4 November 2017  | London

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

Our Chair Yoga course will provide you with the necessary tools to guide the elderly or disabled towards maintaining a degree of exercise & movement and helping to slow down deterioration in older age.

 

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 a social and engaging environment will evolve.
  • You will learn massage methods to release tension in the limbs and relax muscular tension in the joints.

 

Topic Summary

Please note the course outline is provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience. For more details, click on the link above to download the course programme.

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

Your success in completing the ‘Chair Yoga’ course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation. Chair Yoga is recognised as a training workshop by Yoga Alliance UK. .


Fees

Please note: Early bird discounts are not applicable to deposits or payment plans. If you choose to pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance prior to the course start date.
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 Foundation certificate with 100% attendance
  • Personal contact with the course leaders

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation

Dates & Location

This course will take place on the 4th of November 2017.

This training runs from 9:30-5:30 with an hour for lunch and appropriate breaks throughout the day.

All training takes place at our centre: Unit 7 Portobello Dock, 557 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH unless otherwise stated. To find the nearest transport links please click here.

 


Accommodation

Many of our students use Airbnb to find accommodation when coming to stay with us. To explore the accommodation available through Airbnb click on the appropriate date range below. Please note that we are not affiliated with Airbnb.


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

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
  • practitioners
  • Yoga teachers
  • Care professionals
  • Anyone interested!

 

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 Foundation is a training center 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. If you are interested, please refer our training journey page by clicking here

 

What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPD’s 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?

Take a look at our teacher training journey 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 Foundation Certificate of Participation after completing the course. The Chair Yoga Course is recognised by ASDAN and Yoga Alliance.
Can I practice professionally with this course?
As a Training Centre of Excellence we offer a SYF Practitioner Development Programme for those considering practicing professionally. If you are interested please visit the Plan My Journey Section.
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. Either contact +44 208 968 1900 or email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk