Academy Graduate

Suzanne Oliver Gifford

Suzanne Oliver Gifford

Apex, North Carolina
United States

Michelle  Brown

Michelle Brown

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Lynn Thompson

Lynn Thompson

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Nell Reeves

Nell Reeves

Balmoral Village, New South Wales, Illinois
Australia

Diana Eberhard

Diana Eberhard

Delray Beach, Florida
United States

Cindy Willis

Cindy Willis

Pueblo, Colorado
United States

Susan Whitmer

Susan Whitmer

Denton, Texas
United States

Patty Scheibmeir

Patty Scheibmeir

Frisco, Texas
United States

Patty has been inspired by fitness her entire life, yet only walked into a yoga studio after her doctor recommended it to gain back balance after a complete rupture of her Achilles’ tendon. She was hooked from that first class and went on to complete her 200 hr teacher training (North Texas Yoga) and her Chair Yoga certification (Yoga Vista Academy) with the goal to empower the mobility impaired and seniors to also discover their...
Peggy Burcham

Peggy Burcham

Edmonton, Kentucky
United States

Cathy Schaffer

Cathy Schaffer

Louisville, Kentucky
United States

Lauren Hunt

Lauren Hunt

Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States

Lauren began practicing yoga in 1994 as a vulnerable teen recovering from a major trauma. She claims that the practice of yoga and connecting with the yoga community “literally saved my life.” After exploring many styles and traditions of yoga over 20 years, Lauren finally took the leap to get trained as a yoga teacher in 2016 and has been sharing yoga with people of all ages since. Lauren is on a mission to spread...
Devon Chase

Devon Chase

Buffalo, New York
United States

Diane Zarzecki

Diane Zarzecki

Syracuse, New York
United States

Mary Helfeldt

Mary Helfeldt

Dunkirk, New York
United States

Now that I am able to teach yoga, I hope to help other people feel as good as yoga has made me feel in mind, body and spirit. Peace.
Tami Malin

Tami Malin

Webster, New York
United States

During College, I spent a summer as a PT aide.  After graduating and finding employment in the computer industry in the early 80’s, I decided to add community work to my life.  I became educated/certified  and volunteered for 5 years as an EMT. I also pursued my interest for Karate and studied for 4 years obtaining my Brown belt.  I unfortunately injured my knee sparring and was not able to take my Black belt test.  Then came...
Kathleen Magiera

Kathleen Magiera

Fredonia, New York
United States

Audrey Ventura

Audrey Ventura

New Hartford, New York
United States

Anne Merrill

Anne Merrill

North Monmouth, Maine
United States

“I enjoy teaching chair and gentle yoga to those who especially thought they could never do yoga. If I can help just one person feel better about themselves, I feel as though I have found my purpose.”
Vicki Salisbury

Vicki Salisbury

Belgian Gardens, Queensland, Maine
Australia

Joyce Herman

Joyce Herman

Millstadt, Illinois
United States

Jyoti Nanda

Jyoti Nanda

Haryana, Illinois
India

A teacher, author and publisher with over 3 decades of experience, Jyoti completed her RYT 200 certification from the Ananda Yoga School and started teaching yoga. Her focus is on spiritual yoga and bringing yoga back to its original essence.
Margaret

Margaret "Maggie" Hancock

Jamestown, North Carolina
United States

Maryl Kohl

Maryl Kohl

Seattle, Washington
United States

Laure Sears

Laure Sears

Newhall, California
United States

Eva Montalvo

Eva Montalvo

Delray Beach, Florida
United States

Eva’s mission is to inspire busy adults to live more energetically and vibrantly by helping them incorporate simple changes in their lifestyle.   She believes strongly in making yoga available for EVERY BODY, and specializes in working with beginners and older adults.
Christy Hill

Christy Hill

Orlando, Florida
United States

Cathy Mikles

Cathy Mikles

Auburn, California
United States

I am a passionate Yogini who loves to teach with deep admiration for yoga’s profound ability to transform and empower.  I find great joy in the wonderful people who come to my classes and aim to create a fun and light-hearted atmosphere in the yoga studio.  My certifications and extensive training in Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle & Chair Yoga, combined with my creativity enables me to offer diverse and rewarding classes.
Tammy Brinkmann

Tammy Brinkmann

Washington, Missouri
United States

Karen Wexler

Karen Wexler

Delray Beach, Florida
United States

Thrilled to be a graduate of Yoga Vista Academy, Karen brings an extensive body of knowledge to her Chair Yoga for Seniors classes via her background as a dancer, licensed massage therapist, and over 30 years as a student of yoga. “There are so many levels of benefits from practicing yoga. I am passionate about inspiring you that as you age, joyful mindful movement can make a positive impact in your life, no matter what...
Mary Andrew

Mary Andrew

Parkinson, Queensland, Florida
Australia

Sally Swan

Sally Swan

Mendocino, California
United States

Tomme Fent

Tomme Fent

Gresham, Oregon
United States

I teach Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and All Levels Hatha Yoga, and am Lead Trainer for 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. I didn’t begin practicing yoga until I was 50 years old, and took my first yoga training at 60, so don’t ever think you’re too old to begin a new adventure!
Carla Niblick

Carla Niblick

Celina, Ohio
United States

I love to help people learn about relaxing and how they might help themselves feel better and stay feeling that way! My training includes 500 gentle yoga training, Urban Zen training, and now Chair Yoga certification!! I love to learn and plan to keep in learning. I think it is one of best gifts we can give ourselves. And, it’s so fun!
Kristi Bryan

Kristi Bryan

New Albany, Ohio
United States

Dawn Deratany

Dawn Deratany

San Diego, California
United States

Dawn has been practicing yoga for over a decade and shares her passion of yoga with others in both group and private classes.  Her classes are slower paced and focus on self-care, mindfulness, and bringing balance to life both on and off the mat.  She is a lifelong student and is currently studying Yoga Therapy at the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas along with balancing her corporate career.
Smita Vyas

Smita Vyas

Santiago, California
Chile

Bona-fide smiler, daily laugher, and proud Corgi mom. Smita decided to go down the road less traveled, and that indeed made all the difference. With her many hats, she finds herself teaching Yoga, conducting High School ESL classes, dancing, and exploring our beautiful planet Earth. Smita earned her teaching certification through Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) in Rishikesh, India where she extensively studied Hatha Yoga and then began teaching daily classes to multi-level Yoga practitioners. A year...
Annerie Verploeg

