Online Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program

Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program Description

Discover the most unique online learning adventure to-date!

Our Online Chair Yoga DANCE Teacher Training Program was created to help you put that extra sugar, spice and joy into your Chair and Gentle Yoga Classes. Learn the hows, whys and other important details about incorporating Chair Yoga Dances into your Yoga classes. Join us on an experiential adventure through 8 different Dances!

The Online Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program is purposefully designed to be fun, creative and enjoyable! Even if you don’t think you will ever include a Dance in your Yoga class… you will have the best time learning something new and stepping out of your comfort zone. Having Chair Yoga Dance training is certain to set you apart from other teachers–all while bringing smiles and lightness to your students.

Each of the 8 Program Chair Yoga Dances are intended to be unique experiences which act as learning tutorials to build upon the concepts of teaching this creative movement modality. I promise you will look forward to every Dance Module with Joy and Eagerness!

By the end of this Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program, you will learn how to confidently teach the 8+ Dances, plus learn the easy methodology of how to choreograph your own dances! After completion, you will have continual access to the growing library of Chair Yoga Dances from Sherry and other Graduates.

Chair Yoga Dance Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to teach and create safe, effective, fun and accessible seated and standing Chair Yoga Dances
  • Learn the physical, emotional and mental benefits of Chair Yoga Dances and why and how to use them in our Yoga teaching.
  • Gain an understanding of the modular structure for learning and teaching Chair Yoga Dances that is applicable to any style of dance and/or genre of music.
  • Comprehend the components of a song structure and how they relate to movement patterns
  • Get quick and easy ways to remember the Dances and learn how to share the movements with your students in a comprehensive, yet short, way through the Teaching Strategy module available for each Dance.
  • Gain an understanding of video filming and editing to help bring your Yoga teachings and Dances into the online video world.
  • Access the creativity of all the Chair Yoga Dance Graduates in our every growing Dance Library.
  • OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION – For those who want to be Certified in Chair Yoga Dance, just include 1-2 full originally-choreographed Dance along with the 2 Chair Yoga Dances in your Final Teachback. ( Just enroll in the Certification and Credential Module)

Why Take the Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program?

Chair Yoga is a wonderful option for anyone with impaired mobility or who needs the support of a chair in their Yoga practice. For students who have balance challenges, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, and other nervous system disorders, they can  benefit greatly from movements set to music. Dancing and moving to music improves the mind/body connection and thus improves coordination, balance and memory.  And when you add Chair Yoga Dances into your Yoga classes, you also bring a new level enjoyment–and a little ‘boogie’–to the class. Our music recommendations and choreographed dances are designed with the Baby Boomer generation in mind. Who doesn’t love to hear the favorite songs of their generation while practicing fun, safe and effective Yoga?

Elderly care and exercise are growing in demand as our population ages. The practice of Chair Yoga is gentle and accessible to everyone, whether they are recovering from surgery, athletic injury, use a wheelchair, or even just struggling from general stiffness, tight back, or reduced flexibility due to pain and tension. Our Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program will give you the strategy, guidelines and examples of how, where and where to add Chair Yoga Dances into your Yoga classes.

Physical therapists, Yoga Teachers, nurses, eldercare associates and administrators, and senior living communities are all new and growing areas exploring adding Chair Yoga Dances to their specialized Yoga instruction. 

Yoga doesn’t have to be so serious! Music and choreography bring fun movements that are gentle, safe, and energizing to your classes.

Sherry Zak Morris from the Yoga Vista Academy teaching Chair Yoga Dance to Seniors
Sherry Zak Morris from the Yoga Vista Academy sharing the I Hope you Dance Chair Yoga Dance

Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Materials

All Course materials included upon enrollment! Detailed and Illustrated  Downloadable Training Manual includes:

  • Detailed analysis of the “Core 8” Chair Yoga Dances from various genres and styles (more dances are continually added as they are created and developed)
  • 5-Part Instructional and entertaining Online Videos for each Dance to reinforce learning
  • Detailed handouts for each of the Chair Yoga Dances in the Program with detailed Pose Photos, Lyrics and Movement sequences
  • Repeatable Methodologies and Modular Design for creating your own Chair Yoga Dances
  • Detailed Discussions on song selection, movement selection, cueing, designing and sequencing, music and song selection, lyric structure, video filming, etc.

Create Your Own Training Manual!

