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5/12 Chair Yoga Workshop
May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$40
This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ is based on the 5000-year-old yoga postures (called asanas) and breathing techniques plus other Eastern and Western movements her students find beneficial. Lakshmi has modified these poses for the chair making the health and fitness benefits accessible to everyone.
In addition to adapting the poses for use on a chair, she has modified them to take into account the fact that everyone has a different level of flexibility (or range of motion). Therefore, Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ is presented in low, moderate and high posture levels so you can learn how to adapt them to your personal needs. She has even accounted for varying degrees of flexibility in your upper and lower body as well as your right and left sides. This innovative fitness approach makes her chair yoga programs suitable for all ages and all fitness levels.
Your level of flexibility may vary from day-to-day; so, vary your posture levels to ones that are comfortable for you while practicing chair yoga. Remember, that no matter the level of flexibility you achieve on any given day, you are receiving all the health benefits of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™.
- $40 pre-registration/ $50 day of event
- Saturday, May 12th
- 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Lakshmi Voelker-Binder, YT, E-RYT 500, KYTA, YA, IAYT is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, a member of the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists, and holder of other certifications. She has dedicated her life to creating accessible paths to wellness. By creating chair yoga, she was able bring adaptive fitness and exercise programs to those who could not benefit from traditional methods of physical activity due to age or limiting physical condition.
She created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ in 1982 when one of her thirty-something students was stricken with arthritis and could no longer get down on the floor to practice Yoga. In 1999, she authored and produced her widely acclaimed “Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series” CD/cassette. She has studied, practiced, and taught Yoga and other Eastern disciplines since 1969. From her early years, she integrated these disciplines with Western health concepts. Her focus has always been to improve her students’ health and wellness by making the integration of these disciplines accessible to the broadest audience possible.