This is a convenient, go at your own pace style training to establish skills for teaching vinyasa or to advance your current certification skills.
Students from any school are welcome to mix and match modules of study for their needs and learning preference, or take all of the requirements to gain a certificate in our Vinyasa Teacher Path of Study.
The full Path of Study option will include outside homework options for course completion. Completion of this Path of Study will result in a certificate from Awaken Yoga School (AYS) for completion of Vinyasa Teacher Training. Students may use this to apply for higher certification recognition with the Yoga Alliance and/or apply these hours towards our full 300 hour certification (also known as 500 hour advanced certified teacher).
How to become Vinyasa Certified…
200 Hour Certification from any school
Sign up for the Vinyasa Training Welcome Packet
You may take some or all of the required modules. If you choose to complete all the requirements, then go on to Step 3 to become Vinyasa certified.
Or, continue your yoga education by taking just the modules that interest you the most.
If you decide to take all modules, fill out the application to receive your Certification Packet and get started with your outside projects. This packet includes a checklist for certification and mentorship with the director of teacher training.
Register for Vinyasa Modules
Required Modules of Study
(approximately 110 hours total, plus 20 contact hours)
This training is broken down into modules. Students may select modules that fit their schedules and experience levels. You will learn Sanskrit Terminology, hands-on assisting, modifications, music options for making playlists, proper alignment language, themes and intention. All areas of study are specialized for Vinyasa teachers.
These modules are required and equate to a minimum of 110 hours of training. There will also be 20 additional hours of outside projects and education, depending on the pace of student.
Modules can be taken in any order, but recommendations are given for some courses on when they should be taken.
Once completed, students can finish the process of applying for Vinyasa Certification.
Below is the list of required modules students need to take for certification:
Please note that each year these modules some may change slightly. Students can take as long as they want to complete this path of study.
- The Language of Vinyasa Yoga (10-15 hours)
- The Art of Teaching Yoga (12 hours)
- Anatomy 102 (24 hours)
- Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat (6-10 hours)
- Assisting For Yoga Teachers – select two modules (10 hours each)
- Vinyasa Families of Asana – select four modules (14 hours total)
- Myths of The Asanas (3 hours)
- Bhakti Yoga (3 hours)
- Advancing Your Sequencing Skills (hours TBA)
- Vinyasa Seasonal Retreats – select four modules (4-6 hours each)
Required & Recommended Reading
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- Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life by Shiva Rea
- Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
- Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
- Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga by Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
- Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda
- Yoga Teachers’ Toolbox by Joseph Le Page and Lilian Le Page
- Sun Salutations DVD by Shiva Rea
- Nourishing the Teacher by Danny Arguetty
- Light on Life by BKS Iyengar
Director of Training
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Check out our Lake Erie Cottage!
(subject to availability)
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This program is a commitment. There are no refunds 75 days prior to the start date of this training. There is a 25% return fee over 75 days prior to the start date for 200 Hour, Inner Wisdom® and Continuing Education trainings. Certain exceptions may be granted per the decision of the director of training based on need and severity of the situation. In these situations, a student may be able to make up the course the next time it occurs, by approval of the instructor.