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Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE]

Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE]

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The Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE] is a fully online, 300 Hour Home Study Course for those aspiring to become a Professional Yoga Teacher or just enhance their own personal practice.

The world population is aging, and the need for more Chair Yoga teachers is just starting. You will learn to develop lesson plans that can be used at Rehab Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, and Assisted Living Complexes.

Yoga Alliance Approved Curriculum!

Style: Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga

Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher Training
Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 [ONLINE]
is a 300 Hour Online Home Study Course

This course is divided into 2 parts to ensure that both styles are fully covered throughout this training. This course starts by covering the Hatha Yoga style along with the fundamental and philosophical elements of a Yoga Teacher Training. The remainder of the course then dives into the Chair Yoga style and covers props, additional modifications, and class structure for a Chair Yoga class. A breakdown of the hours are below.

300 Hour Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher Training Breakdown

Part 1 – Hatha Yoga (250hrs)

110 Hours of Yoga Techniques, Training and Practices
30 Hours of Teaching Methodology
30 Hours of Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
45 Hours of Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, Lifestyle
10 Hours of Sanskrit
25 Hours of Practicum

Part 2 – Chair Yoga (50hrs)

15 Hours of Yoga Techniques, Training and Practices
3 Hours of Teaching Methodology
4 Hours of Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
3 Hours of Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, Lifestyle
25 Hours of Practicum

Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training



Age Requirement

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

(Please contact us for the permission form prior to enrolling.)


Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga


Within this course, you will receive all the necessary information to teach Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga, at a Professional Level, as a Certified Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher!

Yoga Alliance Approved Curriculum!

This course utilizes an Online Dashboard so that all of 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 automatically graded quizzes.

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

The goal of this course is to instruct you on the proper practice of Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga, and help you learn to facilitate classes knowledgeably and creatively, while also keeping the safety and security of your students as the top priority. You will develop an understanding of Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga practices and methodologies, as well as understand how to create Lesson Plans for each style and facilitate them.

Part one of this course is based on the Hatha Yoga Style and covers 100+ postures with 60 postures covered in-depth. It also comes with 15 hours of videos, over 300 photos, and audio clips. Part two of this course is based on the Chair Yoga Style and covers dozens of postures in-depth through about 6 hours of videos, 7 hours of audio clips, and about 600 photos.

All together this course covers 100+ postures through 20+ hours of videos, around 1,000 photos, and 8+ hours of audio clips to help make this course interactive and easy to understand.

Yoga Asana Balance Table

Throughout this course, you will learn about the asanas, adjustments and modifications, and contraindications. Breathing techniques and Pranayama are covered along with developing an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, and helping students with limited ranges of motion. You will develop and understanding of prop use, proper alignment, how each muscle is used, how slight alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness, safety precautions, and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Sequencing and Lesson Plan creation, for a variety of ailments, is also covered.

Additionally, we will cover the non-physical side of Yoga through studying Yogic Philosophy, Sanskrit (both audio and visual aids), along with the yamas, niyamas, chakras, bandhas, mudras, relaxation techniques, meditation, and Yoga Teacher ethics. As a bonus, you will discover the secrets of Yoga Business Development. Communication, marketing, and networking are skills every Yoga teacher should have.

Whether you are just beginning your journey, or have been practicing Yoga for years, this will be an invaluable resource – one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.


Our Curriculum

Part 1 – Hatha Yoga (250hrs)