Annerie Verploeg

Hagestein, California
The Netherlands

Annerie came to teaching because she loves sharing the yoga that has so enriched her own life with others. She has her Yoga Trainer Certificates in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra en Chair Yoga. Annerie strives to create a safe environment in her classes, where you can find your own balance between strength and softness. She feels that yoga should be accessible for everyone and every body. Her classes are focused on the breath and body...
Carol Collins

Carol Collins

Stamford, Connecticut
United States

Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon

Sheridan, Wyoming
United States

David Maldonado

David Maldonado

New York, New York
United States

Yoga Vista Academy Website Designer Extraordinaire!!
Serene Silverman

Serene Silverman

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

I love sharing health tips for the body, mind and spirit! I am so excited about teaching Chair Yoga to seniors and others with disabilities who just need encouragement that they can and will improve! I am a Chaplain for the city of Las Vegas and do whatever I can to help the community! I am also a Marriage Officiant, so I’ll marry you when you are ready!
Ruth Medwig

Ruth Medwig

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
United States

Jeanine Faith

Jeanine Faith

Bend, Oregon
United States

Always a lover of meditation and silence, I have enjoyed a lifelong passion of teaching Hatha Yoga. Yoga reminds us who we are deep down. With this light inside us, we have all we need to find our way home.    
Barbara Harrison

Barbara Harrison

Thornton, Colorado
United States

Amparo Kelly

Amparo Kelly

Edison, New Jersey
United States

Heather Niznik Cullins

Heather Niznik Cullins

Chester, Virginia
United States

Kandi Furphy

Kandi Furphy

Laramie, Wyoming
United States

Sharon Gaughan

Sharon Gaughan

Grayslake, Illinois
United States

A passion for yoga and a passion for teaching – Sharon discovered both during her early twenties. Fast forward to 2014, when she finally combined these two passions by becoming a yoga instructor. Sharon teaches primarily Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and Yoga Basics – especially to those who have reached mid-life and beyond. Sharon is also the proprietor of Essential Journey Yoga, which focuses on health and wellness through yoga, herbs, and essential oils (www.essentialjourneyyoga.com).
Betty Wills

Betty Wills

Laramie, Wyoming
United States

Laure Liverman

Laure Liverman

Boulder, Colorado
United States

My background is in nursing. I never had a lot of confidence in my writing and words except for one on one with encounters with my patients. One of the other reasons this program was so important for me was that I’m finally realizing I don’t need that story any more. Like you, and most likely the majority of people YVA attracts, I’m super passionate about helping people feel better in their bodies and experience...
Becky  Barnes

Becky Barnes

Moscow, Idaho
United States

Prior to retirement, I worked in the business world as an administrative assistant, in the community as a private counselor, and in the public school district teaching children with special needs. My passion has shifted in recent years to working with seniors, and I currently volunteer at our senior center teaching chair yoga
Ulla Sneck

Ulla Sneck

Helinski, Idaho
Finland

“I love the idea that everybody can enjoy yoga! Asanas, breathing, meditation… That is why chair yoga is so close to my heart! I have been teaching chair yoga here in Finland in the Elderly Service center.”
Loredana Zagami

Loredana Zagami

Torino, Idaho
Italy

Jennifer Hilton

Jennifer Hilton

Woodstock, Georgia
United States

I have always been a runner. After I turned 40, I decided I needed to balance running with the practice of yoga. Not only did I reap the benefits it has on the body but also the mind and soul. I loved it so much I wanted inspire others through the practice of yoga. I received my 200RYT certification from my wonderful teacher, Othene Munson, in November of 2016.I teach to a small group of...
Arupam  Laumas

Arupam Laumas

Stamford, Connecticut
United States

Linda Sala

Linda Sala

White Plains, New York
United States

I am a lifelong lover of health and wellness, and have found that yoga brings me a sense of calm and balance. My focus is now on teaching chair and gentle yoga.
Kim Jacobs

Kim Jacobs

La Crescent, Minnesota
United States

I live in La Crescent, MN. I am a retired CPA who fell in love with hot vinyasa yoga after becoming an empty nester. Now, in retirement, one of my passions is to encourage seniors to keep moving their bodies so they can remain independent and active so they can enjoy their lives to the fullest. To that end, I volunteer teach gentle and chair yoga classes to anyone interested at my church.
Betsy Laban

Betsy Laban

Duarte, California
United States

When I developed fibromyalgia I decided to alter my way of teaching to be of service to those experiencing changes in their lives due to aging bodies or special health issues that require modification in their practice and poses. My passion lead me to learn more. I obtained my 500 hour cert, a POLY500, Yoga Nidra Guide cert. and am a certified Reiki Master/Energy Healer. It is my pleasure to serve those who need my...
Colleen Sengpiel

Colleen Sengpiel

West Des Moines, Iowa
United States

Accountant for a career, Yoga teacher in West Des Moines, Iowa and Ft Myers Florida (Snowbird Status) in retirement. I continue to be passionate about getting others of ALL ages to take ownership of their gifts of breath as they work towards an even deeper awareness of the yoga trifecta of Body, Mind, and Breath.
Sue Miller

Sue Miller

Bluemont, Virginia
United States

Sharon Cavanagh

Sharon Cavanagh

Calgary, Alberta, Virginia
Canada

Connie Reeves

Connie Reeves

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
United States

Bonnie Berkowitz

Bonnie Berkowitz

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

Dustin Huff

Dustin Huff

Pueblo, Colorado
United States

Cynthia Collins

Cynthia Collins

Evergreen Park, Illinois
United States

Francy Cobern

Francy Cobern

Springfield, Illinois
United States

Francy embraced yoga teaching after she retired from sales and marketing. She soon learned how satisfying and fun it is to teach Chair Yoga, either to Senior friends or to physically challenged individuals. She especially likes to offer poses and practices that align and strengthen the body and mind to cope better with the aging process.
Tamela Smith

Tamela Smith

Fairfax, California
United States

Jean  Benvenuto

Jean Benvenuto

Potsdam, New York
United States

Retired Reading teacher and Former partner and founder of Trillium Center for Yoga and Health in Potsdam, NY.
Angie Zuliani Pedote

Angie Zuliani Pedote

Oceanside, California
United States

Diana Brockman

Diana Brockman

Ballwin, Missouri
United States

Dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga for all ages and abilities.
Robyn Greenhouse

