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GENTLE YET POWERFUL YOGA FROM YOUR CHAIR AND BED

Chair and bed yoga is a wonderful option if you have limited mobility or if you are recovering from illness or periods of stress, but it is for everyone and using the support of the chair can enable you to build strength and deepen poses. The classes in this course will help you improve your flexibility, to build your focus and concentration, develop body awareness and reduce joint strain. We have also included classes that can give your immunity a boost by increasing lymphatic flow.  This course is: 

  • All Levels
  • Suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Suitable for those recovering from illness or injury
  • All ages but many classes designed to suit senior citizens
  • Suitable for those at their desks wishing to move

Your Classes

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Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga

15:12 | Kirsty Norton

Chair Yoga

Making yoga really accessible, this chair yoga class is a short and simple sequence to bring space around the neck and shoulders and at the same time opening up the ribcage to invite in more breath. It will leave you feeling more spacious from the waist up. Great for those with limited mobility as well for practicing in the office or at work.

MoveTime Teacher Level
15:12 Kirsty Norton Beginners
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Chair Yoga - Full Practice
Chair Yoga - Full Practice

47:07 | Clive Fogelman

Chair Yoga - Full Practice

This sequence is ideal if you spend lots of time sitting, want a break during work or practising on the floor isn’t possible for your body. The first half of the sequence is the upper body. The second half of the sequence is the lower body. You could do the whole sequence or just focus on a particular part of the body, depending on your mobility.

MoveTime Teacher Level
47:07 Clive Fogelman All Levels
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Yoga Adapted for Chair
Yoga Adapted for Chair

17:26 | Barbara Gallani

Yoga Adapted for Chair

A chair-modified yoga class. Chair-based yoga is ideal if you're recovering from injury or illness, or you don't have the mobility for floor and standing poses. This yoga class gives you chair-based variations on the classic poses. Find your tadasana, do forward bends, do warrior pose and learn to twist all in a chair.

MoveTime Teacher Level
17:26 Barbara Gallani All Levels
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Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors
Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors

11:12 | Barbara Gallani

Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors

Some variations of classic yoga poses using the wall and a chair. Ideal for those with a limited range of movement or for seniors to enjoy yoga poses. An exploration of tadasana, forward bend, cobra, a twist and Warrior 1 modified and supported for those recovering from illness or injury, those with limited movement or for seniors.

MoveTime Teacher Level
11:12 Barbara Gallani Beginners
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Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow
Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow

27:05 | Barbara Gallani

Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow

A chair-based class accessible to all, to stimulate lymphatic flow. This sequence is ideal for those recovering from a cold or flu or illness or injury, or if you have a sedentary life or those who are recovering from surgery (especially following breast cancer). Working with twists and mobilising the ankles, as lymphatic flow can be associated with stiff joints.

MoveTime Teacher Level
27:05 Barbara Gallani Beginners
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Seated Yoga for the Office
Seated Yoga for the Office

19:20 | Barbara Gallani

Seated Yoga for the Office

Stretch out in your office without attracting too much attention from your co-workers, or for those who are chair-bound or recovering from injury. Variations of the sun salutations whilst seated followed by neck and shoulder releases. Release tension in the side body with these subtle movements, self massage, and twists for you to learn so you can practice some secret or sneaky stretches at work. Feel grounded and energised during your work place, even if you don't have space to roll out a mat or if coming to a yoga mat isn't available to you.

MoveTime Teacher Level
19:20 Barbara Gallani Beginners
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Chair-Modified Sun Salutations
Chair-Modified Sun Salutations

07:48 | Lizzie Reumont

Chair-Modified Sun Salutations

A fantastic yoga sequence for the less mobile. Ideal for seniors, for those with leg or torso injuries, or those recovering from surgeries - or simply those of us who love to learn how to modify poses. This sun salutation sequence is practiced with a chair at the front of the mat to offer support.

MoveTime Teacher Level
07:48 Lizzie Reumont All Levels
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Chair Yoga: Shoulders and Spine
Chair Yoga: Shoulders and Spine

07:00 | Lizzie Reumont

Chair Yoga: Shoulders and Spine

A great yoga class for those of us who need stress relief at work whilst at our desks. You'd be surprised at how quickly tension disappears when we mobilise and release our shoulders and mobilise our spine. Also a great sequence for chair-bound folks and seniors.

