Chair Yoga Dance

Kristine Newton

Kristine Newton

West Mackay
Australia

Born and raised in Fiji, moved to Australia in 2014. Studied and got certified as a Physiotherapy Assistant in 2020, working full time in an aged care facility. My motto: to exercise our older residents in fun ways, while bringing them joy.
Rita Clarke

Rita Clarke

Silver Spring, Maryland
United States

Marie Roese

Marie Roese

Tamworth, Maryland
Australia

Janice Spillane

Janice Spillane

North Reading, Massachusetts
United States

I am a Certified Music Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Piano Teacher. I have been offering a variety of music programs to all ages for over 25 years. I live in Boston, MA with my husband Rick and three chihuahuas.
Laura Gorycki

Laura Gorycki

Pfafftown, North Carolina
United States

Brenda Shannon

Brenda Shannon

Schenectady, New York
United States

Su Hyeon (Jennifer) Jin

Su Hyeon (Jennifer) Jin

Gyeong Gi Do, Nam Yang Ju Si, New York
South Korea

I’m an Elderly Cognitive Training Instructor and Yoga Teacher in the Old Age Cognition School in our area. I’m very happy and enjoy teaching Chair Yoga Dance and have a lot of fun in my classes. I tell my students “You can do it. Take the first step and that will get you going.” I like to encourage seniors to keep moving their bodies so they can keep enjoying their lives. Chair Yoga Dance can...
Kristin McGuigan

Kristin McGuigan

Wellington, New York
New Zealand

Mary Lou DeFalco

Mary Lou DeFalco

Scotts Valley, California
United States

Hello fellow Chair Yoga Dance teachers! My name is Mary Lou and I live in beautiful Northern California. Music and dance have brought me great pleasure in my life. I’ve wanted to teach a seniors’ exercise class after retirement. The Chair Yoga Dance is perfect in combining safe exercise with music. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with you!
Lisa Rados

Lisa Rados

Laurel, Maryland
United States

Lisette Hay

Lisette Hay

Vista, California
United States

Lisette is a former school teacher and founder of the San Diego-based volunteer outreach Roses for Our Senior Friends. She is a certified ACE Group Fitness and Chair Yoga Dance Instructor. She is excited to share her love of Chair Yoga Dance with her students! She has started a YouTube channel of Chair Yoga Dances called Dance Along Gal. You can find her there or send her an email at dancealonggal@gmail.com. Happy Dancing!  
Evelyn Lowery

Evelyn Lowery

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
United States

Melanie Schmöller

Melanie Schmöller

Breitenberg near Passau, Bavaria, Florida
Germany

I am Melanie Schmöller. I am a certified Dance Teacher. I teach Classical Ballet and Belly Dance. Chair Yoga Dance is a wonderful opportunity to give Seniors and people with movement limitations the opportunity to feel and experience Dance. In my own Dance School, I can now make this Dream come true. Thanks to Sherry’s Training at the Academy.
Robin Ricketts

Robin Ricketts

Henrico, Virginia
United States

Robin Ricketts is a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher (500 RYT) registered with Yoga Alliance. Her advanced training focused on developing yoga practices to address the needs of people of different ages. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Yin Yoga.
Tracy Fitzgerald

Tracy Fitzgerald

Castlebar, Virginia
Republic of Ireland

Molly Arney

Molly Arney

Freehold, New Jersey
United States

Molly Arney is an RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Certified Reiki Practitioner, and Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. Molly offers in-person and online holistic health services, specializing in older adults, hospice and palliative care, and cancer support populations. Classically trained in flute and voice, Molly intertwines live music and sound healing into her classes for a full mind-body experience.
Fastie Murphree

Fastie Murphree

Kauai, Hawaii
United States

Fastie (pronounced Fast-Eye) received her yoga teacher certification in January of 2020 (200 RYT) from Cloud Nine Yoga on Kauai. Her desire to provide space for seniors to enjoy and benefit from yoga led to a dual Chair and Gentle Yoga certification from Yoga Vista Academy. With a friendly smile and positive attitude she invites you to give yoga a try!
Letty Rivera

Letty Rivera

Stamford, Connecticut
United States

My name is Letty Rivera and I live in Stamford, Connecticut with my husband, Paul, of 55 years.  I am 75 years young and a retired office manager of seven years.  I have three children and seven  grandchildren whom I see every week and share my home-made meals with them.  I enjoy exercise classes (before the pandemic six days a week), walking, Scrabble, Mahjongg and reading, especially mysteries.
Denyse Le Fever

