Teaching Chair Yoga
To register, call Julia at 201-566-7183 or email
In Julia's studio in Weehawken, NJ:
Saturday, September 16, 1:30-4:30
Julia will provide an overview of teaching chair yoga - to the elderly, in an office setting, as well as chairs used as props in a gentle yoga class. In the training you will learn adaptations of traditional asanas using the chair, standing and sitting, and modifications using chairs to deepen beginners' experience of poses.
Julia will describe how she structures an hour-long chair class for the elderly, and she will share her experience of offering one-off chair yoga classes to libraries for the general public and in work situations. Julia will also provide advice concerning populations you wish to serve with chair yoga.
Saturday, October 14, 11:00-5:00
Chair Yoga for the Elderly.
Traditional mat-based yoga is difficult for those over 60, but they can get the benefits of yoga in a chair-based class. The first will focus on teaching active seniors (60s/70s). Learn asana adaptations for limited flexibility, including a standing sun salutation. Also learn the joint-freeing series and stress reduction techniques to alleviate emotional and physical constraints of aging.
The second half of the workshop will prepare you for teaching elders in their 80s and 90s. Learn seated movements and resistance exercises for strength as well as standing poses for balance. Julia will provide guidance for enhancing range of motion and sharpening students’ focus.
"I took Julia's chair yoga workshop in 2013 and loved her teaching, delivery, and experience. I've been able to use it with my elder clients and with clients recovering from injuries or surgery who cannot do yoga on a mat. I am very happy with the results I get when teaching chair yoga and the benefits my clients get by practicing chair yoga. "--Soraya Riera
At Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY:
Saturday, November 11, 11:00-5:00
Chair Yoga for Chronic Illness. Alexandra Oudheusden, recreational therapist and yoga teacher, and Julia Hough, yoga therapist, will teach you seated yoga poses, standing poses using the chair for support, movements to mobilize joints for those with chronic illness, and gentle movements and restorative yoga that clients with acute conditions can do in bed. You will learn breathing practices, mudras, and guided visualizations for both acute and chronic conditions. An overview of primary chronic illnesses and resources for further learning
will be provided. There will be an opportunity within the workshop to practice a short segment of chair yoga. Some experience of yoga is recommended.