Online Self-Paced Yoga Programs

Online Yoga courses at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home!

In a changing world, we need to remain flexible and remember that yoga meets us exactly where we are. That’s why we are now offering Online Self-Paced Training Programs. These programs offer quality online specialty instruction for students, and provide opportunities for teachers to receive YACEP CEUs, Specialty Certificates, and Master’s Training – at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home!

Online Self-Paced Yoga Programs

Please see our online self-paced yoga workshops and trainings below. Links and training materials will be provided upon registration (please allow 24 hours). Keep checking back as we are adding to our offerings regularly!

Anatomy and Yoga for Special Populations

What’s the difference between a bulging- or herniated disc? How about Spondylitis, Spondylosis and Scoliosis? Why do different types of inflammatory or autoimmune conditions (like fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis) “flare up” and how can we avoid flare ups? How can yoga safely rehab or pre-hab sports-related and other injuries like strains, sprains, tendonosis and bursitis? What factors impact our ability to find and improve our balance-for our entire life? And, what are the unique accommodations we need to provide for students healing post-op from a spinal fusion, new hip or knee replacement, pace maker and more?

Join us as we explore the anatomical and physiological underpinnings of common projects experienced by children, the elderly, as well as athletes. And discover safe, and customized yoga exercises for these special populations. We invite you to bring in your additional questions so we can safely support all our students throughout their lives. Online self-paced course taught by Heath Reed.

  • Investment $125
  • Includes 4 Hours of M-AYSTcredit offered for Master’s candidates. Applies toward a specialty in TH, TCH, YWC.

Chair Yoga Workshop & Certification

Adapt your teaching to a chair and broaden your skills to reach special populations. This unique class is designed for seniors or for those who have physical limitations or difficulties exercising. Students are led through a series of yoga postures while seated in a chair or using a chair for support, providing options appropriate for every body. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Shirley Berthelet. Yoga students and teachers welcome.

  • Investment $150 – Includes training materials, Chair Yoga videos/class templates, and mentoring. Required reading materials are not included in the cost of tuition.
  • Includes 4 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 6 CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Christ-Centered Yoga Teacher Training Add-On (CCAA)

Become certified to teach Christ-Centered yoga classes. Learn how to: study and assimilate the Bible, incorporate Scripture into your yoga classes, design Christ-Centered yoga classes, market and promote your classes, keep yourself healthy, and lead like Jesus. This course is available for existing 200-hour yoga teachers who wish to become Certified Christ-Centered Yoga Teachers (CCYT). Online self-paced training led by Dawn Hopkins. Yoga teachers only please. This training includes the following modules:

Foundations of Yoga

  • Yoga History, Philosophy & Theory
  • Studying Sacred Text
  • Class Messaging
  • Breath Work, Meditation & Prayer

Teacher Ethics & Leadership

  • Teacher Ethics, Roles & Responsibilities
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • The Four Pillars of Integrity
  • Servant Leadership
  • Self Care

Class Design & The Business of Yoga

  • Class design and sequencing for Gentle & Level 1
  • Class design and sequencing for Level 1-2 and Vinyasa
  • Playlist development and online teaching considerations
  • Business tools and marketing

  • Investment $825 (normally $1200) – Includes training materials and weekly mentoring. Required reading materials are not included in the cost of tuition.
  • 60 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are provided upon successful completion of all requirements.
  • Participants may also participate in Level 1 and/or Level 1-2 yoga camps to refresh their Asana training at a 50% discount. Email dawn@inspiritusyoga.com for details.

Co-Regulate with Medical QiGong

Transform your awareness of healing in this unique synthesis of the ancient wisdom of Medical QiGong with the scientific advances pioneered by Polyvagal Therapy. Much like yoga, qigong relies on conscious movements, breathing, and intentional focus to heal energetically and physically-from our feelings to our flesh. And Polyvagal therapy provides the anatomical architecture to support the process of “co-regulation” designed to hone personal awareness of your pranic system, and upgrading your sensitivity to others’ energy system. By purposefully engaging with the longest nerve in the body, the vagus nerve, we establish a reliable pathway for feeling aligned in your essence and empowered to connect in a multitude of healing ways. Join us as we travel the winding path of the vagus nerve and generate immediate shifts with qigong practices to establish a homing beacon to your essence and a felt sense of safety. Online self-paced workshop led by Nicole Errico-Reed. Yoga students and teachers welcome.