Robyn Greenhouse

Bethesda, Maryland
United States

Deborah Forsblom

Deborah Forsblom

Bexley, Ohio
United States

Deborah is a retired elementary music educator who has embraced yoga teaching as her second career. She teaches Chair and Level 1 Hatha Yoga. She has had training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and is starting her clinical hours for her Urban Zen Integrative Therapy certification. She LOVES setting up people in restorative poses. She and her husband enjoy traveling each year. This year, a trip to Scandinavia is being planned. She has two sons, Brad...
Karen Naids

Karen Naids

Concord, Maine
United States

I have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Penn State University, and I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for the past 33 years. I have had many jobs in my extensive nursing career ranging from working in the hospital as a floor nurse and nursing supervisor to working as a visiting/homecare nurse when I was raising my family. There are too many jobs to mention. I loved being a nurse but the...
Susan High

Susan High

Buckeye, Arizona
United States

Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a faculty member at a large community college in Glendale, Arizona. She recently completed training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, and she has strong interest and expertise in stress management and wellness. Susan encourages her yoga students to be intentional about their practice both on and off the mat. Her classes are focused on individualism, alignment and safety.
Gina Thrane

Gina Thrane

Monrovia, California
United States

Jill Lindstrom

Jill Lindstrom

Kernersville, North Carolina
United States

My name is Jill Lindstrom.  I have always been interested in fitness and started teaching yoga after an accident in 2009.  It replaced my physical therapy.   I have been working as Wellness Assistant at a continuous care home for the last 4 years.  I teach many classes but my favorites are the yoga-based exercises in our Nursing Care and Alzheimer’s units.   I have used many of the exercises I learned from Sherry and Justine and...
Libby Hunt

Libby Hunt

Peoria, Arizona
United States

Cathy Ireland

Cathy Ireland

Brighton, Ontario, Arizona
Canada

Cathy is a certified yoga instructor with certification in Vinyasa Flow. She leads yoga instruction for employees within their working environments, and facilitates classes created specifically for baby boomers, zoomers and senior aged audiences. Cathy has a Certificate in Adult Learning and experience leading workshops, and retreats. She is enthusiastic about helping others develop their own sustainable and safe practice, achieving greater flexibility, strength and energy, inner peace and ultimately mobility for life. Just recently...
Yulia Chekan

Yulia Chekan

Irvine, California
United States

Marcela Kohn

Marcela Kohn

Punta Pacifica, California
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.
Marti Bove

Marti Bove

Saratoga Springs, Utah
United States

Angela Miller

Angela Miller

Roanoke, Indiana
United States

I am a certified professional Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise with a specialty in Senior Fitness. I teach Silver Sneakers Classic, Circuit, Splash, and Yoga. I also teach Zumba Gold and Gold Toning. I became a group fitness instructor at a local YWCA in 1978. In 2015, I recovered from a completely torn rotator cuff surgery. And in 2016, a total hip replacement on the left. Shortly after, I found the...
Linda Koewers

Linda Koewers

Gulfport, Mississippi
United States

Julieann Todd

Julieann Todd

Laurinburg, North Carolina
United States

Vicki Lynch

Vicki Lynch

San Marcos, California
United States

Yoga has been a big part of my life for 17 years and has brought much resilience, decrease of anxiety, depression and fear. My teaching is all about bringing calmness, peace, clarity, and pain relief through slow and articulate movements and to simply feel so much better. I’m a RYT with the Yoga Alliance after receiving my training from Peace Love and Yoga in Carlsbad, CA.
Angelina  Nikolic

Angelina Nikolic

Dryden, California
Canada

I live in Northwestern Ontario, and enjoy being “one with nature.” I have a diploma in Recreation Therapy, and I work in the Mental Health field. Yoga is my passion! I love teaching Chair Yoga to people of all ages, shapes and abilities. I am always so thrilled to see the immediate positive effect it has on my students!
Vicky Welch

Vicky Welch

Durham, North Carolina
United States

I am a registered nurse that found yoga about 25 years ago. I presently teach senior chair yoga at my local library. I always enjoy learning and exploring new areas of my life.
Emi Hanamizu

Emi Hanamizu

Kailua, Hawaii
United States

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...
Pam Hofer

Pam Hofer

Charlotte, North Carolina
United States

In 2017, Pam Hofer completed the Corporate Deskworker Yoga Certification through Yoga Vista Academy as well as a 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow training at Yes2Yoga. In 2015, she completed an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class through the Charlotte Center for Mindfulness, and in 2014 completed Health Promotor training at Carolinas Medical Center and started a Health Ministry at her church that same year. Pam explains her yoga journey further: “Yoga helped transform me into...
Lanny Carlson

Lanny Carlson

Estherville, Iowa
United States

I was born in SE Texas in 1946, and have been living in Iowa since 1978. I was a United Methodist pastor for over 30 years, until I retired in 2002. I completed RYT-200 training at Yoga Okoboji in 2015 and Chair Yoga Certification through Yoga Vista Academy in 2017. I am increasingly fascinated by the holistic nature of Yoga, uniting body, mind, and spirit, and look forward to teaching in churches, care centers, and...
Elisabeth Sherine Ahlby

Elisabeth Sherine Ahlby

Horten, Iowa
Norway

I am a certified yoga teacher and former nurse. I offer adapted, gentle yoga in small groups to people who, for medical or other reasons, find regular classes too challenging. I also teach Kundaliniyoga, MediYoga® and Yoga Flow.
Suzi Mahler

Suzi Mahler

Santa Cruz, California
United States

Lesley Levy

Lesley Levy

Canberra and Queanbeyan, NSW, California
Australia

Lesley Levy of Innerji offers a welcoming, safe and nurturing space to explore chair yoga in a way that works for you – regardless of your size, shape, mobility or current state of wellbeing. Lesley also specialises in chair yoga for people living with physical disabilities and intellectual challenges. All classes include a mix of breathwork, seated/standing yoga poses, and relaxation to move your body, clear your mind and calm your heart.
Kerry Cannell

Kerry Cannell

Upland, California
United States

I started yoga in October 2012 after a friend told me how she had started going to yoga classes and felt so much better.  I’d really been struggling to keep up with a fitness regime that included 3-5 mile runs at least 3 times a week.  For several months I had been experiencing joint pain and very sore muscles after every run.  I loved exercise and particularly running.  I’d ran three marathons and even completed...
Janet Rosoff

Janet Rosoff

Aventura, Florida
United States

I began this incredible journey of Chair Yoga Teacher Training 12 months ago with the goal of finishing by June. In April, when my accident occurred I was not sure I would teach again and or finish the training. As my recovery progressed, it became very clear to me that continuing with the training would not only benefit me with my healing but enable me to readily understand and relate to the many challenges specific...
Donna Fetzko

