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Introduction to Teaching Yoga [ONLINE]

Introduction to Teaching Yoga [ONLINE]

$297.00 + tax

This 100hr online course is designed to help students on their journey of deepening their understanding of Yoga and its practices. Whether you are simply looking to improve your personal practice, thinking about teaching, or are using this course for continuing education hours (CEUs/CECs), this course will help you to develop an understanding of Yogic practices and methodology, as well as understand the asanas at a deeper level.

Perfect for: Beginners to Yoga, Yoga Teachers, Support Group Coordinators, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Healers, and Health Care Professionals.

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 100 Yoga Alliance Non-Contact CEU’s


*This is not a certification course. A Certificate of Completion will be provided upon completing this course, however, this course does not certify you to teach.

Introduction to Teaching Yoga [ONLINE]

Eligible for 100 Yoga Alliance Non-Contact CEU’s

100 Hour Course Breakdown

50 Hours of Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice
15 Hours of Professional Essentials
15 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology
20 Hours of Yoga Humanities



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.)

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!

Through our online dashboard, you are able access your course information, review your coursework, and complete your quizzes/exam. The goal of this course is to help students on their journey of deepening their understanding of Yoga. This course not only provides a deeper understand of the asanas and the practice surrounding them, but also discusses how these practices came to be. Whether you are simply improving your own practice, thinking about teaching, or are using this course for continuing education hours (CEUs/CECs), this course will help you to develop an understanding of Yoga practices, methodology, and philosophies.

This course covers 100+ postures with 10 hours of videos providing visuals on the proper alignment for 50 of the most common asanas. It also provides over 200 photos and audio clips for meditation to help make this course interactive and easy to understand.

You will learn about the asanas as well as the non-physical side of Yoga through studying Yogic Philosophy, along with the yamas, niyamas, chakras, bandhas, mudras, relaxation techniques, meditation, and Yoga teacher ethics. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology and range of motion in asana practice.

Our Curriculum

  • Ancient Roots of Modern Yoga understand the ancient roots of Yoga while discovering the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Eight Limbs of Yoga, along with The Hatha Pradipika, The Vedas, The Upanishads, and The Bhagavad Gita.
  • Modern Hatha Yoga learn how Yoga has evolved over time and understand how the different Contemporary Hatha Yoga styles came to be. Ananda, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Bikram/Hot Yoga, Integral Yoga, Krishnamacharaya, Kundalini, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and more are discussed.
  • Subtle Energy discover the koshas, prana, nadis, the chakras, bandhas, doshas, and gunas and how they relate to your Yoga practice.
  • Body Structure and Movement 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 while also providing illustrations. This section is covered so that you will be able to quickly understand this topic and its practical application in your Yoga practice.
  • Creating Space for Self-Transformation there are many ways to set up your space and create an atmosphere for a positive and safe practice. Here we discuss how to create that atmosphere of self transformation and healing while keeping the safety in mind.
  • Techniques and Tools in Teaching Yoga whether your are deepening your own practice or deciding whether you would like to teach one day, understanding techniques for how to teach Yoga is essential to your practice. Here we discuss teacher qualities, ethics, learning styles, and more. From discovering your own style and voice, to understanding your learning style, you will develop a confidence in yourself and your practice that cannot be missed.
  • Teaching Asanas it’s important not only to learn the asana names, but how to safely and effectively practice them. This section covers 100+ postures and provides both the English and Sanskrit names. We also explore the keys to alignment, how to safely practice each asana, and what the primary risks are for each asana. Videos on how to practice 50 of the most popular asanas are also provided as visual aides.

  • Teaching Pranayama understanding the breath and the ancient techniques of Pranayama are essential to your practice. Here we discuss the origins of Pranayama, prana, and the anatomy of the breath, along with several breathing techniques, creating a well-rounded discussion.
  • Teaching Meditation meditation is an important part of your Yoga practice. Here we discuss the basics of meditation and its benefits, provided guided meditation techniques, discuss how to create the proper atmosphere for your sessions, as well as provide audio for guided meditation sessions.
  • Sequencing and Planning Classes the focus in this section is to help you create your own personal Yoga classes. Being able to sequence your own classes with ease will help you cater your practice to your specific needs. We guide you through this process so that it becomes second nature, as well as provide you with multiple example lesson plans to reference.
  • Specialized Teaching we all come to Yoga for different reasons. We may feel pain, want a work out, need a way to release stress, etc. This sections helps explain how Yoga can be adapted to meet the need we came to Yoga in the first place for.
  • [Bonus] The Yoga Profession this is a bonus section for those who are thinking of teaching one day. It provides and overview of the Yoga industry and next steps if you decide you want to teach.

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 Certificate of Completion is signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500)

Required Textbook

TEACHING YOGA: Essential Foundations and Techniques by: Mark Stephens
ISBN-13: 978-1556438851 (paperback – physical textbook) or ASIN: B005C5QS9A (Kindle)

*Required Textbook is Purchased Separately.

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 online Yoga courses in the world.
  • Lifetime Access to your Student Dashboard and course materials.
  • Internationally Recognized.
  • Join thousands of Aura Wellness Center students.
  • Enjoy and enhanced 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 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 the coursework which include quizzes and a final exam.

Your lead instructors throughout the duration of this course will be Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 and Jacquline D. Stokes-Alves, 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.

The average student completes this course in only 2 months or less!