Denyse Le Fever

Falls Church, Virginia
United States

Denyse is a Certified Yoga Therapist.  She teaches gentle, chair and restorative yoga to “perennials”, those vibrant seniors who come back year after year! Denyse also teaches iRest® and I AM™, Yoga Nidra, is a certified Brain Longevity Specialist and works with people who are at risk and/or living with conditions such as Cancer, Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
Mary Mahaney

Mary Mahaney

Tempe, Arizona
United States

Doris te Kuile

Doris te Kuile

Enschede, Arizona
The Netherlands

Belinda Burgett

Belinda Burgett

Franklin, Indiana
United States

Gail Pickens-Barger

Gail Pickens-Barger

Nederland, Texas
United States

I teach strength based mobility & stress management to high stress professionals (and retirees) in a one-on-one basis. Additionally I teach Gentle Yoga for Low Back care. Many of my clients deal with neck & back pain & I work with them to relieve & reduce their pain. Two Beginners public classes and private sessions available. (New Veterans Yoga coming soon!) You Don’t Have to Bend Like a Pretzel or Touch Your Toes to Do...
Sara Howard

Sara Howard

Fairhope, Alabama
United States

Marilyn Martin

Marilyn Martin

Berry, Alabama
Australia

Susan Rose

Susan Rose

Tarpon Springs, Florida
United States

With her background in dance and gymnastics, Susan brings her love of movement to all of her classes. She is a E-RYT500, and also a certified YogaKids teacher. She loves seeing the smiles on the faces of her students as they move, stretch, and connect to each other. She currently teaches Chair Yoga at an assisted living facility, a hospital, and a yoga studio in Tarpon Springs, FL.
KC (Casey) Knudsen

KC (Casey) Knudsen

Tallahassee, Florida
United States

Maria Perez

Maria Perez

Miami Lakes, Florida
United States

After turning 40, Maria began taking Yoga classes and soon they became an essential part of her life. She became a Yoga teacher (RYT 200) in 2016 and taught sporadically at various studios and gyms. In 2019, she was offered a Chair Yoga class at a SilverSneakers Flex location (Elite Health in Pembroke Pines, Florida) and it turned her life around! After receiving her Chair Yoga certificate from Yoga Vista Academy, she finally found the...
Kathie Walsh

Kathie Walsh

Buena Vista, Colorado
United States

Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Wynnum (Brisbane), Queensland, Colorado
Australia

Laure Sears

Laure Sears

Newhall, California
United States

Tammy Brinkmann

Tammy Brinkmann

Washington, Missouri
United States

Connie Reeves

Connie Reeves

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
United States

Marcela Kohn

Marcela Kohn

Punta Pacifica, Wisconsin
Panama

I want to achieve through an affectionate practice, listening to the body. Move the body, move emotions, move sensations to the rhythm of each one, remembering that we are like the rose of the Little Prince, unique and irretrievable. Awakening the inner child that we all carry inside, with joy to live and turning on the flame that is at the bottom of the heart that sometimes needs an extra dose of love.
Anna Wagner

Anna Wagner

Mt Wolf, Pennsylvania
United States

I joined the army to see the world. Got stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland assigned to work with Civilian Engineers assigned to NASA. Never got further than 50 miles from home. Retired from Department of Environmental Protection in 2003 (Section chief of Technical Support and Internal/external Web). Event Videographer several years; Worked as a Certified Silver Sneakers Classic, Cardio, and Yoga Instructor for 4 years (up to 7 classes a week). Currently volunteering at Northeastern...
Donna Wasneski

Donna Wasneski

Grand Junction, Colorado
United States

BS Biology, MA Special Education, additional PhD work University of Colorado Denver.
Susan Rowan

Susan Rowan

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Colorado
Canada

Susan blends her Yoga training with other modalities and teachings from Qi Gong to Ayurveda to offer her students a safe and calming place to be.
Karen Langevin

Karen Langevin

Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Colorado
Canada

Since becoming a 200 ­hour certified yoga teacher (CYT) with Yoga Ink in 2014, I have been offering gentle Hatha yoga classes in both English and French. I have also been teaching chair yoga along with Christian meditation since 2015. I am thrilled to be able to offer Hatha, chair and gentle yoga for « every­body ».
Hope Carroll-Rizzo

Hope Carroll-Rizzo

Oronoco, Minnesota
United States

I have trained in Aqua yoga with Mary Irby from White Crow and I am trained in Pilates at the RAC and Yogalates through Holy Yoga. I incorporate those teaching methodologies into my Chair Yoga classes.
JoAnn Johnson

JoAnn Johnson

Hickory, North Carolina
United States

Yoga has been in my life for over ten years having been certified to teach at age 62. My yoga practice has kept my body strong and flexible. I enjoy teaching chair yoga as it provides all the benefits of a floor class; improves balance, strength, flexibility, and correct breathing.