Chair Yoga CPD Day
Tutor: Mary Mackie
Date: 21st March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
About Mary Mackie
qualified as a yoga therapist with the yoga biomedical trust. As a trained nurse I was always interested in
making yoga accessible to many people with a range of ‘conditions’ and
limitations. I use chairs to both enable
and in some cases enhance yoga practice. I have taught in varying settings including a care home for the elderly
blind – challenging and also great fun. I look forward to sharing the endless possibilities of chair yoga with
A complete chair
based practice for the less able and elderly based on the 8 limbs of yoga. Students will develop their knowledge of
common conditions to be found in an ageing population. E.g.: osteoporosis;
arthritis; Parkinson’s’; lung disease; cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes;
also hip and knee replacement, also Including an understanding of chronic disabilities
such as multiple sclerosis and conditions of the back. (this is a
non-exhaustive list which will be covered within the workshops)
Be aware of the
types of limitations of the less able or elderly student and ways in which
chair based yoga can enhance physical and mental well-being.
chair based yoga practice for themselves
Be aware of
different sensations that come from a chair based practice as opposed to a
floor based practice.
Sharing of ideas
in a workshop setting of how to build a flowing chair based practice to enhance
and enable yoga for the less able or elderly.
Consider how to teach
less able or elderly students using chairs/props.
changing needs of an ageing general class and how you can help them to maintain
their health and well-being through yoga in class at home and off the mat-
activities of daily living.
flowing sequence based around chairs / props in pairs and teach to peer group.
attitudes towards the ageing and less able population and how you could ensure
inclusivity in a general class.
This day is interactive and practical.
You will need
your usual yoga equipment plus any props that you have such as blocks,
blankets, straps, stretchy bands, 7” soft-exercise balls, golf ball, tennis
KWMCC - Kesgrave Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
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