Donna Fetzko

Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
United States

Donna J. Fetzko, MS, RYT offers yoga classes for all levels. She received her 200 hour training through Yogafit, Chair Yoga training with Yoga Vista Academy, and is a member of Yoga Alliance. As a yoga instructor and a health educator Donna believes in a holistic approach to wellness. She has been sharing the benefits of yoga to all ages in area businesses, schools, and the community for 10 years.
Molly Lampi

Molly Lampi

Seattle, Washington
United States

I enjoy practicing and sharing yoga in the North Seattle area. I teach at Core Power Yoga and lead chair yoga and Moving for Better Balance classes at local senior housing communities.
Marcia Falotico

Marcia Falotico

Palm Bay, Florida
United States

I have been practicing yoga for the past 25 years, after retiring I decided to go for my Yoga Certification and in 2009 completed my 200 hour training to become an RYT. I was asked to teach a chair yoga class 3 years ago at a Senior active living facility and have been teaching there ever since. That is how I found Yoga Vista Academy, I searched online and found their very helpful video’s and...
Lee Terryberry

Lee Terryberry

Round Hill, Virginia
United States

Joanne Puglia

Joanne Puglia

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
United States

I have been teaching chair exercise for Seniors at Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities for the past nine years. I can’t say enough about how I enjoyed learning about Chair yoga from Yoga Vista Academy. Thank you so much Sherry, Justine and Viki for your support and expertise. Teaching Chair Yoga ignites my passion and warms my heart.
Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez

Encinitas, California
United States

Alejandro is Yoga Teacher in Southern California. After sustaining a shoulder injury, he turned to Yoga, Somatics and Feldenkrais to heal. He shares his perspective of movement and healing in his Yoga classes in local studios and businesses.
Jane Musgrave

Jane Musgrave

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Yoga was a way for Jane to deal with a pesky IT band while training for the 2000 Chicago Marathon. She flirted with yoga for the next several years before deciding to make it a permanent relationship. Jane completed a 200-hour teacher training with the Chicago Yoga Center in 2012. Jane specializes in Chair Yoga, and bringing yoga to people who would love to try it but are a bit intimidated to start. Don’t let...
Josee Madison

Josee Madison

Columbia, South Carolina
United States

Born in Canada, this French and English speaking recovered workaholic from the corporate & fast pace music business world, turned happy military housewife, health conscious gluten-free home chef and RYT-200 Yoga instructor. Josee started her spiritual journey and Yoga studies in 2011 which took her around the world including living with Swamis in a Yoga Ashram in Tyrol, Austria and obtaining her certification in Sivananda Yoga. Josee’s interests also brought her to broaden her studies...
Dana Thiele

Dana Thiele

Rabun Gap, Georgia
United States

Dana broke her wrist in 2016 which prompted her to look into Gentle and Chair Yoga. Her wrist limitations made her more interested in teaching Chair Yoga to Seniors and thus pursued her advanced Chair Yoga Training through the Yoga Vista Academy.
Lisa  Apeltauer

Lisa Apeltauer

Frankston South, Victoria, Georgia
Australia

I have been a student of yoga for over 22 yrs now and a teacher for 5. My passion is to encourage everyone who has or is experiencing any disability or mobility issues to give yoga a try as yoga is a personal journey and any modifications are possible.
Louise Curran

Louise Curran

Wicklow, Georgia
Republic of Ireland

I’m a qualified Vinyasa Flow, Chair Yoga and Kids/Teens Yoga teacher and am registered with Yoga Alliance. I have been practising yoga for many years and soon after qualifying with my 200 hr YTT, I felt I wanted to bring the benefits of Yoga to those who would find a Mat Yoga class too strenuous or impossible. I attended a Chair Yoga course in Ireland and spent time with Chair Yoga teachers at their classes...
Ana Hernando

Ana Hernando

Hickory Creek, Texas
United States

Bill Miller

Bill Miller

Wausau, Wisconsin
United States

My study and practice of yoga has led to a meditation practice and a spirituality of greater depth. I have lived a successful life because others took the time to recognize me as a person with a name and lend a helping hand. It is my intention to do the same for those whom I teach.
Cecilia Magnell

Cecilia Magnell

Klagstorp, Wisconsin
Sweden

I am a 200 hour teacher in viryayoga and have 150 hours of Yinyoga to. I went to a Swedish short chair yoga introduction last summer and started a class here in Trelleborg, southern Sweden. If I had not stumbled across Yoga Vista, there would probably not have been three classes with a demand for a fourth in the fall. I love this and the interaction you get with the students. It will be fun...
Marybeth  Bastian

Marybeth Bastian

Parker, Colorado
United States

My nursing background helped me to formulate the belief that the best health comes from the harmony of Body, Mind, and Spirit. Yoga has helped me become a Health Warrior, leading individuals to develop their own style of optimum health using nutrition, movement, and development of wisdom.
Sandra Price

Sandra Price

Hobe Sound, Florida
United States

Alice Bongiovanni Wisniewski

Alice Bongiovanni Wisniewski

Flemington, New Jersey
United States

Yoga should be accessible to everyone. All of the classes I teach reflect that philosophy. The yoga training that I have taken concentrated on areas of challenge for students, in particular health issues, aging, and injuries. Taking my training to heart, I focus my yoga classes on increasing awareness in our bodies, modifications where needed, and some “lightness”– laughter and smiles are always encouraged.
Judith Fitzsimmons

Judith Fitzsimmons

Franklin, Tennessee
United States

Judith Fitzsimmons is a writer, aromatherapist, and yoga instructor who lives in Franklin, TN. The author of “Seasons of Aromatherapy” “Aromatherapy Answers” and “Not at Your Child’s Expense” Judith loves spending time with her precious daughter and her spoiled-rotten cat (or is that the other way around?)
Judy D’Agostino

Judy D’Agostino

Derwood, Maryland
United States

I am a registered 200-hour (RYT 200) Yoga Alliance teacher. I believe that any person at any age can enjoy yoga as a path to developing strength, flexibility, balance, mental clarity and most importantly a sense of inner peace. l am committed to continued practice, training and teaching of yoga. It will always be a constant in my life.
Jeannette Brown

Jeannette Brown

Pico Rivera, California
United States

Gail Duncan

Gail Duncan

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
United States

I have been teaching yoga out of my home for just about two years now. I have six students. I do have two chair yoga students who are friends of mine. Chair yoga is my favorite class to teach. I want to grow that part of my business, and I want that certification under my belt! I moved out of my master bedroom into my living room/dinning room.
Holly Suter

