What makes us smile? It’s hearing from Yoga Teachers like yourself who share how much they are learning from our free Teacher resources, our online workshops, certification programs, and our YouTube video vignettes. I think you know by now that our small team of Academy Yoga Teachers love to share with YOU! But when we hear […]
I would like to share a few lines with you to keep you in the loop of my progress with yoga (specifically) the online chair yoga course. Three days ago (9/3/16) I celebrated my one year anniversary as a stroke survivor. One year since everything in my (and my wife’s) world changed. It has been […]
“My doctor says I don’t need surgery any longer!” Those words came from one of my 70-something year old Chair Yoga students recently. She was beaming from ear to ear. Guess what the proposed surgery was?….. prolapse repair. Shhhh… most people don’t want to talk about this issue, but I am hearing more often these […]
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Paula Montalvo, Vista, California, USA
I took the Online Pelvic Floor Workshop with Viki. I think this kind of workshop that you offer to teachers is very valuable and an experience that yoga teachers are rarely offered. It gave me some very valuable awareness information about a part of my body that I thought I knew. I think that much of what we already do in chair and standing yoga incorporates many good pelvic movements, and I am still studying some of the exercises in the workbook to try to adapt them to the chair.
Live Workshop Attendees
“Tough topic – but she explained everything in “Yoga” terms – so very easy to comprehend. Learning about the cells, cytokines, LDL and plaque, etc., etc. and explanation of Yoga Therapy intervention excellent.”
“oved her calm and energy, soothing voice. Another knowledgeable teacher. Fascinating and complex topic taught at an understandable level. Something I didn’t think I would ‘get’ but she made it very simple to take in. Loved that she included an hour of asanas!”
Live Workshop Attendees
“I learned more about metabolic syndrome than I ever have! And I have it. I can’t wait to download it! I LOVED her practice.”
“Good presentation – cohesive, followed structure, handled complicated topic in easily accepted format. Visuals excellent. ”
“Interesting and presented in an understandable format – a topic that affects many seniors – so information is vital for a safe practice.”
Live Workshop Attendees
“I’m trained as an ICU/CCU RN – career nurse x 20 years – I’ve never had this explained as thoroughly/understandably. EVER! I will take this info out into the world – should be required reading by all Western adults 50 and over! Outstanding – THANK YOU!”
“Loved, loved, loved how you presented all this info through a Yogic lens. You made very complex information very understandable! Wonderful movement practice.”
“he made a tough topic to grasp very clear and easy to understand. This is so important as a health issue today. The practice at the end was a perfect practice to illustrate the power of Yoga to deeply relax and mobilize energy in healing ways. ”
Live Workshop Attendees
“Monique’s presentation was so pertinent with the population I work with as they become more sedentary. I loved the use of Yoga and specific poses as disease intervention. The concept that Rest and Relaxation in Yoga allows the body to de-stress and benefit the issues of metabolic syndrome is my biggest takeaway form this presentation and will share it with students, friends and family. Thoroughly enjoyed the practice!”
“10+ Monique is great at explaining things and making it easy to understand. She is way knowledgeable and calming.”
“Loved Monique – MORE MORE MORE! Her presentation was SO simple, clear and easy to remember. Loved the part about prana, apana and brahmacharya. What else can we learn from Monique? LOVED the practice at the end! Thank you!!”
“Monique’s wonderful illustrations and making something so intricate understandable.”
Terra Kirsch, Calabasas, California, USA
I am happy to provide feedback on this great program. You are an innovator in this field.
Aki O’Leary, Venice, California, USA
Thank you so much!! I’m so very pleased with the online chair yoga course, it has been very insightful and greatly expanded my understanding of yoga asana. The online course webpage was so simple and easy to navigate. It had a nice flow and loads & loads of information and poses! I really enjoyed learning from home, at my own pace. I thought it was really great, so thank you!
Kathleen Paton, Canmore, Alberta Canada
The course was so helpful and appropriate for teaching seniors yoga. I felt very supported and have enjoyed my teaching so much more. The library of asanas, I’m sure is every yoga teachers dream. I understand the aging body so much better. Helping to understand the asanas and why we do them. I also feel that the people who attend my classes are benefiting from that knowledge.
Kim Stabbe, Lenexa, Kansas, USA
I have really enjoyed and learned great information especially on anatomy taking your Chair Yoga certification. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience!