  • Investment $60
  • Includes 2 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Foundation Training & Greater Awareness

Foundation Training and Growing Awareness: In any, maybe EVERY, activity, the measure of your success is built on your foundation….the basics of your alignment and quality of your movements. Foundation training is a series of whole body activities designed to bring you back to your natural integrity/alignment and movement patterns. Foundation training is also an exceptional way to compliment all of your activities and grow your efficiency of movement, whether on/off the courts, in the gym, in the yoga studio and with every day activities. In addition to it’s physical benefits, Foundation training opens new space for breath, inspiration, helps clear repetitive injury patterns, and teaches your body how to move effectively and efficiently, rather than the near constant break down created by our modern living and limiting patterns. Come explore how to grow your whole body awareness, alignment and discover possibilities within yourself that surprise and delight you. Online Self-Paced course taught by Audrey Hazekamp.

  • Investment $70
  • Includes 2 M-AYST hours. Applies toward a speciality in TH, YWC

Four Pillars of Integrity

Integrity: (n.) an unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting. Practically speaking, integrity springs forth when our inside experiences match our outward expressions. Resonate with your inner congruency, expand your aliveness, and spark your creativity in this radically compassionate inner and outer exploration. Discover the keys to creating impeccable agreements, harnessing emotional literacy skills, growing your healthy response-ability, and authentically speaking from discovery. Online self-paced workshop led by Heath and Nicole Reed. Yoga students and teachers welcome.

  • Investment $150
  • Includes 8 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Healing through the Chakras Workshop & Certification

The chakras are energy centers found along the front of the spine from the tailbone to the crown. They are a key part of the energy map of the human body, developed around 3,000 years ago. The word chakra derives from the Sanskrit for “wheel” or “turning”. As such, chakras are wheel-like disks or vortices which collect, hold, and disseminate energy throughout the body and its systems. Each of the chakras are associated with different energy frequencies, anatomical functions, emotions, and more. Trauma divides us from our bodies, and affects the functioning of all the chakras. When a chakra is imbalanced or there has been trauma, it can result in dysfunction or dis-ease in the physical, emotional, and/or mental layers of our being. The chakra system helps us focus on one kind of healing at a time, and notice what is going on in each. Cultivating awareness of each chakra and using specific types of pranayama, sound vibration, and asana helps to open each chakra help to bring health and healing to the chakra system. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Dawn Hopkins. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $90
  • Includes 3 YACEP CEUs and M-AYST Hours. Complete homework for certificate and 4 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Healing the Healer: Creating a Self-Care Buffer Zone

Audre Lorde once said, “Self-care is not self indulgent. It is self-preservation.” Self-care – intentional activities that have a desirable effect on your overall health and well-being – are necessary for us to live a healthy and well-balanced life. They become even more important when we are in service to others in any capacity. Engaging in self-care helps to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of both acute and chronic stress on the body. In addition, improved self-care is the cornerstone of preventing and treating burnout and compassion fatigue, common among healers and those in service to others. Self-care begins with self-awareness and then taking intentional steps to make self-care a priority.

In this workshop, we will explore a variety of self-care activities for the body, mind, heart and spirit. Practicing loving kindness and compassion turned inward, we will build a self-care buffer zone to improve our resiliency when stress shows up in our lives. With these new tools in place, we will be better equipped to serve others from our abundance and increase our aliveness. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Dawn Hopkins. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $100
  • Includes 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Healing Moves 1 – From the Floor to the Core

Simple, Easy, & Friendly Practices for Healing Foot, Ankle, Knee, & Hip Projects

Enjoy a cornucopia of ancient practices evolved to heal modern imbalances. Delight in your body’s movement possibilities as we blend Yoga Therapy with Medical Qi Gong, Feldendkrais, Foundation Training, and other Somatic Therapies. Familiarize yourself with the anatomical, kinesthetic, energetic , and other contributing factors of lower body projects. We’ll explore effective movement therapies for plantar fasciitis, chronic ankle instability, knee pain, SI Joint dysfunction, sciatic pain and more! Get a leg up, release the pains in your rear, and walk easily thru life with with simple, easy, and friendly healing moves. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Heath Reed. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $120
  • Includes 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Healing Moves 2: Unwind Your Spine, Dissolve the Boulders in Your Shoulders, & Liberate Your Neck