  • History of Yoga and Hatha Yoga styles understand the ancient roots of Yoga and how the different Yoga styles came to be. Ashtanga/Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Bikram/Hot Yoga, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and more are discussed.
  • Yogic Philosophy discover the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Eight Limbs of Yoga, along with The Vedanta and The Bhagavad Gita.
  • Yoga Teaching Basics: Teacher Qualities, Ethics, Personal Practice, and Student Learning Styles here we discuss teacher qualities, ethics, student learning styles, and more. From discovering your own teaching style and voice, to the proper way to assist students, to how each student learns differently, you will develop a confidence in yourself and your practice that cannot be missed.
  • Yoga Teaching Basics: Classroom Environment, Props, and Safety there are many ways to set up your space and create a compassionate and understanding atmosphere in your classes. Here we discuss how to create that atmosphere of self transformation and healing while keeping the safety of your students in mind.
  • The Anatomy of Breathing, Pranayama, and Breathing Techniques understanding the ancient technique of Pranayama is essential to your practice. Not only do you learn 5 different techniques, we also discuss in-depth the anatomy of the breath and prana, creating a well-rounded discussion.
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology in order to understand the asanas true benefits, you must first understand your body and how it differs from others. This section breaks down the bodies systems in a fundamental and easy to understand manner. With more than 130 illustrations, you will be able to quickly understand this topic and its practical application in your Yoga classes.
  • Learning the Asanas: Alignment, Adjustments, and Yogic Techniques it’s important not only to learn the asana names, but how to safely and effectively instruct your students. This section covers 100+ postures and then dives into 60 of the most commonly practiced postures to provide more in-depth information. We provide both the English and Sanskrit names (including both audio and visual aids), information on how to make adjustments/modifications (including video aids for assisting and alignment), as well as information on the keys to alignment, counter poses, benefits, contraindications, and more. Additional Yogic techniques like the 6 Bandhas and Mudras are also covered.
  • Meditation for Beginners meditation is an important part of your Yoga practice. Learn meditation techniques, its benefits, how to create the proper atmosphere for your students, and how to guide them through a meditation session.
  • The Chakras deepen your understanding of Yogic Philosophy and Lifestyle by having a firm understanding of the chakras and nadis, and how you can incorporate them into your practice. Learn their energetic associations and how you can heal your body through this ancient practice.
  • Sanskrit learn the language of Yoga and their connection to the asanas. Being able to add this to your practice adds addition depth to the classes that you will facilitate.
  • Sequencing the focus in this section is to help you become a great Yoga Instructor. Being able to sequence your own classes with ease is an important part of that. We guide you through this process so that it becomes second nature, as well as provide you with multiple example lesson plans to reference.
  • [Bonus] Business and Marketing from being able to market yourself as a Professional Yoga Teacher, to creating your own website and opening your own studio, this section teaches you the essentials you need to know, no matter what direction you are looking to take.

Part 2 – Chair Yoga (50hrs)

  • What is Chair Yoga and its Benefits learn the unique attributes of this style and how it differs from other styles of Yoga. A history of the style along with its many benefits are covered in-depth along with a breakdown of the props typically used in this practice.
  • Yogic Philosophy Review this section reviews what was taught in Part 1 to show how Yogic Philosophy relates to both styles and its importance to a Chair Yoga practice. This lesson also sets up the next lesson which describes how Yogic Philosophies can be used to help our students.
  • Health Challenges in Chair Yoga although Chair Yoga is for everyone, due to its gentle nature, many students come to this style to heal. This lesson goes over common physical, psychological, and emotional challenges that your student may have to help you better understand these conditions and help support your students. Through this understanding, our teachers will be able to create lesson plans better suited to their students needs. Some conditions covered are: Heart and Circulatory Problems, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Lung Disease, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Stress, and PTSD. Safety and advice are also discussed here.
  • Body Mechanics and Teaching Tools understanding how our bodies function and proper alignment are especially important in Chair Yoga classes. In this lesson we cover common body mechanics and how to help our students move without injury. We also review communicating with our students, how observing and reading your class is important, and how to assist the different students that you will teach.
  • Pranayama Techniques the Pranayama techniques that are used during a Chair Yoga class are an important part of helping your students prepare their mind and body for class. Multiple techniques are covered in this section, however, the main techniques covered, with video demonstrations, are Three-Part Breath, Ujjayi, Kapalbhati, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Bhastrika, and Sitali.
  • Learning the Asanas this is an 6-part lesson that thoroughly covers the asanas with a focus on a Chair Yoga class setting. In Part One we thoroughly cover the asana names, how to practice them, muscles affected, variations, modifications, etc. However, since a Chair Yoga practices focus is on adjusting the practice to meet the needs of your students, these lessons dive into many of the most commonly practiced Chair Yoga postures and provide more in-depth information on modifications and variations of the asanas. They also review the benefits and contraindications for each asana as well as cover the doshas that are affected. Some example sequences are also included in this section.
  • Meditation here we review meditation practices and how they fit into a Chair Yoga class.
  • Sequencing this section builds off of the information covered in Part 1 to guide you in creating Chair Yoga sequences. It is comprised of additional example Chair Yoga sequences. Since Chair Yoga is about catering the practice to the needs of your students, sequencing based on certain parts of the body is common. We cover sequences that range from focusing on a certain parts of the body (upper back, knees, shoulders, etc.) to particular goals (de-stress, building endurance, boosting immunity,etc) to mental health needs (depression, anxiety, stress, etc.). Sequences are provided both in text and through audio clips.