Holly Suter

Oceanside, California
United States

Holly began practicing yoga in 2001 as she concluded 18 years of dance education. Although the fluid movements of vinyasa/flow-style yoga were a natural transition from dance at first, she has studied many lineages and traditions over the last 16 years, many of which influence her teaching style today. In addition to being a Certified Chair Yoga Teacher, she is also certified to teach prenatal and children’s yoga. From her very youngest, 6-week old students...
Kathleen Siker

Kathleen Siker

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

My good fortune in retirement has been to pursue what I want to do! I teach all of the SilverSneakers classes, Yoga being at the top of the list. I also teach other fitness classes for people ages 18 to 95! Completing the Chair Yoga Certification Program is just one more step in my journey.
Karen Logan

Karen Logan

Phoenix, Arizona
United States

Karen teaches the full spectrum of Yoga from Bikram to Chair Yoga in Arizona.
Kate  Arnold

Kate Arnold

Loveland, Ohio
United States

I graduated from my 200 hour training with the intention of never teaching. Soon after my graduation a group of women with whom I have been friends most of my life..all of them much older than I, started asking me to teach them yoga. I kept saying no because it was very intimidating to think of teaching yoga to people who were older and who I cared about so deeply. One of the women, Winkie,...
Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

Surprise, Arizona
United States

I have been teaching yoga since 2001 and feel yoga has offered a beautiful transformation in my life, and enjoy sharing this with others. My themed classes offer a unique fusion of alignment, anatomy, and strength while delving into the deeper meaning of Yoga. I continue to embrace life as my teacher.
Yvette  Basabe

Yvette Basabe

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
United States

Camille Cronfel

Camille Cronfel

Elk Grove Village, Illinois
United States

Originally from Canada, Camille lives in Elk Grove Village, Illinois with her husband and three children. She is a former school teacher, now a stay-at-home mom. Through several years of practice, she has come to appreciate the power of yoga to transform body and mind, both on and off the mat, and at any age. Camille currently teaches Chair Yoga classes called “Forever Young Yoga” twice a week, as well as Hatha and Vinyasa yoga...
Lucy Valente

Lucy Valente

Hazleton, Pennsylvania
United States

Lucy has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 7 years. Inspiration to pursue a Chair Yoga certification came from her chair yoga students who questioned, “Why Not?” . Chair yoga students are her most motivated and challenging. She continues her yoga education by attending classes, workshops, seminars and intensives whenever possible. Bringing the benefits of yoga to all who are interested at its most holistic level is her singular goal.
Judy Rycombel

Judy Rycombel

Inverness, Illinois
United States

I’ve been practicing yoga for over 15 years. After retiring, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2014 and received my Chair Yoga Certificate in 2016. For the past few years, I’ve been teaching “Chair Yoga for Charity” each week at my church. I donate my time and the students pay for the class by bringing food that is given to the area food pantry. I encourage my students to listen to their bodies, do...
Raquel Jex Forsgren

Raquel Jex Forsgren

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Raquel received her 250- hour teacher training certification from Aura Wellness Institute in Massachusetts with high honors and is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Training and Certification Program at Soul of Yoga in San Diego, California, with over 250 workshop hours. She is also certified in Chair Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Mood Management, and Yoga for Veterans with PTSD, and is a member of the International Yoga Therapist Association. Her vision is to...
Nina  Boswell Brown

Nina Boswell Brown

Bristol, North Somerset, Illinois
United Kingdom

Nina is the founder of SittingFitYoga.com and a Yoga Vista Academy Chair Yoga Graduate and Yoga Teacher. She is a paraplegic and a key collaborator on the Academy’s Wheelchair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Course where she lends her first hand experience of being a Wheelchair Yogi and teaching classes for this demographic. She lives in the UK and converted her barn to be especially designed for working with Yogis who have movement limitations.
Gerry Hurtig

Gerry Hurtig

Parrish, Florida
United States

“Karma” introduced me to yoga or perhaps it was yoga to me.  While sitting at a café in 2012 with my wife at the gym, we were talking about ways to help reduce my stress brought on by the daily demands of the corporate world.  Literally, as I glanced over my shoulder I saw a sign advertising a yoga basics class starting later in the week.  I signed up immediately and never looked back as...
Donna Wasneski

Donna Wasneski

Grand Junction, Colorado
United States

BS Biology, MA Special Education, additional PhD work University of Colorado Denver.
Lorrie Denning

Lorrie Denning

San Pedro, California
United States

I am a Yoga Instructor specializing in the 40+ population.  I teach Prime of Life Yoga TM which is a beautiful gentle Yoga practice with emphasis on adapting Yoga postures to meet your body’s needs and flexibility.  I am currently enrolled in the Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. I am also a certified Chair Yoga Instructor with added training in Yoga for Arthritis.   I suffer with osteoarthritis myself and...
Stephanie Spann

Stephanie Spann

New Harmony, Indiana
United States

I live in a small town of 800 people and have my own Natural Soap business, the New Harmony Soap Store. I plan to teach at a couple of churches wanting to have Chair Yoga as their New Year community outreach.
Kathleen Paton

Kathleen Paton

Canmore, Alberta, Indiana
Canada

Kathleen was a Community Health Nurse for many years, after retirement she did her yoga teacher training. She moved to Canmore, Alberta, Canada a small town in the Rocky Mountains and began teaching Gentle floor yoga and chair yoga. She is a grandma to 4 beautiful little girls. She enjoys cycling, hiking and camping in the summer and in the winter downhill skiing and snow shoeing.
Kim Stabbe

Kim Stabbe

Fremont, Nebraska
United States

I began my yoga journey in 2009 to help me deal with physical issues due to age and life. I discovered so many more benefits and wanted to learn more about yoga that I became a 200 hour registered/certified yoga teacher in 2013. I continued to want to learn more and share it with others especially those with physical challenges that I also became certified in chair yoga in 2016.
Aki O’Leary

Aki O’Leary

Venice, California
United States

Born in Japan and raised in both Japan & Australia, I’ve had a colourful multicultural upbringing. Being influenced by my ‘always meditating’ mother, I was introduced to yoga at an early age. It has been a tremendous blessing to have yoga and meditation in my life, and I felt the need to deepen my knowledge which lead me to studying at The Soul of Yoga since 2014, where I completed my 200 hour Teacher training...
Terra Kirsch

