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Yoga Student Safety [ONLINE]

Yoga Student Safety [ONLINE]

$147.00 + tax

The Yoga Student Safety [ONLINE] course is a 10-Hour Home Study Course that prepares Yoga teachers for accident prevention and management. By understanding and implementing guidelines for accident prevention, being aware of potential risks associated with Yoga practice, and maintaining ethical conduct to prevent trauma or harassment, teachers can create a safe and supportive environment for their students. Learning how to react in emergencies can be invaluable in providing immediate assistance if needed. By prioritizing student safety, teachers can confidently guide their students on their yoga journey while fostering trust and well-being.

This course also covers the importance for Yoga teachers to have a basic understanding of liability law to protect themselves from legal issues that may arise.

Hosted through our state-of-the-art online learning platform, you will be able to access your course from any connected device without the need to download.



      Eligible for 10 Yoga Alliance Non-Contact CEU’s


Yoga Student Safety [ONLINE]

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Eligible for 10 Yoga Alliance Non-Contact CEUs

10-Hour Training Breakdown

2 Hours of Yoga Humanities
8 Hours of Professional Essentials



Age Requirement

If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian to take this course.

(Please get in touch with us for the permission form before enrolling.)

About Your Yoga Student Safety Course

This course utilizes our Online Dashboard so that all your course content is in one easy-to-access place. Within your Dashboard, a Syllabus is provided to guide you through each step of your journey, and timely feedback is provided through automatic grading. You will also have access to the eBook “Teaching Safer Yoga Classes,” which is available as a PDF.

This state-of-the-art platform allows you to study at your own pace and from any connected device, virtually anywhere you can connect to the internet, at home, or on the go!

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This safety course results from 12 years of research at Aura Wellness Center. We network with studios, ashrams, and teachers worldwide. Creating a course that specifically addresses the prevention of accidents or injuries is the purpose of this simplified program.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of yoga students is the top priority of every dedicated teacher. As a yoga instructor, it’s important to understand and implement guidelines prioritizing student safety.

Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or just starting your teaching journey, this course will provide valuable insights into yoga student safety.

What Should Yoga Teachers Know About Student Safety?

Yoga teachers play a vital role in creating a safe and nurturing environment for their students. One of the most important factors is the development of safety guidelines.

Once guidelines are established, the staff and management must implement safety policies to protect students. You will learn common policies and how to develop guidelines for classes.

Of course, yoga teachers should also be knowledgeable of modifications and variations. Students come to class with different abilities, limitations, and body types. Teachers must offer modifications, props, or alternatives to poses so that every student can participate safely and comfortably.

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Practical Safety Skills for Teachers

Furthermore, instructors need to develop awareness of students who need help. Understanding students and their health allows teachers to identify potential risks or contraindications when guiding students through sequences.

This knowledge enables teachers to make informed decisions regarding adjustments, communication, or corrections during class.

Another aspect of student safety that yoga teachers should know about is pacing and sequencing. Gradually building intensity throughout a session helps warm the muscles properly, reducing the risk of strain or injury. Similarly, ending a class with gentle stretches promotes relaxation while avoiding overexertion.

Practical communication skills are vital to maintaining student safety during yoga classes. Teachers must create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable expressing any concerns or discomfort they may experience during practice. By encouraging student feedback, instructors can adapt their teaching style accordingly and address any issues promptly.

Teachers Should Understand the Risks of Yoga Practice

Yoga is a beautiful and transformative practice that has gained popularity worldwide. As yoga teachers, we are responsible for creating a safe environment for our students to explore their practice. This includes understanding the risks that come with specific poses and sequences.

One of the critical aspects of teaching yoga safely is being aware of potential injuries or strains that can occur during practice. Each student’s body is unique, and what may be accessible for one person may not be suitable for another.

Additionally, teachers should familiarize themselves with any pre-existing conditions or injuries their students may have. Understanding these limitations allows us to modify poses accordingly, ensuring everyone can participate without risk.

Another crucial aspect of risk management in yoga is knowing when to refer a student to a healthcare professional or specialist teacher. We must recognize our limitations as instructors and understand when someone requires additional support beyond what we can provide in class.

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Developing Guidelines for Accident Prevention

Accidents can happen in any physical activity, including yoga. As a responsible yoga teacher, it is crucial to develop guidelines that prioritize the safety of your students. Implementing these guidelines can significantly reduce the risk of accidents or injuries during your classes.

