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What is the workshop about?

This workshop is dedicated to spreading awareness about Ananda Chair Yoga.

Chair yoga is a seated practice on the chair which can make yoga accessible to many more people especially seniors and all those who find it difficult to get on the mat. Chair Yoga has all the components of a regular Ananda Yoga class—pranayama, warm-ups, asanas and meditation. The difference is that most of the practice is done while seated on a chair or using the chair as a prop.

According to a HelpAge India report, almost 9% of our population falls in the elderly bracket and by 2050 the number is estimated to rise to 20%. It is in fact our responsibility that we include our seniors in the yoga movement. Not only would they benefit physically but also derive immense mental and emotional benefits. And a healthy senior population means a healthy nation.

As more and more people discover the benefits of yoga, the practice is increasingly finding its way into the workplace. Simple movements and asanas done on a office chair can work wonders as they wipe away body pain, fatigue and tension and increase overall muscle strength and flexibility, keeping officegoers fresh and revitalized through the day.

As the adage goes–No matter what age we are, there is always that desire to feel our best so that we can live the life we want.

Who is it for?

  • Individuals interested in Chair Yoga—those who find it difficult to get on the mat and want to do yoga
  • Yoga teachers
  • People working at Senior Care Centres, Senior Citizens Recreation Centres, Retirement Communities, Old Age Homes
  • Family members and caregivers and all those who work with seniors

What will the workshop cover?

  • The anatomy of ageing and working with seniors
  • Office yoga
  • Making yoga accessible to all
  • Ananda Chair Yoga and its benefits
  • Movement Philosophy and guidelines for healthy bones, muscles and joints
  • Safe sequencing and cueing
  • Simple DIY movements that can be done sitting on a chair anywhere, anytime-
  • Modified asanas on the chair-
  • Pranayamas and meditation techniques
  • Memory Care

To Register: Please click here
Cost includes training manual and light vegetarian lunch


Abhishek Chaturvedi
Abhishek is a Management Graduate with over 10 years of corporate experience spanning Banks and Financial Institutions and Retail Oil. HIs last corporate assignment was with Shell as a Retail Planner for Retail Fuel Stations. Thereafter he found his calling to move on from the Corporate Sector to learn and share Meditation and Yoga. ​For over 5 years now he has been involved with teaching meditation and yoga to Groups and Corporates. He is a Certified Ananda Yoga Trainer (Registered with Yoga Alliance, USA) and also holds a Certificate of Ananda Healing Teacher Training Course from Ananda Sangha.

Jyoti Nanda
Jyoti has over three decades of experience in the field of education. A member of Ananda Sangha since 2012, Jyoti is an RYT 200 registered with Yoga Alliance. She has done short courses in Restorative Yoga, Physiology of Yoga, Yoga for Bone Strength and Accessible Yoga. Her interest in reaching out to more people motivated her to complete a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved continuing education course in Gentle Chair Yoga from Yoga Vista Academy, USA, an advanced yoga teacher training school. Jyoti takes yoga classes in Gurgaon. She is also a Dale Carnegie trained trainer and an ICF accredited Executive Coach.