Adaptive Yoga:

How to Teach Chair Yoga

In this 20 hour online course learn how to guide your students in a yoga movement practice that gives them agency over their body and confidence in their abilities.

Bring the joy of movement to people of all abilities, ages, and body sizes

Course Content

  • Overview of what is Adaptive Yoga, why it’s important, and general guidelines for ways to make your classes inclusive, accessible, and welcoming for all

  • How to structure your class using progressive sequencing with the use of pose maps that help to break down each asana into smaller movements

  • Understand the value of props and ways to use both traditional yoga props and regular household items to enhance and support the chair yoga practice

  • Specific considerations on teaching chair yoga for people with abundant bodies

  • How to foster your students’ body awareness and encourage kinesthetic learning using awareness-based cues that empower personal choice and embodied experience in a group class setting

  • Common injuries and ways to avoid them, even in online classes when you may not be able to see your students

  • Accessible breath awareness exercises

  • Mobility exercises for the shoulders, neck, spine, hands, feet, hips, and pelvis

  • Safe ways to teach balance

  • Core supportive exercises from the chair

  • Appropriate ways to modify specific yoga asanas for the chair

  • Accessible flowing sequences that can be taught simultaneously for people sitting in a chair and people standing

  • Class templates for different scenarios such as:

    • 30 minute seated chair yoga class

    • 60 minute combined seated and standing chair yoga class

    • All levels class that includes chair and mat yoga

  • Guidelines for teaching people with osteoporosis, arthritis, hip and knee replacements, and more.

What’s Included

  • 100+ page teaching manual – PDF format

  • Access to Darcie’s complete library of over 40 recorded Chair Yoga classes

  • Private Facebook group of Adaptive Chair Yoga Teachers

  • Free Class Passes to two of Darcie’s online yoga classes

  • Access to downloadable recordings of each teacher training session

  • Certified by Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance requires all yoga teachers to accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years.

Suggested Equipment

  • A firm chair without arm rests

  • Two yoga blocks

  • One yoga belt (or scarf/tie)

  • One blanket and/or yoga bolster

Dates and Times

September 30, October 1, 2 & October 14, 15, 16

Fridays 5:30-8:00pm EDT | Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm EDT | Sundays 11:00-1:30pm EDT

Plus 4 hours of prerecorded content to review on own time in between weekend sessions.

16 hours live over Zoom with downloadable recording available if unable to make live sessions.


Early Bird (ends August 22) - $450 plus HST = $508.50

Regular Price - $475 plus HST (Canadian Sales Tax) = $536.75 CAD

If you need a payment plan I’m happy to discuss this with you. Just send me an email!