Friday November 5th: 5:30-8:30 P.M.

Saturday and Sunday November 6th & 7th: 1:00-5:30 P.M

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Chair Yoga (specific to the ageing 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.

The Chair Yoga teacher training will give you the training/certification and ability to teach a chair yoga sequence to seniors and those who might have some physical challenges, pre-existing medical conditions or those 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 a more accessible practice.

The training is open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing a 200-hour YTT course. The Chair yoga course will include asana practice, theory (specific to ageing), hands-on practical training and interactive discussion.


Overview:

Day 1 – Friday
– Introductions
– Benefits of Chair Yoga
– Setting up the class/props
– Asana Chair Practice

Day 2 – Saturday
– Asana Chair Practice
– Ageing process and anatomy
– Sequencing a Chair yoga class

Day 3 – Sunday
– Asana Chair Practice
– Balance Sequence
– Meditation and the elderly
– Teaching Chair Yoga


Your Training Includes:

1.Training Workbook (20 pages):
Introduction
Anatomy of ageing
Sequencing
Meditation
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)


Fee:

Early Bird: Save $50 (Pay in full by October 5th, 2021) $295 + HST
Regular Fee: $345 + HST

Refund Policy: Refunds minus $50.00 + HST administration fee are available until October 29th, 2021. As of October 30th, 2021. NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON

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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.