How to Heal Low Back, Shoulder, Wrist, Neck, & Headache Projects

Feel supported and nourished as we generate potent and reliable practices to invite healing into our upper body. Explore a multi-modal approach merging the best of eastern healing arts with western scientific perspectives, and grow a nervous system that can sustain larger amounts of positive energy for longer periods of time. Discover remedies to disc degeneration, reverse poor posture, and to melt frozen shoulders and soothe tension headaches. Together, we’ll let go of the pains in our neck, stabilize our shoulder girdle, open our carpel tunnel in favor of cultivating practices that befriend our body, open our heart, and free our mind! Online self-paced workshop and training led by Heath Reed. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $120
  • Includes 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates

Introduction to Meditation Workshop

New to meditation and interested in knowing more? Meditation is about connection and uncovering the simple truth of who we are. It is an empowering practice that brings us in touch with the present moment and offers an acceptance of what is.

This course provides an overview of several styles of meditation and an introduction the basics of sharing meditation with others. This course will assist you in establishing your own meditation practice, and will give you more confidence incorporating meditation into your teaching as a yoga instructor. Online self-paced course led by Becky Giles. Students and yoga teachers welcome!

  • Investment – $50 
  • Includes 2.5 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST hours for teachers. An additional 3 CEUs/Hours are provided upon completion of homework. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC.

Introduction to DiSC: Understanding Yourself and Others

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Why you relate with certain people more than others? DiSC is the universal language of observable behavior. In this course you will complete a DISC assessment tool that is practical and easy to understand. You will discover and understand your behavioral style, learn about styles that are different from yours, and learn ways to flex your behavior to better connect with the people in your life.

The information you learn in this course can help improve communication, build bridges, and enhance relationships. We will be practicing some meditation techniques during the course to further embody and reinforce the concepts we are learning. This training includes The Personal Insights Profile – a style analysis instrument which includes an assessment to identify behavioral preferences for your natural and adaptive style. It provides information on key strengths, tendencies, and ways to improve effectiveness for each style blend. This course is perfect for personal development, or for those who teach, coach, or work in a therapeutic capacity. Online self-paced workshop led by Marti Ogle, Corporate Trainer and 200-RYT. Everyone is welcome.

  • Investment $150 – Includes assessment workbook
  • Includes 6 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST hours for teachers. An additional 4 CEUs/M-AYST hours are provided upon completion of required homework. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Liberating the Light: Coaching Yourself & Others Through Trauma

No matter our experiences in life, everyone has experienced some level of trauma. Trauma is defined as a sudden disruption or wounding. It may also show up as chronic exposure to a significant stressor. Combine those stressors with an inability to ‘get away’ from the real or perceived threat, and our systems (body and mind) adapt and re-organize for protection. Trauma patterns interrupt our felt sense of ease, possibility, harmony, literal mobility, and reduce access to our inner resourcefulness and freedom of choice. With consistent, caring and measured attention, this resourcefulness and choicefulness can be recovered. The process of resolving the leftover from trauma includes learn-able practices and skills that assist us in living into our full spectrum well-being. This course series introduces reliable practices that can be mastered for our own sake. With practice, they also grow our capacity to be with and support others on the journey of resolving trauma, one gentle step at a time. 

As a result of navigating this global pandemic for the past few years, we are all dealing with a new condition called “PCSD”, or Post Covid Stress Dysfunction. The pandemic has challenged our perceptions of the world and of the people around us. Is it safe? Are THEY safe? And much more… The practices and information contained in this course will assist you in healing, “re-entry”, and moving forward in this new landscape from a place of presence, no matter what your experience has been. During our time together we will focus on the following:

  • Creating/sourcing safe space
  • How to circulate your attention
  • Moving from temporary relief to sustainable presence
  • Locating yourself in the midst of chaos/big energy
  • Spacious listening
  • Inviting and engaging wholeness
  • Redesign your relationship with yourself, others and the outside world

Online Self-Paced course led by Audrey Hazekamp, Conscious Coaching specialist and trainer, and owner of Tall Poppy, Inc. 

  • Investment $225
  • Includes 8 YACEP CEUs and M-AYST Hours. Integrate your learning with home practice and earn up to an 8 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in Yoga Therapy (TH) or Yoga Wellness Coaching (YWC) for M-AYST Candidates.

