Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga: Get Fit Where You Sit!
Dated: Sep. 13, 2013
Tracey Eccleston, Co-Director, will conduct a LV Chair Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Texas State in San Marcos, TX January 9-12, 2014. The program prepares participants to teach chair yoga classes emphasizing senior and disabled fitness.
Tracey Eccleston will hold a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY) Teacher Training Certification at Texas State, San Marcos, TX on January 9-12, 2014. This LVCY training is for yoga teachers and practitioners, and healthcare and fitness professionals who are interested in senior fitness, disabled fitness, and exercise for anyone who, for whatever reason, cannot do regular exercise.
In this certification, Tracey trains the participants to give a one-hour therapeutic chair yoga class with special emphasis on disabled and senior fitness. She teaches how to individualize postures by adapting the postures to differing levels of flexibility. These levels of flexibility set this program apart. Most importantly, participants come away with the skill to adapt any yoga mat pose to the chair with the varying levels of flexibility (what LVCY terms Chairasanas – asana being Sanskrit for pose or posture). Participants learn the four variations of LVCY: Single Chair Yoga, Double Chair Yoga, Pair Chair Yoga, and Weighted Chair Yoga.
The last is targeted at building bone and muscle mass by using 1-3 pound dumbbells during Chairasanas. This addresses a major fitness issue of sedentary people such as seniors, the disabled, the overweight, and all of us that just sit too much. Among the Chairasanas participants learn are the sun salutation, the moon salutation, the earth salutation, the warrior series, and classical balance postures. They receive an anatomy overview and a review of the contraindications & precautions for seated poses. In addition, other Eastern modalities are covered.
Program participants receive a 200 page illustrated manual, LVCY DVD, a certification for 25 hours of LVCY teacher training, and a listing on Lakshmi’s website to generate leads for LVCY teachers.
Tracey Eccleston, E-RYT500, LVCYT, is a self-motivated Yoga Instructor and Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher. A proven leader with excellent talent and communications skills, Tracey has expanded her knowledge through her studies with Lakshmi Voelker. As Lakshmi’s Co-Director, Tracey has logged
hundreds of hours training and teaching LVCY to students from around the world. She has worked tirelessly co-creating the LVCY online teacher training program with Lakshmi and Bruce. Tracey’s specialties lie with her extensive experience working with wheel chairs and dealing with Doctors,
Physiotherapists, and Occupational Therapists
Lakshmi Voelker, E-RYT 500, YA, IAYT, has over 40 years in the fitness industry. She created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982. Creator of the DVD Get Fit Where You Sit and the CD Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, she has certified more than 800 teachers nationally and internationally, including health-care
professionals at the Mayo Clinic and the New York City Department of Education. She does live certifications all around the United States. She also offers Online Teacher Training over Skype.