By developing comprehensive accident prevention guidelines explicitly tailored for yoga practice, you demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a safe environment where students can physically and mentally flourish.

Yoga Ethics for Preventing Trauma or Harassment

As yoga teachers, we must create a safe and inclusive space for all students. It’s essential to be aware of the potential risks of trauma or harassment during yoga classes and take proactive steps to prevent them.

Consent is key. Always ask for permission before touching or adjusting a student in any way. Some individuals may have past traumas that make physical touch uncomfortable, so respecting their boundaries is crucial.

Furthermore, fostering an environment of trust and open communication is essential in preventing trauma and harassment. Encourage students to speak up if they feel uncomfortable at any point during the class without fear of judgment or retaliation.

Implementing these ethical guidelines in your teaching practice can help prevent trauma and harassment within your yoga community while promoting healing and growth among your students.

Understanding the Basics of Liability Law

Don’t worry; we only cover the basics and don’t go deep into liability law. However, liability law is important for yoga teachers to understand when ensuring student safety. While yoga is generally considered low-risk, accidents and injuries can still occur. As a teacher, knowing about liability law helps protect yourself and your students.

Familiarizing oneself with basic liability law principles ensures that yoga teachers understand their legal responsibilities toward their students’ safety while guiding them through their practice without unnecessary risk.

How to React in an Emergency

In the fast-paced world, we live in, emergencies can happen at any time, even during a yoga class. Knowing how to react calmly and effectively when faced with a crisis is crucial for a yoga teacher. Here are some critical steps you can follow:

Remember, emergencies can be stressful, but staying composed and knowing how to respond appropriately will make all the difference in ensuring everyone’s safety.


This course prepares teachers for accident prevention and management. Ensuring the safety of our students is a crucial responsibility for every yoga teacher.

By understanding and implementing guidelines for accident prevention, being aware of potential risks associated with yoga practice, and maintaining ethical conduct to prevent trauma or harassment, teachers can create a safe and supportive environment for their students.

It is also vital for teachers to have a basic understanding of liability law to protect themselves from legal issues that may arise. Additionally, learning how to react in emergencies can be invaluable in providing immediate assistance.


By prioritizing student safety, teachers can confidently guide their students on their yoga journey while fostering trust and well-being.

Remember, as a yoga teacher, your commitment goes beyond teaching poses – it includes safeguarding your students’ physical and emotional welfare. Embrace this responsibility with diligence and compassion. With knowledge, we can create safer spaces for every student to explore the transformative power of yoga.

*All this information is in the Student Dashboard with a printable version of the eBook “Teaching Safer Yoga Classes,” allowing you to access your course information offline.

Support For This Course

  • Unlimited e-Mail & Phone support: No matter which of our courses you purchase, support is never an issue or an additional cost to you.
  • Free Exam Grading and eDelivery of Your Certificate: Aura does not charge additional fees to grade your final exams.
    (Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP signs Aura Wellness Center’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificates)

Benefits of an Aura Wellness Center Certificate

  • Aura Wellness Center is an accredited school with over 20 years in the Yoga industry.
  • No Enroll Dates.
  • No Application Fees.
  • Stress Free: Take the course at your own pace and on your schedule.
  • Lifetime Access to your Student Dashboard and course materials.
  • Internationally Recognized.
  • Enjoy and enhance a better, healthier lifestyle.

How Does This All Work?

When you purchase your course, you will receive a license key to register on our Student Dashboard at From there, you can access your syllabus and course curriculum. Your course syllabus provides a breakdown of course objectives and structure and information on completing assignments, including a final exam.

Your lead instructor throughout this course will be Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500. Should you have any questions, there is an experienced Yoga teacher on staff who is ready to offer assistance. You are never alone; if you do not want to be, support is a phone call or email away.

Upon completion of the course and exams, please submit them online. Your exam will be graded immediately, and your Certificate of Completion will be available within 24hrs if not immediately.

The average student completes this course in only one month or less!

Once your exams are graded, your Certificate, with the official Aura Wellness Center logo signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, will be available via your Student Portal as a digital copy. Therefore, this can be printed, kept as a digital copy, and used to present during a job interview, to a present employer, or submitted to most organizations for CEUs.

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Volume Discounts:

For Wellness Centers, Health Clubs, Yoga Schools, and Groups of 2 or more.

Are you and a friend looking to purchase the same course together, or a school, gym, wellness facility, etc., looking to certify multiple (2 or More) teachers? Please contact us about volume discounts on orders of the same course.

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