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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.


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Giving a Student an Ah Ha Moment

Giving a Student an Ah-Ha Moment is like touching the Brass Ring of being a Yoga Teacher. Because it is only when a student understands and acknowledges the mind and body (yes, and spirit!) connection ... that they empower themselves to make the changes that need to...

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Testing our Resilience – Grab Your Yoga Toolbelt

A Special Message from Justine...... On the night of January 31st my 32 year old son had a 3 story fall in Los Angeles at his apartment. When I received the news, we were not sure if Mike was going to make it. In that one moment, my life changed. Drastically. I was...

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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!


Jeanine Faith

Bend, Oregon | United States

I am not yet done, but I am enjoying the program very much. I think the thing that is different and that I like so much, is that it takes people where they’re at. I have gotten a little burnt out on the hard lines of strict Vinyasa flows. As we age it’s clear that limitations come up. Accepting them and staying positive seems key. You do such a wonderful job making the classes fun. I’m learning a lot just from your approach. Thanks for all your hard work!

Chair Yoga Certified

Helen Rigby

Vista, California | United States

The course is wonderful, the mix of videos and reading is a great way to study no matter what learning style someone prefers. I loved this course and ever since I’ve started, I’ve been telling my yogi friends about your studio, certifications, classes, and workshops.

Chair Yoga Certified

Beverly Davis-Baird

Little Silver, New Jersey | United States

Sherry and Justine, you have a distinct way of loving people through your programs. Every conversation or email throughout the process provided encouragement and affirmation that I was on the right path. I can see why you are successful— you care so very much. I’m honored to be a new member in your special sangha and look forward to the day when I’ll get to meet each of you in person and give you a great big hug. 🙂

Low Back Certified