Yoga Vista Academy Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Manual

An Ongoing Resource you can Use Forever!

Find out More about the Online Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Training Program

Join me on this fun and amazing ride of becoming a Chair Yoga Dance Teacher. In this video, I cover lots of details about the Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program… how it works, what you will learn… and most importantly, how to take this movement methodology into your Chair Yoga classes or any exercise or fitness classes where you want to add a little zing of FUN!

Get Creative!

I know, I know… many of you don’t want the pressure to create your own dances.  Don’t worry! If you just want to learn the methodology of learning and sharing my Chair Yoga Dances in your classes.. then this program will give you the knowledge to do so.  But, if you are dreaming and scheming of creating your OWN dances… this program will give you all the nuts and bolts to help you create, assemble and deliver your own unique Chair Yoga Dances.

Testimonials

Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland | Australia

I can’t thank you enough for the joy and creative ideas you bring me. All the very best to you, I wish health to you and your family, and appreciation to all of the wonderful and innovative yoga teachers who contribute to Yoga Vista.


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Susan Rowan

Susan Rowan

Richmond Hill, Ontario | Canada

I followed along with the lyrics, noting the beats per segment. Creating movements for each section seemed logical and fun and I could visualize some alternate patterns that I might want to use with my students. I was doing the dance along with the videos and was surprised by how energetic it felt even though the movements are so simple and slow. I like the format.


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Olga Danilevich

Olga Danilevich

Toronto, Ontario | Canada

To be a witness of the whole adventure of dance creation was a sheer fun! Step by step instructions, made learning this dance such a enjoyable experience!


Marcela Kohn

Marcela Kohn

Punta Pacifica | Panama

In my personal case I feel that this is wonderful for older adults. Every day I discover more the desire to live to enjoy that they have, I am surprised, I am fascinated, it is like that playful part that lacked yoga, they love to meditate, but I feel this part as a meditation in movement, although none of the musical themes are slow, they expect this part as children waiting for their candy, this is what fascinates me.


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Anna Wagner

Anna Wagner

Mt Wolf, Pennsylvania | United States

I selected a pop/hip hop song to create a dance routine. If I hadn’t taken this course, I would never have tried a song like “Dark Horse.” No knowledge provided in this course is wasted. Actually very useful!


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Carol Daly

Carol Daly

Jackson Heights, New York | United States

Sherry’s course enabled me to break down what I’m doing in a chair dance and teach the components with less improvising and even more fun. Identifying the movements as steady, progressive, free flowing, etc. has also helped me to choreograph more thoughtfully. The dances are easy to learn and provide a foundation for creating my own in a way that is most enjoyable and beneficial to my students. Sherry has painstakingly and lovingly included and attended to every detail. What a joy!

Sherry is the queen of chair yoga dance and has included songs for every season! During the winter the jingle bells song was such at hit at several of the places I teach. All of the dances can be done seated or easily modified to standing and make you smile. Thank you so much Sherry!


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Karen Wexler

Karen Wexler

Delray Beach, Florida | United States

I love how you have those diagrams to make the song structures easy to understand, and how you have the whole thing broken down with the different formats of songs. The way each module was separated and built upon also made sense to me as far as the order of learning each lesson.


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Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland | Australia

I’ve been fortunate to participate in her on-line pilot Yoga Dance project with teachers across the world, to collaborate on this innovative movement program. This is a well-conceived, unique and comprehensive course, with quality resources, well produced videos, that are supplemented with useful handouts. The course includes information from anatomy of aging, to song structure, from the how’s’ and whys’ of choreography to teaching safely to seniors. Sherry provides plenty of examples, complete with scenic backdrops, to communicate the information needed for yoga teachers to incorporate Chair Yoga Dance into our tool kit.


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Donna Wasneski

Donna Wasneski

Grand Junction, Colorado | United States

I really needed this class. I am tone deaf. I struggle to find 8 counts ( and I teach low impact aerobics 8 times each week). I took all of your strategies to help me! Your visuals of lyrics were a new helpful approach for me.


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Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland | Australia

I plan on celebrating my completion and certification (your honest and comprehensive feedback is amazing). Really I had an absolute ball last year with this course. Learning the dances, practicing them with my students has completely changed how I approach my chair yoga classes. I always include two yoga dances, and the end of the month culminates in an entire hour of yoga dances. The majority of my students, don’t miss a week and I am finding a significant retention of my students. I know it is due in part, to including yoga dance. But watching your delivery, and learning all the factoids and other bits you add to a class, including naming the postures, has helped to develop my teaching skills. I am a very good teacher because of what I’ve learned from you.


