Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga

Get Fit Where You Sit

Chair Yoga Teacher Training


You’ve arrived at the premier web site for chair yoga teacher certification. As a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher, 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 their age, level of activity and physical/mental challenges, your students will derive the wonderful health benefits of yoga by taking your Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ classes.

Online Video Classes


You’ve arrived at the premier web site for chair yoga, chair fitness and other forms of adaptive chair exercises. Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through this amazing form of adaptive exercise.

You are supported by a chair so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being.

Regardless of your age, level of activity and physical challenge, you will derive these health benefits by practicing Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™.

About The Founder

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Lakshmi Voelker

Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, KYT, AY Ambassador is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, a member of the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists, and holder of other certifications.

Lakshmi has dedicated her life to creating accessible, fun paths to wellness. With her chair yoga, she was able bring adaptive fitness and exercise programs to those who could not benefit from traditional activities due to age or limiting physical/mental conditions or environment/location.

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, Lakshmi authored and produced her widely acclaimed
“Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™: The Sitting Mountain Series” CD/cassette.

Following the success of her CD, she then created the first in a series of innovative Chair Yoga Fitness and Exercise DVDs in 2007. She made breakthroughs in two areas: extensive step-by-step instruction of each class and providing multiple levels of flexibility so all poses are accessible.

Lakshmi now certifies teachers worldwide and offers Web Wellness Classes online.


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