YogaFit for Balancing Moods Online

A growing body of research suggests that yoga may be an effective therapeutic tool for the prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression, and other mental health and mood disorders. This two­-day intensive explores modern­-day applications of ancient yoga practices and the latest techniques for self­-healing to balance the nervous system and focus the mind.

What you will learn:

  • How yoga views anxiety and depression and other mood imbalances
  • An overview of modern self­-healing techniques such as neurobiology and psychoneuroimmunology
  • How to combine yoga philosophy with self-­healing techniques to balance the nervous system, focus the mind, and promote a stronger sense of self-­awareness
  • To tailor yoga classes in ways that can assist each of your clients or students in facing challenges with equanimity and more confidence
  • How the language we use as teachers affects our students on a neurological and cellular level
  • How to use YogaFit’s transformational language specifically for this population to facilitate a deeper release of stress

    Virtual Training Information:

    1) Once you've registered, you will receive a zoom link and the training manual via email about a week prior to the training from edu@yogafit.com. Please add this email to your address book to ensure you receive this information.  If you have not received this information at least two days prior to the training, please check your SPAM folder, then reach out to edu@yogafit.com.

    2) Please click here for more information about YogaFIt Virtual Trainings. 

    3) Please note the Terms and Conditions for YogaFit Virtual Trainings. 

Prerequisites

None; although Level One module strongly recommended

Continuing Education Credits
  • 1.6 ACE CECs
  • 16 Yoga Alliance CEUs
  • 4 canfitpro CECs
  • 4 canfitpro CECs
Duration

Two-day intensive (8am-6pm; times may vary)

Registration Policies & Procedures

Please read our Terms and Conditions prior to registering for a training.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is YogaFit® and how is it different than "traditional yoga?"

YogaFit® is specially designed for fitness environments and health club participants. All physical yoga is hatha yoga. Hatha means “hot and cold” balance, and yoga means to join or to “yoke.” YogaFit® is modern fitness yoga that intertwines fitness moves with basic yoga postures in a heat building and flowing sequence leading to relaxing stretches and a 10 minute rest. The fitness environment provides many challenges that can be overcome with the YogaFit® style:

Most health clubrooms are cold and air-conditioned – The YogaFit® style heats the body sufficiently through its heat-building flow, which then creates a safer, more effective environment for the participants. This gradual heat-building helps reduce incidence of injury. In a health club setting, there is a constant flow of new people mixed with regular students. The YogaFit® style allows the instructor to challenge the more seasoned students while creating a safe, accessible workout for the newer students at the same time.

Are certain yoga poses contradictory to general Exercise guidelines?

The practice of yoga has been around for 6000 years, which is much longer than aerobics. Therefore, we wouldn’t expect yoga to fit neatly into the aerobic guidelines. If we look closely, though, we see that the practice of yoga contains the five components of fitness: Cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and body composition. If a student finds that he/she is uncomfortable with any pose, there are always options or variations of that pose to consider. Inversions can always be taught with the option of legs up the wall pose. The Special Conditions section of the Level 1 manual contains more specific information for different populations of students.

How do I receive my Level 1 certificate?

Upon completion of the initial Level 1 training, trainees are required to teach 8 hours of community service classes to a group of people that are not currently being served by the Yoga community; i.e. seniors, children, people with disabilities, cancer patients, those living in homeless shelters, corporate executives, etc.

Trainees then need to complete the Certificate Request Form online  and upload two letters:

1) a verification letter from a participant or the organization where the 8 hours of community service were completed verifying the dates/times that the classes took place and

2) a personal letter detailing the community service experience.

How can I use the name YogaFit® for my club's classes?

Currently, YogaFit® Studios are the only ones licensed to use the name YogaFit®.

You can advertise yourself as a yoga instructor who has trained with YogaFit® but unfortunately you cannot use the YogaFit® name in any other way, as it is trademarked. That means, you're not able to advertise your classes as YogaFit® classes.

 

How do I become a trainer for YogaFit®?

Becoming a YogaFit® Trainer begins by proceeding through a well-structured Apprentice Program. In order to be considered for this program, one must meet the following minimum criteria:

Must have RYT 200 through YogaFit® Training Systems.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of vinyasa yoga teaching experience.
Must reside within 1 hour from a major metropolitan airport.
Must have a valid passport.
Must have a national fitness certification through American Council on Exercise (ACE), OR plan to obtain one if accepted into the program and moved into the Paid Assist category. We do accept CanFitPro for our candidates from Canada.

Interested candidates should send the following information via email to the Apprentice Program Coordinator at edu@yogafit.com:
Current resume, including teaching history
Current headshot & body shot

I teach seniors...how can I modify the practice?

Begin by focusing on breath work. Remember that our Senior population needs to focus on functional movement - getting up and down, bending safely, maintaining joint mobility, balance, etc. We also want to incorporate chest openers, as osteoporosis has begun to affect many of our seniors. We want to keep them as mobile as possible for as long as possible. Using a chair for support or balance is always a nice option, as well. We always want to bring our Seniors’ classes back to functional, restorative movements.

Why should I not do inversions on my menstrual cycle?

There is a widely held belief that practicing inversions during the menstrual cycle can lead to endometriosis. While there is no medical evidence to support this belief, we do believe in safe yoga and erring on the side of caution. We advise that anyone who feels any discomfort during inversions while menstruating should abstain from practicing those poses during their cycle. 

Do you offer canfitpro continuing education credits (CEC's)?

We DO offer canfitpro CEC’s. We are partners with canfitpro and offer 10% off any training to canfitpro members.  Please call 855-607-9742 to register and take advantage of this discount.

Does ACE offer a special discount for their test materials for YogaFit trainees?

