Learning is a lifelong practice. The more time you spend as a student, the better a teacher you will be. I’d love to help you improve your professional skills, develop online content, videos, and workshops, and identify and own your niche as a yoga and movement teacher.
I’ve been offering online continuing education courses for yoga and movement teachers since 2012. These offerings are all designed to help you be a better teacher to students of any and every stripe.
Click through to read more about each course. You can also view the outline of course content and take a sample lesson.
I offer a group discount for yoga teacher trainings and groups of 10+. For bulk purchases, I also offer a one-hour videoconference Q&A with your group to discuss what you learned. Write me to get started: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! For Yoga Alliance:
Whenever you like! These are asynchronous courses, so you can begin and move through on your own timeline.
You can do this all on your own schedule—that’s the beauty of the online format. If you’re on the certification track of Teaching Yoga to Athletes, I’m happy to help set you a timetable and nudge you. Some of us do better with oversight and deadlines!
No, but as the courses are always available, they’ll be waiting for you when you are ready to pay in full.
Maybe, if your program has officially added them. These courses will help you build professional skills and, in the case of Teaching Yoga to Athletes, specialize in the niche of yoga for athletes. If they are not part of your 200-hour training, they serve well as an add-on to complement your original training. And you can certainly count them as continuing education credits.
Maybe. Talk to your 500-hour program director. If you’re interested in the Carolina Yoga Company 500-hour yoga teacher training, which is structured to accommodate students from out of town and around the world, YES, it counts. Read all about Carolina Yoga Company’s advanced studies yoga teacher training.
If you aren’t completely satisfied with the content of the online courses, we offer a full refund within one week of purchase, so please be sure to log in right away and be sure the course content meets your needs.
Each unit has reading, videos, and homework. The reading could be two or three hours per unit; the videos are between three and four hours per unit. Homework will take an additional two or three hours, with the exception of unit 3 homework, which will take longer, as it involves going to classes. There are also resources for additional study that could add many hours.
Then, for the certification track, there is an exam (say, three hours), and recording/watching/self-critiquing a teaching video, which will take at least three more. (I’ll get feedback to students on homework, exam, and video within two weeks of their submission, and I aim to answer questions sooner than that.) We’ll also consult as needed, which will probably be a few more hours of chat time (phone or video).
Putting that together, estimate 8–10 hours per unit x 5 = 40–50 hours for the content, plus another 8–10 more for the certification materials.
Each unit has four videos: a morning lecture (about an hour), a morning practice (about an hour and a half), an afternoon discussion (about an hour), and an afternoon practice (about half an hour). Each unit also contains journaling exercises for you, encouraging you to notate and develop a sequence library of your own and to contribute to our communal library. These exercises can take an hour or more for each unit.
Thus, consider 4–5 hours of video per unit, plus an hour of workbook exercises, for about 30–40 hours of information and processing.
You’ll have ten discussions to enjoy, for a total of about ten hours. Watch and listen on your own time. Along the way, take time to reflect on the prompts we give you for ways to consider building your career moving forward, and enjoy three quarter-hour practices and one meditation.
You’ll have nine lecture/discussions to enjoy, for a total of about eight hours. Watch and listen on your own time. Along the way, take time to share your own experience, and enjoy three long-format practices.
It depends where the content is offered. The training offered at Kripalu and 1440 Multiversity is a slightly condensed version of the course offered in North Carolina and online. We have four three-hour sessions and six two-hour sessions at the retreat centers; in the five-day intensive I lead at my Carrboro studio, there are five days, where we meet 10–5. That gives us more time for group work, which in the online course is homework, and for discussion and practice.
That said, the content is pretty similar. Tuition is lower at the retreat centers, but the overall cost goes up when you add the room and board charges. And if you are interested in certification after attending the course anywhere or completing the content portion online, you can buy the online certification component for $800, which would give you access, upon completing the homework, exam, and teaching video, to many more resource pages on working with various sports and injuries.
As you make your choice, consider how you learn best. Some students vastly prefer the live classroom setting, while others have logistical concerns that make online an appealing option. And of course, in times of social distancing, online is the only option.
Certification involves all the content, as well as unlimited back-and-forth mentoring with Sage. Together, we’ll review your homework, exam, and teaching video, to be sure you are as clear as possible on how you can help athletes achieve their personal best—and how you can structure your career for maximum impact.
The Teaching Yoga to Athletes course is really an exercise in figuring out how to help our students by determining what stresses they undergo in daily life—whether through sports training, a tough job, or illness and injury—and learning to devise routines to support them. In that way, it’s appropriate for all yoga teachers, especially those who want to sharpen their abilities to work with special populations.
Indeed! We discuss everything from curling to surfing. Each unit contains homework and discussion that will get you thinking about the best ways to help athletes in all sports. You’ll get to focus on the sports of particular interest to you, and to hear from others about their interests.
Everyone, but the more experience you have, the better, whether it’s as a yoga teacher, as a coach, or as a personal trainer or physical therapist. The course presumes you’re comfortable analyzing movement patterns and eager to consider how asana can help correct imbalances in your athletic students’ bodies. I then guide you through several exercises (with my feedback, if you do the certification side) to structure useful routines for athletes in various sports and at different stages in their training cycles. We go beyond asana, as well, to create mediations and visualizations to help sharpen the mental game. Finally, we investigate the profession, covering questions on pricing, business structure, and marketing.