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Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Annette Wertman

Yoga with a Chair – say what? Yes, yoga using a chair. For older adults and people of any age with varying physical limitations, using a chair instead of the traditional mat is what makes yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential both accessible and safe.

Older Adults represent the fastest growing sector of our population and they are increasingly drawn to yoga.  This phenomenon is creating an increasing demand for well-trained yoga teachers. It is essential that yoga teachers learn how to best serve older students and students with limited mobility and/or other concerns.

Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Annette Wertman is for Yoga Teachers with their 200 hour certification working towards their AYTT (500 hour certificate) and for anyone seeking to experience the benefits of Chair Yoga as well as health professionals, body workers, physical therapists and exercise instructors who work with older adults and persons with other issues and/ or concerns.

Training will include:

  • Rationale, myths, populations, guidelines of teaching Chair Yoga
  • Applying pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy
  • Health challenges and concerns
  • Chair Yoga poses
  • Chair Yoga practice
  • Sequencing the Chair Yoga practice
  • Practical teaching experience
  • Business of teaching Chair Yoga

This program is a module of the AYTT program that leads to 500 hour certification.

For 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 50 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Upon completion of this course and full payment, students will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting participation and attendance. In order to be a certified yoga teacher, students must also have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training.



Learn more about the Instructor(s)

Annette Wertman

Annette is a certified yoga instructor and registered music therapist. She recently completed the requirements for an M.A. in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. The Highlight Report of her thesis is available on her website.
Annette teaches ‘Yoga with Chair’ through Yoga Outreach, the Council of Senior Citizen’s Organizations of BC, the Jewish Community Center, Hillcrest Community Centre, the RoundHouse Community Centre, South Burnaby Neighborhood House, Windermere Care Center, Poppy Residences, Brock House, at Condo 518 and also privately. Since July 2014 she has also been leading yoga classes at the new Leo Wertman Residence.
Annette has also presented workshops at the Vancouver Yoga Show, the Toronto Yoga Show, Semperviva Yoga Center and for the Canadian Association of Gerontology, the Canadian Nurses Association, the International Council on Active Ageing, the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC and BC Recreation and Parks Board.

As a Baby Boomer, she is passionate about embracing aging. After all “You are only old once!” Annette believes that yoga provides this opportunity. “Through the practice of yoga, the body, mind and soul connect to live each day to its fullest potential”.
Annette’s teaching reflects over 40 years of experience working with children and adults of all abilities and challenges. Annette simply inspires. For more information about Annette, visit her website.

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Start: Jul 3 - End: Jul 7
Cost: $575 Register Here
Total Hours: 35
Format: Full-time

Location: Sea Studio
#200-1333 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
Phone: 604-739-2009