Members Day and Chair Yoga Workshop
Tutor: Richard Kravetz
Date: 12th October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
This Chair Yoga workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to
guide the elderly or less-abled towards maintaining a safe degree of exercise
and movement to help reduce deterioration in older age and promote health &
independence with a view to a healthier outlook.
Due to the effects of ageing or disability some people are unable to
participate in a traditional mat based yoga class, and chair yoga offers a
practical solution by finding ways to reduce complicated manoeuvres and
movements to simpler, user-friendly procedures.
Chair Yoga is practised sitting in a chair or standing and using the
chair for support. A chair offers a stable base for less mobile individuals and
is highly adaptable to the physical needs of a variety of chronic conditions. A
chair also helps people compensate for lack of balance, strength and other
weaknesses, and empowers them to be more confident in movement.
The workshop teaches practitioners how to structure and plan a yoga
session for people with physical restrictions and/or learning difficulties
and may include the Elderly, Dementia, Stroke, MS, ME and a host of conditions
related to ageing such as high blood pressure, arthritis, anxiety, depression
and chronic pain. The workshop is also suitable for non-teachers who would
like to know how to adapt their own practice using a chair. Effectively,
the day will be about how to use a chair to help people with reduced
mobility. A knowledge of yoga is assumed but will not be taught other than
how it is adapted to be used with a chair.
Having completed the day, you will have the capacity to encourage a
person or persons with limited ability to explore their potential in becoming
physically, emotionally and psychologically stronger.
OUTLINE FOR DAY
10.00am INTRODUCTION to Yoga for Special People
11.00am CHAIR YOGA-Practical (sitting)
1.00pm LUNCH BREAK and Committee meeting
2.00pm CHAIR YOGA-Practical (standing)
3.00pm CHAIR YOGA-Interactive
3.45pm CLOSING DISCUSSIONS,QUESTIONS..
Richard Kravetz has been teaching Yoga to adults, children and people with special needs for over 20 years. He holds a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma and currently teaches at Day centres, Residential homes and Dementia cafes. Richard’s training enables practitioners to deliver yoga therapy to the wider population and help facilitate yoga for Special Needs.
St Anthony of Padua Church Hall
115 Headley Way
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