Joanne Puglia, Florida, USA
So in love with teacher training. I am reading about the Posture Project right now. Everything is so well done.
I have a fantastic group of people in my chair exercise class that are loving all the new exercises I am teaching them. I tell them they are my guinea pigs as I go through Chair Yoga training.
We are having so much fun!
Lorrie Denning, California, USA
I have a 90 minute class on Saturdays for Midlifers with asana adapted to individual needs. I have incorporated my chair yoga knowledge in my class as 2 of my students have mobility issues and have trouble getting onto the mat. What a blessing to know how to adapt the postures to the chair. Thank you so much for this certification class Sherry. It is really coming in handy teaching the 40+ age demographic.
I learned so much from Sherry Zak Morris and her Yoga Vista Academy team during the six-month online Mentor Chair Yoga Program! The most impressive results for me are: I have more participants in my classes – my energy is in
the flow! I used to get very tired after the sessions. Now I’m filled with energy, love and grace which the students give me back!
The Videos and Online Modules are very exciting; you learn Yoga poses and anatomy from a different perspective. Yes, and I found out that I’m an entertainer! We laugh and giggle a lot more during Chair Yoga! Thank you Sherry Zak Morris, Corey Stiles and Justine Shelton!
Namaste from Switzerland
I love that Yoga Vista not only inspires all ages and sizes to reach their fullest health and vibrancy through their classes but also that they are teaching instructors all over the world to do the same. Today is always a new day, a new chance no matter what shape you are in. I am passionate about bringing health and ho to those who may have challenges. Most yoga instructors don’t have the knowledge and understanding to help those with injuries, age, weight issues, etc. Yoga Vista "gets it" and they do a great job equipping instructors.
Margaret K. Hancock
I really like the diverse learning opportunities offered through Yoga Vista which I can enjoy without leaving home. I have a passion for teaching seniors and am one myself in addition my career as a nurse and nurse practitioner currently part time. Sherry is very passionate about her work with this group of clients and it is reflected in every class and workshop which she teaches and I have also enjoyed listening to her story on the Yoga Alliance website.
Hopefully, I will be signing up for the chair and gentle yoga certification soon!
What I like best about YVA is that the online training is very user friendly. I like that it’s geared towards many learning styles like visual, audio, and of course hands on. With this format you have a better chance in retaining information. Thank you! I’m very excited to be on this journey and to share this with my community once I’m certified.
At first I was hesitant about online training. But after taking a course I realized just how valuable YVA training is. Not only are the trainings jammed packed with posture, anatomy and teaching strategies, I can pause, rewind and go back again and again so that I don’t miss one juicy detail.
Looking forward to my next training
What I like about Yoga Vista Academy is that want the world to know that yoga can benefit Everyone, and can be modified for all populations.
There is a lot I like about your information but lately I’m especially enjoying the YouTube videos created by the teachers working on their certification for Chair and Gentle Yoga.
Sherry, Justine are such authentic, caring people reaching out to a worldwide community. I am just one of them, and so very grateful for all of the support they have given me. Having their manuals would be a fantastic asset to share with all of my Creative Yoga Motion students here in Wales, as we can’t fly weekly to attend your classes and workshops in Vista CA.
For me, being an online student I haven’t had the opportunity to meet Sherry in person or visit her Yoga Vista Studio. Hesitant at first to sign up for an online course(especially a yoga course) I mean, how good could it really be, it’s online? It didn’t take very long (the 1st module) to realize the high level of Sherry’s yoga knowledge and her ability to relate and transfer that knowledge to us even via online. Any doubt I had disappeared, I knew I had made a wise decision to sign up for the Chair Yoga Training Course at Yoga Vista Academy.
Since I started the course I’ve had a few things come up that have forced me to postpone my training for a bit. Sherry has been so understanding and fully willing and able to work with me as I get my life and training back on
course. Because of her I hope to soon be able to add my name to the list of Chair Yoga Course grads at Yoga Vista Academy.
But for me the most important and best about Yoga Vista Academy is Sherry herself. She has been able to make me feel part of her community and able to send her love for yoga and her students even all the way to the other side of the US. I feel close to Sherry, and I’ve never even meet her. This is the best thing about Yoga Vista Academy. In a word Sherry. Thank you Sherry.