Mountain pose or Tadasana is our core pose from which all poses build. In chair yoga, our mountain is restful as we practice from the chair. Learn to teach therapeutic yoga from this base with confidence to a rapidly expanding population as 10,000 US adults turn 65 each day.
Topics include: -Routines that promote joint freedom, fascial release, strength, healthy breathing and balance -Sequences that move seamlessly from the chair to standing to reclined work with modifications for students who don’t get down on the floor -Research on healthy aging and best practices for working with students 60+ and therapeutic students of all ages -Instructions on sharing yogic philosophy with students in a way that is helpful and healing for daily living -Information on setting up a chair yoga class, cultivating your clientele and promoting a sense of compassion and community within the group
This training is structured in two segments so students can complete a case study between sessions for review and learning.
The workshop provides 16.5 hours of continuing education and is led by Anne Ondrey, E-RYT, C-IAYT, who has a Masters in Social Work with a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. She was executive director of a non-profit agency working with senior citizens for six years in Pittsburgh. In 2012, she completed training with her mentor, Peggy Cappy, in teaching yoga to older adults. She is certified Yoga therapist with IAYT, a Usui & Karuna Reiki Master, a Fascial Stretch Specialist (FST), a certified Yoga TuneUp® instructor and has taught in Lake and Geauga counties for a decade. She has an ongoing chair class at the Geauga Senior Center that has been in existence for 10 years.
$379 early bird by 3/25, $425 after