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Members Day and Chair Yoga Workshop

12th October 2019
at St Anthony of Padua Church Hall

Members Day and Chair Yoga Workshop

Tutor: Richard Kravetz

Date: 12th October 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: St Anthony of Padua Church Hall

Type of Event: Open Day

Places Available: 6

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.


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


4.00pm   END


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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