When we find a good book or good movie, we love to share it with a friend. Justine recommended this book to me and I am only halfway through and already have taken some new things I learned into my Yoga teaching. For instance, did you know that forward head carriage can cause choking when […]
How can we keep on bringing new ideas into our Yoga Teaching? How can we learn new ways to explain or reinforce important concepts? How can we get out of our own teaching rut? I have a simple answer that takes a little work on our parts. There are two steps involved. 1) Take a […]
I have a bird’s eye view of what is happening in the bodies of our 50+ aged Yoga students. How? Because I produce Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga DVDs and videos and I keep track of who is buying and viewing certain topic areas. So, see if you can guess which Gentle Yoga Therapy DVD […]
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Alice BW, Flemington, New Jersey, USA
I do not have the words to explain how much I have learned through this program. It is awesome! (Not easy, but awesome.) I find myself using the information and recommendations in my regular and corporate classes that I teach. It has really provided another dimension to my classes. Thanks to you and Justine for an excellent program.
Kathy L., Emo, Ontario, Canada
I just want you to know that I teach yoga in a town of 1300 people in Emo, Ontario Canada. We are on the Minnesota border.
I teach chair yoga and Hatha vinyasa. I love your website and all the great energy that you share with us. I feel blessed that I found you!
Thanks for all you do!
Janet Rosoff, Florida, USA
My journey teaching seniors has and continues to be influenced by your knowledge and guidance. As you know, I have completed your chair certification, very close to finishing the gentle yoga certification and once I have completed I will be signing up for Justine’s Low Back Intensive. Having a Crown Membership with access to YogaJP has provided me with invaluable resources that I have been able to provide to my students who range in age from mid 60’s to 97. You are both an inspiration to me and I thank you.
Deborah Mix, Wenonah, New Jersey, USA
I’ve had to expand my chair classes as they’ve been a huge success. Word has spread through neighboring studios and they send their Seniors my way.
Just wanted to thank you for your updates and constant vigil. Very much appreciated. I see not only great strides in my students but a social bonding as well. They rarely miss a class. Which is a far different story from when I was just teaching mainstream Yoga. If I find I have medical questions I can usually refer back to my notes for the most part and send them in a good direction. I’ve incorporated a bit of humor from my own perspective and hopefully encouraged them to laugh in the face of aging. It has become a beautiful practice for all of us.
Anne M., Scotland
I teach chair yoga to cancer patients and stroke patients in Scotland … I wanted to say that I find your videos and newsletters helpful and they have given me lots of ideas for my classes., so many thanks.
Jeannette B., Pico Rivera, California, USA
Thank you for your help and time. May I also take this opportunity to let you know that I really have learned a lot during this training. You have provided such a complete experience and I have truly enjoyed it.
Connie S., Fuquay, North Carolina, USA
It is very interesting stuff and it all makes so much sense!! I think back through my career and maybe if I knew all this I wouldn’t have all the back issues that I have, who knows!! You did a great job on this! I can see the potential to bring this Series into Start-ups, HR Departments and Facility Departments who focus on ergonomics.
Dana T., Rabun Gap, Georgia, USA
I am so enjoying taking the chair yoga certification course! Once completed hope to visit “Yoga Vista Academy” You guys are awesome!!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed your program. I will be doing the final assignments and teach back in the coming months. I can’t wait to say I have completed this and say I am a certified chair yoga teacher! Your program was well thought out and easy to follow. Thank you!
Marilyn F., Ohio , USA
Enjoyed the presentations, handouts and videos. I got started watching and couldn’t stop! This was very helpful.
WHAT I LEARNED THAT I DIDN’T KNOW?
“The different ways you sit and how that plays into your spinal posture and long term effects. It was a great Yoga Refresher on a calmer, more protective way of doing Yoga that is nurturing. And I learned about Breathing the pace, the connection and value that breathing plays into a good stretch.”
