Chair Yoga offers a practice that includes seated poses on the chair and standing poses using the chair for balance and support. It is one of the gentlest forms of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. It is an adapted form of yoga that makes yoga accessible to everyone. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body allowing the client to take full advantage of the benefits of yoga. It allows the student to modify their practice based on mobility, health, and current ability level, and for those looking for extra support in a yoga class. Students can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction.
Asha Ramesh is a certified Hatha yoga teacher from The Yoga Studio in Boston. She is a registered 200 hour yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-200). She has chair yoga certification with Stacey Lubets. She has been practicing yoga for over thirty years and teaching for the past sixteen years. She applies various styles to her Hatha yoga teaching keeping it relevant to the needs of her students.
What Students Are Saying:
-Asha is always refining her presentations, based on the interests and skills of the participants. She also is an excellent teacher in addition to being an accomplished practitioner. She manages to model poses and provide feedback to individuals in a very kind and clear way. She is always in line with those of us on Zoom and is skilled in using the technology. In fact, I question whether this class would be as effective in an in-person classroom because each of us can see her modeling the poses by looking at a screen in our own living rooms. (The camera is focused on Asha.)
I have greatly appreciated the class, especially during the height of the pandemic. It has helped me enormously and I look forward to the spring session. Thank you!