Course Outline: Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program

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 Chair Yoga - Graduation Requirements
Unit 6 Student Demographics

Chapter 2 – Methods and Philosophies of Teaching Chair Yoga

Module 1 Student Philosophies
Unit 1 Teaching Methodology - Student Philosophies
Unit 2 Video: The Life of 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 Video: Safety Summary with Sherry
Unit 1 Safety Summary with Sherry
Module 7 Test: Methods and Philosophies
Unit 1 Test: Methods and Philosophies of Teaching Yoga

Chapter 3 – Anatomy of Aging and Anatomy of Movement

Module 1 Anatomy of Aging
Unit 1 Aging of our Structure
Unit 2 Video 1: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement
Unit 3 Video 2: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement
Unit 4 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

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

Chapter 5 – Chair Yoga Video Class Library

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
Module 1 Chair Yoga - Full Length Classes
Unit 1 Video Library: Full Length Chair Yoga Classes

*Bonus* Module – Business and Marketing of Yoga

Module 1 Video Lectures
Unit 1 Part 1 - Introduction to the Business, Ethics and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry
Unit 2 Part 2 - The Ethics of Yoga with Sherry
Unit 3 Part 3 - The Business of Yoga with Sherry
Unit 4 Part 4 - The Marketing Yoga with Sherry
Module 2 Quiz
Unit 1 Quiz: The Business and Marketing of Yoga
Module 3 Yoga Alliance CEU Info
Unit 1 Register your CEUs with Yoga Alliance - Biz of Yoga

OPTIONAL: Certification and Credential Module

Do you want to earn advanced credentials and/or a Certification in your Academy Specialty area of study?

Our Credential Module is optional for those who want to go the extra mile and submit a teachback class and final assignment. These additional components are graded by our Mentor Teacher Staff and come complete with a detail Report Card with personal feedback. If you are a 200+ hr trained Yoga Teacher, you will earn a Certification credential upon successfully completing the Credential Module.  If you are not a 200-hr trained Yoga Teacher… no worries… you will receive a “Certification of Completion in Advanced Studies”.

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 Chair Yoga Teachback
Unit 3 SAMPLE Report Card - Chair Yoga
Module 3 Video Library: Teachback Classes from Fellow Classmates
Unit 1 Video Library: Teachback Classes from Fellow Classmates
Unit 2 How to Log your Yoga Alliance CEUs for the Online Chair Yoga Program

OPTIONAL Electives – Chair Yoga Special Topics

Want to deepen your expertise in Chair Yoga? Have you previously taken the Online Chair Yoga Training Course and want to add to your education? These workshops are great for expanding your knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching to Seniors with limited mobility. You will understand what is going awry in the body in terms of alignment, posture and osteoarthritis repercussions so that you can teach to each student in the room.

These 3 Workshops will take you into a deeper dive with lots of supporting material for these important areas of teaching Yoga to Seniors and people with limited mobility.  You will get a “behind the scenes” perspective of what it is like to teach to this demographic as many of the videos included in these workshops were recorded live with our lovely students.

The Posture Project for the 50+ Demographic

Module 1 Video Lecture: The Posture Project for the 50+ Demographic
Unit 1 Course Handout: 150 Page Teacher Training Manual for the Posture Project
Unit 2 Video: Part 1: Actively Aging with Yoga: The Posture Project
Unit 3 Video: Part 2: Body Reading, Posture Analysis and Prescriptive Movements
Module 2 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

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)
Unit 3 Video: An Osteoarthritis Discussion with Yoga Therapists, Sherry Zak Morris and Justine Shelton
Module 2 Module 2 - BONUS Material: 1 Hr Chair Yoga Class for Osteoarthritis Relief with Justine Shelton, E-RYT500
Unit 1 Video Library: Classes for Osteoarthritis

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: Live Wheelchair Yoga Classes
Unit 2 Videos: Learning Vignettes

OPTIONAL Electives: Knowledge 5-Pack Deep Dive Workshop Series for the 50+ Population

These workshops are great for expanding your knowledge, skills and confidence in these very important topics and conditions you will see in working with the 50+ Population. Each of our Academy Presenters takes a Yogic perspective into these issues so that you can share medical, anatomical and yogic philosophy as it relates to these deep dive topic areas. Be prepared with knowledge so you can better educate your students so they can feel better!

Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome with Monique Lonner

Module 1 Video: Introduction and Fundamentals of Metabolic Syndrome
Unit 1 Video and Handout: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Deep Dives into High Cholesterol and Hypertension
Unit 1 Video: Deep Dives into High Cholesterol and Hypertension
Module 3 (1 Hr) VIdeo: Yoga Therapy Practice for Pre-Diabetes and Pre-Hypertension
Unit 1 Video: (1-Hr) Yoga Therapy Practice for Metabolic Syndrome
Module 4 Parting Thoughts: The Koshas
Unit 1 Video: Parting Thoughts: The Koshas
Module 5 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome
Unit 1 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome

Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population with Viki Boyko

Module 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Unit 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population - Part 1
Unit 1 Video: Preparation for Learning
Unit 2 Video: Part 1 - A Fun Introduction to your Pelvic Floor
Unit 3 Video: Part 2 - Anatomy and Function of the Pelvic Floor and What Can Go Wrong
Unit 4 Video: Part 3 - Holistic Approaches and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Health
Module 3 Extras: Educational Video Vignettes and other Resources from Viki
Unit 1 Video: Short Educational Vignettes to Share
Unit 2 Pelvic Floor Facebook Group
Module 4 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Unit 1 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 5 BONUS: Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining Workshop Series with Sherry Zak Morris
Unit 1 Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining Workshop Series with Sherry

Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults with Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT

Module 1 Handout: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Unit 1 Handout: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults with Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT
Module 2 Videos: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Unit 1 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 1
Unit 2 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 2
Unit 3 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 3
Unit 4 Video: Yoga Poses for Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Module 3 Quiz: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness
Unit 1 Quiz: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness

Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training with James Knight

Module 1 Course Handouts
Unit 1 Handout: Tips and Guidelines for the Practice of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Handout: Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training
Module 2 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga® - Part 1
Unit 1 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Module 3 Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Unit 1 Video: Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Module 4 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Unit 1 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Module 5 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 1 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 2 (1 Hr) Gentle Somatic Yoga Class with James Knight
Module 6 Quiz - Gentle Somatic Yoga
Unit 1 Quiz: Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Coupon Code for 120-Hour Gentle Somatic Yoga® Online Training and Certification

An Introduction to Ayurveda and the Doshas with Lulu Peelle

Module 1 Video: An Introduction to Ayurveda with Lulu Peele
Unit 1 Video: Introduction to Ayurveda with Lulu Peelle
Module 2 Handout Set: Introduction to Ayurveda
Unit 1 Handout Series: Introduction to Ayurveda
Module 3 Quiz: An Introduction to Ayurveda
Unit 1 Quiz: An Introduction to Ayurveda and the Doshas