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50-Hour Chair Yoga Teacher Training [ONLINE]

50-Hour Chair Yoga Teacher Training [ONLINE]

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Our 50-Hour Chair Yoga Teacher Training [ONLINE] is a 50 Hour Home Study Course for Level 1 graduates that are looking to expand their knowledge and/or their own personal practice.

Hosted through our state-of-the-art online learning platform, you will be able to access your course from any connected device without the need to download.

Add a Chair Yoga certification to your expertise. As the world population is aging, there is an increased need for Chair Yoga teachers as this style is excellent for Seniors and Office workers. You will learn to develop lesson plans that can be used at Rehab Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, Assisted Living Complexes, etc.

Style: Chair Yoga



      Eligible for 50 Yoga Alliance Non-Contact CEU’s


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50-Hour Chair Yoga Teacher Training [ONLINE]

Eligible for 50 Yoga Alliance Non-Contact CEU’s

50-Hour Chair Yoga Teacher Training Breakdown
CEU Hours

20 Hours of Techniques, Training and Practice
5 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology
5 Hours of Yoga Humanities
20 Professional Essentials


You MUST have completed at least a 200 hour – Level 1- Yoga Teacher Training Course in order to take this course.

* Students who did not take a level 1 course with Aura Wellness Center, will be required to submit a copy of their level 1 certificate at the end of their course, when submitting their exams.

Age Requirement

If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian, in order to take this course.

(Please contact us for the permission form prior to enrolling.)


Chair Yoga

Within this course, you will receive all the necessary information to teach Chair Yoga, at a Professional Level, as a Certified Chair Yoga Teacher!

This course utilizes an Online Portal so that all of your course content is in one easy to access place. Within your Portal, a Syllabus is provided to guide you through each step of your journey, and timely feedback is provided through automatically graded quizzes.

This state-of-the-art platform allows for you to study at your own pace and from any connected device, virtually anywhere you have connection to the internet, at home or on the go!

The goal of this course is to instruct you on the proper practice of Chair Yoga, and help you learn to facilitate classes knowledgeably and creatively, while also keeping the safety and security of your students as the top priority. As a Chair Yoga instructor, you will teach students of varying age groups and health conditions as well as in varying environments. Due to the inclusive nature of a Chair Yoga practice, our students will learn to assist many different student types (ex. Seniors, Office Workers, Students in Rehab, etc.). Through this program, you will develop an understanding of Chair Yoga practices and methodologies, as well as understand how to create Lesson Plans and facilitate them for any student that you teach.

This course covers dozens of postures and includes about 6 hours of videos, 7hrs of audio clips, about 600 photos, and 25+ example Lesson Plans to help make this course interactive and easy to understand.

Throughout this course, you will rediscover the asanas, refresh on adjustment and modification practices, develop a deeper understanding of using a Chair as your main prop, as well as refresh your understanding of contraindications. Pranayama techniques are also reviewed to help deepen your Chair Yoga practice along with further developing your understanding of anatomy and helping students with limited ranges of motion. We also dive into common health challenges that your students may have so that you can safely and knowledgeably teach students of all backgrounds. You will further your understanding of prop use, proper alignment, how slight alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness, review safety precautions, and how the body, breath, and mind are all fundamentally linked. Sequencing and Lesson Plan creation, for a variety of health conditions (both physical and mental) are also covered.

Additionally, a refresher on the non-physical side of Yoga through studying Yogic Philosophy, relaxation techniques, meditation, and Yoga Teacher ethics are reviewed.

How to Teach Chair Yoga

Our Curriculum

  • What is Chair Yoga and its Benefits

Learn the unique attributes of this style and how it differs from other styles of Yoga. A history of the style along with its many benefits are covered in-depth along with a breakdown of the props typically used in this practice.

  • Yogic Philosophy Review

This section reviews Yogic Philosophy and its importance to a Chair Yoga practice. This lesson also sets up the next lesson which describes how Yogic Philosophies can be used to help our students.

  • Health Challenges in Chair Yoga

Although Chair Yoga is for everyone, due to its gentle nature, many students come to this style to heal. This lesson goes over common physical, psychological, and emotional challenges that your student(s) may have to help you better understand these conditions and help support your students. Through this understanding, our teachers will be able to create lesson plans better suited to their student(s) needs. Some conditions covered are: Heart and Circulatory Problems, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Lung Disease, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Stress, and PTSD. Safety and advice are also discussed here.

  • Body Mechanics and Teaching Tools

Understanding how our bodies function and proper alignment are especially important in Chair Yoga classes. In this lesson we cover common body mechanics and how to help our students move without injury. We also review communicating with our students, how observing and reading your class is important, and how to assist the different students that you will teach.

  • Pranayama Techniques

The Pranayama techniques that are used during a Chair Yoga class are an important part of helping your students prepare their mind and body for class. Multiple techniques are covered in this section, however, the main techniques covered, with video demonstrations, are Three-Part Breath, Ujjayi, Kapalbhati, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Bhastrika, and Sitali.

  • Learning the Asanas

This 5-part lesson thoroughly covers the asanas with a focus on a Chair Yoga class setting. Since Chair Yoga practices focus on adjusting the practice to meet the needs of your students, these lessons dive into many of the most commonly practiced Chair Yoga postures and provide more in-depth information on modifications and variations of the asanas. They also review the benefits and contraindications for each asana as well as cover the doshas that are affected. Some example sequences are also included in this section.

  • Meditation

Here we review meditation practices and how they fit into a Chair Yoga class.

  • Sequencing

This section is comprised of additional example Chair Yoga sequences. Since Chair Yoga is about catering the practice to the needs of your students, sequencing based on certain parts of the body is common. We cover sequences that range from focusing on a certain parts of the body (upper back, knees, shoulders, etc.) to particular goals (de-stress, building endurance, boosting immunity,etc) to mental health needs (depression, anxiety, stress, etc.). Sequences are provided both in text as well as audio clips.

Support For This Course

Unlimited e-mail, Zoom, and phone support

No matter which of our courses you purchase, support is never an issue or an additional cost.

Aura Yoga Teacher Training Community

Our Facebook Group, where you can have interactive discussions with our expert teaching staff and student peers throughout and after the course. The support continues even when you complete the Hatha Yoga teacher training online.

Free Exam Grading and eDelivery of Your Certificate:

Aura does not charge any additional fee to grade your final exams.
(Aura Wellness Center’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificates are signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP)

Required Textbooks

Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief
by: Kimberly Carson, PMH, E-RYT and Carol Krucoff, E-RYT
ISBN-13: 978-1626253643 (paperback – physical textbook) or ASIN: B01CFGRI06 (Kindle)

CHAIR YOGA: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You by Kristen McGee
ISBN-13: 978-0062486448 (Paperback – physical textbook) or ASIN: B01F1WZGDW (Kindle)

*All Required Textbooks Are Purchased Separately.

Benefits of an Aura Wellness Center Yoga Teacher Certification

  • Aura Wellness Center is an accredited school with 20 years in the Yoga industry.
  • No Enroll Dates.
  • No Application Fees.
  • Stress-Free: Take the course at your own pace and on your schedule.
  • Aura Wellness Center offers the most comprehensive full distance learning Yoga Teacher Training Courses worldwide.
  • Lifetime Access to your Student Portal and course materials.
  • Internationally Recognized.
  • Join thousands of Yoga Teachers Certified through Aura Wellness Center.
  • With our certification, you will be eligible for personal liability insurance.
  • Teach as a Professional and Certified Yoga Teacher that is specialized in multiple Yoga styles by adding on to your 200hr+ certification.
  • Enjoy and enhance a better, healthier lifestyle.

How Does This All Work?