Terra Kirsch

Calabasas, California
United States

Terra works in Los Angeles as a senior fitness expert and yoga teacher. She currently teaches at 24 hr fitness and The Y and is studying to become a Yoga Therapist at Loyola University. Her goal is teaching agility skills using a fusion of different formats which allows for a creative space to explore movement.
Maria Daily

Maria Daily

Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States

Julie Hamilton

Julie Hamilton

Edwardsville, Illinois
United States

Rebecca Layne

Rebecca Layne

Incline Village, Nevada
United States

Cheryl Todd

Cheryl Todd

Escondido, California
United States

Registered yoga teacher, (E-RYT 200), certified in classical hatha yoga and chair yoga. Passionate about making yoga more accessible for all who want to practice, regardless of age or limitations, so that everyone can experience the benefits that gentle yoga provides. Currently teaching personal instruction, private group sessions and gentle and chair yoga classes in senior communities throughout northern San Diego County.
Julie Bolton

Julie Bolton

Watchet, Somerset, California
United Kingdom

Julie is an Aging Well coordinator for Age UK which fits in beautifully and compliments the Chair Yoga Course and the direction she hopes to move into.
Kristine  Amey

Kristine Amey

Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
United States

Kristine teaches a weekly Chair Yoga class at her church. This group has been her inspiration and chair yoga has become a jewel in her teaching. Her students come with such interest, motivation, and willingness to try new things. They bless her each week and she is so grateful to each and everyone of them.
Patricia Joyce

Patricia Joyce

San Marcos, California
United States

Patricia’s mission is to empower people to live a better quality life through a healthy body, mind and spirit!
John Conroy

John Conroy

Ennis, California
Republic of Ireland

John teaches to groups of Seniors throughout Ireland ages ranging from 64 -92. This is currently my weeks schedule , fitness4fun.ie presently exercises: 1 disability group – 20 Students 1 men”s shed Group – 20 Students 15 Senior Groups – 320 Students I don’t have a gym of my own so I travel throughout the County on a daily basis to rural areas with low levels of population to Community Halls where Students come once...
Jana Ledesma

Jana Ledesma

Abilene, Texas
United States

Jana is a Wellness Coordinator at an Independent Living Community.
Jane Waterman

Jane Waterman

Ladysmith, Texas
Canada

Jane is a Chair Yoga Teacher in Canada. “Being a chair teacher means I am different to the other teachers. Having access to the community you continue to build means I don’t have to be alone.”
Janis Phelps

Janis Phelps

Queen Creek, Arizona
United States

Carol Daly

Carol Daly

Jackson Heights, New York
United States

I worked as a program director for a senior living residence. A few years later while beginning my own freelancing career, I offered to volunteer at a nearby senior center when my neighbor of 90 + felt she could no longer continue volunteering there. They asked me if I could teach a yoga class! I’d taught exercise and tai chi and loved yoga for my personal practice but never taught it. That is how my...
Lynda Sandoval

Lynda Sandoval

Fredonia, New York
United States

Someone asked me recently if I thought my Chair Yoga training through Yoga Vista Academy was worth the price. Let me explain it this way: I always wanted to teach yoga for seniors (and disabled veterans) but I was always afraid to even approach it, afraid of accidentally hurting a senior, afraid of senior anatomy and health issues…until I saw some of Sherry’s videos and thought, ‘THAT is the kind of senior yoga class I...
Helen Rigby

Helen Rigby

Vista, California
United States

Helen has been teaching Yoga for over a year and in December 2015 was certified through Yoga Alliance. On top of teaching Chair Yoga to seniors Helen also teaches Desk Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and Breathing classes. ” My passion is to help others heal themselves through Yoga as I did after a Volleyball injury.”
Charon Geigle

Charon Geigle

Wall, South Dakota
United States

Yoga Vista Academy continues to embrace and evolve teaching criteria and information for accessible asana. I chose Vista Academy’s Chair Teacher Program because they acknowledge the style of yoga I teach (Anusara) which tells me they are connected to other styles of yoga and collaborate with other related studies (somatics, massage, physical therapy, etc). Yoga Vista Academy is all about community which is manifested in their newsletter. They are willing to share the art of...
Catherine Moffat

Catherine Moffat

Huntsville, South Dakota
Canada

Susan Rowan

Susan Rowan

Richmond Hill, South Dakota
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.
Simone Price

Simone Price

Glenfield, South Dakota
New Zealand

Anita Whittle

Anita Whittle

Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

I am passionate about helping people learn what their bodies can do and how much stronger they are at any age. Whether you are 30 or 90, Yoga is beneficial physically and mentally. Practicing yoga has changed my life. I feel stronger now than I have at any age. One of my favorite visual is: All our lives are made of shards of shattered glass, Surrender and allow the shards of shattered glass to be...
Debbie  Barnes-Allan

Debbie Barnes-Allan

Yelm, Washington
United States

One day during my Radiant Health Yoga© Instructor training, a womenhow was visiting our class, mentioned the group of mostly 30-40 year olds, someone should teach a yoga class for people with arthritis, for there are no classes in town that meet our specific needs. As the oldest student in the teacher training class at the time (I was 60 years young) that planted the seed for a niche for me when I completed my...
Julie Renaud

Julie Renaud

Old Hickory, Tennessee
United States

Julie is a certified yoga instructor with additional training in Senior Yoga, Yoga for Cancer, and Chair Yoga. She teaches Gentle Yoga to individuals and small groups in the Nashville, TN area.
Monika Schweizer

Monika Schweizer

Männedorf , Tennessee
Switzerland

(EN) Monika Schweizer (born in 1968), I live at the nice lake of Zurich in Männedorf, Switzerland. I’m a dynamic Outdoor Fitness Specialist and Wellness Coach with more than 10 years of advanced knowledge in Personal Training, Nordic Walking and Stand Up Paddling. Since 2016 – I teach Chair Yoga! Join me at my Chair Yoga Classes! Looking forward to see you! Please contact me today! (DE) Monika Schweizer (Jg. 1968), Ich lebe am schönen...
Deb Mix

Deb Mix

Wenonah, New Jersey
United States

I am the owner of Willow Creek, a small studio located in Wenonah,N.J. A sleepy town nestled amongst hundred year old trees. I spent my career in the Arts both teaching and designing. I opened the studio 9 years ago after selling my Design business.
Danelle Hutcheson

