Get Fit Where You Sit
LV Chair Yoga Australia brings you Chair Yoga Classes that are both based in traditional wisdom of the Yoga Teachings, and up to date with the latest scientific research and techniques. It is a blend of the 5000 year old postures (asanas) and breathing techniques, plus mindfulness, medtitation, and many other modalities that are beneficial for the students.
EveryBODY! LV Chair Yoga is taught in a way that is supportive and inclusive for all members of the community. In addition to adapting the poses for use on a chair, we modify them to take into account the fact that everyone has a different level of flexibility (or range of motion). Therefore, LV Chair Yoga includes different levels so everybody can participate regardless of age, level of experience or ability. Everyone in the session can adapt their 'chairasana' to suit their own personal needs.The student can take an approach that may be gentle and mindful, or more dynamic and challenging. This innovative fitness approach makes our chair yoga programs suitable for all ages and all levels. We always remind our students that no matter the level of flexibility they achieve on any given day, they are receiving all the health benefits of LV Chair Yoga.
Classes and sessions can be held in:
Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. You are supported by your teacher and a chair throughout the whole class so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years. There is no getting up and down from the chair - all the postures are performed seated, which removes fear of falling, or the need for extra space.
Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being.
Some other benefits that our students have experienced include:
"...this is a competently instructed, well-organized and accessible program suitable for all levels of students."
Contributing editor Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal
"The techniques that Lakshmi teaches arthritis patients are very valuable in reducing pain and increasing function. When patients have participated in Lakshmi's programs, there have been clear gains"
Maria Greenwald, MD FACR
"A great pick-me-up for my afternoon slump. Better than coffee or sugar."
Lynn McCarthy - Assistant Manager, Disney Studio
"Chair Yoga can magically open doorways to all those who seek all the benefits of yoga. Lakshmi Voelker teaches from not just a deep understanding of the transformative power of yoga, but from her heart and her conviction as to how these practices can safely bring those with limited flexibility to a profound state of harmony, balance and healing."
Sudhir Jonathan Foust - Senior Teacher and former President, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health