When you purchase your course, you will receive a license key that allows you to register on our Student Portal at https://my.aurawellnesscenter.com. From there, you will be able to access your syllabus and course curriculum. Your course syllabus provides a breakdown of course objectives and structure as well as information on how to complete assignments which include quizzes, an essay related to a course topic, final exam, lesson plan, and practical exam.

Your lead instructor throughout the duration of this course will be Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500. Should you have any questions, there is an experienced Yoga teacher, on staff, who is ready to offer assistance. You are never on your own, if you do not want to be; support is a phone call or email away.

Upon completion of the course and exams, please submit them online. Within a few weeks, your exams will be graded, and you will be notified by email.

The average student completes this course in only 2 months or less!

Once your exams are graded, your Certificate, with the official Aura Wellness Center logo signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, will be available via your Student Portal as a digital copy. Therefore, this can be printed, kept as a digital copy, and used to present during a job interview, to a present employer, or submitted to most organizations for CEUs.

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For Wellness Centers, Health Clubs, Yoga Schools, and Groups of 2 or more.

Are you and a friend looking to purchase the same course together; or a school, gym, wellness facility, etc. looking to certify multiple (2 or More) teachers? Please contact us about volume discounts on orders of the same course.


Why Would an Experienced Yoga Instructor Want to Teach Chair Yoga?

Are you an experienced yoga instructor wondering why anyone would teach chair yoga? Or maybe you’re curious about the benefits of practicing yoga in a chair. Let’s explore why even seasoned instructors might want to delve into teaching and practicing chair yoga. From increased accessibility to unique challenges, there’s more to this practice than meets the eye. So get ready to expand your understanding of what it means to be a versatile and inclusive yoga teacher!

What Kind of Students Want Chair Yoga?

An experienced yoga instructor may want to take a chair yoga teacher training course for various reasons. For one, chair yoga is an excellent way to make the practice accessible to students of all ages and abilities. Additionally, chair yoga can be a great way to provide a gentle, relaxing practice for students looking to wind down and de-stress. Finally, teaching chair yoga can be a great way for instructors to give back to their community by offering a healing, restorative practice.

Why Should Yoga Teachers Care About Student Accessibility?

The evidence is apparent when considering the benefits: increased flexibility, improved strength, better balance and coordination, and reduced stress levels. What about Chair Yoga? Is there a reason why an experienced yoga instructor would want to teach this type of yoga?

The answer is student accessibility. By offering Chair Yoga classes, you can make yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities. This is especially important for those with limited mobility or new to yoga.

Chair Yoga offers a safe and supportive environment for students to practice in. It also allows students to modify poses to their own ability and comfort level. As a result, Chair Yoga classes can be more inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

So why not take a Chair Yoga certification course for experienced teachers? You may find that it’s the perfect way to help your students relax, de-stress, and enjoy the many benefits of yoga.

I Teach Chair Yoga But Never Took a Course

We are under scrutiny if any accident occurs in a class we teach. We play a dangerous legal liability game when we teach any Yoga without certification. Please don’t take our word for it; research legal liability and accidents.

Online Chair Yoga Certification

Let’s say your defense is as follows:

“I began practicing yoga over 20 years ago and have been teaching for 15 of those years. I never took a specific chair yoga course, but I have taken countless workshops and training on various aspects of yoga, including anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.”

An injured student, hungry lawyer, and a court might ask, “Why didn’t you take a chair yoga teacher training course?” Many people – especially seniors or those with physical limitations – can benefit from a formally trained instructor during yoga practice in a chair.

Student Benefits

One of the great things about chair yoga is that it can be modified to meet the needs of each student. It is a safe and gentle way for people of all ages and abilities to practice yoga. Chair yoga can help increase flexibility, strength, and balance; improve circulation; and reduce stress.

Student Safety in Chair Yoga

Regarding student safety in chair yoga, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost, always ensure your students are adequately seated or standing, depending on the posture or technique being practiced.

