Chair Yoga Teacher Training at Revolution Community Yoga in Acton, Massachusetts

A 12-Hour Training Program
w/ Jen Mast & Amy Yapp at Revolution Community Yoga in Acton, MA

Saturday, October 5th @ 12:30 – 7:30pm & Sunday, October 6th @ 12 – 5pm
Early-Bird Registration: $269 by Sept. 5th, 2024
Regular Registration: $309 after Sept. 5th, 2024
Yoga Alliance CEUs available
Training will be held in the RCY Loft, 541 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA

Whether you are new to teaching yoga and are intrigued by the healing nature of Chair Yoga or have been teaching for years and want to learn effective, creative ways to incorporate a chair into your classes or with your private clients, this training will provide the tools you need to go forward with confidence.

Many people associate sitting in a chair with immobility or believe that Chair Yoga is only for seniors. We will help you to challenge long held beliefs and stigmas around Chair Yoga and to embrace the gifts of this powerful practice for both you and your students.

Chair yoga is simply another way to experience yoga that meets students exactly where they are. Like any other prop, a chair works as a stimulus to help students create more space for listening to their own inner wisdom and practice yoga in a way that enhances awareness and connection.

  • Benefits of Chair Yoga
  • Move beyond the stigma and help your student develop an authentic practice.
  • How a chair can support your yoga practice: One size does NOT fit all!
  • Chair Yoga in all spaces: studio, home, rehab, nursing homes, schools, offices, gyms
  • Sequencing and Safety Practices for all bodies
  • Unique Tools and meaningful, non-binary cueing, for working with ALL populations
  • Welcome Mat Basics: Knowing your students and the importance of partnership
  • Scope of Practice: Working with special needs, diagnoses and conditions
  • Learn how to create an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome, safe and moving along their own healing journey

“Jen and Amy are an amazing twosome at instruction, wonderful warmth and goodness. Grateful for their extra attention. Just what I needed. Highly recommend anything these two do!!”

“Amy and Jen are highly skilled teachers, and they work so well together. They are knowledgeable, patient, observant, enthusiastic, and fun. They can handle a large group of students with ease. They cope with individual needs and field questions ably. The workshop I took with them was so helpful and restorative for me. Thank you.”

Jen Mast, Yoga Instructor at Revolution Community Yoga and Fitness in Acton, Massachusetts

Jen Mast, L.I.C.S.W., E-RYT 500 (IYT), Integrative Functional Yoga Therapist, ChildLight Teen Yoga®, Lifeforce Yoga®

Stepping onto the mat everyday has allowed me to stay grounded in the things that are truly important. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease over a decade ago, my life took an unpredictable turn. Things that were easy became difficult and I felt as though I had lost part of myself. It was during this time that I deepened my spiritual practice. Yoga helped to heal the aches and pains that came with autoimmunity, it improved my energy, my mood and it allowed me to show up each day for my friends, loved ones and most importantly myself.

Yoga’s transformational abilities led me on a new path to become a yoga instructor combining my past work as a Licensed Social Worker with my new path in yoga therapy, functional movement through yoga and myofascial release. As we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance, true healing occurs. Moving beyond illness and discomfort, we are able to live life to our fullest expression.

Jen completed her 300-hour at Kripalu with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) in 2016 where she trained under Joseph and Lillian LePage and Maria Mendola (Integrative Functional Yoga Therapy). Jen furthered her study and attended an intensive training with Maria in Tucson, learning various techniques for myofascial release, therapeutic movements and exercises to rebalance alignment and long held patterns. In 2018, Jen completed a weekend training in The Roll Model Method® and a Ball Rolling Techniques Workshop with David Vendetti – both for myofascial release.

Her extensive work with athletes, injuries and chronic illness in both group and private settings inform her teaching style which infuses safety, mindfulness, alignment principals, unique uses of props and functional therapeutic movements, and of course a lot of humor and fun! Through the pandemic, Jen has continued to train and deepen her own practice with Susi Hately, Functional Synergy™ and a Monthly Mentor Workshop with Jill Miller, Roll Model Method™.

Amy Yapp, Yoga Instructor at Revolution Community Yoga in Acton, Massachusetts

Amy Yapp, MA in Counseling Psychology, IAYT Yoga Therapist

Amy first discovered the healing nature of yoga as a young mother searching for something to help with a long list of persistent and confusing health challenges. Knowing she had found something very special, she could not help but share what she was learning with others and fell in love with teaching students of all ages who share her fascination with healing the body from the inside out.

Amy is a practicing yoga therapist and has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Johnny Gillespie of Empowered Yoga/Balanced Athlete and is certified in both Energy Healing and myofascial release.

Amy specializes in Hypermobility and is a trainer in Susi Hately’s Yoga Therapy Certification program. She is passionate about helping her students discover their own unique path to wellness. Always focused on healing and prevention, fun and compassion are at the heart of her every connection.