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Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga ONLINE ONLY

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Lakshmi Voelker

Lakshmi Voelker created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982. Since then she has certified more than 650 teachers, including health-care professionals at the Mayo Clinic and the New York City Department of Education. She has dedicated her life to creating accessible paths to wellness by deveolping exercise programs geared toward those who cannot benefit from traditional methods of physical activity due to age or limiting physical condition. The New York Open Center is thrilled to offer her lessons in an online format.

Divided into 8 stand-alone video modules, Lakshmi opens each session with an explanation of what the postures are, why they are effective, and what results a practitioners should expect. These asanas (poses) engage the mind and body using methods that cultivate the inner peace through motion at the heart of the yogic tradition. Using crystal clear instruction and encouragement, these videos explain the benefits yoga has to offer all of us, no matter what our apparent physical limitations.

You can take 1 module, several modules, or the register for the entire series for a discounted price. The videos in each module function as standalone classes that are generally 20-30 minutes long. Whether you take just 1 module or all 8 modules, you have access to your modules during the entire 8 week period of this online course.

Here is the list of topics in each module:

Module 1: Sitting Mountain (Tadasana) 31 min.
Module 2: Balancing Series 28 min.
Module 3: Warrior Series 27 min.
Module 4: Sun Salutation Series 21 min.
Module 5: Moon Salutation Series 20 min.
Module 6: Eight Essential Sitting Movements 27 min.
Module 7: Weighted Chair Yoga (Muscle and Bone Mass Building) 17 min.
Module 8: Double Chair Yoga 19 min.
(Please click the links below to register for individual modules.)

These unique videos epitomize inclusion and invite all those following along to enjoy the tranquility yoga offers, making real Lakshmi’s refrain that we can indeed “Get Fit Where You Sit.”®

NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.

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(8 weeks)
$125 for all 8 modules / or $20 per module (No Member Discount)

Lakshmi Voelker, YT, E-RYT 500, YA, IAYT, a yoga practitioner since 1969, created Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982 and is the creator of the Get Fit Where You Sit!® Single Chair Yoga DVD and Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series® CD and tutorial book. Lakshmi works with the NYC Department of Education and the Mayo Clinic, among others, to certify health-care professionals.