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 any additional fee to grade your final exams. (Aura Wellness Center’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificates are signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP)

Required Textbooks

Part 1 – Hatha Yoga

Instructing Hatha Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students 2nd Edition PDF with Web Resources by: Diane M.  Ambrosini
* Aura Wellness Center students receive a 20% discount on this title when enrolling in this course.
ISBN-13: 9781492580232 (eBook), ISBN-13: 9781450484657 (paperback – physical textbook), or ASIN: B01979QHWO (Kindle)

Yoga Anatomy – Third Edition by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
* Aura Wellness Center students receive a 20% discount on this title when enrolling in this course.
ISBN-13: 9781492596486 (eBook), ISBN-13: 978-1492596479 (paperback – physical textbook), or ASIN: B0998616FH (Kindle)

The YOGA MIND: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen your Practice by Rina Jakubowicz
ISBN-13: 978-1623159719 (paperback – physical textbook) or ASIN: B07BS2QC1B (Kindle)

Part 2 – Chair Yoga

Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief
by: Kimberly Carson, PMH, E-RYT and Carol Krucoff, E-RYT
ISBN-13: 978-1626253643 (paperback – physical textbook) or ASIN: B01CFGRI06 (Kindle)

CHAIR YOGA: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You by Kristen McGee
ISBN-13: 978-0062486448 (Paperback – physical textbook) or ASIN: B01F1WZGDW (Kindle)

*All Required Textbooks Are Purchased Separately.

FIVE Special Bonuses (Valued at $256.84):

AT NO EXTRA CHARGE, you will receive all five of the following bonuses:

1. To round out your business knowledge, the 47 minute video “Yoga Business Secrets” is included. This information is valuable to a Yoga Teacher whether you decide to become a independent contractor or a studio owner.

2. “Yoga Business Secrets,” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, is an e-Book packed with information based upon conversations with hundreds of Yoga teachers. Just one constructive idea from this e-book may earn, or save, your Yoga teaching service thousands of dollars. This book will give you hundreds of ideas to put into practice.

3. Our Yoga business starter manual: “How to Grow Your Own Successful Yoga Business.” This comprehensive resource, valued at $147, contains all the vital information you need to start, run, and grow your own profitable Yoga business.

Most Yoga teacher training camps will teach you what you need to know to become a Certified Yoga Instructor, but won’t say a word about how to operate your own business. Our Yoga business starter manual will reveal all the “behind the scenes” secrets that will put your Yoga practice on the fast track to success.

4. Yoga Marketing 101, a video that gives you enough marketing strategies to earn $50,000 to $100,000 per year. It’s unfortunate that many excellent Yoga Teachers and Yoga Masters don’t know how to market their Yoga studios. Instead of a happy and rewarding Yoga lifestyle, they scratch out an existence. You don’t have to!