Danelle Hutcheson

Okemos, Michigan
United States

Danelle lives in Okemos, Michigan, USA
Colleen Koziara

Colleen Koziara

Itasca, Illinois
United States

Senior Wellness, Activity and Adventure Programming
Sabrina Patino

Sabrina Patino

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
United States

Sabrina teaches chair yoga classes at the local senior center as part of her 200 hour training.
Marilynn Freeman

Marilynn Freeman

Silver City, New Mexico
United States

Marilynn is a Master Teacher offering private sessions, individual coaching, classes, workshops and retreats. She uses a variety of modalities to facilitate a state of balance wholeness.
Gillian Isvan

Gillian Isvan

Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, New Mexico
Scotland

Gillian teaching Chair Yoga in Scotland and adds some sprinklings of Chair Yoga Dancing to Scottish songs! She has done yoga for many years and now love teaching and sharing it with others. It is very rewarding and fun to see other people enjoy and benefit from it.
Raquel Mantilla

Raquel Mantilla

Miami, Florida
United States

Raquel is a Chair Yoga Teacher in Miami, Florida.
Pat Jakobsen

Pat Jakobsen

Delano, Minnesota
United States

I absolutely fell in love with Seated Chair Yoga!  As a R.N. and craniosacral therapist, this is the perfect fit to bring health and well-being to my fellow seniors and chair-bound members of our community.
Karen Langevin

Karen Langevin

Summerside, Minnesota
Canada

Since becoming a 220­hour 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 ».
Heidi Green

Heidi Green

Indianapolis, Indiana
United States

I had one session in chair yoga during my 500 hr program at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis during a module on special populations. I work for a company called Yogadevotion that is based in Minnesota and our main chair yoga teacher (who I’ve subbed for a couple of times) recommended that I watch your YouTube videos as I’m starting a new chair yoga class this month in Indianapolis. I have found your youtube videos...
Patti Radigan

Patti Radigan

San Francisco, California
United States

Patti is a Certified Chair Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Vista Academy.
Renay Bayer

Renay Bayer

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Inspired by the phrase, “you are only as young as your spine is healthy,” Renay found her focus in teaching yoga. Motivated to help adults and seniors of all physical levels and abilities build strength, improve mobility and feel revitalized, Renay completed her 60 hour certified chair yoga teacher training to supplement her 200 hour certified yoga teacher training. Renay believes everyone could benefit from more movement and breath in one’s life.
Lisa Johansson

Lisa Johansson

Peterborough, Ontario, Illinois
Canada

I have a particular passion for teaching yoga that helps people rehabilitate, relax and restore. I love to see how my students progress and I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment for them to do so.
Katie Brandes

Katie Brandes

Orlando, Florida
United States

Katie is a specialized yoga teacher with weekly classes consisting of Gentle Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, and Chair Yoga in Orlando, FL. As a 500 Hour Level RYT, Katie is a lifelong yoga student with focus on anatomy and anxiety-reduction to balance out her life as a mom and web developer for Kidding Around Yoga.
Jo Willis

Jo Willis

Axbridge, Florida
United Kingdom

Jo practiced as a health visitor and nurse prior to qualifying to teach Chair Yoga. She teaches a class for less agile at the Draycott village hall.
Eileen Tremarco

Eileen Tremarco

Brick, New Jersey
United States

I received my one and only chair yoga training through Lakshmi Volker, at the open center in New York City. I learned so much in your class. Thank you for creating it.
Judy Harder

Judy Harder

Kerrville, Texas
United States

I am sitting here with a smile on my face because you have encouraged me so much. As I have said before, what a wonderful experience this has been to take and complete your course. There is just so much information that I have received and am now able to share with my students.
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.
Ronda Krouch

Ronda Krouch

Saratoga, Wyoming
United States

Ronda teaches Chair Yoga at a Senior Center in Wyoming.
Elaine Duda

Elaine Duda

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United States

Elaine Duda is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Jane Shantz

Jane Shantz

Greenfield, Iowa
United States

Jane Shantz is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). Jane has recently graduated with the 95 hour requirement for a children’s yoga certificate from Global Family Yoga.
Jo  Indelicato

Jo Indelicato

Strafford, New Hampshire
United States

My teachings start at a very basic level and you have the option to build up your practice with added instruction. Classes are tailored to suit each individual. All classes include pranayama, asana and meditation. Flowing with the moment and focusing on breath will guide you through a fabulous yoga experience.
Amy Ritchie

Amy Ritchie

Barrington, Illinois
United States

Amy earned her Yoga Alliance Certification in 2013 and Chair certification in 2015. She was trained in Hatha yoga, but her practice has a strong Anusara influence. Besides running group classes, she also provides private yoga sessions.
Donna Parks

Donna Parks

Pasadena, Texas
United States

Donna Parks is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Shona Noyola

Shona Noyola

Brookeland, Texas
United States

Shona is a Vinyasa Flow teacher in Southeast Texas that has a passion for offering Yoga that is accessible to everyone.
Kate Somerville

Kate Somerville

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Starting yoga in 2012 at age 63 at my doctor’s suggestion, I immediately noticed results both mentally and physically and had test results to prove it. Then in 2013, at Angie’s strong encouragement, I took the YTT training though I had no intention of teaching. I fell in love with the philosophy. I’ve been teaching Chair Yoga at the YMCA over a year now. My motivation to teach, in addition to that’s the best way...
Karina Gough

Karina Gough

Masterton, Pennsylvania
New Zealand

Kathryn Geib

Kathryn Geib

Orlando, Florida
United States

I love teaching chair yoga and leading meditations! I was a professional dancer in my youth and recently retired from practicing law as a licensed attorney. Now I am semi-retired and very happily back to my roots as a physically active and creative person! I am a 200 RYT yoga teacher and am certified as a senior chair yoga instructor. I currently teach vinyasa flow yoga and chair yoga. I also lead meditation sessions. My...
Lynn Woodbury

Lynn Woodbury

St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

Gentle Yoga at Yoga with Lynn, Chair Yoga Teacher at St. Paul Eastside YMCA and Registered Yoga Teacher at Skyway YMCA (Downtown Saint Paul)
Sheri Templeton

Sheri Templeton

Stanwood, Washington
United States

Sheri teaches in Stanwood, Washington.
DL Sweet

DL Sweet

Hermosa Beach, California
United States

I am D.L. Sweet, RYT -200, teaching Yoga In Chairs to Seniors and MS individuals. I also teach Therapeutic Yoga to Seniors. My passion is to establish a safe and compassionate atmosphere, where all feel welcome and develop habits to lead a healthy Lifestyle.
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.
Kay Saied

Kay Saied

Amarillo, Texas
United States

I am AFAA certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. My passion is teaching others how to be as healthy as they can be. Specially seniors and those with special needs. I have been teaching yoga for a few years to all ages. The thing I am most proud of is being a great- grandmother of 4.
Heidi Minga

Heidi Minga

Oceanside, California
United States

A Los Angeles native with North Dakota roots, Heidi’s enthusiasm for yoga began in 1991. With 22 years of on-again off-again personal practice at local gyms, she took the layoff from her sales job in 2011 as a sign – it was time to do something she loved. In 2012, Heidi became a RYT 200, graduating from the yoga teacher training program at True Nature School of Yoga. She then completed a specialized 100 hour...
Roberta Rewers

Roberta Rewers

Dyer, Indiana
United States

After more than a decade of personal yoga practice, Roberta became a certified vinyasa and chair yoga instructor (Yoga Alliance and Yoga Vista Academy certified). She believes that yoga can be practiced by and benefit everyone. Her goal is to make yoga accessible to every individual.
Melanie Starr

Melanie Starr

Vista, California
United States

Practicing Hatha Yoga since 1992, I first earned my 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification in 2010 from Cloud Nine Yoga in Orange County, and enjoyed teaching Gentle Yoga in studios and various Senior centers and residences in O.C. I retired from my day job and moved to Vista in early 2016. I soon earned my Chair Yoga Certification through the Yoga Vista Academy and am passionate about teaching Chair Yoga at the Yoga Vista...
Kim Tran Weaver

Kim Tran Weaver

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
United States

“Kim” cuong Tran-Weaver is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Kim Wemer

Kim Wemer

Grinnell, Iowa
United States

Kim discovered yoga after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She found it to be very healing during her recovery, and as an RN, she wanted to share yoga’s healing benefits, whether physical, emotional, or simply to manage the stress of a busy life. Kim’s classes are accessible to everyone. Her calm demeanor and balanced sequencing guide each of her students to be the best they can be, no matter where they are, and...
Viki Boyko

Viki Boyko

Stamford, Connecticut
United States

Viki segues the phrase “…it‘s because of yoga that…” to so many important life events and discoveries over the last thirty years. From the forging of friendships; to bringing support in times of pregnancy, illness and bereavement; and to the deep sense of joy that connecting breath, body and spirit bring with each journey on the mat. Viki blends her learning as a core strength vinyasa master trainer with somatics and Franklin method training to...
Janet Misbach

Janet Misbach

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Janet was in her early 50s when she first started taking yoga classes as means of incorporating more exercise in her life. In her desire to share yoga with others her age or older, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program and later a chair yoga teacher training at Yoga Vista Academy. Janet teaches gentle yoga and chair yoga incorporating mindfulness and meditation. Her classes explore poses that can improve posture, flexibility, strength,...
Kate Yoshida

Kate Yoshida

Chicago, Illinois
United States

Nelda Eserin

Nelda Eserin

Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Nelda is a Nurse and pursued her Chair Yoga Teaching credential to supplement her medical training.
Tatis  Cervantes-Aiken

Tatis Cervantes-Aiken

Oceanside, California
United States

Before becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher, Tatis followed multiple career paths that took her into the travel world, banking, real estate and university administration. Now in her late 60’s, Tatis teaches Chair and Gentle Therapeutic Yoga to seniors. She started teaching Chair Yoga classes in several libraries in San Diego and has witnessed the remarkable growth in the number of seniors eager to feel and experience the benefits of practicing Yoga.
Liana  Ables

Liana Ables

Millstadt, Illinois
United States

This has been a dream of mine for many years. We are never too old to find our way.
Kate Regan

Kate Regan

Brisbane, Illinois
Australia

Hi I’m Kate, I’m 67 years old and an ‘Almost ‘retired hairstylist! My life’s achievements so far have been married to John for 44 years, Mum to our 2 fabulous Sons, Gran to our Precious Granddaughter and have had success with my Business. I took up the Yoga at 57 (never to late to start!) The benefits I’ve received from Yoga plus my love of working with the Senior community led me to study for...
Peggy Aveyard

Peggy Aveyard

Dayton, Ohio
United States

Peggy Aveyard is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Camri McAvoy

Camri McAvoy

Boulder, Colorado
United States

Camri enjoys sharing her love of Yoga with all students. She believes that everyone can benefit from Yoga’s wonderful tools of stress relief, self discovery and mindfulness, no matter how young or old.
Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Port Macquarie, , Colorado
Australia

Karen is currently teaching yogalates at Sivana Bliss Studios, at Port Macquarie, U3A as well as gentle exercise at two local retirement villages.
Alison Partridge

Alison Partridge

Oxford, Colorado
United Kingdom

Alison classes in Oxford and surrounding areas in a variety of venues, from community halls to nursing homes, and she also teaches people on a one-to-one basis at home.
Irene Sunn

Irene Sunn

Sunshine Coast, Colorado
Australia

Currently facilitating Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors at an Aged Care Retirement Village, Gentle Yoga classes for 50+ and Kids Yoga at a Daycare Centre.
Suzanne Ware

Suzanne Ware

Coronado, California
United States

I have been practicing yoga for 40 years. I so wanted my friends to experience the joy and benefits of yoga. I earned my masters teachers certificate in Deep Healing Yoga and they came to my classes. Now, 15 years later we are moving into gentler style and because of some health issues some must move onto chairs. We are going to keep moving and have fun.
Sherry Zak Morris

Sherry Zak Morris

Vista, California
United States

As Director and Co-Founder of the Yoga Vista Academy, Sherry has a proven track record for empowering and igniting passion for 50+ yoga and wellness and has presented for 3 years at the annual Yoga Alliance Conference, the professional and trade association of the yoga world. Sherry’s work can be found on YogaJP.com, YogaAlliance.org, Gaia.com, Nature Awakenings Magazine, doyogawme.com and other online Yoga magazines. Sherry is a mentoree of the Mary Cavanaugh and Indra Devi...
Justine Shelton

Justine Shelton

Pahoa, Hawaii
United States

Justine is the Co-Founder and Director of the Yoga Vista Academy. She specializes in Spine and Joint Rehabilitation and Yoga for Cancer Recovery. Justine leads the Gentle Yoga Therapy and Anatomy course development, educational video content and training materials for the Academy.
Corey Stiles

Corey Stiles

Thornton, Colorado
United States

Corey is the creator of the successful Yoga Vista Academy Online Mentor Program which empowers teachers to fast track their certification with the support of an online community.