50-hour Self-paced Certified Chair Yoga TTC for Elderly

2 Month

INR (₹) 10,000 / USD ($) 125

This teacher training course is available from Monday to Saturday. You can start the course as soon as you enroll.

A self-paced program is available. Please send an inquiry to Swasti Yoga Center for more information.

Chair Yoga

Summary : If you’re a yoga teacher passionate about creating safe and inclusive spaces for all, consider undertaking an online certified Chair yoga course from Swasti Yoga Center; an AYUSH-accredited yoga training center. By upgrading your Chair yoga skills and knowledge, you can make a lasting impact in the lives of individuals especially elderly people who may otherwise be unable to participate in traditional yoga classes. Join Swasti Yoga Center’s online certified Chair yoga course and empower yourself to empower others on their wellness journey. Together, let’s embrace the safety, inclusivity, and transformative potential of Chair yoga.

  • Certification : Upon completion, you will receive a certification accredited by Swasti Yoga Center
  • Requirement/ Eligibility : No eligibility criteria
  • Minimum age : No age limit
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Time commitment (hours per week) : 3-5 hours
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Language: English
  • Syllabus: Chair yoga for seniors Syllabus for (click here to check syllabus)
  • Pricing (INR): 10,000 INR


  • 50-hour online yoga teacher training
  • Contact hours: 10 hours (1.5-hour session)
  • Non-contact hours: 40 hours
  • Free complimentary 30 hours of daily yoga sessions (live)
  • Complimentary 30 hours of lecture series
  • Pre-recorded sessions by a certified international faculty
  • Contact hours: 10 hours. Live online sessions will be held over zoom for orientation, doubt clearing and examination

What's not included

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Yoga props

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Teaching Faculty


Dr. Vikas Chothe

Swasti’s founder, Dr.Vikas Chothe, holds an MD, PhD in Ayurvedic medicine with Yoga Certification from AYUSH and QCI India. He has worked as a Yoga Ambassador for the government of India and is currently an examiner for YCB Yoga examination at TQ Cert (TATA projects) for the Yoga Certification Board. He has been working as a lead examiner since the beginning of the Yoga Certification Scheme in 2016 and has conducted exams for more than 3,000 students till date. Dr.Vikas has been invited by Indian Embassy Austria, Malaysia and Armenia and has visited USA, China, Malaysia, Italy and European countries for propagation of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is also yoga school auditor for the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) creating quality standards in yoga schools globally.

Shwetambari Vikas Chothe

Dr.Shwetambari Chothe is a certified Level 3 Yoga Teacher and Evaluator by government of India, consulting homeopath, assistant professor in LMF Homoeopathic Medical College, Pune, and co-founder of Swasti Yoga Centre. Since childhood, she had a keen interest in yoga and Indian culture. She is a great chef with Ayurveda healthy cooking as her specialty. Qualifications: MD Homoeopath, Anatomy and Physiology expert, yoga teacher and practitioner for six years.

Syllabus for Geriatric Yoga aka Chair Yoga (Chair as Prop)


UNIT 1 Basic Principles of Yoga with Chair

  • Concept of Yoga: Its Definition, Aim, Objectives and Misconception.
  • Yoga with Chair: Benefits and eligibility
  • Benefits of chair yoga supported by research studies
  • Risk reduction and safety with Chair Yoga
  • Guiding Principles to be followed by Chair Yoga Assistant.
  • Prerequisites for Chair
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Chair Yoga Assistant.
  • Scope and limitations of Chair Yoga Assistant.
  • Knowledge of use of other props: ropes/belt/cushions/special aids.

UNIT 2 Props in Traditional Yoga Texts

  • Understanding classical definitions of yoga through chair yoga
  • Basic Knowledge of various yogic texts such as Patanjala Yogsutra, Hathapradipika, GherandaSamhita
  • Knowledge of schools of Yoga: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Dhyana Yoga.
  • Concept of klesha
  • Concept of chitta vritti
  • Practicing Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga with chair and its therapeutic importance

UNIT 3 General Anatomy and Physiology

  • Basic knowledge of Human Body Skeleton; organization of body cells, tissues, Systems, membranes and glands.
  • Basic Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology of the following system —
  • Muscular, skeletal system; Digestive system; Respiratory system; Cardio vascular system; Excretory system; Endocrine system.

UNIT 4 Yoga with chair in preventive and restorative health

  • Yogic concept of healthy living
  • Knowledge of vital parameters to assess general state of patients: Measurement of Blood Pressure, Respiratory Rate, Pulse Rate and Body Temperature.
  • Importance of pre-procedural preparedness for therapeutic Yoga sessions.
  • Chair yoga for preventive health
  • Chair yoga in restorative conditions:
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke recovery
Yoga Practicals

Demonstrative Skills

UNIT 1 Shatkarma: Knowledge and ability to perform the practices with chair modification

  • Neti
  • Kapalabhati
  • Agnisar

UNIT 2 Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama

Yogic Sukshma Vyayam

  • Neck Movements
  • Shoulder Movements
  • Trunk Movements
  • Ankle Movements

Surya Namaskar with chair support (Sitting and Standing)

UNIT 3 Yogasana with chair support

  • Standing Asana: Tadasana, Trikonasana, Vrikshasana, Ardhchakrasna, Padhastanasana, Parshavkonasana
  • Sitting Asana: Padmasana, Vakrasana, Janusirsasana, Paschimottanasana, ArdhCo-foun Ushtrasana, Gomukhasana, Mandukasana
  • Prone Lying Asana: Makarasana
  • Supine Lying Asana: Setubandhasana, Viparitkarniasana, Ardhahalasana, Uttanpadasana, Halasana, Chakrasana, Shavasana.

UNIT 4 Pranayama

UNIT 5 Bandha and Mudra

UNIT 6 Practices leading to Meditation

Communication and Maintenance Skills during chair yoga for patients


Chair Yoga Elderly

Foundation Course

Level 1 - Yoga Protocol Instructor

Level 2 - Yoga Wellness Instructor

Level 3 - Yoga Teacher & Evaluator

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