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Active Seating for Active Bodies

Varier recently traveled to North Carolina to visit the SOAR Academy who serve youth and young adults with ADHD and other learning disabilities. SOAR has been using the Move™ active seating in their classrooms as they needed a seating solution that would allow their students movement.

The students and administrators are thrilled at the difference the Move has made since they started using it earlier this year. Check out the video and see what they had to say.

Varier: Active Seating for Active Bodies.


At the breakfast counter, desk, table, or even while painting or playing the piano, the versatile Move is the perfect chair for you. Truly intuitive, the Move chair has a slightly rounded base, which tilts the chair in smooth, gentle movements. The saddle seat supports an upright, dynamic posture, which activates and strengthens core muscles in the abdomen and back. With feet placed on the floor, it’s easy to balance and stabilize, or tilt, pivot, or rotate 360°. The open angle between the upper and lower body improves circulation, boosting energy levels and concentration.

Variable balans

Variable balans is the kind of chair that quickly grows on you. After you’ve sat on it for a few days, you’ll never want to go back to your old way of sitting. Designed by Peter Opsvik in 1979, Variable balans is the original kneeling chair. A Varier classic, the seat gently tilts the pelvis forward and encourages a natural, dynamic and upright spine. The muscles in the abdomen and back engage to keep the spine upright and the body balanced, which strengthens core muscles and prevents back and shoulder tension. The angle between the upper and lower body increases, greatly improving circulation. As the body moves from an active to a relaxed posture, the flexible runners respond with a gentle pendular motion.

Interested in Active Seating for your classrooms?