Teaching Chair Yoga in Mixed Ability Setting
Date: Sun 12 Sept 2021
Time: 1330-1600 BST UK TIME
Venue: Online via Zoom
Lifetime access to the recording will be made available to all participants and additional material will be provided.
Attend the morning and afternoon sessions for £80
(the morning session will focus more on seated yoga)
Yoga teacher’s recommendation: Richard Kravetz is a fantastic & highly recommended teacher for this area, especially if you are interested in working with younger special needs groups.
From a Chair Yoga session for Yoga Teachers: The group work was fantastic. I liked the demonstrations from Richard and his positive energy. Thank you! I also liked Richard’s knowledge and sense of humour, the sharing to everyone of his experience and knowledge.
I work in the NHS, and came to the course you ran at the special yoga foundation. The course was wonderful and was one of the things that made me re-evaluate where I was going with regards to work.
A Chair Yoga Training Day: Feedback was fantastic, everyone enjoyed the workshop.
From a Yoga for Special People event, for yoga teachers: Richard delivered the day with humour and a clearly evident passion for this type of Yoga teaching and achieved all his aims and objectives. NOTE: 22 out 23 students rated the overall course as excellent.
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 course will look at teaching chair yoga to people in a mixed ability setting. You will learn how to use the chair as a prop. Richard will give you access to 40+ chair yoga options you can share with your students.
Empower yourself with the skillset to provide adults who are less mobile an opportunity to participate in traditional yoga classes.
Chair Yoga will give you with the tools to guide the elderly or less-abled towards maintaining a degree of mobility through movement and to allow a sense of well-being through the yoga practice.
This 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 mainstream yoga session. 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 morning 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
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 morning. The course tutor will frequently engage you in an experiential series of coordinated sequences.
Your success in completing the ‘Chair Yoga’ course will be celebrated with a Yoga Teachers Forum 2.5 CPD points.
Once payment has been made, you will be emailed confirmation with registration details for the day.
About the facilitator:
Richard Kravetz has been teaching Yoga for over 15 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.