Teaching Chair Yoga
Date: Sun 12 Sept 2021
Time: 1000-1630 GMT+(1) UK TIME
Venue: Online via Zoom
"Richard Kravetz was inspiring presenting a wealth of information and creative ideas from his vast experience in his unique positive way made it accessible to all."
B.L Attendee, Teaching Chair Yoga, Feb 2021
This course is open to all, including those who do not teach yoga professionally. Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:
• Special needs teachers
• Yoga teachers
• Care professionals
• Anyone interested
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This Chair Yoga workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to guide the less-abled towards maintaining a safe degree of exercise and movement to help reduce deterioration in older age and promote health & independence with a view to a healthier outlook.
Due to the effects of aging or disability some people are unable to participate in a traditional mat based yoga class, and chair yoga offers a practical solution by finding ways to reduce complicated manoeuvres and movements to simpler, user-friendly procedures.
The morning will focus on a variety of sitting Chair stretches and movements for peoplewith reduced mobility or physicalrestrictions which may include the Elderly, Dementia, Stroke, MS, ME and a host of conditions related to ageing such as high blood pressure, arthritis, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
The afternoon will explore a variety of standing stretches, movements and sequences using a Chair which are more suitable for people with a greater degree of mobility but who have some limited restrictions which make a Mat based class unsuitable. We will also demonstrate how a chair can be used effectively as a prop to enhance well known yoga postures which form part of a mainstreamyoga session.
In both sessions we will discuss lesson planning, structure and adaptations with opportunity to interact and ask questions.
Become a Chair Yoga Teacher:
- You will become increasingly confident in making a difference to the lives of those who experience difficulty taking part in traditional yoga classes
- Your knowledge in creating the optimum environment for classes to become engaging, interactive and supportive will evolve
- You will also learn anti-rheumatic methods to help release tension in the limbs and joints
- By the end of this day you will have learned how to structure and plan an yoga session for adults with physical restrictions
- You will learn skills you can implement in both a one to one and group setting
- You will discover how to use various props to enhance the learning experience
- You will learn skills to help empower a less mobile person to use yoga to become physically, emotionally and psychologically stronger
- You will learn skills you can also adapt for a business setting where workers are sitting at desks for prolonged periods.
Practical solutions to demonstrate how movements and postures can be adjusted and used to become accessible for students who are elderly or less-abled are the primary focus throughout the day. The course tutor will frequently engage you in an experiential series of coordinated sequences using props and hands on assistance for a flexible and adaptable teaching approach.
Your success in completing the ‘Chair Yoga’ course will be celebrated with a Yoga Teachers Forum London 5 CPD points.
Full price: £80
Once payment has been made, you will be emailed confirmation with registration details for the day.
About the facilitator:
Richard Kravetz trains yoga teachers in teaching chair yoga, yoga for adults with specific learning differences & gentle years yoga. He has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years to adults, children and people with special needs. He holds a BWY Diploma for teaching adults and children and served as County Rep for North London & City 2005-13.
His interest in Special Needs originated when his second child was born with Global Developmental Delay and he currently teaches at Day Centres, Special Schools and residential homes. Richard’s training enables practitioners to deliver yoga therapy to the wider population and help facilitate yoga for Special Needs.