Chair Yoga Workshop
with Richard Kravetz
Sunday 7th July 2019
Open to yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees.
This Chair Yoga workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to guide the elderly or less-abled towards maintaining a safe degree of exercise and movement to help reduce deterioration in older age and promote health & independence with a view to a healthier outlook.
Due to the effects of aging or disability some people are unable to participate in a traditional mat based yoga class, and chair yoga offers a practical solution by finding ways to reduce complicated manoeuvres and movements to simpler, user-friendly procedures.
Chair Yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing and using the chair for support. A chair offers a stable base for less mobile individuals, and is highly adaptable to the physical needs of a variety of chronic conditions. A chair also helps people compensate for lack of balance, strength and other weaknesses, and empowers them to be more confident in movement.
The workshop teaches practitioners how to structure and plan a yoga session for people with physical restrictions and/or learning difficulties and may include the Elderly, Dementia, Stroke, MS, ME and a host of conditions related to ageing such as high blood pressure, arthritis, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Having completed the day you will have the capacity to encourage a person or persons with limited ability to explore their potential in becoming physically, emotionally and psychologically stronger.
10.00am INTRODUCTION to Yoga for Special Needs
11.00am CHAIR YOGA - Practical (sitting)
1.00pm LUNCH BREAK
2.00pm CHAIR YOGA - Practical (standing)
3.00pm CHAIR YOGA - Interactive
4.30pm CLOSING DISCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS
Richard Kravetz has been teaching Yoga to adults, children and people with special needs for over 20 years. He holds a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma and currently teaches at Day centres, Residential homes and Dementia cafes. Richard’s training enables practitioners to deliver yoga therapy to the wider population and help facilitate yoga for Special Needs.
Cost : £80
Venue : The Yoga Studio at Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga Studios, First Floor, 53-57 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1HX.