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LIVE! Chair Yoga Training and Certification Course

July 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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One event on August 18, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00pm


Ganesha Yoga thrilled to partner with Yoga Vista Academy, an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training School specializing in Gentle, Senior, Chair and Yoga Therapy, to present this live yoga teacher training and certification hybrid program.

Yoga Vista Academy’s Online Training and Certification Programs were created to give you the convenience and efficiency of studying at home, at your own pace, while you pursue your advanced Specialty Yoga credentials. With our LIVE! option, you have the convenience and benefits of studying at home AND gathering together with a group of Chair Yoga Teachers under the guidance of highly-qualified and specially-selected Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher and Mentors.

It’s the best of both worlds – lifetime access to a bank of learning and creative ideas to inspire your Yoga classes, and a seasoned Mentor, with their own special skill set to motivate you to get over the finish line. Great if you find it hard to motivate yourself for online learning. Other benefits include:

  • No note-taking! You have all of your learning at your fingertips at all times with the online course materials.
  • Practical coaching to build you into a confident and creative teacher.
  • Real-life community teaching and subbing opportunities with your Mentor teacher after graduation.

Course Structure

60 Hours Online Self-Paced Training
Pre-Requisite: Available to Yoga teachers, healthcare professionals, senior fitness instructors and/or anyone interested in offering safe and effective movements and exercises for Seniors and the 50+ Demographic.

Comprehensive Online Chair Yoga Training for the 50+ Demographic includes:

  • Core Curriculum: 60 hours of advanced Online Chair Yoga Training
  • Includes in depth Anatomy of Aging module for common conditions, issues and injuries with movement guidelines and Yoga modifications.
  • Reference material in chapter-format for easy study with knowledge checks along the way to ensure you are learning and applying teaching concepts.
  • Videos of full-length live chair yoga classes as well as short video vignettes that reinforce learning concepts.

20 Hours of Live Instruction in a Group Setting
Four Live Sessions: One Weekend a Month for 4 Sessions (see schedule below)

Teach! Student teachers will have LIVE teaching time at every LIVE! breakout session
Discussions! Deep Dive Group Discussions on pertinent issues, conditions and injuries covered in the reading material.
Experiment! Learn how to use props, cues, factoids and student activities to make your classes more educational, safe and accessible.
Teachback Prep! You will have a jumpstart on your Final Teachback Chair Yoga class by the end of your 4 Live! Sessions.

View the course curriculum at the Yoga Vista Academy website

Mentor Teacher

Jane Musgrave has certifications in HeavyWeight Yoga, Funcjane musgrave yoga therapytional Yoga Therapy, Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy, and the 60-hour Gentle Yoga certification from Yoga Vista Academy.  Jane completed her 300-hour training with Integrative Yoga Therapy, and will complete her 800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist training in July 2018.  She has also earned an MS in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University, and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.  Jane specializes in Chair Yoga, and bringing yoga to people who would love to try it but are a bit intimidated to start.  Don’t let age, stiffness, injuries or chronic conditions prevent you from experiencing the benefits of a yoga practice tailored specifically to you.

Details, Schedule and Logistics

We will meet from 1:00p – 6:00p on:

  • July 14, 2019
  • August 18, 2019
  • September 29, 2019
  • November 10, 2019

Classes will be held at Ganesha Yoga, 2054 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood.

Contact Ganesha Yoga for information regarding lodging, transportation and any local details you need.

For program tuition, visit Yoga Vista Academy


July 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ganesha Yoga and Adventures in Fitness
2054 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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(773) 904-7870