1 day Intensive (21 October 2017)
Due to the effects of aging or disability some people are unable to participate in a traditional yoga class, therefore chair yoga offers a practical solution by reducing complicated manoeuvres and movements to simpler, user-friendly procedures. A lot of people wish to know how to adapt well known yoga techniques for the less mobile. Chair Yoga offers a safe and effective option to deliver a suitable class for those unable to join a mainstream, mat-based class. This type of yoga allows yoga to be more adaptable and inclusive for this population; it provides individuals with a social environment and can help the elderly maintain a degree of exercise & movement to help slow down deterioration in older age.
Book the October 2017 course here:
Date: Saturday 21st October
Cost: £119 – Earlybird price £99 until 21st August 2017
Time: 09.30-17.30 (including 1 hour lunch)
Venue: All trainings take place at our centre: Unit 7 Portobello Dock, 557 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH unless otherwise stated.
Once payment has been made, you’ll be emailed a registration form which will need to be completed to finalise your booking.
Got any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us via our enquiry form
Richard Kravetz has been teaching Yoga for over 15 years to Adults, Children and Special Needs. He holds a BWY Dip for teaching adults and children and served as County Rep for North London & City 2005-13.
His interest in Special Needs originated when his second child was born with Global Developmental Delay and he currently teaches at Day Centres, Special Schools and residential homes, as well as training people at Special Yoga Foundation to people working with the Special Needs population.
This workshop will demonstrate how chair yoga can be used therapeutically and effectively to assist non-ambulatory individuals and the procedures which help them participate in a comfortable, compassionate environment. This will include offering practical solutions to how movements and postures can be adjusted and used to make them accessible to students who are elderly or less-abled.
The course is open to…
– Yoga Teachers : Chairs can be used as a useful aid to improving postures. Yoga teachers may be interested in how chairs provide an effective prop to enhance and modify known postures to make their classes more dynamic and flexible.
– Those who work in the Care industry: Chair yoga is a great tool for those working with the elderly and less mobile (including wheelchair users), in places like care homes, residential homes and day centres, as well as people with other additional needs where a mat-based class may not be appropriate.