Course Outline: Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Course

Chapter 1 – Introduction and Welcome

Module 1 Welcome and Overview
Unit 1 Chair Yoga - Before You Get Started
Unit 2 Chair Yoga - Course Structure and Navigation
Unit 3 Chair Yoga Welcome and Overview
Unit 4 Chair Yoga - Course Objectives
Unit 5 Student Demographics
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Chapter 2 – Methods and Philosophies of Teaching Chair Yoga

Module 1 Student Philosophies
Unit 1 Teaching Methodology - Student Philosophies
Unit 2 Video: Tell Them What You Told Me! What I Like About a Chair Yoga Teacher!
Module 2 Movement Philosophies
Unit 1 Teaching Methodology - Movement Philosophies
Module 3 Teaching Philosophies
Unit 1 Teaching Methodology - Teaching Philosophies
Module 4 Video Library: Philosophies of Teaching Chair Yoga
Unit 1 Video Library: Philosophies of Teaching Chair Yoga
Module 5 Video Library: Methods of Teaching Chair Yoga
Unit 1 Video Library: Methods of Teaching Chair Yoga
Module 6 Test: Methods and Philosophies
Unit 1 Test: Methods and Philosophies of Teaching Yoga
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Chapter 3 – Anatomy of Aging and Anatomy of Movement

Module 1 Anatomy of Aging
Unit 1 Aging of our Structure
Unit 2 Test: Aging of our Structure
Module 2 Head and Neck
Unit 1 Anatomy: Head and Neck
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Head and Neck
Unit 3 Pose Library: Head and Neck
Unit 4 Video Library : Head and Neck
Unit 5 Test: Head and Neck
Module 3 Shoulders
Unit 1 Anatomy: Shoulders
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Shoulders
Unit 3 Pose Library: Shoulders
Unit 4 Video Library: Shoulders
Unit 5 Test: The Shoulders
Module 4 Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 1 Anatomy: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 3 Pose Library: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 4 Video Library: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 5 Test: Arms and Hands
Module 5 The Spine
Unit 1 Anatomy: The Spine
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: The Spine
Unit 3 Pose Library: The Spine
Unit 4 Video Library: The Spine
Unit 5 Video Library: The Core
Unit 6 Test: The Spine
Module 6 Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 1 Anatomy: Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 3 Pose Library: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 4 Video Library: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 5 Test: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Module 7 Legs and Feet
Unit 1 Anatomy: Legs and Feet
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Legs and Feet
Unit 3 Pose Library: Legs and Feet
Unit 4 Video Library: Legs and Feet
Unit 5 Test: Legs and Feet
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Chapter 4 – Teaching Methodologies

Module 1 Patterns and Brain Teasers
Unit 1 Video Library: Teaching Methodologies: Patterns
Module 2 Somatic Variations
Unit 1 Video Library: Teaching Methodologies: Somatic Variations
Module 3 Create Your Own Pose
Unit 1 Video Library: Teaching Methodologies: Create your own Pose
Module 4 Factoids and Themes
Unit 1 Video Library: Teaching Methodologies: Factoids and Themes
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Chapter 5 – Chair Yoga Video Class Library

Module 1 Chair Yoga - Full Length Classes
Unit 1 Video Library: Full Length Chair Yoga Classes
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Chapter 6 –  Deep Dives: Chair Yoga Special Topics

The Posture Project for the 50+ Demographic

Module 1 Associated Teacher Training Manual - 150 pages
Unit 1 Course Handout: 150 Page Teacher Training Manual for the Posture Project
Module 2 Video: Part 1: Actively Aging with Yoga for the 50+ Population: The Posture Project
Unit 1 Video: Part 1: Actively Aging with Yoga: The Posture Project
Module 3 Video: Part 2: Actively Aging with Yoga: Body Reading, Posture Analysis and Prescriptive Movements
Unit 1 Video: Part 2: Actively Aging with Yoga: Body Reading, Posture Analysis and Prescriptive Movements
Module 4 Selection of One-Hour "Posture-Specific" Live Yoga Classes with Sherry Zak Morris
Unit 1 Video: Be Pain Free! Posture Clinic for Seniors
Unit 2 Video: Posture Conscientiousness and Awareness
Unit 3 Video: Posture Class for Body Alignment
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Chair Yoga for Arthritis: From Head to Toe

Module 1 Yoga for Arthritis CEU Workshop
Unit 1 Course Hand-out: Yoga for Arthritis
Unit 2 Video: Workshop: Yoga for Arthritis (2 Hr)
Module 2 Module 2 - BONUS Material: 1 Hr Chair Yoga Class for Osteoarthritis Relief with Justine Shelton, E-RYT500
Unit 1 Video: Chair Yoga Class for Osteoarthritis Relief with Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 (1 Hr )
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Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities

Module 1 Workshop Handout
Unit 1 Senior Care Facilities: Workshop Handout
Module 2 Video: Part 1 - Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities
Unit 1 Video: Part 1 - Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities
Module 3 Video: Part 2 - Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities
Unit 1 Video: Part 2 - Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities
Module 4 Video: Part 3 - Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities
Unit 1 Video: Part 3 - Teaching Yoga at Senior Care Facilities
Module 5 Videos: Learning Vignettes
Unit 1 Videos: Learning Vignettes
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And More…

Module 1 Special Topics: Posture
Unit 1 Video Library: Special Topics: Posture
Module 2 Special Topics: Balance
Unit 1 Video Library: Special Topics: Balance with Octogenarian Yoga Teachers
Unit 2 Video Library: Special Topics: Balance with Vestibular Specialist
Module 3 Special Topics: Back Care
Unit 1 Video Library: Special Topics: Back Care
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Chair Yoga Final Assignment and Teachback

Module 1 Written Assignment
Unit 1 Chair Yoga: Field Trip Assignment
Module 2 Final Teachback
Unit 1 Final Teachback
Unit 2 YouTube Tips for your Teachback
Unit 3 How to Log your Yoga Alliance CEUs for the Online Chair Yoga Program
Module 3 Video Library: Teachback Classes from Fellow Classmates
Unit 1 Video Library: Teachback Classes from Fellow Classmates
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*Bonus* Module – Business and Marketing of Chair Yoga

Module 1 Associated Powerpoint Hand-out for this Workshop
Unit 1 Course Hand-out: The Business and Marketing of Yoga Workshop
Module 2 Video: Business and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT and Yoga Studio Owner
Unit 1 Video: Business and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT
Module 3 Videos: Specialty Topics on the Business of Yoga
Unit 1 Videos: Specialty Topics for the Business of Yoga
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