LEVEL ONE: Foundations

The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. 

While there are no prerequisites for this course, we do require that all attendees read Beth Shaw's YogaFit prior to attending. This book explains the foundation of our entire teacher training program, and allows for better overall understanding of the material covered in our Level One Training. Please email edu@yogafit.com with any questions about Level One!.  We look forward to seeing you on the mat. 

We are also offering Level One virtually, with live trainings via zoom.  Please click here for the schedule of Virtual Level One Trainings.

Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, you must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, in which you bring the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis.

Upon completion of the Level One training and Community Service hours, click here for instructions regarding obtaining your certificate. 

You have one year from the date of your Level 1 Training to complete Community Service and apply for your Level 1 Certificate. We do understand that sometimes life events interfere with our plans. Please email certs@yogafit.com if you find that you may need an extension for completion.

Retrain: Please call Customer Service at 1-888-786-3111 to register for retrains of Level 1.  The retrain price is $199.

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What you will learn:

Forty-­six fundamental YogaFit poses needed to teach an inclusive, well rounded, and safe yoga class to students for all ages, fitness levels, and experience

The physical execution, transitions, and modifications for each pose to ensure that it is safe and effective for every body type

To create dynamic vinyasa sequencing and flowing class formats based on YogaFit’s three-­mountain class structure

To use transformative language to communicate how each pose connects the mind and the body

To teach what you’ve learned within a nurturing and supportive classroom setting

Prerequisites

None

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

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

Recommended Materials

YogaFit’s Basics and Back Health DVD, Strap, Block

Complimentary Materials

YogaFit Manual

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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.

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 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 train@yogafit.com:
Current resume, including teaching history
Current headshot & body shot

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

We DO offer ACE CEC’s. We are partners with ACE and offer 10% off any Level 1 yoga training to ACE professionals.  Please call 888-786-3111 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

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.

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 Yoga Therapy Program?

YogaFit® Yoga Therapy Program will provide students with a unique and comprehensive education as it relates to the profession of yoga therapy. The YogaFit® Yoga Therapy 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® Yoga Therapy staff.  The YogaFit® Yoga Therapy 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 consists of 900+ hours of training structured in 1-4 day training modules. The trainings are listed on the 900 HealthCare page (link) and at this time students may take them in any order as ling as they meet the prerequisite requirements for specific courses. Students will be assigned a mentor once they officially enroll and are accepted into the program and the mentor will be available to assist them in their journey through the courses and the homework.   The YogaFit® HealthCare Program involves residential modules, non-residential modules, electronic learning, conference calls, self-directed study, and practicum hours.  

What are the prerequisites for the YogaFit Yoga Therapy Program?

1. Completion of  RYT 200 (if RYT earned from a program other than YogaFit, Level 1 is required before taking any of the Healthcare courses)

2. A minimum of 3 years personal practice of yoga 

3. A minimum of 2 years documented experience in teaching yoga 

4. Memberships to Yoga Alliance, International Association of Yoga Therapy & National Ayurvedic Medicine Association are encouraged but not required.

Who should I contact with questions regarding the YogaFit Yoga Therapy Program?

Please email therapy@yogafit.com.

What should I expect at a MBF Conference?

Mind Body Fitness Conferences are 5 days of trainings held in large cities all over the US and Canada.  Each day begins with a complimentary Master Class, led by one of our dynamic YogaFit Trainers.  Please check the individual conference for training start and end times.  Save your energy, because the fun continues each evening with different educational sessions/lectures. In the past, these sessions have included Essential Oils, Thai Massage, Neuroscience and Yoga lecture series, Make a Mala workshops, Business workshops, and more.  Each conference offers a variety of trainings for those attendees just starting out on their RYT 200 path through trainings for our Yoga Therapy Program.  YogaFit highly recommends attending Level 4 at a conference so that you can fully immerse yourself in this life-changing 4-5 days of learning and experiencing. Our conferences 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 Conference today!

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Minneapolis, MN, USA
Dates

01/14/2023 - 01/15/2023

Time

8:00AM - 6:00PM

Location

Capella Tower Health Club
225 S Sixth St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Phone

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