Chair Yoga Lesson Plan Bundle I
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Includes 6 yoga lesson plans for a 6-week chair yoga course, 20 class handouts, chair yoga flyer template collection (in A4, A5 & A6 Formats), chair yoga workshop schedule template, chair yoga workshop flyer & registration form template, chair yoga workshop marketing plan, chair yoga workshop web page (text & images to use on your site), and 48 premium quality chair yoga stick figures In JPG format.
Hi, my name is George Watts. I’m a BWY yoga teacher and creator of the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner. If you’re considering hosting a chair yoga class, workshop or one to one sessions, then this bundle was created just for you.
The Chair Yoga Lesson Plan Bundle has everything you need for your yoga classes, workshops, or one to one sessions.
The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your student’s body allowing them to take full advantage of yoga’s mind, body and spirit workout. Your students will learn to enjoy being on a chair and not see it as a limitation.
The Bundle Includes 6 Downloadable Chair Yoga Lesson Plans (PDFs)…And 20 Downloadable Yoga Class Handouts (PDS & MS Word Docs) That You Can Use As Teaching Aids Or Give To Your Students
Chair Yoga Lesson Plan Overview
Below is an overview of one of the six chair yoga lesson plans that you’ll receive.
Triangle Peak Pose & Exploring The Third Limb Of Yoga
To give a 60 minute chair yoga class with a build up towards Triangle Pose (peak pose). Use the Triangle symbolism (number 3) to talk about the Third Limb Of Yoga (Asanas). The bundle includes a Three Limbs Of Yoga Class Handout that you can give to your students.
By the end of the lesson students will be able to:
- Perform chair yoga version of Triangle Pose
- State one or two benefits of Triangle Pose
- Explore the three main benefits of yoga (heal spirit, body & mind)
- Perform breath counting
- Explore third limb of yoga to keep with the 3 sided Triangle theme
The chair yoga lesson plan includes the following chair yoga exercises:
- Breath counting
- Ankle curl
- Hip flexion
- Knee extension
- Mountain stretch
- Reach for the sky
- One leg stretch
- Single knee lift
- Seated calm
- Deep silence meditation
- Supine legs up
You can use the lesson plan as a teaching aid and/or give out to your students.
Chair Yoga Class Handouts Collection
This lesson plan comes with lots of “chair yoga class handouts”.
You can use the handouts as a teaching aid and/or give out to your delegates as surprise freebies. Everyone loves receiving something for free (even if you’re doing chair yoga for business executives).
The chair yoga handouts include:
- Ankle Curl Handout
- Arm Stretch Handout
- Back Bend Handout
- Back Curl Handout
- Breath Chart Handout
- Deep Silence Meditation Handout
- Downward Facing Dog Handout
- Elbows Up And Down Handout
- Flying Crane Handout
- Forward Bend Handout
- Front Leg Stretch Handout
- Ganeshaa Mudra (Removing Obstacles) Handout
- High Plank Handout
- High Plank Knee To Chest Handout
- Laughter Yoga Handout
- Mandala Mudra (Wholeness) Handout
- Neck Incline Handout
- OM Silent Mantra Handout
- Open Chest Stretch Handout
- Side Stretch Handout
- Chair Yoga Flyer Template Collection In A4, A5 & A6 Formats
- Chair Yoga Workshop Schedule Template
- Chair Yoga Workshop Flyer & Registration Form Template
- Chair Yoga Workshop Marketing Plan
- Chair Yoga Workshop Web Page (text & images to use on your site)
- 48 Premium Quality Chair Yoga Stick Figures In JPG Format
You can market chair yoga to the following groups…
Chair yoga for office workers
Most employees spend over 6 hours sitting at a desk doing their jobs.
Sitting has been described as the new smoking due to the poor health that results from prolonged sitting. If office workers did a little chair yoga every 30 minutes, their mind and body would remain alert and flexible. That would result in production and job enjoyment going up, and absenteeism due to illness/fatigue going down.