MoveTime Teacher Level
07:00 Lizzie Reumont Beginners
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Chair and Limited Mobility Yoga Sequence - Flexion & Extension
Chair and Limited Mobility Yoga Sequence - Flexion & Extension

04:17 | Lizzie Reumont

Chair and Limited Mobility Yoga Sequence - Flexion & Extension

We all are in flexion or extension, just we don't know it! This sequence is great at getting you back to your centre, at helping with your balance. Great for when you're in a chair, or at work, also demonstrated standing, this sequence will be brilliant for those recovering from illness, surgery, seniors and if you just want to return to your centre gently.

MoveTime Teacher Level
04:17 Lizzie Reumont Beginners
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Rebalance Yourself
Rebalance Yourself

24:24 | Joo Teoh

Rebalance Yourself

A gentle sequence to calm and rebalance your emotions after a stressful time. There are times when we can be knocked off our centre, maybe something as simple as someone has said something that has shocked us, or we are needing to rebalance after grief. This mixture of calming yoga, qi-gong and breath-work practices will calms and quieten your jangled nerves after a shock or stressful moment. These rebalancing classes are gentle and many poses may be done in a chair.

MoveTime Teacher Level
24:24 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Release Tension
Release Tension

29:17 | Joo Teoh

Release Tension

A qi gong and yoga fusion sequence to release feelings of being stuck, feeling tense, or just when you’re not in your flow. With some chair variations to make all the practices more accessible, this sequence uses qi gong and yoga to clear out stagnation and shift your tension. A chair can be used in this practice to make the class accessible to all.

MoveTime Teacher Level
29:17 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Induce Sleep
Induce Sleep

32:57 | Joo Teoh

Induce Sleep

This class is a mixture of yoga and qigong to help you to release anxiety, quiet your mind, clear your mind and prepare for sleep. Movements are gengle and accessible and don't involve full stretches, you are encouraged to not take a full stretch, but to use a chair or perhaps the edge of your bed for some of the yoga poses.

MoveTime Teacher Level
32:57 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Energy Booster / Wake up your Qi
Energy Booster / Wake up your Qi

29:24 | Joo Teoh

Energy Booster / Wake up your Qi

Awaken your energy at any time in the day with this qi-gong practice. Perfect for starting the day, but also as an energy boost during a mid-morning slump is just perfect. This class uses various energy techniques and can be done on a chair as well as on a mat, so is perfect for all levels and physicalities. Wake up your qi with this short practice using qigong, yoga, breath-work and various energy techniques to give your energy a big boost. Remember to use the power of intention in this class, and in life! Keep a chair handy.

MoveTime Teacher Level
29:24 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Stoking the Fire
Stoking the Fire

29:21 | Joo Teoh

Stoking the Fire

Great for mornings, if you're lethargic or you have cold feet or hands. A gently awakening qi-gong and yoga fusion class designed to raise the body heat if you’re feeling cold or lethargic, perfect for getting moving on cold wintery mornings. Using a chair to increase accessibility. With fluid and heating qi gong poses to gently increase strength, stability and balance and yoga to increase flexibility. You will need a chair.

MoveTime Teacher Level
29:21 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Focus The Mind
Focus The Mind

23:52 | Joo Teoh

Focus The Mind

Easily distracted? Do you frequently find your monkey mind wandering? Regain laser-like focus with this yoga/qi gong fusion class to help you to calm the mind, sharpen your focus and increase your capacity to concentrate with qi gong to clear tension and balancing poses to regain your poise. You will need a chair handy.

MoveTime Teacher Level
23:52 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Gentle Bed Exercise
Gentle Bed Exercise

19:07 | Barbara Gallani

Gentle Bed Exercise

A yoga sequence designed to be done in bed. Ideal if you are low on energy, recovering from illness or injury, but you want a gentle, relaxing practice which is also strengthening. Using somatics to gently strengthen the legs, you will need a rolled up blanket.

MoveTime Teacher Level
19:07 Barbara Gallani Beginners
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More Gentle Bed Exercises
More Gentle Bed Exercises

08:04 | Barbara Gallani

More Gentle Bed Exercises

A class especially created for lying in bed. Perfect if you're not feeling well, or have long-term illness or fatigue. These gentle strengthening exercises, using Somatic techniques, are ideal for very gently strengthening the body, whilst not exerting much energy. You can do these exercises in bed - you will need a rolled up blanket.

MoveTime Teacher Level
08:04 Barbara Gallani Beginners