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Online Chair Yoga Teacher Certification Program

The Most Comprehensive Chair Yoga Training Program with Deep Dive into the Anatomy of Aging. Learn they whys, hows and whens of teaching Yoga to Seniors and people with physical limitations.

Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification Program

A Complete Program to Expand your Knowledge and Skills to Teach Yoga Safe and Effectively. Explore and go deep into many of the health issues, challenges and conditions common to the 50+ population.

Online Corporate Yoga Teacher Certification Program

A Real Life Corporate Approach to Deskworker Yoga Training with an Anatomical Focus. Through a Lunch and Learn format and dozens of sample Gentle & Chair Yoga classes, learn how to bring Yoga into the workplace.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Teacher Certification Program

A Deep Dive Approach to Spinal Issues using Yoga Therapy Concepts and Prescriptive Asanas. Immerse yourself in Structural Anatomy of the common conditions found in the Spine and how to modify Yoga appropriately.

Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Certification Program

A Successfully Proven Format of Fun, Creativity and Empowerment for Learning and Choreographing Chair Yoga Dances. A repeatable method for easily learning existing dances, or amazing theory for creating your own.

Gentle Somatic Yoga Teacher Certification Program

A Comprehensive Approach to Re-training the Body and Brain connection for Greater Body Freedom. Featuring the creative work of James Knight, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator, found of Gentle Somatic Yoga.


Recent Posts

When Pondering a Hip Replacement

I share what is happening in my Yoga life with all of you so that we can learn together! And what I learn, I know others could benefit from that knowledge as well. We all grow smarter together when we share! So, I spent 12 days with my parents (now 87 and 88) in Ohio...

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Functional Fitness vs. Physical Acrobatic Fitness

"Functional Fitness". This phrase keeps popping up all around me. And I think it is a good one when we talk about teaching to the over 50 Yoga student community. A student handed me an article from our local newspaper entitled "Functional Fitness should be Big for...

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When You Sub a Class and Have No Idea what to Expect

I subbed a class yesterday! I got an urgent request to sub an Adaptive Yoga class at our local library and I said "sure". I had no clue what the class was, or who attended, etc, etc. I showed up early for a 10 am start time. As I sat in a chair on the elevated...

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LIVE! Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program


The Best of Both Worlds! Online studies and LIVE! Teaching Sessions

LIVE! Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program

Starting in 2019!


Live Workshop Attendees

Yoga Teachers

“Very comprehensive information and fun! The research and statistics were eye-opening. I’ve found seniors love fact-based information about yoga. Can’t wait to share.

“Love, love, LOVE the posture project!!! Can’t wait to do this with my students. Thank you gazillions for sharing this with us. You are so gracious!”

“Sherry’s work with senior posture issues presented a wealth of knowledge that provided a comprehensive education on the issue. Her expertise, enthusiasm and love of what she does made her presentation extremely enjoyable and informative.”

Colleen Sengpiel

Colleen Sengpiel

West Des Moines, Iowa | United States

I thoroughly enjoyed this project. I have been observing postures & various physical conditions since I received my RYT certification 7 years ago, but this course has taken me to the next level of observations, ie. I better understand the ripple effect to the ENTIRE body when a “load bearing” joint is out of alignment.

Chair Yoga Certified

Carol Daly

Carol Daly

Jackson Heights, New York | United States

Thank you for referring me to Bruce who hired me to work with his mother. I appreciate it!

Chair Yoga CertifiedChair Yoga Dance - Certified