Chair yoga for people with arthritis
Arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling in or around joints.
This can make it hard for people to do a traditional yoga class (getting up and down off the yoga mat is not good for arthritis). A regular practice of chair yoga can strengthen the body and reduce pain and stiffness.
Chair yoga for people with chronic back pain
Studies have shown that a regular yoga practice reduces the frequency and severity of chronic pain. Yet, for people with chronic back pain, traditional yoga is not an option. Chair yoga also helps reduce the frequency and severity of chronic pain.
Chair yoga for people with diabetes
Diabetes is an epidemic. Approximately 5% of the population UK, Europe and USA have diabetes. Unfortunately millions of people are walking around unaware they even have the disease. Practicing chair yoga can result in better blood sugar control.
Chair yoga for people with disabilities
According to the Department for Work & Pensions there are over 11 million people in the UK with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability.
The prevalence of disability rises with age. Around 6% of children are disabled, compared to 16% of working age adults and 45% of adults over State Pension age. Chair yoga helps disabled people who are wheelchair bound increase their self esteem so they can tackle the extra challenges they face.
Chair yoga for people with osteoporosis
Chair Yoga can slow down (and sometimes reverse) conditions such as osteoporosis (a disease of bones that makes them fragile).
Chair yoga for people who are overweight
Approximately 60% of the UK, Europe and USA are overweight (30% are obese).
Most people are fully aware of the dangers of being burdened by extra weight (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, etc). Unfortunately the majority of people go searching for the latest diet or quick fix solutions to lose weight and that is where yoga can help. A regular chair yoga practice helps to support a lighter life (physically and mentally).
Chair yoga is a great exercise alternative for people who are overweight as it helps to increases muscle tissue which in turn helps to raise metabolic rate. Chair yoga also reduces stress which in turn reduces comfort-eating.
Chair yoga for seniors
The UK, Europe and US are all facing an increasing challenge in caring for the aged due to the Baby Boomers.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults, which is where the “chair yoga workshop” comes to the rescue! Doing yoga on a chair is fun and challenging when practiced in a group setting. There is a myth that chair yoga is too easy, but even able bodied people who practice chair yoga (if they are doing it correctly) will feel they’ve had a “challenging workout”.
48 Chair Stick Figures
One of the bonuses include my “48 premium quality chair yoga stick figure images”. You can use on your website, and create chair yoga practice sheets for your students.
The 48 chair yoga stick figures includes:
Ankle curl, arm stretch, back bend, breath work, bridge, chest opener, downward facing dog, elbow up and down, flying crane, forward bend, front leg stretch, hamstring lift, hamstring stretch, high plank knee to chest, high plank, hip flexion, hip opener, knee extension, kneeling elbow shoulders, legs crossed forward, lunge, mountain, neck incline, one leg on chair forward bend, one leg stretch, quad stretch, reach for the sky palms together, reverse arm hold, ribs to thighs, savasana, seated calm, shoulder shrugs, side mountain, side triangle 1, side triangle 2, single knee lift, single leg lift, sitting to standing, squat, stretch to the west, supine legs up, tree, tree one leg on chair, triangle, warrior 1, warrior 2, and wrist stretch.
“I’m currently a BWY student in training to become a yoga teacher. One of our assignments is to create a 10 week course. I chose to base mine on PD and mobility disorders as my mum had recently been diagnosed with PD and I wanted to do something to help her. When I came across George’s website I was blown away. It has so much fab data, lesson plans, flyers, Booking forms and on and on and on. I truly would recommend his yoga kits to anyone and it was so easy to order and obtain – sheer bliss…it was instant. I placed my order, paid for it and within 5 mins the Chair kit was available to me. I’m still going through all the lovely documents in the kit but what I have seen and read so far it has really helped me get my head round structuring the 10 Chair yoga classes. Thank you George for all your great work.”
~ Maria Georgiou is a BWY yoga teacher from London, UK