Chair Yoga

Online Teacher Training Program

Master the Art of Teaching Chair Yoga…

the Yoga style Everyone can do!

Based on the Award-Winning Government-Sponsored Senior Chair Yoga Program

Course Highlights

  • Methods and Philosophies of Teaching Chair Yoga – Learn teaching philosophies, movement methods, and safety essentials in Chair Yoga, guided by Sherry Zak Morris, Certified Yoga Therapist, along with other experienced instructors.
  • Anatomy of Aging and Anatomy of Movement – Take an in-depth journey through the aging process, from head to toe. Learn about the anatomy, issues, and conditions affecting the aging body and how to modify Chair Yoga to accommodate them.
  • Teaching Methodologies – Discover creative teaching methods, patterns, somatic variations, and engaging themes to enrich your Chair Yoga classes.
  • Access to a Large Chair Yoga Video Class Library – Access a treasure trove of Chair Yoga resources, from videos focusing on posture, balance, and back care to full-length Chair Yoga classes.
  • Bonus Module: Business and Marketing of Yoga – Explore Yoga’s business and ethical aspects, transition to online teaching, and contribute to the YogaVista.TV video library.
  • How to Teach Virtual Classes – Master the essentials of teaching virtual yoga classes, from filming and editing to creating engaging online sessions.

Why Yoga Vista?

The Yoga Vista Academy Chair Yoga Training Program was developed by industry leaders, offers evidence-based expertise, and promotes inclusivity in teaching Yoga to diverse populations, making it a comprehensive and transformative choice.

Who Should Enroll?

Whether you’re a Yoga Teacher, Fitness Instructor, or Healthcare Professional, if you’re eager to bring positive change to the lives of seniors and individuals with physical limitations, our program is your gateway to success.

Join us on this transformative journey today and become a certified Chair Yoga Teacher.

Complementary Resources!

Unlock Your Potential as a Chair Yoga Teacher

Complementary Roadmap to Becoming a Chair Yoga Teacher

This comprehensive guide offers a step-by-step roadmap, invaluable tips, and pragmatic insights to kickstart your journey towards becoming a proficient Chair Yoga Teacher.

Take your Skills to the Next Level

Using video lessons, recorded-live yoga classes, and training materials that have been tested and approved by thousands of satisfied Chair Yoga students and teachers. Experience the transformative power of Chair Yoga as you guide your students to enhance mobility, alleviate pain, boost flexibility, and cultivate happiness and peace through this practice.

Sherry Zak Morris, Certified Yoga Therapist

Leading the Way in Yoga Education!

Sherry Zak Morris, a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), serves as the Co-Founder and Curriculum Creator of Yoga Vista Academy. Sherry is the visionary driving our unique approach to Senior Exercise and Healthy Aging. As the pioneer in Senior Yoga videos, she also leads YogaJP, a Yoga video production company with over 1,000 Therapeutic Yoga Videos. With an extensive YouTube following of over 100,000 subscribers, her teachings are celebrated for their engaging, popular, and therapeutic qualities.

Enrolling in our program grants you access to the wisdom and practical knowledge that has deeply resonated with Yoga enthusiasts worldwide.

“This incredibly popular channel features a large collection of Chair Yoga Classes that are fun, engaging, and accessible for older adults or folks in wheelchairs. They also offer curated playlists of videos taught in Spanish, Russian, Swedish and several other languages.”

Find out why Yoga Vista (aka YogaJP) is one of the Top 10 YouTube Yoga Channels for Older Bodies.


All-Inclusive Course Materials!

Access our 700+ Page Vibrant and Engaging Full-Color Training Manual, downloadable in convenient PDF Format!

The Training Manual includes:
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Common Conditions
  • Causes and Symptoms of each Condition and Issue
  • Movement Guidelines (do’s and don’ts)
  • Comprehensive Yoga Pose Library: recommended Yoga Poses/Sequences (with modifications)
  • Learning Lab Video Vignettes: illustrations of each Yoga Pose in the specific module

This is a Goldmine for Chair Yoga Teaching...

A Resource You'll Treasure Forever, Beyond Graduation!

Who is Chair Yoga for?

  • Seniors and Older Adults: Chair Yoga offers gentle and effective practices tailored to the needs of aging individuals.
  • Individuals with Limited Mobility: It’s perfect for those with physical limitations, injuries, or conditions that affect movement.
  • Yoga Enthusiasts: Yoga practitioners seeking a unique, accessible experience and teachers looking to diversify their skills.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Ideal for nurses, physical therapists, and caregivers interested in integrating Therapeutic Yoga into patient care.
  • Adult Care, Senior Living and Assisted Living Activity Professionals: Ideal for Activity Directors and Senior Care staff who want to bring gentle and fun movements to their residents/clients.

Optional Credential Module

Become a Certified Chair & Senior Yoga Teacher with ease! For aspiring teachers, our Certification and Credential Module offers a clear path to success. Impress your employers and stand out from the crowd with an official certificate, awarded upon completion of your graded final teachback class and written assignment.

Boost your credibility and enhance your Yoga Alliance and professional profiles today!

Learn from anywhere, at any time!

Become certified from the comfort of your home, with no time commitments!

Flexible Payments

No need to worry about paying upfront with our easy Payment Plans.


We’re here to help YOU!

Never feel lost with our easy-to-navigate “Ask a Yoga Therapist” feature.

Be part of a special community

We are more than just a group of people... We're a Yogi tribe with a familial bond.

Take a look at what our graduates have to say…

Your wonderful training has helped my career progress tremendously, because with the training and experience I have the confidence to charge what I’m worth. I have become a Chair Yoga “expert” in the area, and turn down or refer so many offers to other teachers. My hourly rate has gone from about $40 to a range of $60 – 90!

