Teaching Chair Yoga
For graduates of any 200-hour yoga teacher training
In Julia's studio in Weehawken, NJ:
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.