Date & Time
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A knowledge of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) opens opportunities to bring the healing benefits of yoga to those who have previously been unable to take part in even a gentle yoga class. Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga helps those that cannot or do not want to get down on the mat for whatever reason. Some settings to teach LVCY are hospitals, senior centers, and nursing homes to mention just a few.
In this certification, you will learn how to adapt classical yoga asanas to a chair(s) with LVCY’s unique Levels of Flexibility as well as breathing and relaxation techniques, meditation, and foot reflexology. You will also learn to use two chairs and light weights while seated to build muscle and bone mass.
Students will leave with a certificate for 25 hours of teacher training in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga and the skill and confidence to offer one-hour classes to varied audiences. You will learn to:
- Adapt postures using LVCY’s unique Levels of Flexibility Method.
- Understand precautions and contraindications for poses and breathing techniques
- Include other Eastern modalities to improve health and well-being
- Teach a 1-hour therapeutic Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga class
Note: This training is for yoga teachers, teachers-in-training, healthcare practitioners, and others with at least 15 hours of yoga classes. Tuition includes 200+-page illustrated teacher’s manual and access to a Web site with our DVD, CD, and seven 30-minute classes.
Please Bring a pair of 1- or 2-pound dumbbells.
After registering, please contact Bruce Binder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 4-Day Training
Monday – Friday, April 20 – 24, 2020
Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Members $545/ Nonmembers $595
Early Bird rate of $515/ Nonmembers $550 expires on 2/25/20
New York Open Center
Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, KYT, AY Ambassador, 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. The LVCY book will be out in 2020. Lakshmi has certified staff at the NYC Department of Education, the Mayo Clinic, and various VA hospitals, among others.