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.
YogaFit’s four-day Restorative teacher training is essential for the yoga therapist to understand how to introduce the profoundly soothing effects of this restful practice to clients and students. Using props to completely support the body, restorative yoga creates passive poses that induce a deep state of relaxation, awaken dull areas of the body, and encourage the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
What you will learn:
- Basic and advanced restorative poses
- How to strategically use props to enhance the body’s relaxation response
- Breathing techniques that most effectively elicit the body’s relaxation response
- Specific ways to address particular health or postural challenges
- How to teach, by practicing in a group, in pairs, and solo
- How to guide your students/clients to consciously relax using restorative poses, breathing techniques, and guided imagery
- How to incorporate restorative poses into your therapeutically oriented sessions or within a group class structure
- How to use props to bring about awareness of muscular and respiratory holding patterns
Note: This course fulfills part of the requirements for the YogaFit 300‐hour teacher training. The one-day YogaFit Props training is part of this four-day workshop. However, please note that you will NOT receive a separate Props Certificate when registered for the four day Restorative Training. To receive a Props certificate, it must be taken as a one day training at a different time.
**Please note: Occasionally this training will be offered over two weekends. Attendance of all four days is mandatory.
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 your Trainer. If you have not received this information at least two days prior to the training, please check your SPAM folder, then reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Please click here for more information about YogaFit Virtual Trainings.
3) Please note the Terms and Conditions for YogaFit Virtual Trainings.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Our #1 Priority at YogaFit is your satisfaction. Which means we stand by our trainings 100%. If you have a problem with a Training, we will fix it. Notify us within 7-days of your course, and you will be able to retake it for free. With a different Trainer, either on-line or in-person. Your choice. Just reach out to our Customer Satisfaction Team. We’re here for you. Guaranteed.
Continuing Education Credits
- 2.8 ACE CECs
- 32 Yoga Alliance CEUs
- 4 canfitpro CEUs
Four-day intensive (8am-6pm; times may vary)
Bolster, block, 10 foot restorative strap or Seniors strap, eye pillow, yoga mat; Relax & Renew by Judith Lassiter
Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith
A PDF of the Restorative Manual will be emailed to you the week prior to the training
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?"
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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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