Sun, 14 May|
Basic Yoga Techniques Course for Health Professionals with Liz Oppedijk
This one-day introductory course provides a framework for understanding the ancient mind-body practice of Yoga, as well as offering simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and others. This is the prerequisite for non yoga teachers wishing to take the Chair Yoga Training.
Time & Location
14 May, 10:00 – 18:00
About the Event
Basic Yoga Techniques
Date: Sunday, 14th May Time: 10am - 6pm
Online via Zoom
Standard ticket price £125. Early Bird price of £95 available until May 1st.
£10 deposit to pay on booking
An increasing body of evidence demonstrates that yoga is effective for maintaining and improving
well-being, adding great value to one’s daily life and health. This one-day introductory course
provides a framework for understanding the ancient mind-body practice of Yoga, as well as offering
simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and others.
By the end of the course, participants will know how to demonstrate basic yoga movements, breath,
and relaxation techniques that can easily be practised and shown to others. You will learn key
postures from each of the main groups, including standing poses, forward and back bends, twists,
sun salutations, and simple inversions. We will also look at the importance of postural alignment, the
breath, and mindfulness meditation. You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like
throughout the day, so you come away with a clear understanding of all aspects of a yoga practice.
What the course will cover:
- Introduction to yogic philosophical ideas that support well-being.
- Basic yogic techniques.
- Overview of yoga postures, with an introduction to some basic postures and movements, including a series of poses to free up all the major joints in the body.
- Introduction to simple relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and the benefits.
Who the course is for and eligibility:
For anyone who wants to know more about yoga, this course offers an introduction to yoga
principles and techniques. For those who want to go further, this course provides the background
and knowledge to follow the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training course, and it fulfils the
prerequisite for those without a yoga teacher qualification. CPD hours available.
In collaboration with Accessible Chair Yoga CIC and The Minded Institute.
About the teacher:
Liz Oppedijk is co-founder of the social enterprise Accessible Chair Yoga CIC and a leading expert on
chair yoga. She is passionate about bringing yoga to those who may not think yoga is for them, and
has taught accessible and chair yoga to people with a wide range of abilities, including those with
Parkinson’s, MS, stroke, cancer, and other conditions, as well as those with dementia, learning
disabilities, and their carers.
Liz’s special interests are training a community of chair yoga teachers to bring yoga to care homes
across the country and carrying out research into yoga’s effectiveness in the social care and
healthcare sectors. She is a qualified yoga therapist and regularly lectures on chair and accessible
yoga, yoga for Parkinson’s and dementia, and yoga in care homes for The Minded Institute and other
Liz is an official Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga teacher trainer and a regular facilitator for Jivana
Heyman’s Accessible Yoga training. She is co-authoring a book on chair yoga, due to be published by
Shambhala Publications in 2023.
Basic Yoga Techniques deposit