Eva Montalvo
West Palm Beach, Florida | United States

I could never have completed this course in an in-person class situation. Both my husband and I are lucky enough to have our 90+ year old mothers alive and living on their own. Most of our weekends get spent with one or the other; they are a fabulous focus group on what works and what doesn’t for some of my classes! They love all I’ve learned as much as I do.

Kristine Amey
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania | United States

To me there is nothing like this that I have come across. Teachers need this kind of calm and clear format and the video visuals and reassurance! It’s at the same time detailed and comprehensive but fun!

Carol Daly
Jackson Heights, New York | United States

I want you to know how much I enjoyed completing the Chair Yoga Certification course. I learned so much more anatomy than in any of my other Yoga trainings. I loved how the course tied together the anatomy portion with injuries and conditions, and then illustrated specific poses to be used for various conditions affecting seniors.

Sandra Price
Hobe Sound, Florida | United States

I’m so proud to be part of the Yoga Vista community and achieve my certification. It has shaped my direction and knowledge in profound ways! I’m so grateful for the supportive environment, your inspirational knowledge and energy. I will now take steps toward the gentle certification.

Kristi Bryan
New Albany, Ohio | United States

I had no idea how successful my chair yoga classes would be! I started a class in January as a volunteer at our senior center. From that I have grown exponentially via word of mouth. I am now teaching 6 classes a week, and am being asked to do more. Thank you from the center of my heart for your patience and kindness. I am SO grateful that you, your amazing team, and chair yoga has come into my life!!

Lee Terryberry
Round Hill, Virginia | United States

The course has really helped me to gain confidence in teaching seated yoga, by basing it so strongly in the context of the physiology of ageing. The depth of information about anatomy, injuries, philosophies and yoga modifications to work alongside everyone’s particular body issues, is really exceptional. I’ve found it so helpful and I know that it will continue to provide endless stimulation and ideas.

Alison Partridge
Oxford | United Kingdom

Now having a different perspective after breaking my wrist, I began to investigate chair yoga online. I found the Yoga Vista Academy. Making the decision to sign up for Chair Yoga Certification has been life changing for me and my husband! I have learned so much about the anatomy of seniors, [which I am One], and how chair yoga can help seniors…

Dana Thiele
Rabun Gap, Georgia | 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.

Helen Rigby
Vista, California | United States


I have been so blessed to learn about Sherry Zak Morris and Vista Yoga Academy with the online curriculum for Chair Yoga certification! She is a phenomenal teacher and explains everything clearly and with joy and a great positive attitude, which is contagious!!!… I have confidence, through her knowledge and detailed understanding of the body, to be able to help so many hurting people and give them Hope!

Serene Silverman
Las Vegas, Nevada | United States

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program?

It can take anywhere between 3-12 months to complete, but truly the Program was designed to be self-paced -- no pressure, no deadlines. Let it fit into your schedule and your lifestyle. Be quick or take your time, as needed.

During the course, if you find that you need extra motivation and accountability to “get ‘er done!”, then you might benefit from our one-on-one Coaching Program.

Do I have to be a Yoga Teacher to take your courses and/or workshops?

No, it is not mandatory to be a Yoga teacher, but it is recommended. Our courses cover advanced concepts and practices that often assume you have a basic knowledge of Yoga. However, we have many mind-body and healthcare professionals who study with us to gain a deeper knowledge of teaching to these special demographics in order to serve their physical needs more compassionately and knowledgeably.

What type of accreditation is available for the Training Program?

We offer a separate Credential Module for anyone who wants accreditation for the Chair Yoga Training Program. This module requires the submission of a one-hour Chair Yoga teachback class along with a written assignment. The purpose of the teachback is to determine if you have incorporated most of the learning and teaching methodologies presented in the Program.

Upon successful completion of the Credential Module, you'll receive a Report Card (filled with valuable feedback) along with one of these accreditations:

  • Chair Yoga Certificate of Competency – for non-Yoga teachers
  • Chair Yoga Certification – for Yoga teachers who have a minimum of 200 hours of Yoga training

Both of the credentials are recognized by many hiring organizations across the globe such as Assisted Living Centers, Senior Centers, Community Centers, etc. And we have many graduates offering classes over Zoom.

If I'm not a Yoga teacher, where can I teach Chair Yoga after receiving the accreditation?

Although many Yoga teachers take our Training and Certification Programs, there are plenty who don't have any Yoga teaching background. Many are health care professionals, PTs, exercise and fitness teachers, and senior care helpers who take our courses to get more in-depth information on teaching and serving these special demographics.

Our Chair Yoga Certificate of Competency, awarded to non-Yoga teachers, indicates that you have completed 60 hours of Teaching Methodology and Practicum in the Advanced Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program. What the Certificate does for you in getting a job teaching Yoga is dependent upon the hiring person/organization. Many senior centers, assisted living facilities, and community centers accept our Certificate of Competency as adequate background education. However, Yoga Studios will usually require you to have a minimum of 200 hours of Yoga teacher training… and perhaps a specialized certification if you are teaching a specialty type of Yoga (which these programs are).

We suggest you reach out to several organizations where you are interested in teaching, so you are aware of the hiring criteria. This should help you understand if accreditation is encouraged or required.

Yoga Vista Academy ChannelFree videos to supplement your training.


Yoga Vista (aka YogaJP) Channel
Free videos with fresh ideas for teaching.


Chair Yoga Dance ChannelFree Dances to infuse your classes with FUN!

Check out our Streaming Video Library!

Lots of NEW and creative material to enhance your teaching.

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