Meditation Workshop & Certification, Level 1

Meditation is about connection and uncovering the simple truth of who we are. It is an empowering practice that brings us in touch with the present moment and offers an acceptance of what is. Exploring the path of meditation is an opportunity available to everyone, but it helps to have a little guidance along the way. In this course, you will learn different styles of meditation, the science behind meditation, and the basics of leading others through mediation. This course will assist you in developing or deepening your own Meditation practice, as well as giving you more confidence to share the practice with others. Whether you are a Wellness Professional wishing to expand on your offerings, a Yoga instructor, or a Meditation enthusiast seeking to deepen your personal practice, you’ve come to the right place! This course will give you the knowledge and the tools to incorporate meditation into your life, your way. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Becky Giles. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $180
  • Includes 8 CEUs/M-AYST hours for teachers. Complete homework for certificate and up to 10 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Mindful Eating & Yoga Teacher Training

Mindful eating is an ancient practice with profound applications for preventing and resolving common eating challenges in our modern food-abundant environment. It is a practical, universal approach for cultivating a balanced approach to food, physical activity, and self-care-without restriction, deprivation, or guilt. Am I Hungry? has offered mindfulness-based, non-diet, weight inclusive programs and training since 1999. All Am I Hungry? programs utilize the structure of the Mindful Eating Cycle, a unique awareness and decision-making tool that makes it simple to learn-and teach-mindful eating skills.


The purpose of Mindful Eating and Yoga is to weave together our mindful eating program with a physical yoga practice. Yoga is a wonderful complement to the practice of mindful eating because simply put, yoga is the art of listening to oneself. It provides students with a visceral connection and understanding so they can replicate the mindfulness practices of their mats.


This Training will teach certified yoga instructors how to offer an 8-week Am I Hungry? mindful eating workshop along with a weekly yoga class to reinforce the concepts so students can embody them off their mats. It is for certified yoga instructors (200 or 500 hour) who want to offer mindful eating workshops combined with yoga classes to embody these life-changing lessons.


This is a nine-week Online-based, self-paced training that includes:

  • A total of nine pre-recorded 90-minute Webinars:
  • Weeks 1 through 8 include a 60-minute Mindful Eating Workshops facilitated by Am I Hungry? founder, Michelle May, M.D. and 30-minute discussion about integrating the themes into your yoga classes.
  • Weeks 1 through 8 also include two recorded 60-minute yoga practices AND yoga practice templates that integrate the themes each week, designed to complement and follow each of the weekly mindful eating workshops. Week 9 includes a discussion about business and marketing.
  • Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating and Yoga Instructor Guide
  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat (newly updated!)
  • Your first 15-month Am I Hungry? License which includes: Password access to our Member Portal (www.AmIHungry.net) with tools for your students; additional trainings, resources, Licensee Forums, 12 audio Business and Marketing modules and marketing materials; monthly Skill-Building Webinar; quarterly updates; up to 75% off our other mindful eating trainings; and much more! (You are required to sign a Licensing Agreement with Am I Hungry? to participate in this training. To maintain access to the licensed materials, Am I Hungry? License must be renewed annually after the 15 month period expires at a rate of $45 per month or $500 annually.)
  • ME-Y License and 40 Hours of YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Credit

This special program is offered in cooperation with the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating & Yoga (ME-Y) Training Program Led by Michelle May M.D., Dawn, Hopkins, and Jessie Dwiggins. Special pricing is offered to Inspiritus Yoga 200 Hour YTT Graduates and 300/500 Hour M-AYST Candidates.

Registration must be done through Dawn Hopkins to receive special pricing. Email dawn@inspiritusyoga.com for more information.

Psoas (Trauma & Stress) Release Yoga Training & Certification

Psoas Release is a form of yoga therapy designed to assist our body’s innate ability to release trauma – physically, mentally, and emotionally. The practice targets the psoas muscle (“fight or flight muscle”), a large muscle in our lower torso that connects the thigh bone to the thoracic spine. Designed specifically for trauma and stress release, this practice helps you to retrain your body to energetically release fear, stress, and the traumas of life that get trapped in our tissues – without needing to recall or relive the trauma. Based on the scientifically proven methods of Dr. David Berceli, an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution, you will learn how to heal yourself, as well as guide others toward resolving trauma in a holistic way. Online self-paced training taught by Dawn Hopkins.

