1001 - Chair Yoga
Haley M Hayes
July 6 - August 19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost - $100.00
Student Furnished Course Supplies/Prerequisites: Yoga mat, yoga strap and 2 yoga blocks.
Course Description: Chair yoga is a gentle form of Hatha yoga utilizing a chair for balance and support. It is a wonderful alternative for individuals that have difficulty getting down or up from the floor. All the poses are done seated in a chair with the option of standing and using the chair to assist with balance. Classes focus on improving joint mobility, flexibility, balance and increasing strength. Breathwork and meditation will also be practiced.
Course Instructor: Haley is a 500hr RYT and Level 1 Yoga therapist. Since 2012 Haley has been a private yoga instructor specializing in teaching yoga to individuals that have limited mobility due to injury, neurodegenerative disorders or advanced age. In 2019, Haley received her Master's in Exercise Science at USU. Her thesis was on the effects of a yoga intervention on reactive balance and cognition in an older adult population which she presented at the Symposium on Yoga Research at the Kripalu Institute. Along with teaching privately, Haley is an adjunct instructor for the Yoga Studies minor at USU.