Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training Module 1

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 accessible benefits of yoga to those unable to take part in even a gentle class.

In this training, you learn to

  • Teach a one-hour accessible 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.

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 taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program.

Special Savings!
Take Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training Module 1 June 17–22, 2018 with Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training Module 2 June 22–24, 2018 and save $68.00; please call to register.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga


Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, AYC Ambassador and creator of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™, has certified more than 1,500 teachers nationally and internationally.

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