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Chair Yoga BLENDED

Chair Yoga is a versatile accessible practice for everyone. Ideal for seniors and the less able-bodied, it is also suited to those who would like to learn different ways to enjoy their yoga practice without rolling out a mat and getting up and down from the floor. You can either take this course in studio or virtual

Chair Yoga Teacher Training | IN STUDIO or LIVESTREAM

Dina Cohen | 9 March 2024 (IN STUDIO) OR 10 March (LIVESTREAM) + on demand content | 20 hours | Price: £195

Chair Yoga is an immensely beneficial practice for everyone, not just seniors and the less able-bodied, but also for those who would like to learn different ways to enjoy their yoga practice without having to get up and down from the floor: office workers, those travelling often and those with limited space… and anyone who finds themselves sitting down with 5 minutes to spare. Chair yoga is derived from traditional yoga, and this course provides a creative take on using the chair as an extension as well as support in our yoga practice. Teaching Chair yoga to students can be a highly purposeful endeavour, sometimes freeing those practising to move in ways that are not otherwise accessible, opening up a world with a much broader range of movements and associated physical, mental and energy-inducing health benefits.  This fun, interactive course will provide you with new skills and creative ideas to offer your students, friends and families.

This course takes the format of:

  • a pre-course meeting (15 February) 
  • a library of content released on 15 February with 3 months access
  • a  full fun and interactive day either in our studio (9 March) OR via Virtual Livestream (10 March)
 

 This course can be attended as a stand-alone CPD course or as an optional module on our Yoga Alliance accredited 300-hour programme

 

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga Course Content

Making sure your yoga teachings are accessible to all is a potent gift to give to your community. In this course we will look at ways to make yoga accessible for all and especially how to incorporate different requirements within one group. This can be the biggest challenge for teachers and one of the reasons that they don’t widen and diversify the range of students taught in one session.   We’ll be sitting in a chair, standing and balancing with the aid of a chair and moving around the chair. 

 Course contents: 

  • chairs and props 
  • structure and planning 
  • warming up 
  • adapting asana 
  • working with limited mobility 
  • modifications for seniors and less able-bodies 
  • modifications for those with greater strength and flexibility 
  • ideas for office yoga 
  • relaxation and Restorative options 
 

There will be plenty of opportunity to put it all into practice, with smaller group for teaching practice, feedback and discussion. 

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Dina Cohen Biography

Dina’s Dynamic Yoga and Mindfulness teachings have evolved over 20 years, grounded in hours of trainings with renowned teachers, and experience working with students from all walks of life: refugees and asylum seekers, dancers from the Royal Ballet, seniors practicing Chair Yoga in Care Homes or festival goers that find her getting her Flow on in a field surrounded by revellers and heavy beats. Now navigating her way through her ’second spring’, she’s finding the rewards of s-lo-w-i-n-g down, tuning in and learning to rest deeply are essential for sanity maintenance in an insane world.

She currently offers open-to-all Chair Yoga classes online, corporate and charity sessions and runs teacher trainings in Flow Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and of course Chair Yoga.

Chair Yoga Dina Cohen

Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

  • 6.30-7.30pm VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM pre-course meeting + Release of recorded ON DEMAND content Wed 15 Feb 2024
  • OPTION 1: IN STUDIO Sat 9 Mar 2024

    10-5:00 pm

  • OPTION 2 : VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM Sun 10 Mar 2024

    10-5:00 pm

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