Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Lore Kent Starts Workshops on the Benefits of Chair Yoga Teacher Training

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Lore Kent, Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher, now presenting workshops on the benefits of becoming a certified chair yoga teacher to bring yoga to underserved populations.

Lakshmi Voelker celebrating another chair yoga session.

Lakshmi enjoying chair yoga!

Lakshmi's was the most exciting, practical and informative workshop I had ever taken! I was committed to becoming a "pioneer" and making in-roads with the populations that were in tremendous need of chair yoga yet were excluded.

Lore Kent, LVCYT, has been on a journey morphing her yoga teaching practice from the mat to the chair. This transition has culminated in her now delivering workshops to yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and healthcare professionals showing them the financial and personal benefits of becoming a certified chair yoga teacher.

Lore was teaching 16-20 advanced mat yoga classes a week, yet feeling that her teaching (and her life) was out of balance. As yoga is all about creating balance, she sought more equilibrium in her life. The universe pointed her to Lakshmi's Chair Yoga Certification at Kripalu. Lore states, “It was the most exciting, practical and informative workshop I had ever taken! I was committed to becoming a 'pioneer' and making in-roads with the populations that were in tremendous need of chair yoga yet were excluded.”

After leaving Lakshmi's teacher training, everything changed for Lore, both personally and professionally. She networked with friends and business contacts, telling them how she wanted to create a difference in the yoga world through chair yoga.

The corporate world presented an unexpected route. Her first chair yoga class (outside of her home) was at Publisher's Clearing House (now going on four years). She then was referred to second corporate situation and started teaching another "chair yoga power hour" lunch class at the Omni Building.

This led Lore to the Half Hollow Hills School District where she taught ten two and a half hour workshops. She started picking up chair yoga classes everywhere she turned—with active senior groups, cancer survivor groups, and Alzheimer groups while teaching private and group classes in her home studio.

Lore realized that she needed to pass this new found success (both personal and financial) to other yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and healthcare professionals. She now gives workshops to introduce these groups to the breadth and depth of chair yoga and the value of taking Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training.

Workshop attendees are amazed at all the different populations that benefit from chair yoga. And when Lore shares that they can make 50 to 100 percent more an hour while receiving the priceless gratification of bringing yoga to students who never thought that they could partake in yoga, she sees their eyes shine, their brains engage, and smiles appear on their faces. She then knows she has created new “pioneers” who will create more in-roads through chair yoga.

About Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, YA, IAYT: She has over 40 years in the fitness industry specializing in adaptive and senior fitness. She created LVCY in 1982 followed by the CD The Sitting Mountain Series and the DVD Get Fit Where You Sit. She has certified more than 800 teachers worldwide, 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 and offers Online Teacher Training over Skype. For more information on all her certification programs, click here.

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