This course is for those that are challenged by the "sit down" syndrome that plagues office workers, commuters, seniors, couch potatoes, or disabled persons. It is for those with weight challenges, inflexibility, and low energy. A daily practice of yoga on a chair will keep one's body limber, mind alert, and spirits high.
This class will teach how the chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body allowing attendees to take full advantage of yoga's well-documented fitness and health benefits.
Attendees will learn chair yoga postures, breathing techniques, and other Eastern modalities that they can continue to practice at their home or office.
Register for class by calling 952-556-7200 or go to www.ce4all.org.
Mary Tellers, MA, LVCYT, RYT-200 is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA), and a certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher (LVCYT). She completed her yoga teacher training in 2010 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She also did her Chair Yoga certification at Kripalu in 2007. She assisted her teacher, Lakshmi Voelker, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 2009 at a Chair Yoga certification course for physical therapists, nurses, and other health professionals.
Mary holds a MA in Human Development from St. Mary's University-Minneapolis, MN where she did research on the impact of holistic therapies, such as whole food therapy, sound therapy and art therapy, on the healing of women with fibromyalgia. She holds a BA in Foods and Nutrition from St. Catherine's University-St Paul, MN. Currently she works full-time as a Wellness Associate at Lakewinds Natural Foods cooperative in Minnetonka, MN. She enjoys educating customers about the benefits of organic, natural health and bodycare products. Also, she also is an instructor for the Lakewinds University, teaching an Introduction to Wellness course to employees which she developed.