Chair Based Yoga CPD teaching Yoga to a wider population.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March – Spring 2020 – Note this course is now running as an online training 

Our Chair Based Yoga CPD weekend teaches you how to use the chair as a learning tool. You’ll learn how to modify standing and seated yoga postures. This training includes taking part in chair yoga practices. Learning sequences from both traditional and contemporary yoga. And understanding the benefits of chair based yoga. Knowing how students can achieve a greater sense of self awareness. To finding out how students can experience calmness through a chair based yoga practice.

Topics covered during the weekend include:

  • Simple anatomical principles for chair yoga 
  • How to adapt both seated and standing postures with chairs
  • Floor based sequences, with and without chairs
  • Preparation for breath work and also meditation
  • Teaching approaches for work environments, including offices and care homes

Hips – Day 1: Exploring sequences for mobilising the joints and muscles for the lower body. With a specific focus on the hips and legs.
Shoulders – Day 2: Exploring movement and anatomical principles for the shoulders and spine.

Both days will explore:

  • Limitations in the range of motion
  • How to adapt movement for different groups. 
  • Techniques to help release tension. 
  • Guidance on visualisation, mantra and breath work.
  • Integrating techniques for various populations.
  • Class settings, lesson plans and simple sequencing.
  • Introduction to chair-based yoga in charities, hospitals, corporate and one to one.

Lead tutor

Jasmin is a Practitioner Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor and Director of Bahia Yoga. She leads the 200-hour teacher training programme, and specialises in Yoga Nidra, Yin and Restorative Yoga. And leads regular workshops on breathing and relaxation techniques. Her initial experience of teaching chair-based yoga was with Refugees in 2008. Since then she has created programmes on Chair Yoga to residents at Nottingham City Homes and John Lewis and Partners.

There’s two guest teachers joining Jasmin during the Chair based Yoga CPD weekend.  They’ll talk about their experience of chair based yoga, in hospitals with both patients and carers. As well well teaching chair yoga in corporate settings. 

An inclusive approach to Chair Yoga

Our courses are taught in a professional, friendly and coherent manner. Chair Yoga doesn’t mean downsizing or diluting the techniques of Yoga. Instead it’s a wonderful way to explore new ways to teach valid life affirming practices, to all members of society.

Who can attend the Chair Yoga CPD workshop?

This Chair based Yoga CPD is open to Yoga teachers.  And healthcare professionals, carers and community workers. For those who are not Yoga teachers, we recommend attending some mini trainings. Including the Yoga Foundation Course this will help to boost your knowledge of yoga, with both practices and techniques.

Fees and Certification

Two-day Chair based Yoga CPD is £250 per person. The fee includes certification and a mini manual.

There’s 20 hours CPD Certification. This is obtained for attendance on both days, and completion of course work. Please book your place by clicking this link here.


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