Catch the Passion for Teaching to Seniors!
This is one of Sherry’s popular Teacher Training Workshops and consists of a 4-part Series that will get you immersed in the amazing journey of aging and Yoga. This series was the seed that sprouted into the comprehensive 60-Hr Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program. It’s a great start for anyone interested in teaching Chair and/or Senior Yoga.
You will learn so much about the aging body and how Yoga can help! This workshop will help you become familiar with the issues facing this student community and give you more confidence to teach to this demographic. Each module has a detailed hand-out with illustrations, poses and modifications, as well as Video Lectures to enhance your learning experience.
- You will learn about the aging body and how Yoga can help!
- You will become familiar with the issues facing this student community and have more confidence to teach to this demographic.
- You will learn lots of poses and adaptive modifications you can immediately bring into your teaching.
Each module has a detailed hand-out with illustrations, poses and modifications, as well as Video Lectures to enhance your learning experience.
|Module 1||Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Gentle Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, C-IAYT|
|Unit 1||Video and Handout: Fundamentals of Teaching Chair and Gentle Yoga|
|Module 2||Anatomy of Aging - Exploring our Structure Through Movement|
|Unit 1||Handout: Anatomy of Aging - Exploring our Structure Through Movement|
|Unit 2||VIDEO: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement - Part 1|
|Unit 3||VIDEO: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement - Part 2|
|Module 3||Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class|
|Unit 1||Video and Handout: Class Framework: How to Build and Deliver a Chair Yoga Class|
|Module 4||Bonus - Chair Yoga Class Scripts|
|Unit 1||Handout: BONUS! Class Sequences for Chair Yoga: Senior Yoga, Wheelchair Yoga and Deskworker Scripts|
|Module 5||Quiz: Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging|
|Unit 1||Quiz: Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging|
|Unit 2||CEU-Yoga for Seniors|
|Unit 3||Optional: 30-minute Chair Yoga Teachback Submission for IAYT ADP Credit|
4 Learning Modules
BONUS! Class Sequences for Chair Yoga. Don’t know where to start with your class script? Use these suggested 30 minute class sequences as a baseline … and add your own spice!
All of the knowledge and experience we accumulate gets process by our hearts and our minds and gets distilled into our OWN teaching style. That is why you are a one-of-a-kind Yoga Teacher! As a Teacher, you educate others. That’s the ultimate purpose in what we do. So, whether you have a long list of credentials or a short list … know that you are good enough NOW to teach someone that needs your special light!
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This 5 Hour workshop will give you a thorough Foundation of Teaching Chair Yoga to Seniors. Our 60-Hour Online Chair Yoga Training and Certification program provides deep dives into each of these Topic Modules plus LOTS more!
Contact us for a Coupon Code to use at checkout when you sign up for the full Online Chair Yoga Training Program.
I truly believe that all YTT 200 programs should also include a course like this one for aging/older adult population. Even though I tend to have clients that are between 16-40 I believe that it would be beneficial to have this type of knowledge under your belt.
Teaching “on the fly” happens all the time. Yesterday I taught my weekly Yin Yoga class. When I entered the room I had my normal group of students as well as two new students seated in chairs – (Enter YVA Chair Yoga and Yoga for Seniors training). I modified Yin Asana’s for the chair for these students. In addition, I had students with lower back-pain (Enter YVA Yoga for Low-Back Pain) and used certain movements for them. But wait – there’s more! I had a student that is 8 months pregnant (Enter YVA Pregnancy Yoga – STOP – there isn’t one!!), so I modified low-back and gentle yoga for this student. Total student population for this session – 27. One never knows what comes to them and we use the skills that we have learned over the years. THANKS Sherry Zak Morris and Justine Shelton for your teachings and instilling the confidence in us to address each class with a deep breath and confidence. You two R-O-C-K!
I can’t recommend this course enough for people who are working with the aging population. It is a must! Their expertise in the aging population and their slides and explanation and demos as well as experiencing for ourselves, helped bring the understanding to a maximum potential.
Sherry was so knowledgeable in chair yoga and how to teach a yoga class to seniors or people with physical limitations. I learn many poses/techniques to incorporate in my chair class that could really benefit my students range of motion and make their daily routines smoother.