  • Investment $280
  • Includes 12 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST hours for teachers. An additional 10 CEUs/M-AYST hours are provided upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in Yoga Therapy (TH) or Yoga Wellness Coaching (YWC) for M-AYST candidates.

Reframing Our Relationship with Power: From Power Plays to Playing with Power

Our lives and wellbeing rely on our ability to access power. A collective belief system that divides winners from losers, haves and have nots, and tribes of right versus wrong, betrays humanity’s evolutionary imperative to connect, create, and care deeply-for everyone. We are living thru the fractures and dismantling of the old structures that operate by lording “power over” with a might-makes-right mentality. And we are entering the threshold of a new paradigm that leads by sharing “power with” to generate the greatest mutual benefit.

Discover how to open to, engage with, and expand your felt sense of empowerment while inspiring those around you to do the same! Learn how to instantly reframe your relationship with exogenous (externally created) power and shift into endogenous (internally created) power with healing moves, conscious breathing, and shifts of focus. By releasing attachment to things we can’t actually control (like others’ behaviors, or even how our own feelings show up) and redirecting that wasted effort into actions we can change instantly, we recoup the birthright of our essence expression. Become the beacon of change you wish to see in the world by living into a new story of mutual empowerment! Online self-paced workshop and training led by Heath and Nicole Errico-Reed. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $60
  • Includes 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates

Restorative Yoga Workshop & Certification

Restorative Yoga is just that – restorative. It is a peaceful and calming class to release stress and allow the body to rest, heal, and restore through restful yoga postures, meditation and conscious relaxation. Props (blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps) are used in a way that support the body to enable comfortable opening of the tissues.

In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of practicing and/or teaching Restorative Yoga. Explore the postures, pranayama, visualization, meditation, mudra, mantra, and prop use that works for every body type, size, or ability level to provide a full-body healing experience. Online self-paced workshop and training led by led by Dawn Hopkins. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $150
  • Includes 5 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 6 CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

The Body Knows: Discovering the Roots and Resolution of Trauma

Everyone, no matter what, has experienced some trauma. Trauma, described as some extraordinary event for which we did not have the capacity to fully understand, participate with, and “feel through”, is a human reality. When faced with these extraordinary events, especially as young people, or even in utero, our “neural platform” roots itself in the ‘danger-danger’ zone and we react by becoming hyper-vigilant. Our world view becomes one of an unfriendly, or even hostile place for which I/we must always be on alert. This all happens beyond the world of cognition and thought and stores itself in our body and mind. Explore the skills and practices to assist you, and your clients to resolve these extraordinary experiences-absent of force and full of compassion.

The pioneering and promising field of Polyvagal therapy offers somatic and creative practices that serve to liberate a traumatized or highjacked autonomic nervous system in favor of restoring safety and connection. Scientifically speaking, we will explore ways to activate our “ventral vagal energy” to grow the capacity of our nervous systems to support compassionate and friendly healing. Beginning with ourselves, we’ll engage self-compassion or “the act of reaching in to be with our own suffering with kindness.” Experience and discover profound somatic practices to up-regulate and co-regulate our nervous system in a community of generous and genuine support.

This training offers the opportunity to become a facilitator of resourceful-ness…for yourself and for others! Join us as we explore enlivening practices to restore and resource safety and connection in an atmosphere of “apapacho”, the Aztec word meaning to embrace or caress with the soul. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Heath Reed and Audrey Hazekamp. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $195
  • Includes 6 CEUs and M-AYST Hours. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC

The Elephant in the Room Yoga Experience

When we get a lash in our eye do we continue on like there is no distraction or discomfort or pain? Do we act like no big deal and if we just ignore that it will eventually go away? Absolutely not! But this is how we treat uncomfortable topics in our personal and communal lives. A lash in the eye means we disengage from anything we are doing in that moment and tend to immediately relieve the discomfort.

Our job is to help take the eyelash out of humanity’s festering eye. We need to treat the symptoms and reignite the very nature of that which unites us together as humans through the nurturing guidance of the Spirit. Meeting these symptoms or systems of racism head-on is our spiritual act of worship. We will do this this through:

  • Yoga Flow: We will be guided to the razor’s edge and safely explore our biases and invite them to the party through asanas and breath work to release the burdens of our indifference; embrace the fact that we are here collectively and rejoice why we wish to journey this difficult path together; and to communally acknowledge that we are gaining knowledge and building character not just for ourselves but for humanity.
  • Alchemized Breath: With gentle relaxation and micro-movements we will use difficult emotions and vocabulary as a vehicle to ride the waves of our breath to aid the internal revolution being ignited in our hearts.
  • Yoga Nidra: In this systematic meditation we will remove tension from the body, mind and emotions through re-textualizing our internal dialogues to establish harmony in the space of our heart as it unfolds into the fullness of love.