” That your muscles hold all your bones in place. I learned different ways to meditate and the best lying position for your spine.”
“How things work in my Anatomy. I want to remember to practice this and I know I need to relax. I need to practice – more!”
“I learned about the specific small muscles that impact the rest of the body, and about breathing/meditation.”
“I learned a whole lot about muscles. I realized how enjoyable Yoga and that it is a real benefit. I learned about the Breathing right left nostril thing.”
“How to open up and breathe!”
“I didn’t know anything about Anatomy! I learned the Breathing Effects of breathing through left nostril vs. right nostril. ”
WHAT WILL I DO DIFFERENTLY NOW THAT I KNOW?
“I use the techniques to stretch and move my body throughout the day hopefully preventing muscle/tendons/ etc issues.”
“I am aware of my posture when at my PC and correct it more often than before.”
“Improving my posture. Stretching regularly.”
“Sit Up More!”
“Constantly be more aware of my posture and work on breathing exercises.”
“I try and remember to stretch!”
WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE LECTURE/YOGA PRESENTATION SERIES?
“I liked that we were able to get a brief intro in the beginning of class to learn about what and why we were practicing in class and how it affects us everyday. ”
“There was so much to learn. It was much better than being fire hosed with everything all at once. Breaking it up into several sessions was a great idea.”
“Can’t wait to get Sherry’s videos and do these on a nightly basis at home.”
“The lecture helps me visualize what muscles I am working.”
“I liked all the explanation throughout the entire Series. So much new information I did not know about.”
“What she was teaching in lecture is what we focused on in the class. It tied it all together. ”
Kate Arnold, Loveland, Ohio, USA
I can honestly say that I’ve never had such a pleasant learning experience. I feel as if I have learned so much more through your program than I did in my 200 hour teacher training. The content was well presented, pertinent and informative. As someone who has struggled with figuring out how she best learns this program was very accessible.
Combine that with the incredible feeling of support, enthusiasm, and downright compassion that comes through in all that you (and all those involved in the program) do .. and you have one heck of a program!
Cathy M., Auburn, California, USA
I really enjoyed this unit. So much relevance for my own body and for my students. Also I purchased ‘ pain free’ based on your recommendation. Love it. It is so practical. Thanks for your great work.
Jackie C., Commack, New York, USA
I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the course! It is so comprehensive and beautifully presented. I am loving it. Thanks for the option to retake quizzes. The course is already enhancing my chair yoga classes. I work at Assisted Living centers and a chiropractor’s wellness center.
Judith F., Franklin, Tennessee, USA
I have to say that I am THOROUGHLY enjoying this course. As a technical writer and instructional designer for the past 25 years, I have to admit that I am a bit “snobbish” about participating in training programs as an attendee. The design of this course is fabulous. I love that you provide the options of auditory and visual means for learning (I happen to be visual).
The size of each module allows a person to successfully complete the modules even within the time constraints of their personal and professionals lives. I particularly like having the PDF files (not only because I’m visual) but because I can print them and highlight things that warrant my personal attention further.
Camille Cronfel, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
Despite this being an online class with no direct contact, I felt completely supported throughout the process. You were there to answer any questions, and I felt comfortable asking for help. I enjoyed the mix of readings, quizzes and videos. It is user friendly and comprehensive.
Lucy Valente, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
Yoga Vista Academy ‘s Chair Yoga Certification Program provided a written PDF to accompany the video presentation which I found beneficial to the student to read and follow as well as a great reference source to keep. I have already referred back to the PDF notes several times. The library of postures is also a good reference source for poses and their unique names. I found the videos to be very helpful especially to see the students go through the asanas to the best of their ability with modifications provided to accommodate each body and level of ability.
Kate Regan, Brisbane, Australia
My love & excitement for what I’m doing with chair yoga is all down to your ‘generosity of spirit ‘Sherry , and your willingness to share all that you believe is good with your students & trainees the world over. You are truly inspiring !