20-hour Instructor Training
Online Learning Center
Live Video Training
Learn in Community
Chair/Senior Holy Yoga provides an opportunity for people who are not able to participate in a typical Holy Yoga class due to injury or illness to experience the incredible benefits of Holy Yoga through physical worship, breath and meditation especially adapted for their particular needs.
In this 20-hour training, you will learn about some of the physical conditions that affect many older adults including range of motion exercises, getting up and down from floor/chair, yoga postures, working with special populations, and how to add resistance training and props into your practice. You will also learn to adapt many common yoga postures in order to provide a beautiful yoga experience for your students as they experience the love of God. The class meets for four 2-hour webinar sessions and includes additional home study, reading assignments, at-home video instruction, and a teaching practicum.
I NEVER wanted to take Chair Yoga. I have been working with seniors for 30 years and I did NOT want to teach them yoga. I said I never would. But in my passion for addictions, God has led me to teach two “Higher Power” yoga classes at the only inpatient drug rehab within 50 miles of my home, and it is absolutely the most wonderful thing I have ever done. I love it. Unfortunately, half of my 25 or so students can’t get on the floor due to injuries, artificial joints, or bullet wounds (one beautiful young man told me that he can’t move much because the police held him on the ground with a foot to the back when he was a teenager). Until this point they’ve sat in chairs while everyone else was on their mats and I have just given them basic modified poses. I am SO excited to teach them chair yoga – this is going to be HUGE for them. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping me make yoga accessible to all of my students!Susan Shull
Christina Mroz - E-RYT