LAKSHMI VOELKER CHAIR YOGA™
For Non-Yoga Teachers
Prerequisites for Non-Yoga Teachers
For those without a 200-hour yoga teacher qualification, you can still train to become a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga teacher once you fulfil these requirements:
15 hours of yoga experience, which can include: attending yoga classes, communicating with a yoga teacher, watching yoga videos – to gain some basic yoga knowledge
8-hour Introduction to Yoga course
Who Needs Chair Yoga?
Do you have patients, clients, family members or friends who would benefit from yoga but:
Cannot get down (or up) from the floor because of age, disability or inflexibility?
Want to practice yoga where getting on the floor is impractical (at work, travelling, etc.)?
Traditionally these people have been unable to reap the exceptional benefits of yoga. Chair yoga makes it possible! Now you can become a certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher and share the benefits of LV Chair Yoga with every BODY in yoga studios, leisure centres, hospitals, schools, care homes, community settings and offices as well as at home.
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
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
Class sequencing and teaching techniques
Extra modalities, including Acupressure, Reflexology, and Do-In Chinese Self Massage
Special tips for teaching chair yoga in care homes and other settings
The 32-hour course can be completed in one of two ways:
Online learning and self-study, including 6 one-to-one sessions with a certified E-LVCYTT (Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Trainer), access to online teaching videos and a 200+ page illustrated manual. This flexible method allows you to learn at your own pace, with timing arranged to suit your own schedule.
Group training over 2 days, including practical assessments, with self-study and a written assessment due afterwards. This method provides a structured learning environment in a group setting, run in a venue with full disabled access.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your LVCYT (Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher) certification and be able to run your own chair yoga classes with confidence.
Why Choose Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™?
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ has been certifying instructors in the USA and worldwide for over 35 years. It is the premier Chair Yoga certification course – now available in the UK and Europe. We are a recognised Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance in the USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK.
“Through my LVCY Teacher Training, I have gained a powerful new skill to enable me to share the healing benefits of yoga to those who are not able, for whatever reason, to participate in a traditional mat yoga class. I have gained the ability to adapt traditional yoga asana safely to the chair. I feel confident that I can share the benefits and inclusiveness of LVCY to those individuals who truly need it the most. What a gift! Namaste!”
About the Founder of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™
Lakshmi Voelker has studied, practised and taught Yoga and other Eastern disciplines since 1969. She works extensively as a private Yoga Therapist and spent 12 years working in a hospital where she integrated these Eastern disciplines with Western health concepts.
She created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ in 1982 when one of her students was stricken with arthritis and could no longer practise mat yoga. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, a member of the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and holder of many other certifications.
She integrates her passion for helping others with her wisdom, intuition and humour, forming special friendships with her students and community.