In-Studio Training
Saturday and Sunday November 2 & 3, 2024

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Chair Yoga (specific to the aging population)
12 Hour Teacher Training Certification

Over the next 20 years, Canada’s seniors’ population — those age 65 and older — is expected to grow by close to 70 %. As the population continues to age, it is more important than ever for seniors to take a proactive approach to their health. Falls are much more likely to occur as we get older. A regular and accessible yoga practice that not only builds strength and flexibility but also maintains and improves the body’s complex balancing systems, can contribute to a healthy quality of life in later years.

This Chair Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is designed to provide yoga teachers, senior fitness instructors and health care professionals with the knowledge needed to offer chair yoga practices to seniors and/or those who have physical challenges, pre-existing medical conditions or who might be recovering from an injury.

Many of the principles can be translated to someone who sits at a desk all day or who is new to yoga and wants an accessible practice.

Created to meet the growing demand for chair yoga teachers this program includes yoga practice, theory (specific to ageing), a separate module on teaching balance, hands on practical training and interactive discussion.

Program Overview:

  • Benefits of Chair Yoga
  • Setting up the class/props
  • Ageing process and anatomy
  • Sequencing a Chair yoga class
  • Improving Balance
  • Meditation and the elderly
  •  Teaching Chair Yoga

Your Training Includes:

1. Training Workbook (20 pages):
Anatomy of ageing
Balance handout
Reference books
Marketing material and certification

2. Every student receives a foot massage ball

3. Home Study: guidance for practicum
Students will have a chance to teach a short Chair Yoga sequence.
Guidance will be provided on how best to prepare

4. Chair Yoga Certificate (upon completion of 12-hour course)

Early Bird: Save $50 (Pay in full by October 19, 2024) $395 + HST
Regular Fee: $445 + HST

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Your Teacher – Alison Tait

Alison’s passion for yoga began over 15 years ago. Alison is a fully insured Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), having completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training in 2013 in Ottawa with Sylvie Gouin. She has been teaching Hatha Yoga for several years at a variety of locations throughout Ottawa including studios, community centres, retirement homes and corporate offices. Through her yoga practice, she has nurtured a keen awareness of the important connection between mind, body and inner peace, both on and off the mat. Alison’s goal is to make the practice of yoga accessible and enjoyable to people of all ages. She is a trained practitioner of Chair Yoga for those who, despite limited mobility, wish to receive the benefits of yoga. Alison is committed to continuous learning and has enhanced her practice through numerous yoga retreats and workshops, meditation, chanting and spiritual study.