Once your coursework is graded, your Certificate of Completion, with the official Aura Wellness Center logo signed by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, will be available for you via your Student Portal as a digital copy. 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/CECs.

In summary, you have a complete Introduction to Teaching Yoga course, continuing education materials, dashboard, and resources that you will refer back to, as you continue your Yoga journey.

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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 order of the same course.

Aura’s [ONLINE] Yoga Teacher Certifications are available in the following options:

Yoga Self Study

Benefits of a Basic Yoga Course:

If you’re looking to explore the masters of yoga and learn its core principles, a foundational yoga course may be just what you need. Let’s discuss the basics of a foundational yoga course and how it can help you start your journey toward improved health and wellness. We’ll also explore why choosing a quality program is important so you can get the most out of your practice. So, if you’re interested in learning more about the fundamentals of yoga and finding a great program, read on.

Why Learn the Basics of Yoga?

When starting with yoga, it’s essential to learn the basics. This will give you a strong foundation on which to build your practice.

The basics of yoga include the fundamental postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama), and meditation. These are the building blocks of any yoga practice and essential for developing a safe and effective one.

Learning the basics of yoga will:

1. Help you understand the basic principles of alignment and how to practice yoga poses safely

2. Teach you how to use your breath to support your practice

3. Introduce you to basic meditation techniques that can help calm the mind

By learning the basics of yoga, you’ll set yourself up for a lifetime of healthy movement and mindfulness.

What Can Students Gain From Learning Yoga Basics?

When students enroll in a foundational yoga course, they can expect to gain a basic understanding of yoga. This can include learning about the history and origins of yoga and the different styles and techniques. Students will also learn about the benefits of practicing yoga, both physically and mentally. In addition, students can try out different yoga poses and Breathwork exercises during class. By the end of the course, students should have a good foundation on which to build their practice.

Why Would Yoga Teachers Want a Refresher Course?

As a yoga teacher, keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date is essential. A refresher course can help you do this by providing new information and techniques you can use in your classes. In addition, taking a refresher course can help you build on your strengths and weaknesses.

Does Continuing Education Prevent Yoga-Related Injuries?

There is no definitive answer to this question as there is limited research. However, some experts believe that continuing education can help prevent yoga-related injuries.

Yoga is physically demanding, and injuries happen, even among experienced practitioners. However, proper instruction and guidance could prevent many of these injuries.

That’s where continuing education comes in. By taking additional classes and workshops, yoga teachers can refresh their knowledge of anatomy and alignment. They can also learn about new modifications and props that make poses safer for students of all levels.

In addition, continuing education can help yoga teachers create well-rounded classes that challenge students without overwhelming them. By incorporating different types of yoga (such as restorative or vinyasa), teachers can provide students with various options to suit their needs on any given day.

Ultimately, whether or not continuing education prevents yoga-related injuries is up for debate. However, there’s no doubt that it can play a role in injury prevention by helping instructors create safe and practical classes.

Yoga Self Practice

Why is Yoga Student Safety So Important?

Yoga is an ancient practice that has been shown to offer many health benefits, including improved flexibility, strength, and mental well-being. However, as with any exercise, there is always the potential for injury if proper safety precautions are not taken.

That’s why it’s so important for yoga students to take a yoga safety course before embarking on their practice. In this course, students will learn about proper alignment in yoga poses, how to listen to their bodies, and how to avoid common injuries.

By taking a yoga safety course, students can ensure that they start their practice on the right foot and set themselves up for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Why Should I Care About Yoga Pose Sequencing?

You might wonder why pose sequencing is crucial if you’re new to yoga. After all, can’t you do any old poses in any order and still get a good workout? Well, yes and no. You can certainly get a good workout by doing random yoga poses, but if you want to maximize the benefits of yoga, it’s important to sequence your poses carefully.

Why does pose sequencing matter? There are a few reasons:

1. Poses that require more effort should be done early in the sequence when you’re fresh and have more energy. For example, standing or arm balances require more effort than reclining poses. So if you start your practice with a challenging standing pose, you’ll likely be too tired to do it properly by the end of your practice.

2. The order of the poses can affect your focus and state of mind. For example, doing a grounding pose like Child’s Pose at the beginning of your practice will help you feel centered and focused for the rest of the class. However, doing that same pose at the end of your practice will help you wind down and relax.

3. Different types of yoga poses offer different benefits. For example, backbends energize the body, while forward bends calm the nervous system. So if you want a balanced practice, it’s essential to include both types of poses.

Following a sequence can create a balanced and effective yoga practice to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Why Should I Learn Anything About Yoga Anatomy?

If you want to deepen your understanding of yoga and how it can benefit your body, learning about yoga anatomy is a great place to start. By studying the anatomy of the human body and how it works, you can better understand how to correctly align your body during yoga poses. This, in turn, can help you avoid injuries and maximize the benefits of your practice.

In addition, learning about yoga anatomy can also help you better customize your practice to meet your individual needs. For example, if you have a specific health concern or injury, you can modify certain poses or use props to accommodate your body. Understanding how the body works can make your yoga practice more effective and safe for yourself and others.

Benefits for Students

By learning the practice basics, you can understand what it means to be a yogi and how it can positively benefit your life. You will gain an understanding of essential poses, breathing techniques, and meditation practices that are essential for any yogi’s journey. With this newfound knowledge, you will have the tools necessary to explore your practice safely and confidently and bring peace and balance into your life.

Benefits for Teachers

This course is an excellent refresher and is well worth your time in pursuit of your continuing education. It is also eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

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