– 12 hours of workshop training + 6 hours of practicum
– How to adapt yoga poses, stretches and other movements for a seated practice
– Breath-work and relaxation techniques
– How to plan and teach an adaptive chair yoga class for Seniors, PWDs and wheelchair-users
– Basic wheelchair handling
– Safety and Ethical guidelines for instructors
– Caregivers and therapists
– Yoga teachers or practitioners
– Anyone who is keen and willing!
– The course is conducted in English, so proficiency in the English language is required
– Good physical condition to participate in general exercise
– We welcome wheelchair-users, seniors and PWDs
– Full (100%) and partial (50%) scholarship is available for those who are willing to commit to volunteer hours with Yoga Circle upon completing the course, especially those in financial hardship.
– Applicants will have to pass an interview to be selected, as there are limited spots available.
Deeply committed to giving back to the community, Wendy is the founder and director of Yoga Circle SG and Yoga Seeds, teaching yoga and meditation in various settings in Singapore and Asia for more than a decade. She is the Lead trainer for Yoga Seeds 200hr / 300hr Teacher Training and also the Programme Director for Yoga Circle’s adaptive and accessible yoga programmes. With her background in Classical Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin and Adaptive yoga, Wendy develops holistic and accessible yoga programmes to cater to all, making yoga truly inclusive.
After more than ten years of practicing yoga as a way to complement her running and fitness regime, Gwen left the corporate world and embraced her new role as a yoga teacher. She has seen first-hand how proper conditioning through yoga is able to help people with common joint pains, and she hopes to do the same through teaching yoga. Trained in Hatha, Yin and Yoga Therapy, Gwen teaches a variety of yoga classes with emphasis on building strength and flexibility, cultivating calmness in body and mind, both on and off the mat.
Trained in various styles of yoga including Hatha, Yin, Anatomy and Adaptive Chair yoga, Melody is a big advocate of karma yoga by being involved in charity activities and volunteerism. Yoga isn’t only about flexibility and looking cool, it’s about being yourself on your mat, connecting your breathing, letting go of ego, focusing on your practice and getting closer to experiencing your inner self. Melody believes that learning and practicing yoga is a lifelong journey.