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November 2–6, 2014 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Teaching Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series Teacher Training

Lakshmi Voelker and Tracey Eccleston
Lakshmi Voelker

Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, YA, IAYT, created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ in 1982. Creator of the DVD Get Fit Where You Sit! and the CD Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, she has certified more than 1,200…
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Tracey Eccleston

Tracey Eccleston, E-RYT 500, YA, E-LVCYT, is codirector of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ and owner of Ageless Arts Yoga in Ontario, Canada. After completing her yoga teacher training through Wilfrid Laurier University, Tracey became certifed…
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Program Details

For yoga teachers, yoga teachers-to-be, yoga practitioners, and health-care professionals.

Do you have students, clients, or patients who can’t get down on the floor due to age, weight, disability, or inflexibility? Are you missing opportunities to teach at hospitals, senior centers, or nursing homes? Learn to bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to those unable to take part in even a gentle yoga class.

Along with meditation, relaxation, and breathing techniques, you discover ways to adapt traditional yoga poses to a chair. You learn to

  • Teach a one-hour therapeutic chair yoga class
  • Choose appropriate postures and breathing techniques according to individual needs
  • Learn levels of flexibility and identify precautions and contraindications
  • Learn weighted chair yoga (light weights to build bone and muscle mass)
  • Understand anatomy and alignment for each chair asana
  • Incorporate other Eastern modalities to improve health and well-being.

Upon completion, you earn a 25-hour certificate in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga. You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to teach Laksmi Voelker’s chair yoga.

Note Tuition includes a manual and a DVD. Bring a pair of one- or two-pound dumbbells. After registering, please contact Bruce Binder at 760.774.1752 or with your e-mail address so that Lakshmi can contact you prior to the program. This training includes extended hours.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 24 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 24 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge