Empower yourself with the skillset to provide adults who are less mobile an opportunity to participate in traditional yoga classes.


Date: 8th March 2020

LocationArlington House, 220 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HE

Price: £119

March 2020 Course Full – Request Waiting List


Date: 6th September 2020

LocationArlington House, 220 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HE

Price: £119

Our Chair Yoga course will provide you with the necessary tools to guide the elderly or less-abled towards maintaining a degree of mobility through movement and to allow a sense of well-being through the yoga practice.


How this Course Benefits You

  • You will become increasingly confident in making a difference to the lives of those who experience difficulty taking part in traditional yoga classes.
  • Your knowledge in creating the optimum environment for classes to become engaging, interactive and supportive will evolve.
  • You will also learn anti-rheumatic methods to help release tension in the limbs and joints.


Topic Summary

Please note the course outline is provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience.

This one-day intensive course will focus on the many ways you can evolve your yoga practice to become available for a wider community with varying levels of mobility. You will learn how to structure and plan a yoga session for adults with physical restrictions and implement the necessary tools to teach people with learning difficulties. These skills can be integrated into a class or taught as a one to one session. You will observe how props such as chairs, blocks, bolsters and belts can enhance the quality of the physical practice, and how specific practices can be introduced effectively.

Having completed this course you will have the capacity to encourage a person with limited mobility to explore their potential in becoming physically, emotionally and psychologically stronger.

Teaching Style

Practical solutions to demonstrate how movements and postures can be adjusted and used to become accessible for students who are elderly or less-abled are the primary focus throughout the day.  The course tutor will frequently engage you in an experiential series of coordinated sequences using props and hands on assistance for a flexible and adaptable teaching approach.

Course Certification

You will receive a Special Yoga Certificate upon completion of 100% of the course.


Full price: £119

Once payment has been made, you will be emailed a registration form to complete prior to your booking being finalised.

What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • Special Yoga certificate with 100% attendance
  • Personal contact with the course leaders

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation

Course tutors

Richard Kravetz

Richard Kravetz has been teaching Yoga for over 15 years to adults, children and people with special needs. He holds a BWY Diploma 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. Richard’s training enables practitioners to deliver yoga therapy to the wider population and help facilitate yoga for Special Needs.

Useful Information

The day runs on a 09:30 to 17:30 schedule. You must attend the day in full to receive your certificate.

What experience do I need for this course?

This course is open to all, including those who do not teach yoga professionally. Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

  • Special needs teachers
  • Parents
  • Therapists
  • Yoga teachers
  • Care professionals

Can I become a Special Yoga practitioner after completing this course?

Completing our Chair Yoga course is a part of your journey towards supporting all adults with special needs and keeping up to date with the latest practices and techniques.

The Special Yoga is a training centre of excellence. We pride ourselves in appropriately preparing you towards a career. Therefore we highly recommend joining our practitioner development programme if you are considering becoming a professional practitioner with Special Yoga.

What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your personal practice, please click here,

Can we support you in choosing your course?

If you are unsure about your suitability for this course, or if you have any queries please let us know at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

Policies & Procedures

For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.

Course Tips
Who can do this CPD Training?
Occupational therapists, yoga teachers and yoga therapists, trainee yoga teachers, school teachers and staff, parents or anyone interested in exploring Special Yoga.
Is this course recognised?
You will receive a Special Yoga Certificate of Accreditation after completing the course. The Chair Yoga Course is recognised by ASDAN and Yoga Alliance.
Can I practise professionally with this course?
As a training centre of excellence we are developing a Special Yoga practitioner development programme for those considering practising professionally. This will be discussed during your course.
What courses could I do after this CPD training?
After completing the Chair Yoga course we suggest taking our flagship course Special Yoga for Special Children. We highly recommend it as it provides a comprehensive guide across all conditions and is the first steps towards becoming a professional practitioner.
Need help booking this course?
We are always ready to help anwser your questions regarding taking our courses. Please email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk