We love having Lakshmi at YogaWorks. She always has a great turn-out and the course is beautifully designed and masterfully taught.
Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
This program is for yoga teachers and practitioners, and healthcare and fitness professionals who are interested in senior fitness, disabled fitness, and exercise for anyone who, for whatever reason, does not do regular exercise.
Attendees learn to give a one-hour therapeutic chair yoga class with special emphasis on disabled and senior fitness. Attendees are taught how to individualize postures by adapting them to differing levels of flexibility. These levels of flexibility make this program unique.
More importantly, participants come away with the skill to adapt any yoga mat pose to the chair with the varying levels of flexibility (what she terms Chairasanas – asana being Sanskrit for pose or posture).
Participants learn the four variations of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY): Single Chair Yoga, Double Chair Yoga, Pair Chair Yoga, and Weighted Chair Yoga. The last is targeted at building bone and muscle mass by using 1-3 pound dumbbells while performing Chairasanas. 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 Chairasanas participants learn are the sun salutation, the moon salutation, the earth salutation, the warrior series, and classical balance postures. They receive an anatomy overview, a review of the contraindications & precautions for seated poses. In addition, other Eastern modalities are covered.
Program participants receive a 200-plus page illustrated manual, LVCY DVD, a certification for 25 hours of teacher training in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, and a listing on Lakshmi’s website to generate leads for LVCY teachers.
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 800 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.