Another important safety consideration is to ensure that the chairs you use for your class are sturdy and stable. You don’t want your students tipping over in their chairs or having them collapse underneath them.

Finally, be aware of your students’ limitations. If you have a student who has a history of medical problems, for example, be sure to modify the poses and movements accordingly. Teaching chair yoga can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it’s essential to keep your student’s safety in mind at all times.

Establishing a Safe Track Record When Teaching

When considering teaching yoga, safety is always the top priority. While chair yoga is a gentle and safe form of yoga, there are still some things to consider when teaching this class type.

Here are a few tips for establishing a safe track record when teaching chair yoga:

1. Ensure your students are properly seated in their chairs before class begins.

2. Avoid any sudden or jerky movements during the class.

3. Pay close attention to your students and make sure they are comfortable and not in pain.

4. Modify poses as needed to accommodate different abilities and levels of comfort.

5. Always end the class with a seated relaxation session to allow students to leave the practice slowly.

Who Cares About Liability?

If you’re a yoga instructor looking to expand your teaching repertoire, you may wonder why you should bother with chair yoga. After all, isn’t that just for old people or those with injuries?

As it turns out, there are plenty of good reasons to try chair yoga – even if you’re neither old nor injured! Here are four reasons why an experienced yoga instructor might want to teach this type of class:

1. It’s a great way to introduce yoga to beginners.

2. It can be adapted to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

3. It’s ideal for those with limited mobility or recovering from injury.

4. It’s perfect for corporate wellness programs or other settings where space is limited. Chairs are available in offices, which makes teaching this style in an office accessible to everyone.

So, if you’re looking to broaden your teaching horizons, chair yoga teacher training may be just the thing. Who knows – you might even enjoy it as much as your students!

Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Practical Value of Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Yoga teachers can find much value in continuing their education, even if they have been teaching for years. There are always new techniques and approaches to learning. By keeping up with the latest research, yoga teachers can ensure they provide their students with the best possible experience. Additionally, continuing education can help yoga teachers stay motivated and excited about their practice, which can inspire their students.

You Learn How to Modify Postures for Yoga Students

As an experienced yoga instructor, you know how to modify postures for students of all levels. When teaching chair yoga, you may need to modify many poses to make them accessible for your students. For example, if students have trouble balancing, you can have them sit in a chair with one foot on the ground. Or, if a student has trouble reaching the floor, you can use a yoga block or blanket to prop under their feet. Modifying the poses can help your students get the most out of their practice.

Ultimately, All Your Classes Improve

As an experienced yoga instructor, you know that all types of yoga classes can benefit students. While chair yoga may not be the most physically challenging style, it is still a great workout and can help improve flexibility, range of motion, and balance. In addition, chair yoga can be a great way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Finally, learning to modify poses for students opens creativity within your mind.

Knowledge Creates Safer Yoga Classes

While most yoga classes focus on mat-based exercises, chair yoga provides a unique opportunity for instructors to help students of all abilities experience the benefits of yoga. Chair yoga is especially beneficial for those with limited mobility or new to yoga.

With chair yoga, students can feel more comfortable and confident in their practice, knowing that they have a chair’s support if needed. This can help create a safer environment for everyone in the class. A chair can make a big difference to a student standing in Tree Pose, and you can always teach them a Seated Tree Pose.

In addition, experienced yoga instructors can use their knowledge to adapt poses and movements to be safe and accessible for all students in any class. By teaching chair yoga, instructors can provide a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone to learn and grow in their practice.


Teaching chair yoga can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for experienced yoga instructors. The benefits of teaching chair yoga go beyond providing classes for those unable to do traditional forms of exercise due to physical limitations. Chair yoga is a great way to reach new students, provide modifications that make poses accessible to all levels, and even offer the opportunity for creative sequencing in class. Regardless of the reason, if you’re an experienced instructor looking to expand your practice into something new, then chair yoga could be a perfect way!

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