Yoga Ed.’s Trainer Institute is designed for professionals who want to be certified to deliver Yoga Ed.’s evidence-based curriculum across a range of programs and train other professionals to teach children’s and teen’s yoga. The goal of the Trainer Institute is to ensure the quality and accessibility of Yoga Ed. programs worldwide.

The Trainer Institute is for individuals who want to:

  • Improve the health and wellness of their communities
  • Boost their business and earning potential while doing what they love
  • Be a life-long learner and pursue learning opportunities to expand their skill set
  • Join our global community, a team of professionals just as devoted to sharing our knowledge as we are to deepening our expertise

Learn what this program will do for you.

What Will I Learn

Master the art and science of yoga education.

The Trainer Institute focuses on three topics that determine your success in your profession: content mastery, facilitation techniques, and business skills.

Content Mastery

Our Trainer Institute will equip you with the content mastery necessary to effectively deliver yoga education teacher trainings and professional development workshops. You will learn the art and science behind Yoga Ed. teaching philosophy and methods, with an emphasis on how to lead and facilitate learning opportunities.

Facilitation Techniques

Facilitation and coaching are fundamental to the Yoga Ed. method. Our Trainer Institute will teach you how to guide educators through their unique learning process, allowing them to derive understanding from their experiences. You will graduate with the confidence to facilitate, lead, and coach educators.

Business Skills

You will be exposed to both the fundamentals of the Yoga Ed. business structure and the practical skills you will need to succeed. Faculty members will offer workshops on Yoga Ed. business models and applied skills, such as presentation and pitching. We will also provide you with marketing materials to help you get started.

Course Structure

The game plan.

The Trainer Institute is a three-month long program consisting of an in-person intensive followed by mentorship sessions, virtual lectures, and peer-led conversations. The Institute is led by Yoga Ed. faculty.

2018 Schedule

June 15 – 27  |  In-Person Intensive*
June – September  |  Mentorship + Virtual Lectures
September 16  |  Trainer Institute Graduation
*Requires physical attendance

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Why Work With Us

We want you to do what you do best.

Within one year since graduation, our Trainers have brought in an average of $14,366, recouping their course costs while building a future revenue stream.

Joan Nichols
e-RYT & Founder of Inspire Yoga
Joan is a firm believer that the best yoga instructors are those that commit to being a life long student. Prior to joining Yoga Ed.’s Trainer Institute, Joan had already earned her e-RYT credential through the Yoga Alliance, founded her own yoga studio, trained with Baron Baptiste, Judith Lasater and Beth Shaw, and completed numerous 200 hour trainings around the United States.
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Candis Ogilvie
M.Ed. & RYT
During her early years working as an educator in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Candis Ogilvie received something of an education herself. Candis quickly observed that her students experienced high stress and anxiety in their everyday lives and she wanted to share yoga tools with them to help cope.
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Who We’re Looking For

Key qualities and requirements.

As a Yoga Ed. Trainer, you are a highly skilled professional, eager to share your knowledge and experience with your students. Passionate and dedicated to the future of education, you are inspired to empower educators with the tools and understanding to cultivate physical, emotional, cognitive, and social fitness in youth. Here are some qualities we look for.

Key Qualities

  • Passion for yoga, education, and health and wellness
  • Strong communication skills that allow you to effectively share your knowledge and experience with groups and individuals
  • Ability to instruct through a variety of learning modules and exercises, based on your students’ background and skill level

Additional Requirements

  • 200hr to 500hr yoga teacher training
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience as an educator, yoga teacher or Trainer
  • Currently teach in an academic environment
  • Deep subject matter expertise
  • Flexibility in your schedule

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Free resources for you.

Are you an educator looking to rekindle your love for teaching? Are you a yoga teacher seeking to build your business? Discover how our Trainer Institute will expand your reach by selecting your current occupation.

Educators: Revitalize Your Teaching Career

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Your Future in Your Hands

Be a leader in the field of yoga education.

Autonomy. Purpose. Mastery. These are just a few of the many rewards you will reap as a Yoga Ed. Trainer Institute graduate. Apply to our Trainer Institute today if you’d like to join our Yoga Ed. community, a team of professionals just as devoted to sharing our knowledge as we are to deepening our expertise. We can’t wait to meet you.

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