Sometimes a standard or general yoga class just isn’t suited to some people – for a range of different reasons. Many of the standard yoga poses can be modified so one can still capture the essence of a pose. I hope that in delivering these classe, I can make yoga accessible to a wider range of our community.
I have attended a number of workshops on teaching chair yoga and completed a weekend module run by IYTA in December 2018. I completed the Get Fit Where you Sit chair yoga diploma in April 2018 to complement the knowledge already gained over years of adapting for students.
This class uses a chair (either seated or standing) to work through a range of practices to provide a dynamic yet supported yoga practice.
Be it arthritis, replaced joints, recovery from injury or simply recovering from life’s challenges…. In this class there is no lying on the floor, no sitting cross-legged, no kneeling or pressure on the wrists. This class can be a great way to transition back into regular yoga classes following injury, or become your regular practice in its own right.
Over a period of 4 weeks, the class will rotate through a variety of asana poses – some modified to suit chair. However any class can be done as a stand alone one and you are able to start out as a new starter in any of these classes.
There will still be the breath work and meditation – all done from a chair!
Karen Wells now takes the Wednesday 5.30pm class. Karen trained as a Satyananda yoga teacher is also a qualified yoga therapist. Her Wednesday class includes a 20 minute yoga nidra – which you have the option of staying seated – or lying down on the floor at the end of the class.
Monday afternoon 4.30-5.30 pm,
Wednesday evening 5.30-6.30 pm, and
Friday morning 9-10am.
Cost of the classes is $10.