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Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training

For anyone interested in teaching chair yoga, including healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, and yoga teachers in training. Must have at least 15 hours of yoga class experience.

Do you have students, clients, or patients who can’t get down on the floor due to age, weight, disability, or inflexibility? Would you like to teach at hospitals, senior centers, or nursing homes? By adapting traditional yoga poses to a chair, you can bring the benefits of yoga to those unable to take part in even a gentle class.

In this training, you learn to

  • Teach an accessible hour-long chair yoga class
  • Choose appropriate postures and breathing techniques according to individual needs
  • Discern levels of flexibility and identify precautions and contraindications
  • Use light weights in chair poses to build bone and muscle mass
  • Understand anatomy and alignment for chair asanas
  • Incorporate meditation, relaxation, and breathing techniques to improve health and well-being.

Upon completion, you earn a certificate in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga.

Note Tuition includes a manual and access to online training videos, including the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga DVD Single Chair Yoga, Volume 1 and Sitting Mountain CD.

Prerequisite You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to teach Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, but students with little or no yoga experience must complete 15 hours of yoga classes with a certified yoga teacher prior to the training.

This program may be also taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
The hours from this training may be applied toward your 1000-hour yoga teacher certification if you have not already applied the hours toward your 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certification.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Professional Training


Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, AYC Ambassador and creator of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™, has certified more than 2,000 teachers nationally and internationally.

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