Chair Yoga 

20 Hours

Introduction to teaching

Saturday 6th  – Sunday 7th July 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.

Yoga Alliance registered

What is covered  in the course 

This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance International and counts at 20 hours CPD.

  • 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 

  • Office Yoga 

  • The grades of differentiation you may offer (gentle to more demanding) 

  • Sequencing of Chair practices

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  • 1. Pay in Full

    Includes £25 off compared to the Deposit Option 2.

  • £275
  • 2. Deposit

    Balance £200 due 2 weeks prior to the course. £300 total.

  • £100
  • 2. Remaning Balance

    Balance £200 due 2 weeks prior to the course. £300 total.

  • £200
  • 3. Alumni Special Price

    Graduates of other CPDs with us in the past (min 20 hours)

  • £250

Schedule Overview

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. 

Example schedule:

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

Course Eligibility – who is this for?

This course is tailored for yoga teachers and non-yoga teachers with a personal yoga practice of one year or more (especially those interested in developing their chair practice), and individuals who teach any kind of physical fitness and wellbeing.

Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding of yoga, refine your teaching skills, or explore new avenues in fitness and wellness, this course offers valuable insights and practical tools to enhance your journey.


There are 3 payment options

Option 1 Full balance – 
Available until 21st June 2024.
After this time, the discount does not apply. Please pay the full £300. Click here.

Option 2 Deposit + Balance – 

A non refundable deposit of £100 secures your place (click here) 

Remaining Balance of £200 payable by 21st  June 2024 (click here)

Option 3 Past/present Alumni
A £50 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). Deposit option not available.

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. But don’t panic – it’s all experiential and straightforward!

Both tasks must be satisfactorily completed in order to be awarded the YACEP certificate to count towards Yoga Alliance CPD hours.

What is included

You will receive a hard copy manual to take away and an e-certificate will be provided 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)

What to bring

Your Yoga mat

A notebook and pen

A bottle of water

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 be accredited by YA.

Further Information

Where we are

The in-person training takes place in our beautiful 17th Century listed building, home to our yoga shala in the centre of the city in Derby.

The Coach House 

14 George Street



Exclusive customer parking available – all day parking just £3

What to Bring

Your mat

Water bottle

Note Book and Pen

Cosy things for stiller practices (eye pillow, wooly socks)

Post Practice Snack

Lunch or Money for Lunch

Staying Over?

We have exclusive discounts with a selection of nearby accommodation providers click here to ask us for more information.