Since we are created spiritual bodies beyond time and space our DNA holds the rise and fall of empires and systems. This workshop is designed to support your inner work but also to push you beyond the disease of indifference. My commitment is to hold you in compassion, love and hope and to encourage you to keep showing up for yourself and your community. Online self-paced workshop led by Kimberly Elkins. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $75
  • Includes 3 M-AYST Hours. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Transformational Touch Workshop & Training

Touch is the first of the five senses to develop in utero and is the last of the human senses that is diminished in old age. Touch is essential for healthy growth and life itself! Babies who do not receive touch stop growing, and if prolonged, will die. Touch carries deep and nonverbal wisdom, and can serve as a doorway for restoring safety, security, and connection. The experience of ‘shaping’ and being ‘shaped to’ doesn’t go away in adulthood. The deep nourishment that comes from healthy, curious and compassionate touch is life long.

In this experiential hands-on journey, we explore the three fundamental types of therapeutic touch. We also demystify the common stories, mindsets, and assumptions that interfere with our ability to safely and lovingly give and receive touch. Join us as we utilize the essential and impactful power of touch that can be conveyed with hands-on yoga adjustments, support for those moving through a challenge, or to nurture an environment of safety and connection. Discover the context that supports transformational touch, and how this can feed both giver and receiver in profound and wonderful ways. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Heath Reed and Audrey Hazekamp. Yoga teachers and students are welcome!

  • Investment $95
  • Includes 3 CEUs and M-AYST Hours. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC, TCH

Yin Yoga Workshop & Certification

Discover the “cooler” side of the practice and learn to teach Yin Yoga. Yin is a slow and introspective practice which incorporates principles of traditional Chinese medicine. It relies on deeply held postures (3-5 minute stretches) with a meditative focus to release the back, hips, pelvis, and legs. The profound depth and time in the poses develops stillness and reduces stiffness, while encouraging the opening of the deeper connective tissues and fascial systems of the body. Props are used to assist in the deep opening of the body. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Dawn Hopkins.Yoga teachers and students welcome.

  • Investment $175
  • Includes 6 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Complete homework for Certificate, and 4 additional CEUs/M-AYST Hours. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Yoga for Athletes (YfA) Workshop & Certification

Learn how to teach foundational yoga from a fitness perspective to the athletic community through the use of applied anatomy and proven techniques for this specific demographic. The YfA training will equip you to teach to the athletic community, both recreational & competitive. Online self-paced training led by Shirley Berthelet. Yoga teachers only please.

This training will cover:

  • What is Yoga for Athletes? – More than Just Stretching
  • The Athletic Body
  • Benefits of Yoga for the Athlete
  • Yoga & the Athletes Training Program
  • How YfA Improves Performance
  • The Mental Game
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Sample Classes/Workshops
  • Investment $180
  • Includes 5 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 5 CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Yoga for Mental Health and Healing Workshop & Certification

The mental health and healing benefits of yoga have been known and practiced for thousands of years. Science has finally caught up and has proven that yoga practices help with general stress relief, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, chronic pain, addiction, trauma recovery, PTSD, eating disorders, and much more. Join Dawn Hopkins, Master Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Mindful Eating Coach as she shares some of the practices that helped her heal from her own trauma and eating disorder, and set her on the path to discover her own wholeness: mind, heart, body, and spirit. This course is perfect for personal healing and growth, or for those who teach, coach, or work in a therapeutic capacity.

  • Investment $150 Students /$180 Teachers – Tuition includes training materials and mentoring. Suggested reading materials are not included in the cost of tuition.
  • Includes 8 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST hours for teachers. An additional 8 CEUs/M-AYST hours and certificate are provided upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in Yoga Therapy (TH) or Yoga Wellness Coaching (YWC) for M-AYST candidates.

