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Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
Lakshmi Voelker will be holding one of her Chair Yoga Certifications at the YogaWorks Mill Valley studio July 19-22, 2012. This program certfies participants to teach senior fitness as well as fitness for the disabled or anyone who, for whatever reason, cannot or will not do regular exercise.
This training is for yoga teachers and practitioners, and healthcare and fitness professionals.
In this certification, Lakshmi will train the participants to give a one-hour therapeutic chair (seated) yoga class with special emphasis on senior and disabled fitness. She will teach how to individualize postures by adapting each postures to differing levels of flexibility. Lakshmi’s levels of flexibility for her seated yoga makes this program unique in its field.
Most importantly, participants will come away with the skill to look at yoga mat poses and adapt them to the chair with the varying levels of flexibility.
Participants will learn the four variations of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga: Single Chair Yoga, Double Chair Yoga, Pair Chair Yoga, and Weighted Chair Yoga. The last is targeted at helping to build bone and muscle mass by adding 1-3 pound dumbbells to the seated exercises. This addresses a major fitness issue of sedentary people such as seniors, the disabled, the overweight, and all of us that just sit too much.
Among the chair poses participants will learn are the sun salutation, the moon salutation, the earth salutation, the warrior series, and classical balance postures. They will receive an anatomy overview, a review of the contraindications & precautions for seated poses. In addition, other Eastern modalities will be covered.
Program participants will receive a 200 plus page manual, DVD, a certification for 25 hours of teacher training in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, and a listing on Lakshmi’s website to generate students leads.
Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, YA, IAYT, has over 40 years in the fitness industry. She 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 700 teachers nationally and internationally, including health-care professionals at the Mayo Clinic and the New York City Department of Education. She does live certifications all around the United States. She also offers Online Teacher Training over Skype. For more information on all her certification programs, click here.
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