Are your students' challenges greater than you thought?

✴ Limited arm & leg mobility
✴ Limited standing strength and balance.
✴ Experienced a fall.
✴ ​On wheelchair
✴ ​Experiencing pain when moving

I was there too!! 

😔 Overwhelmed by my students challenges I felt I was serving no one!
😔 I was constantly looking for ways to practice yoga with them safely and effectively.
😔 I was spending more time designing my classes than actually doing them. 

There is a way!

There is a tried and tested way to design and deliver effective chair based yoga classes. 
Regardless of your students' challenges, there is a way to show up and be of service to your students and have a positive impact with the gift of chair based yoga.

Ian Gourlay, MS Society Aberdeen

The part where Ian tells you about chair yoga: "because while teaching chair based exercise you are going to tire them out. And it possibly the breathing aspect of the chair yoga but they feel less tired. And it is weird, because MS is such a rollercoaster ride, but yoga helps the overall management of the condition.

YOU can also help and be of service to your students and have apositive impact in the lives of those you teach with chair yoga.


Hi! I am Maria and I am your course tutor

(The dog is a shih tzu called Cody)

I am Maria and I am Health Professional (BSc) and Yoga teacher and therapist. (RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP)

I am on a mission to empower others to deliver effective yoga classes to everyone through the use of the chair.

The chair offers all the benefits of yoga without the need to get on the floor, whether you can't or won't. The chair also makes yoga accessible in the classroom offering instant access to the benefits of this wonderful practice without the need for extra space, equipment or (dare I say it) time.

About Your Course

This is a one day 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱 continuous personal development course that will not only teach you how to deliver Chair Based Yoga to the elderly, but will also bring you a deeper understanding of the positive impact chair yoga can have on the lives of those you teach.
The aim will be to get you thinking beyond Asana and Pranayama.

I will teach you how you can be of service to your students and have a positive impact in the lives of those you teach.

During our day together we will learn about:
- The W's of chair based yoga including the benefits for the elderly and less able.
- The Precepts of yoga
- The Principles of chair based yoga.
- Sequencing framework and details of a chair based yoga classes.
- Chair based yoga asana.
- Pranayama practices and contraindications for chair yoga students.
- Chair based yoga principles of meditation / relaxation.
- How to design and effectively deliver classes with ease.

Self paced segment:
Learn all about:
- The Roles of adaptation
- The Principles of adaptation
- How to address common physiological imbalances in your chair yoga practices.

8.5h of continuous yoga education

Live Course date: Saturday 30th January 2021


Natacha Maillard yoga teacher
Natacha - Holistic Therapist

I was on the live training with Maria on the 21st of March (2020). I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Thank you so much Maria.

I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in chair yoga and wanting to offer alternatives to less mobile people.

Beth Shelton Yoga teacher
Beth - Yoga Teacher

Loved today, thanks so much!! Really great course, a nice pace, excellent delivery and as usual your personality shone through which was amazing.

It didn't feel like a long day, it was great! Can't wait to put into practice what I learnt.

Gill Dow school and yoga teacher
Gill - School and Yoga Teacher

I found Maria's recent online chair training very informative and thorough, with the right balance of presenting, breaks and practice.

The course has been really useful to to broaden my knowledge while giving me food for thought about how to adaptation. Really was worth the investment.

The Beauty of chair yoga

Listen to Kim, special needs support teacher, speak about her experience and chair based yoga training.

Find more information on my podcast Kids Yoga Matters



🔥 Additional Adaptation Lecture  for chair bases yoga (self paced)

🔥 Additional Anatomy lecture addressing common imbalances for chair based yoga students (self paced)

🔥 Live lecture recordings and practice for future reference.

🔥 Additional downloadable resources collated just for your convenience in designing and delivering chair based yoga classes.

🔥 Discounted access to The Library of chair based yoga classes.

🔥 Discounted Access to Yoga in the classroom course - an additional 4.5h of chair based yoga learning specifically for children in the classroom.

🔥 Lifetime Access to your course


Saturday 30th January 2021



Saturday 30 January 2021

2 payments of £70/month

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The small print:

Prerequisites: It is advised that participants are yoga teachers (or students ) or are trained to teach Chair Based Exercise. Carers fitness professionals and school teachers may also attend provided they have been practicing yoga for over 2 years.

This training is held online. You'll need access to a computer, reliable internet connection and a free zoom account plus space to move around a chair for practicing chair yoga. You'll also need to be fit and healthy to practice yoga asana and not practising against doctor's advice.

Recognition: Yoga teachers registered with either Yoga Alliance Professionals or Yoga Alliance US will be able to register this training as 8.5 continuous education hours (contact).

Refund Policy: We offer a 7 day money back guarantee. No refunds are granted if booking was made less than 7 days prior to course date (Saturday 30th January 2021)