer sufficient learning experience.)
Upon completion you will receive a Lakshmi Chair Yoga teacher certificate eligible for 30 CEUs from Yoga Alliance and multiple items useful to your LVCY practice (see Materials).
This online teacher training prepares you to teach a one-hour Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga class with knowledge and confidence to varied audiences.
You will also receive a listing in the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Database. Certified teachers will receive the rights to resell LVCY DVD, CD and Ten-Minute Fitness Routine Booklets and other products that are offered at a discounted price to you.
This training is suitable for Yoga teachers and teachers-in-training, health care professionals, care providers or anyone with yoga experience.
For those with little or no experience, you must take a minimum of fifteen hours of yoga classes from a certified yoga instructor before taking our online teacher training program.
FEES: Members $655/ Nonmembers $745 The fee is non-refundable once the program materials are shipped.
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga®: Teacher Training Program
Lakshmi Voelker, YT, E-RYT 500, KYTA, YA, C-IAYT has been a yoga teacher since 1969. She created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982 and is the creator of the Get Fit Where You Sit!® Single Chair Yoga DVD and Chair Yoga; The Sitting Mountain Series® CD.
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