Event Details

This course will be held online via Zoom.

An increasing body of evidence demonstrates that yoga offers great health value, and it is beginning to impact healthcare worldwide. This one-day workshop offers Healthcare Professionals, Carers, Care Staff, and Community Workers simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and for patients, staff members, residents, and relatives.

By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to teach basic yoga movement, breath and relaxation techniques that can easily be practised and taught to others. You will learn key postures from each of the main groups, including standing poses, forward and back bends, twists, sun salutations, and simple inversions. We will also look at the importance of postural alignment, thebreath, and mindfulness meditation. You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like throughout the day, so you come away with a clear understanding of all aspects of a yoga practice.

What the training will cover:

  • Introduction to yogic philosophical ideas that support well-being.
  • Basic yogic techniques.
  • Overview of yoga postures, with an introduction to some basic postures and movements, including a series of poses to free up all the major joints in the body.
  • Introduction to simple relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and the benefits.

Who the training is for and eligibility:

For those who want to go further, this workshop provides the background and knowledge to follow the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training course, and it fulfils the prerequisite for those without a yoga teacher qualification.

About the Teacher:

Liz Oppedijk is co-founder of the social enterprise Accessible Chair Yoga CIC and a leading expert on chair yoga in the UK. She has taught chair yoga to people with a wide range of abilities, including those with Parkinson’s, MS, stroke, cancer, and other conditions, as well as those with dementia, learning disabilities, and their carers. Her special interests are training a community of chair yoga teachers to bring yoga to care homes across the country and carrying out research into yoga’s effectiveness in the social care and healthcare sectors. She regularly lectures on chair and accessible yoga, yoga for Parkinson’s and dementia, and yoga in care homes. She is the official Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga teacher trainer in the UK and the European Coordinator for Jivana Heyman’s Accessible Yoga charity.

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

Ticket Type
Standard Ticket – £125.00
Early Bird Ticket (till 28th June) – £115.00

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