Chair Yoga

Yoga offers many benefits, from reduced stress to improved strength and flexibility, but it can also be intimidating to some people. You may feel that you just “don’t bend that way,” won’t be able to keep up with others in a class or have physical limitations that will prevent you from moving down to (and up from) the floor. 

This gentle style of Yoga is done from a seated position (with a couple balance postures, if available for you) that also incorporates the breathing and mind-body benefits of a traditional Yoga class. 

Adapting Yoga poses to a chair makes the health and fitness benefits of this practice accessible to everyone. We will work with all different levels of flexibility and range of motion to adapt the poses to each individual’s needs.

If you are looking for a different approach to Yoga, if you have mobility issues, trouble with balance or getting up and down from the floor… This is the class for you!

With a passion for wholistic health and a desire to help people reach their wellness potential, Beverly began her career path with the study of Massage Therapy. She trained at Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto California, graduating in 2001. Her journey continued with the completion of an Aromatherapy program in Victoria BC, in 2003. Alongside her thriving Aromatherapy Massage business, Beverly began studying the formal disciplines of Yoga with Kavita Maharaj in 2002. Her 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training with East to West Yoga was completed in 2008. She continued her studies with the completion of her 200 level Yoga Teacher Training in 2009, and her 500 level of Advanced Yoga disciplines in 2016, at Red Door Yoga in Nanaimo BC. Beverly also holds certificates in Hot Stone Massage, Sports Massage, BC Registered Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Weight Training, Mat Pilates, Belly Fit, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Ayurvedic Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for Rehabilitation and Yoga for Third Age. Combining over 15 years of experience and training, Beverly established Surya Wellness to encompass the beautiful union of body and mind through gentle massage, aromatherapy, yoga asana, pranayama, Ayurveda and meditation disciplines. Beverly brings to her clients a deep love and wholistic understanding of the body, with layers of opportunity for natural healing to take place. Her treatments focus on relaxation, breath work, body awareness, and proper alignment to restore, energize, heal and renew.

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