Introduction to teaching
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th April 2024
Become more than a teacher of postures; become a teacher of people.
Throughout a Yogi’s life, our physical practice will go through change – whether through injury, illness, age or environment, and sometimes it’s neither possible nor advisable to be down on the mat. But that’s not to say our physical practice need cease.
Chair Yoga is an increasingly popular approach to traditional Yoga which brings the practice to where individuals need to be met, so that Yoga can truly be inclusive and for Every Body.
This 20 hour CPD course will give you confidence, tools, techniques and practices to be able to offer well-thought out variations for practitioners in mixed classes, specific Chair Yoga sessions and Office Yoga, all whilst developing your awareness of a range of practitioners’ needs.
What is covered in the course?
In the course we will cover:
The principles of using the chair as an intrinsic yoga tool
Alignment principles of basic Chair Yoga practices
An exploration of conditions and contraindications which may bring people to practice with a chair
The grades of differentiation you may offer (gentle to more demanding)
Sequencing of Chair practices
This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance International and counts at 20 hours CPD.
More about this course
Saturday 13th September – Sunday 14th April 2024
Saturday 0900- 1730 (7.5 hours contact)
Sunday 0900 – 1730 (7.5 hours contact)
Teaching Assignment and Reflection (5 hours) to be submitted within 4 weeks of course start date.
9.00 Group Class & Teaching Experience
11.00 Tea Break
11.15 Training (Theory & Practice)
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 Training (Theory & Practice)
17.00 Teaching Review
Who is this course for?
Yoga teachers: YTT200 or 50 hours Foundation
Non Yoga teachers: Personal Yoga Practice of 1 year or more (for those who wish to develop their own chair practice)
Experience working in physical fitness, eg as an fitness instructor
Who teaches this course?
Christine ERYT500, YACEP
Christine is the course leader for the Chair Yoga CPD and also the 200 hour teacher training programme. She first began teaching Chair Yoga in 2018 as a volunteer for vulnerable groups and has taught Chair Yoga in a range of settings, including large multi national companies.
Option 1 Full balance – £275
Option 2 Deposit + Balance – £300
Option 3 Past/present Alumni £250
A special discount for those who have already undertaken, or paid for teacher training with the Breathing Space (click here). Courses include Aerial Yoga (20 hours), Hatha Yoga (200 hours), Yin Yoga (40 hours), Yoga Nidra (30 hours), Trauma Informed Yoga (20 hours).
Is the course assessed?
Yes. There will be a short practical assessment undertaken during the contact hours and an assignment to be submitted within 4 weeks of the course.
Both tasks must be satisfactorily completed in order to be awarded the YACEP certificate to count towards Yoga Alliance CPD hours.
What is, and is not, provided?
What is included:
You will receive a manual to take away and a certificate will be sent to you in the post on satisfactory completion of the course.
All props will be provided during the course.
What is not included:
Lunch. Please bring your own or enjoy lunch in many of the local cafes.
Travel and accommodation costs incurred (even if the course is unexpectedly cancelled)
Your Yoga mat
A notebook and pen
A bottle of water
A warm layer
All monies paid are non refundable and non transferable, except in reasonable and extenuating circumstances and only at the discretion of the course director.
A doctor’s certificate / official PCR test result must be provided if any absence is due to ill health. In this case, only a transfer to a later date will be considered.
No refunds will be given for those who do not pass the course to a satisfactory standard. No partial refunds will be given for hours missed.
If you do not ‘pass’ you may rejoin the course at a later date with a 25% discount.
100% attendance and submission of the 5 hour assignment, completed to a satisfactory standard, are required to complete the course.