Yes! The discount code is: yogafit

What is ACE?

ACE stands for American Council on Exercise. ACE is an education company who certifies individuals to become personal trainers, group exercise instructors, lifestyle weight management, and clinical exercise specialist. *You do not have to be ACE certified to attend YogaFit trainings.

Do you offer AFAA CEC's (continuing education credits)?

We don't provide AFAA CEC's. Those who would like to receive AFAA credits for our trainings will need to petition with AFAA.

Will I be a "certified" yoga instructor after attending the Level 1 training?

After you attend the Level 1 training and complete the community service requirement you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then say that you are Level 1 - trained by YogaFit. There really is no such thing as “certification” for yoga teachers. However, there is a “registration” option that provides proof of a minimum standard (RYT designation provided by Yoga Alliance).

How long do I have to complete the 8 hours of required community service?

You have 12 months to complete the 8 hours and provide proof. In the meantime you are welcome to register and participate in the next level of training.

What are the prerequisites for the YogaFit for Warriors Program?

There are no prerequisites, but Level 1 is highly recommended.

What should I expect when completing the YogaFit for Warriors Program?

Warriors workshops focus on not only PTSD and the military but on how and why trauma gets stored in the body which is applicable to all of us! The training relies on our trainees life experiences to help bring the theories/ideas to life.  We then use our own personal somatic "stories" as launching pads out of our own traumas into new stories that are more aligned with our true path. Trainees can expect to have fun, to share and most importantly, to experience how to release trauma. Through that experience of trauma release, they will then be better able to help other release their stories. Trainees can expect some large group discussion., 2-hour yoga master classes, small group work, meditations, asana (poses) break-down, pranayama and imagery techniques to help resolve PTSD and trauma.

Who should I contact for more information regarding the YogaFit for Warriors Program?

Shaye is the Program Coordinator, and can be reached by emailing warrior@yogafit.com

What is the mission on the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

YogaFit® Healthcare Program will provide students with a unique and comprehensive education as it relates to the profession of yoga therapy.  The YogaFit® Healthcare staff and entire team are committed to educational components that encompass a didactic, clinical and field educational experiences that prepare YogaFit® students as an entry level professional.  Field experience opportunities are sought out within the students community and advised/mentors by YogaFit® Healtcare staff.  The YogaFit® Healthcare student will have the opportunity to develop and master competency knowledge and proficiency skills as defined by the International Association of Yoga Therapy Competencies. 

How is the program structured?

The YogaFit® Healthcare Program draws from the authentic traditions of yoga, in addition to recognized     medicinal protocols and practices to adhere to the standards of the Yoga Therapy Professions.  Our program has been developed to meet the standards of the International Associ- ation of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) and, with equal importance, meet the needs of yoga teachers wishing to extend their scope of practice to   become Yoga Therapists. The YogaFit® Healthcare Training Program involves residential modules, non-residential modules, studying abroad, electronic learning, conference calls, self-directed study, and practicum hours.  

What are the prerequisites for the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

1. Completion of  RYT 200
2. A minimum of 3 years personal practice of yoga 
3. A minimum of 2 years documented experience in teaching yoga 
4. Membership to Yoga Alliance,  International Association of Yoga Therapy & National Ayurvedic Medicine Association

What trainings are offered as part of the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

Healthcare I: Functional Assessment 
Healthcare II: Subtle Body Energy 
Healthcare III: Yoga Chikitsa & Holistic Health Intake 
Anatomy II: Biomechanical Principles of Movement 
Ayurveda II  
Pranayama Techniques 
Restorative Yoga 
Transformational Meditation 
Yoga for Prenatal/Postpartum 
YogaFit for Balancing Moods
YogaLean
YogaFit® for Warriors 
Restoring Balance: Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System
Healing Physical and Emotional Trauma
Yoga for Menopause (The change)
Yoga for the Heart (New in fall 2013)
Yoga & The Brain (New in 2014)

Who should I contact with questions regarding the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

Please email therapy@yogafit.com.

What should I expect at a MBF Conference?

MBF's are 4 days of trainings held in large cities all over Canada and the US.  Each day begins with a complimentary Master Class, led by one of our dynamic YogaFit Trainers.  Trainings run from 8 am to 6 pm Thursday through Saturday and from 7 am to 5 pm on Sundays.  Save your energy, because the fun continues each evening with different educational workshops. In the past, these sessions have included Essential Oils, Introduction to Thai Massage, Chakra Dance Party and more.  Each conference offers a variety of trainings for those attendees just starting out on their 200hr path through trainings for our 900hr YogaFit Healthcare Program.  YogaFit highly recommends attending Level 4 at a conference so that you can fully immerse yourself in this life-changing 4 days of learning and experiencing. Our MBF's offer an opportunity to interact with our YogaFit Trainers, as well as members of our corporate staff.  Last, but not least, we have a merchandise boutique open throughout each conference, where you can pick up the latest music, books, clothes, etc.  Don't wait...register for an MBF today!

Which province do I select when registering?

As you may have noticed, only Canadian provinces appear when registering for a training. Feel free to select any province as this will not affect payment or registration. You must select a province from the list in order to complete registration.

How do I request a certificate?

Please see program pages for required trainings and how to register. Email requirements and copies of certificates to info@yogafitaustralia.com.

Can I request a training in my area?

Yes! Email info@yogafitaustralia.com with any training requests. Please note that in order for us to book a training there must be a minimum of 15 people interested in completing the training.

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Central Time Zone, Canada
Dates

2020/10/22 - 2020/10/23

Time

08:00 - 18:00

Location

Online Learning-Central Time Zone
Virtual Learning through Zoom
Central Time Zone R2W 2M8

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Phone

855-607-9642

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