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Yoga 200™ Certification Includes:
- Minimum GED or High School Diploma required.
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- You must have and maintain a CPR/AED certification.
Course Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 NAFC, 2.4 IACET
How it Works:
To earn this certification…
- You must complete all course modules.
- You must take a written examination with a passing score of 80% or higher.
- You must pass a practical examination with a score of 80% or higher.
- You must complete a class observation/participation log sheet.
- Time to Complete: You have up to 18 Months to complete the Examination Process.
- Course Access: Continued access with updates available.
- Your NAFC Yoga 200 Certification is valid for 24 months. During that 24 months you must complete continuing education prior to your renewal date to qualify for re-certification.
- Recertification is required to keep you up to date with industry standards and practice. You must complete and submit 15 hours (1.5 NAFC credits) of continuing education in a 24 month period of time prior to your renewal date and complete a re-certification application to be recertified.
Become a Yoga Professional with an Accredited Certification Program
The NAFC Yoga 200TM (200 Hours) Program is one of the only fully accredited Yoga Certifications available. NAFC is an Accredited certification AND continuing education provider. The Yoga 200TM certification program is developed using International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) rigorous standards for education content development, examination alignment, and quality. In addition to IACET accreditation, the Examination process follows Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) recommendations, is constructed by examination experts, and reviewed by a psychometrician. NAFC is committed to providing substantive accredited education content and a professional exam process. We provide proven fitness and health education to professionals in the industry, ensuring their credibility and value to clients, members, and even medical professionals. The Yoga 200™ certification course is part of this commitment.
You will be taught by Yoga Masters with text, extensive demonstration and instructional video, interactive activities, reviews and more to give you a quality learning experience. The updated and enhanced Yoga 200TM Facilitator Training Certification offers insight into the basic history of Yoga, and the anatomical theory and practical application components required to properly explain, demonstrate, and instruct yoga with confidence. As a NAFC Certified Yoga Facilitator you will learn proper sequencing and design of a safe, effective, and accessible Yoga class. You can expect to gain a strong understanding of how and when to use props and tools to assist students in a wide variety of postures. This certification gives you everything you need to incorporate Yoga into your existing health-fitness practice, and/or to start teaching yoga in numerous settings and applications.
Yoga 200 Required Course Material:
- Certification Introduction Manual
- Completion of 3 Online Course Interactive Modules with text, embedded instruction/demonstration videos, video master classes, and more.
- 100 question Certification Theory Exam.
- 30 minute consultation with a Yoga Master Trainer.
- Submittal of a 30-40 minute Instructional Skills video for the Practical Exam.
- Completion of an Observation/Participation Log Sheet.
Yoga 200TM Course Objectives
After you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the history of yoga, its transition into modern society, and 25 benefits of a yoga practice.
- Identify basic human anatomy and associated principles and terminology including cells, organ systems, bones, joints, and muscles.
- Identify positional and movement principles and terminology related to basic structural kinesiology.
- Describe planes of motion, axis of rotation, and levers as related to human movement.
- Describe joint by joint anatomy/movement/terminology for 9 primary areas in the body.
- Discuss the role physical activity and yoga play in health and well-being.
- Explain how to make yoga accessible including the use of props and tools and the NAFC principles.
- List 9 components and 4 yoga foundational concepts to use for preparing to instruct yoga.
- Explain and demonstrate 10 foundational poses, 7 externally rotated poses, 9 neutrally rotated poses, 4 arm balances, 7 forward folds, 4 standing twists, 8 inversions, 8 back bends, and 19 floor poses that can be used to instruct yoga.
- Identify the benefits for 8 categories of poses and the 11 steps in pose transitions.
- Identify the steps for yoga sequencing principles including the use of the OWEN TIBS™ acronym.
- Explain and demonstrate 5 yoga Sun Salutation sequences.
- Discuss yoga practice considerations for 3 special populations.
- Identify recommendations for 5 best practices in yoga.
- Describe how to properly manage a yoga class.
- Identify 5 variables for personal professionalism as a yoga facilitator.
- Recognize 14 factors that contribute to creating a successful yoga class.
- Identify 5 common sources of injuries and basic treatment for injuries.
- Recognize 7 legal considerations for yoga instructors.
- Discuss concepts for starting and managing a yoga business.
- Participate in 6 Master Classes provided in this course.
Registration vs. Accreditation
Accreditation vs. Registration for Credentialing (For Your Information)
A Yoga Alliance certificate does not denote the credential, accreditation, or credibility one may be led to believe. Being registered with Yoga Alliance does not constitute a genuine education credential. RYTs® and RYs® denotes Yoga Alliance registration only. Yoga Alliance registration guidelines do not support educational guidelines or learning outcomes. Yoga Alliance does not conduct certification exams or independent assessments of any Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s). Rather, the RYT® credential is derivative of the Registered Yoga School (RYS®) or school registry, and is entirely voluntary.