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.
This course will teach you how to offer a complete yoga class in a chair for students who are unable to practice on the mat.
What is included in this course-
Teaching a 30-60 min chair yoga class
Teaching chair yoga online
Teaching to a group living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Teaching a group with Multiple Sclerosis and other causes of limited mobility
Teaching chair yoga for office workers
Working with other common issues that make a chair necessary
How to set up the class and how to teach from a chair
Practicum – Students will have the opportunity to practice teaching
Anatomy of aging
Mental aspects of aging
Yoga Philosophy and aging
Meditation and Mantras
Storytelling and other ways to share the yogic philosophy
How to find work as a chair yoga instructor
Who should take this course?
-Activities coordinators in senior’s homes/long terms care facilities
-Yoga practitioners who want to slow down their own practice or learn to share the benefits they received from yoga with loved ones.
How does this course work?
The course will be taught online via the Zoom platform. Students will be taught several yoga classes, there will be lectures and teaching practice as well. Breaks will be given throughout the day.
The class will be recorded and you will have access to the videos for 7 days afterwards to review.
The teacher will remain available to you to answer questions.
3 day course (12 hrs, all times listed in Eastern Time Zone):
Friday, Feb 26 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 27 @ 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 28 @ 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Michael Hutkins (Anjaneya)
Om Sri Hanumate Namaha
Anjaneya, Michael Hutkins teaches traditional Hatha Yoga and meditation classes to students of all ages and abilities, and now on Zoom 🙂
Anjaneya has done most of his studies living in Sivananda Ashrams. After his initial training he later completed the advanced yoga teacher training course, as well as the Sadhana Intensive Course. Michael also teaches trainings for yoga teachers to further their own development, as well as Hatha Yoga and philosophy lectures in 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher trainings. Michael has the 500hr RYT accreditation with the Yoga Alliance. Along with his family, Michael spends over one month each year living in an ashram, studying and teaching.
Michael sums up the whole practice in six words: Breathe in slowly, Breathe out slowly.