5. Lastly, you’ll also receive, “Sure Fire Yoga Marketing Secrets” by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, in PDF (e-Book) format. This 60-page e-Book can be used as a work book to help you develop your Yoga teaching practice. Learn how to grow your local enrollment and how to develop niches within your Yoga teacher services.

Benefits of an Aura Wellness Center Yoga Teacher Certification:

  • Aura Wellness Center is an accredited school, with 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.
  • Aura Wellness Center offers the most comprehensive full distance learning Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the world.
  • Lifetime Access to your Student Dashboard and course materials.
  • Internationally Recognized.
  • Join thousands of Yoga Teachers Certified through Aura Wellness Center.
  • With our certification, you will be eligible for personal liability insurance.
  • Teach as a Professional and Certified Yoga Teacher exceeding the benchmark standard 200 Hours of training. (This is very important when seeking employment or applying for insurance, especially if you open your own training center.)
  • Business Success skills to run your own yoga business or seek employment in Heath Clubs, Fitness Centers, Senior Centers, Yoga Studios, Private lessons, and much more!
  • Enjoy and enhance a better, healthier lifestyle.

How Does This All Work?

When you purchase your course, you will receive a license key that allows you to register on our Student Dashboard at https://my.aurawellnesscenter.com. From there, you will be able to access your syllabus and course curriculum. Your course syllabus provides a breakdown of course objectives and structure as well as information on how to complete assignments which include quizzes, essays related to course topics, final exams, and practical exams.

Your lead instructor throughout the duration of 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 on your own, 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. Within a few weeks, your exams will be graded, and you will be notified by email.

The average student completes this course in only 4 months or less!

Shortly after that, your Certificate, with the official Aura Wellness Center logo, signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP, will be emailed to you. You will also receive a letter of recommendation on Aura Wellness Center’s official letterhead from Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP. This can be submitted in an online application for employment, presented during a job interview, or to a present employer.

In summary, you have a complete 300-hour Hatha/Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program, continuing education materials, dashboard, and resources that you will refer back to, as you continue your Yoga Teaching Career; plus enough business tools to launch a successful Yoga Business.

Why is it called, “Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box?”

In 1998, Aura Wellness Center started offering Yoga Teacher Trainings, lead by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP, called “Yoga Teacher Training Camps” – a full month immersion course.

By 2002, many of our local students had said they wanted to take a Yoga Teacher Training, however, due to family obligations, work schedules, and cost, it was impossible to take a month off and become a Yoga teacher. Dr. Paul Jerard started thinking about how to make an affordable, convenient, and self-paced training to work on anyone’s schedule.

He made these new courses with the same curriculum, materials, and lessons as an onsite training, so that a graduating teacher would have the same experience. These courses would be later shipped in boxes all over the world with a syllabus, teacher tips, exams, media, and books became known as the “Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box”.

Nowadays, many courses have shifted to online formats, especially due to increased shipping costs and greater convenience of receiving learnings electronically. However, we have kept the name “Camp-in-a-Box” in our courses, as it is what many people know us by, and it is part of our proud history of offering affordable trainings.

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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.

Online Chair Yoga Certification

Your Guide to Chair Yoga Teacher Training Online

Chair yoga is an increasingly popular form of yoga that focuses on mindful movements and poses while seated in a chair. With its low-impact poses and focus on breathing, it’s the perfect form of exercise for those who have limited mobility or are just beginning their yoga journey. Let’s discuss the benefits of chair yoga teacher training online and provide you with tips on how to make the most out of your virtual experience. Ready to get started? Read on to find out more!

Chair Yoga at Aura Wellness Center

Our director of Teacher Training, Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP began teaching Chair Yoga in the early 1990s. Before that, chair-based classes were developed as a way to make the benefits of yoga accessible to people who could not stand or sit on the floor for long periods of time – such as the elderly or anyone with limited mobility. In 2003, Dr. Paul began training teachers in the art of Chair Yoga.

Since then, chair yoga has become an increasingly popular form of yoga, practiced by people of all ages and abilities. In recent years, there has been a surge in interest in chair yoga teacher training courses, as more and more people discover the many benefits of this type of yoga.

