Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga
Teacher Training Certification
Is our Chair Yoga Certification for you?
Learn the LVCY Method Designed by the Creator of Chair Yoga!
Welcome to the premier chair yoga teacher training certification. As a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher (LVCYT), you will bring all the amazing benefits of yoga to those who, for whatever reason, cannot or do not want to get down on the floor.
Regardless of age, level of activity, or physical/mental challenges, your students will be able to practice yoga by taking your LVCY classes. They will achieve better fitness whether disabled or just too sedentary!
If you feel this calling,
but are undecided,
schedule a free Zoom consultation.
And ask about partial scholarships & 0% financing.
Do you have students, patients, or clients that would benefit from yoga but:
• cannot or do not want to get down on the floor for whatever reason, or
• where getting down on the floor is impractical (at work, traveling, etc.)?
These folks have traditionally been unable to reap the exceptional benefits yoga brings to the body, mind, and spirit. Now, you can open this wondrous world to a new audience.
This chair yoga instructor certification program will add new dimensions to your teaching and/or caregiving.
Along with the meditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn how to adapt classical mat yoga asanas to the chair—what Lakshmi terms “chair asanas” (poses or postures).
Chair Yoga Teacher Training Description
What you will learn
Levels of Flexibility:
First and foremost, you will learn how to teach poses using what makes LVCY unique—our levels of flexibility. Every pose you teach has multiple levels so no matter the challenges of each student, they will always be able to participate.
Chair asanas such as
• sun salutation
• moon salutation
• warrior series
• classical balance postures
The five forms of LVCY:
• Single Chair Yoga
• Double Chair Yoga (each student uses two chairs)
• Pair Chair Yoga (work in pairs)
• Weighted Chair Yoga
(use weights for bone & muscle mass building)
• Wheelchair Yoga
Additional Eastern disciplines and modalities such as:
• Pa Tuan Chin
• Chinese Arthritis Relief Hand Movements
• Acupressure knee strengthening exercises
• Various breathing techniques for our meditation, relaxation, and asanas
• 7 Chakras and their meanings, colors, sounds, and affirmations
• 5 Yamas and 5 Niyamas
• Do-In Chinese Self Massage and Foot Reflexology
• Basic nutrition to honor our body temple
What You will Receive
You will receive a 200-page illustrated Teacher Development Manual
Certificate stating you are a certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher
Access to various other online training materials.
This course qualifies for continuing education units with Yoga Alliance.
You get the ongoing support of Lakshmi and her over 2,000 certified teachers!!
about our chair yoga teacher training,
then schedule a free consultation.
And ask about partial scholarships & 0% financing
Not a Yoga teacher? You can still qualify!
We just require that you have taken at least 15 hours of yoga classes from a certified yoga teacher.
This chair yoga teacher certification program is open to yoga practitioners. It is of special interest to PT (physical therapist), OT (occupational therapist), CSW (clinical social worker), RNs (registered nurses), or other healthcare professionals including those working with seniors, children, those in wheelchairs, or anyone with physical challenges that prevent them from getting down on the floor.
Lakshmi works with the Mayo Clinic, Departments of Education, VA facilities, Dialysis Clinics, and senior housing facilities as well as MS (multiple sclerosis) and other such organizations.
Her results are impressive and will be for you as well.
We offer One-on-One Teacher Training over Zoom. The Zoom program has proven successful (in some ways even better than our group programs). We have offered this online program for over ten years.
This 30-hour certification program includes:
→ 6 one-hour Zoom video calls live one-on-one with your instructor
→ 24 hours of self-study
→ Recordings of the 6 video calls
→ Permanent Web access to all training videos plus our DVD & CD
→ 200-page illustrated manual plus 75+ pages of addendums
Please contact us for information
about our 1-on-1 Teacher Training Certifications.
Learn Lakshmi Voelker’s path to accessible fitness through modified Yoga postures using Levels of Flexibility, her blend of breathing techniques, and other Eastern and Western holistic practices. With your Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ certification, you will gain the necessary skills to guide your students to improved health and well-being.
Augmenting this straightforward certification program, the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ DVD, CD, and online 30 minute training videos will continually expand your knowledge of this innovative approach to wellness.
So, whether you are Instructing seniors, disabled, beginners, office workers, or anyone unable to or just not wishing to get down on a mat, our restorative yoga will bring them new levels of fitness and health.