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Fri, 24 Nov


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Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Training with Liz Oppedijk ONLINE

This is a 32-hour Chair Yoga Training, recognised by Yoga Alliance. It uses a blended approach to the teaching; combining in-person, group learning, self-study, and one-to-one online mentoring. See more below.

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Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Training with Liz Oppedijk ONLINE
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Training with Liz Oppedijk ONLINE

Time & Location

24 Nov 2023, 09:30 – 26 Nov 2023, 16:30

Zoom training

About the Event

Details of the Training

Date: Friday -Sunday November 24-26

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Deposit of £50 needed now to secure your place. 

£350 early bird (until 29th October 2023). £425 thereafter.

£100 is charged for assessments following the training. 

Required reading – Get Fit Where You Sit: A Guide to the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Method by Lakshmi Voelker and Liz Oppedijk. Available to pre-order/purchase at Amazon UK ( or Amazon US (

With the advent of social prescribing, yoga teachers with fully accessible chair yoga skills are now in great demand, and this course provides all the competencies needed to teach safe and effective chair yoga to any required standards. This course also forms Part 1 of the IAYT Pathway CPD on Accessible Chair Yoga for Yoga Therapists.


Do you know people who would benefit from yoga but:

  • Cannot get down (or up) from the floor due to age, disability, inflexibility, or injury?
  • Want to practise yoga where getting on the floor is impractical (at work, travelling, etc.)?

Traditionally, these people have been unable to reap all the exceptional benefits of yoga. Chair yoga makes it possible! 

Created in 1982, Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) has proven effective with teachers worldwide. Its special focus on ‘levels of flexibility’ provides teachers with the structure and confidence needed to adapt any pose safely and effectively for people of all ages and abilities, on any chair. In addition, LVCY offers tools and inspiration for tapping into each teacher’s own creativity when bringing chair yoga to those who need it, sharing the benefits with every BODY in yoga studios, leisure centres, hospitals, schools, care homes, community settings, and offices as well as at home.

What the training will cover:

This comprehensive course takes a blended approach, combining group online learning, interactive partner and group work, self-study, and one-to-one online mentoring. The group online training takes place over three days, with self-study and assessments (practical and written) due after the weekend.

Course modules include:

  • How to adapt poses on the chair safely and effectively.
  • Adapted poses on the chair for Single, Double, Pair, Weighted, and Wheelchair Yoga.
  • Precautions for chair poses.
  • Breathing techniques.
  • Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics.
  • Class sequencing and teaching techniques.
  • Extra modalities, including Acupressure, Reflexology, and Do-In Chinese Self Massage.
  • Practical tips for teaching chair yoga in healthcare, care homes, community, workplace, and
  • other settings.

Who the training is for and eligibility:

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, healthcare professionals, exercise professionals, carers, and community workers may all follow this course. 

For those without a yoga teacher qualification, an 8-hour course on Basic Yoga Techniques  must be taken as a prerequisite.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your LVCYT (Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher)

certification and will be able to run your own chair yoga sessions with confidence. 

The Chair Yoga Teacher Training: The Lakshmi Voelker Method course is Part One of the Accessible Chair Yoga for Yoga Therapy APD certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). 

The full APD can be achieved for the C-IAYT Pathway by completing Part One and Part Two: Further Chair Yoga Skills for Teachers & Therapists. The full APD is 42 hours and leads to the achievement of 42 CE (Continuing Education) credits with the IAYT.

In collaboration with Accessible Chair Yoga CIC and The Minded Institute.

This course is certified by Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK).

This counts as 32 hours towards yout 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training qualification with Shanticentre Training School. Full details here:


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