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Hope Carroll-Rizzo

Hope Carroll-Rizzo

Oronoco, Minnesota | United States

The online material not only helped me learn it faster, but I felt more confident.


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Karen Wexler

Karen Wexler

Delray Beach, Florida | United States

I think it is really brilliant how you lay this out. It makes sense to me, even if sometimes I need to re-watch to make sure I understand, that is just how I need to learn. But this is broken down into all the necessary aspects, lyrics, song structure, movement/choreography, and each builds upon the other allowing for the repetition that is necessary for really learning the dance.


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Carol Daly

Carol Daly

Jackson Heights, New York | 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!


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Peggy Nelson, Portage, Wisconsin, USA

Hi Sherry, Thank you for the wonderful program. It is so well organized, clearly a labor of love.


Tammy Brinkmann

Tammy Brinkmann

Washington, Missouri | United States

I love the fact you are teaching us your methodology to teach our own dances. (this is what I signed up for)


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Susan Rowan

Susan Rowan

Richmond Hill, Ontario | Canada

Just wanted to let you know I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this pilot Chair Yoga Dance project.


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Olga Danilevich

Olga Danilevich

Toronto, Ontario | Canada

The course is so well thought through. I really love the methodology you used, the structure of this course, clear, step-by-step instructions. And it’s so inspiring! I believe and hope that many teachers will take this course and will spread joy and healing on all levels to many-many people!


Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland | Australia

I incorporate Yoga Dance into every senior’s chair yoga classes. Once a month I offer an all yoga dance hour. I have witnessed significant increases in student numbers. I am sure this is because it introduces a physical activity to seniors that is fun, socially engaging and imaginative. Seniors love to dance and the feedback is always positive.


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| Australia

I’m really enjoying the teacher training and have already incorporated many of the dances in my chair yoga classes. My students really love them… My mom’s favorite is “Locomotion.” I love doing the dances! Thanks for creating the teacher certification program!! I can’t wait to create some dances… just waiting for songs to find me!


Karen Wexler

Karen Wexler

Delray Beach, Florida | United States

One of my favorite things Sherry is your great enthusiasm! It is very contagious! And anytime I am watching you with a group of people doing the class together, my heart melts…it’s so heartwarming watching those seniors following along and moving to the beat. I absolutely love it.


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Kayleen Deaves, Australia

Currently Enrolled

Very much enjoying the course and have been teaching ‘Catch a Falling Star’ and ‘Forever Young’ to the children in the village school where I live. They love it and great opportunity for me to practice also.


Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Port Macquarie | Australia

Once again I found Sherry’s Dance Program an excellent professional training program. The videos were presented with a high level of technical expertise while the actual content was creative and imaginative, detailed and very easy to understand. The variety of dances means everyone can find dances and music they really like and respond to. People in my classes absolutely love these dances.


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Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland | Australia

An area that I have been investigating is how positivity and happiness affect health, and the relationship between health and the positivity of Chair Yoga Dance. I am confident that every teacher who uses Chair Yoga Dance witnesses students having fun, laughing and increased smiles. It has been my experience that student’s level of happiness increases during Chair Yoga Dance and my students report they feel the psychological and physical benefits.

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, a leading researcher at the University of North Carolina in the expanding field of Positive Psychology wrote, “When people get excited about their physical health potential it is possible to thrive in life, even in the face of illness.” I believe it is empowering for yoga teachers to understand the medical evidence underpinning the potential benefits of Chair Yoga Dance. This is especially true in the field of positive psychology and aging. I incorporate more of elements of positivity, eye contact and reassuring smiles during Chair Yoga Dance sessions, my students love the classes and keep returning for more.


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Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Port Macquarie | Australia

I felt that I understood the theory of how you got to the finished product and felt confident I could then teach the dance. There was enough information backed up by very effective video support. It was enough to get me on the way to completing the steps myself


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Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland | Australia

My favorite part of the program is how you instruct us to dissect the song into bit size pieces. The structure underpinning the course is very good…The process you take us through will help me remember your dances and invent my own choreography.


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