Chair Yoga Teacher Training
July 2017

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Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Bringing Yoga & Mindfulness Into the Classroom

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

July 21, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Jennifer Cohen Harper, Mayuri Gonzalez
Materials Fee:
Plus accommodations
SM17-3102-103Jennifer Cohen Harper, Mayuri Gonzalez,

When it comes to bringing yoga into the classroom, finding the space and time to roll out 30 mats or getting down on the floor can be challenging for potential school yoga programs. But when we bring our yoga practice off the mat and into a chair, it becomes more accessible, more sustainable, and easier to integrate into any busy day.

Appropriate for yoga teachers working in schools, classroom teachers interested in incorporating yoga into the school day, and allied professionals such as counselors, psychologists and occupational therapists, this workshop explores tangible, effective ways to bring yoga into the classroom without yoga mats or any other props. Together we learn to adapt and teach a variety of yoga poses, along with breathwork, meditation, and relaxation practices for students either seated in chairs, or using chairs as a support. We experience a sample chair-based practice and explore activities to share with students, school staff, teachers, and administrators.

Along with reviewing current research linking movement-based practices to learning readiness, we also discuss implementation strategies for schools that support both student and teacher self-care and wellness.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
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$20 materials fee; include when you register.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids and coeditor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, is board president and a founding member of the Yoga Service Council. She is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community.

Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, director of Little Flower Yoga’s School Yoga Project, is a vinyasa, Yin Yoga, chair yoga, and children’s yoga teacher, as well as an experienced meditation teacher. She began her own journey studying yoga, meditation, and mindfulness when she was just 10 years old.