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Chair Yoga Training
with Michael Hutkins (Anjaneya)

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019


Chair Yoga Training at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Michael Hutkins (Anjaneya)

Tuition: $195 + Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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Learn how to teach a complete Sivananda class with the use of a chair and explore how to adapt the class for those with limited mobility. Practicing in a chair offers students with limited mobility the opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga. This program will offer you the tools to help students build strength, awareness and confidence and to increase their mental and physical well-being.

Other topics taught include anatomy of aging, tools for communicating with a population that often has limited hearing and sight and how to approach retirement homes and community. While designed for yoga teachers, those who work regularly with the elderly or wish to share yoga with loved ones can also benefit from this training. The course will count as 20 hrs credit for continuing education with the yoga alliance.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Practice and Theory Chair Yoga Workshop
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Practice and Theory Chair Yoga Workshop
10:00am    Brunch
11:00am – 2:30pm    Practice and Theory Chair Yoga Workshop
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Friday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Michael Hutkins (Anjaneya)

Anjaneya (Michael Hutkins), is a graduate of the ATTC and is a full time yoga teacher, sharing Sivananda yoga with people of all ages and abilities in Ottawa, Canada. He began teaching seniors following his initial teacher training in 2008 as he wanted to share what he learned with his grandparents. After creating a program for them, he also started teaching a monthly class in a retirement home. The students kept wanting more and the class increased to bi-monthly and finally became weekly. Encouraged by the feedback and the positive effects of the practice on this group he took the Yoga Tout chair yoga training in Montreal, Canada to deepen his understanding of working with seniors. Now Anjaneya teaches several weekly chair classes and is always amazed at how open seniors are to every aspects of yoga, from the physical to meditation, philosophy and even chanting.

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Friday, October 18, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch