Chair Yoga at Home

Lesson Description

This 30-minute Chair Yoga session offers a safe, effective, and fully accessible yoga practice for those with limited mobility or fitness who want to enjoy yoga’s many wellness benefits. We will combine the breath, movement, and relaxation in a routine that you can easily follow at home. You'll learn how to sit actively, engaging major muscles while also having a bit of fun in the chair!

Instructor: Liz Oppedijk

Liz Oppedijk came to yoga in her fifties, following serious illness and injury. Through yoga, her recovery became a transformation. But she was left with a question: how to bring the practice of yoga to people for whom the mat is a barrier? She found her answer in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga. Since training with Lakshmi, Liz has taught chair yoga to people with varied abilities, including those with Parkinson’s, MS, stroke, and cancer, as well as those with dementia, learning disabilities and their carers. Her commitment to accessible yoga led her to establish Accessible Chair Yoga CIC, a non-profit social enterprise. ACY is dedicated to bringing yoga to everyone, regardless of age, ability, or physical or mental condition, in particular to UK nursing homes, by training others to teach chair yoga and by sponsoring research into yoga’s effectiveness in the social care sector.