Teaching Chair Yoga
To register, call Julia at 201-566-7183 or email
In Julia's studio in Weehawken, NJ:
Coming in Spring of 2019
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 half of the training 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.
Cost: $125 5 contact CEUs, 5 non-contact CEUs with Yoga Alliance
"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, April 21, 2018, 11:00-5:00
Chair Yoga for Chronic Illness
Julia will team up with Alexandra Oudheusden, recreational therapist and yoga teacher, who will provide first-hand knowledge of teaching students with multiple sclerosis and those recovering from stroke. You will learn will 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 also 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. This training is open to all healthcare practitioners.
Cost: $100 5 contact CEUs with Yoga Alliance Register