Certificate in Chair Yoga
Training for Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals
November 13th-15th, Ananta Yoga Studio, Wicklow.
Bookings through their website
This 18 hour professional development course will give you the basic skills to run chair yoga classes or integrate chair yoga into your regular teaching or care setting.
These skills can also be applied in health care settings, such as active retirement groups, people with special needs and for carers who support people with limited movement.
During this training we will cover:
– aims and intentions of chair yoga.
– why, when and who: who is it for, related health conditions – simple adaptations and contraindications for some common conditions.
– daily life movement skills e.g. moving from sitting to standing, postural awareness.
- seated and standing chair supported asana sequences.
– beyond asana - subtle yoga: yoga nidra, mudras, breathing and healing meditation.
– adapting to using chairs in a general class.
– planning a chair yoga class.
– comfort and ease: happy sitting and using props for support.
– teaching tips.
- Health and safety.
- setting up a class.
Cost: €300 Includes manual and certificate of attendance.
One reduced fee place may be available in return for Karma Yoga - contact Claire personally to apply.
Some previous experience of yoga is necessary for this training.
On applying to attend this course if you do not currently attend a yoga class or have an established home practice, it is strongly advised that you begin to regularly attend one.
Please note, this is not in itself a qualification to teach Yoga. It requires a minimum of 200hrs to train as a yoga teacher. However health care professionals have done this training and successfully used it to compliment their existing skills in a variety of settings e.g. physical therapy, special needs education, retirement homes.
Chair yoga training testimonials
‘’I had the pleasure of training with Claire. She has an amazing and profound presence. I'm delighted I could take part in her first Chair Yoga training weekend July 2018. It was not what I expected, I learned so much more than I thought I would, especially on a spiritual and deep connection of myself. I can recommend this course to everybody as it would be beneficial for all.’’
‘‘I cannot recommend Claire’s chair yoga training highly enough. I was very impressed with Claire’s deep knowledge of yoga asanas and philosophy and how she delivered the two day training. I found her calmness very soothing and her teaching methods very motivating. The Yoga Nidra was just the icing on the cake to a two fabulous days!”
Sara de Miguel Hernandez
‘’I highly recommend this training course of Claire's. For me already teaching Chair Yoga, it gave me lots of new ideas and reinforced my passion and reason for teaching Chair Yoga. Suitable for experienced Chair Yoga teachers, as well as anyone who'd like to begin and non-Yoga Teachers who work in an environment where people could benefit. ‘’