Teaching Office Yoga in a Chair

The Benefits of Chair Yoga

When it comes to yoga, there are many different benefits that can be achieved. However, not all yoga is created equal. Chair yoga is a unique form of yoga that offers a variety of benefits, especially for those who may not be able to participate in traditional yoga due to physical limitations.

Here are some of the top benefits of chair yoga:

1. Improves flexibility and range of motion – One of the main benefits of chair yoga is that it can help to improve your flexibility and range of motion. This is because chair yoga focuses on gentle stretching and moving your body in ways that you may not be able to do with traditional yoga.

2. Reduces stress and anxiety – Another great benefit of chair yoga is that it can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. This is because chair yoga helps to quiet the mind and focus on the present moment. This can lead to a reduction in stress and anxiety levels overall.

3. Increases strength and stamina – In addition to improving flexibility, chair yoga can also help to increase your strength and stamina over time. This is because chair yoga uses your own body weight as resistance, which can help to tone your muscles and build strength over time.

4. Boosts energy levels – If you’re feeling tired or low on energy, chair yoga may be just what you need! Chair yoga can help to boost energy levels by increasing circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body. This can leave you feeling refreshed.

Who Can Do Chair Yoga?

Chair yoga is an excellent option for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s especially beneficial for those who have limited mobility or are new to yoga. If students have any chronic health conditions, they should be sure to consult with a doctor before starting any new exercise routine.

How to Teach Chair Yoga

Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training

When choosing an online chair yoga teacher training, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that a reputable organization accredits the program. Second, check to see if the instructors are experienced and knowledgeable in chair yoga. Finally, ensure that the program is affordable and offers a payment plan that fits your budget.

Once you’ve found an online chair yoga teacher training programs that meets these criteria, it’s time to start looking at the curriculum. Each program will have its unique approach to teaching chair yoga, so make sure to find one that aligns with your teaching style. Most programs will include lectures, video demonstrations, and a progressive learning format.

When you’re ready to start your training, be sure to set aside enough time each week to complete all of the required coursework. In addition, make sure you have access to a comfortable chair and a quiet space where you can practice your techniques without interruption. With a little bit of preparation and dedication, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a certified chair yoga instructor in no time!

Chair Yoga Teacher Training Online

Yoga Alliance Approved Course

If you’re looking for a Chair Yoga Teacher Training course that is approved by the Yoga Alliance, you’ve come to the right place. We will go over everything you need to know in order to find an online Chair Yoga Teacher Training course that meets the standards set by the Yoga Alliance.

First and foremost, it’s important to note that not all online Chair Yoga Teacher Training courses are created equal. There are many different programs out there, but not all of them are up to par with the standards set by the Yoga Alliance. That’s why it’s so important to do your research before enrolling in any course.

The good news is we have a great online Chair Yoga Teacher Training courses available that is approved by the Yoga Alliance. In this guide, we will share some of our top picks for courses that meet the requirements set forth by the organization.

Additionally, you’ll want to look for an online course that offers a comprehensive curriculum. A good Chair Yoga Teacher Training program will cover everything from anatomy and physiology to yoga philosophy and history. By taking a comprehensive approach, you can be sure that you’re getting the most out of your training.

What Should A Chair Yoga Instructor Know?

A chair yoga instructor should be familiar with a variety of yoga poses and how to modify them for students who are seated in chairs. They should also be aware of the different needs of students with various health conditions, and how to adapt the poses accordingly. In addition, a chair yoga instructor should have good communication skills and be able to give clear instructions to their students.

What Will You Learn?

When you complete an online chair yoga teacher training, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to teach chair yoga classes to students of all levels. In your training, you learn how to modify postures for students in your classes, how to use props to support students in their practice, and how to create a safe and supportive environment for your students. You will also learn how to effectively cue and instruct your students so that they can get the most out of their practice.

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