Yoga through Cancer & Beyond (YTCB) Workshop & Certification

The benefits of yoga for cancer is research-based and supported by the American Cancer Society. Yoga can be a valuable ally to help cope with and manage the physical and emotional stress from diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. Many of the body’s systems are negatively affected during this period but yoga has proven to have a positive impact to counter them. Some of these include strengthening the lymphatic, immune and cardiovascular system; increasing bone density; improving balance; assisting with insomnia and fatigue; reducing stress and inflammation; aiding loss of appetite and digestive problems; increasing range of motion; and overall improving the quality of life. Please join me in this workshop as we review the science, benefits and the tools to create a safe and effective practice or class for cancer patients and survivors. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Laurie Trigilio. Yoga teachers and students welcome.

This training will cover:

  • Benefits of Yoga for Cancer and the science and research behind it.
  • Applying Yoga Principles to create a safe and effective practice utilizing pranayama, asanas, movement, and meditation.
  • Managing Side Effects of cancer and treatment with yoga tools.
  • Designing a Class or Series applying the concepts learned.
  • Investment $180
  • Includes 8 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Yoga for Grief Recovery Workshop & Certification

Explore the healing benefits of yoga to release emotions held in the body as a result of grief. When we sustain a loss or experience an un-welcomed change, our resistance can create imbalance within the body. Yoga for Grief uses yin yoga poses to balance the meridians as they relate to the various stages of grief. (The stage of denial is rooted in fear, so we’ll balance the kidney meridian to release fear and anxiety. Anger is held in the liver, and we balance that meridian to foster forgiveness.) Learn where and how the various stages of grief are held in the body, and how to help your students process their emotions connected to loss. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Deb Althoff. Yoga teachers and students welcome.

  • Investment $180
  • Includes 8 CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Yoga Nidra Workshop & Certification

Learn to facilitate and appreciate the full benefits of Yoga Nidra, a deep form of guided meditation that systematically takes you through four brain wave levels on a journey toward yogic sleep. Studies show that one Nidra session translates to the equivalent of 2-3 hours of restful sleep. This practice is deeply restorative and healing for the mind, heart, body, and spirit, and has been used successfully to non-invasively treat the impacts of trauma on the body. Two methods will be led, including those pioneered by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Richard Miller. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Dawn Hopkins. Yoga teachers and students welcome.

  • Investment $150
  • Includes 5 YACEP CEUs and M-AYST Hours. An 8 additional YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of homework. Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Yoga for Special Populations Workshop & Certification

Yoga is meant to be accessible for every body. This workshop will take an in-depth look at creating a safe and welcome environment while teaching to students with a variety of unique needs, including older adults, those who have musculoskeletal limitations, larger bodies, and other chronic conditions. Explore pose adaptations, adaptive practices like chair, wall, and restorative yoga, specialty class themes, and learn ways to make every individual feel comfortable in a thriving class environment. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Dawn Hopkins. Yoga teachers and students welcome.

  • Investment $180
  • Includes 7 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 5 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Zen Yoga Workshop & Certification

Do you want to add a little variety to your home practice or your teaching? Would you like to dive deeper into how the meridians flow with the seasons? Zen Yoga is a practice that incorporates TCM, meridian theory, horary clock, animal sounds, and the five elements with a seasonal protocol with yoga asana. At the heart of the Chinese healing art of QiGong is the idea that nature is balanced and harmonious. This is where we stand aligned between the earth and sky. Man balances heaven and earth, a place of space where we have the potential to heal and be fully alive.

This is an opportunity for you to explore ways to help you to replenish your qi, prana, energy, life force within. Each week you will discover the yin and yang organs for the season along with a yoga flow to support and nourish the meridians and a meditation to complete your practice. Online self-paced workshop and training led by Sara Chesterfield.

  • Introduction to Zen Yoga and the Five Chinese Elements/Spring
  • Summer: Fire & Earth Elements
  • Fall: The Metal Element
  • Winter: The Water Element
  • Investment $180
  • Includes 8 YACEP CEUs/M-AYST Hours. An additional 4 CEUs/M-AYST Hours and certificate are offered upon completion of required homework. Applies toward a specialty in TH, YWC for M-AYST candidates.

Master Advanced Yoga Specialty & Therapeutics Program

These courses are also offered as part of our Advanced Yoga Specialty & Therapeutics (AYST) and 300/500 Master’s (M-AYST) Teacher Training that provide a pathway to receive YACEP Continuing Education credits, Specialty Certificates, and a 300 or 500 hour Master-level certificate. Click below for more information.