Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga to Hold a Teacher Training at New York Open Center January 8-11, 2019

This teacher certification prepares participants to teach chair yoga classes emphasizing senior and disabled fitness. Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga offers fitness to those who, for whatever reason, cannot do regular exercise.
Lakshmi celebrating another chair yoga class
Lakshmi celebrating another chair yoga class
NEW YORK - Nov. 15, 2018 - PRLog -- Brenda Yarnold will hold a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) Teacher Training Certification at the New York Open Center, January 8-11, 2019.

This LVCY training is for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and healthcare/fitness professionals who are interested in senior fitness, disabled fitness, and exercise for anyone who, for whatever reason, cannot do regular exercise.

In this certification, Brenda trains the participants to give a one-hour therapeutic chair yoga class with special emphasis on disabled and senior fitness. She teaches how to individualize postures by adapting them to differing levels of flexibility. These levels of flexibility set this program apart.

Most importantly, participants come away with the skill to adapt, on their own, yoga mat poses to the chair with the varying levels of flexibility (what LVCY terms Chairasanas - asana being Sanskrit for pose or posture).

Participants learn the five variations of LVCY: Single Chair Yoga, Double Chair Yoga, Pair Chair Yoga, Wheelchair Yoga, and Weighted Chair Yoga. The last is targeted at building bone and muscle mass by using 1-3 pound dumbbells during Chairasanas. This addresses a major fitness issue of sedentary people such as seniors, the disabled, the overweight, and all of us who just sit too much.

Among the Chairasanas participants learn are the sun salutation, the moon salutation, the earth salutation, the warrior series, and classical balance postures. They receive an anatomy overview and a review of the contraindications & precautions for seated poses. In addition, other Eastern modalities are covered.

Program participants receive a 200 page illustrated manual, LVCY DVD, a certificate for 25 hours of LVCY teacher training (25 CEUs from Yoga Alliance), and a listing on Lakshmi's website to generate leads for LVCY teachers.

Brenda Yarnold, M.A., E-RYT 200, E-LVCYTT, is a senior teacher and director of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga. She is also the founder of and lead instructor at Bella Buddha Yoga in Belmar, New Jersey. Brenda's background includes training in functional anatomy, children's yoga and massage therapy. Her compassionate and non-judgmental teaching style is inclusive for everybody, at every age and ability.

For more information on all Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga certification programs, visit

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