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Fitness Training Certifications

Yoga Fitness Specialist Instructor Certification



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Course Highlights

Immediate access to the Online Learning Portal
Guidance on "What to Expect" at every stage of your certification journey
Downloadable Study Guide & Manual specific to the Yoga Certification. The study guide follows the manual in logical order, so you can fill it out as you learn
Mini-Quizzes to test your knowledge progress
Choice of the In-person or Online practical portion of the training
60 Calendar Days to complete the entire certification course, including the Final Exam
The Certification Final Exam can be completed from the comfort of your home, and the final exam score is available immediately
Earn 4 IFTA CECs (Continuing Education Credits) upon successful completion of the course
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About the course

Embark on a transformative journey of mind-body connection with the Yoga Fitness Specialist Instructor Certification.

This comprehensive course invites you to intentionally link your mind and body as you progress through a perfectly sequenced yoga flow. 

With a focus on breath and balance, you’ll learn to challenge and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons safely, making yoga a perfect complement to any exercise program. 

Dive deep into different types of yoga, including Yin, Vinyasa, and Power, and explore the physiological effects of each. 

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this certification equips you with the knowledge and skills to lead inspiring and effective yoga classes that nurture both physical and mental well-being.


When you purchase a new certification, you’ll get instant access to our online learning portal so you can learn at your own pace.

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You will learn

Exercise Science: Learn how we make Energy, Basic Body Anatomy, Muscle Physiology & Cardiovascular Physiology
Physiological changes related to Yoga practice, deep breathing with movement, and creating a mind/body connection
History of Yoga and some Sanskrit Terminology
Different types of Yoga and how to sequence each one
How to safely guide participants into poses including hands-on and hands-off adjustments
Learn to improve flexibility and balance through Yoga poses

Course Requirements

This course does not have any prerequisite requirements making it accessible to anyone. Participating in Yoga classes ahead of this certification training is recommended.


We believe that the in-person practical piece is critical. The ability to test new skills in a safe, collaborative environment with real-time feedback provides immediate advancement.

We also believe in the power to ask questions and receive insightful answers. If you cannot attend an in-person practical session, however, we are also proud to offer our best alternative in a video test review and downloadable exercise videos to help you practice and perfect your chosen modality.

Additionally, we highly recommend finding a local mentor to help you practice once you finish your certification!

The online portion of each certification is self-paced. You have 60 days to complete all parts of the certification including the final exam.

If choosing the in-person practical portion, it is helpful to have completed the online portal and workbook ahead of the training so that you can arrive equipped with any questions you might have. It is not required, however, and you may complete the online portal after the practical training. 

A score of 75% or greater on the exam is necessary to pass. If you do not pass, you may purchase up to two retakes. After two failing retake attempts, you must retake the entire course to become certified. 

All Certification Trainings expire in 60 days. Should you need more than 60 days to complete your certification, you will be assessed a $75 reinstatement fee.

We recognize that the in-person portion of the training is not always feasible. If you would like to attend an in-person practical, please contact us and we will work with you to connect to a facility in your area.

If you are affiliated with a facility and believe there would be interest, please inquire with your facility to fill out the Host an Event form. We would love to come to you!

If there is not enough interest, we will happily work with you to create the best online experience possible.

It takes about 10 business days to process certifications. All certificates are sent digitally through email.

We ask that you reach out to our office only if you have waited 10 business days and you have not received your results.

If you have opted-in for the “Rush My Certificate” service at the time of enrollment, you will receive your digital certificate in 2 business days.

Confirmation emails for portal completion, study guide completion, and test completion are not sent (there are just too many!)

If you are looking for a place to work, we can help to match your skills to a facility close by.

You will need to earn continuing education through IFTA to keep your certification current.

You can find all of that information on our Renewal Process page!


At IFTA, our commitment to excellence is unwavering. We are dedicated to providing internationally recognized certifications to our vast community of satisfied members. With a presence that spans across all 50 states in the United States and over 20 different countries worldwide, IFTA has become a globally recognized institution.


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