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AFAA Yoga Essentials II

$ 480.00

This program follows Yoga Essentials I and prepares you to move forward as an effective and informed yoga instructor.

Yoga has been in existence for at least five thousand years and can bring to practitioners great increases in physical and spiritual health. Most poses are appropriate for a wide range of people. Some yoga poses, however, would appear to be contraindicated by modern exercise science. It is important to understand that not every pose is for every body. For example, a person with a history of neck or upper back issues should not attempt shoulder stand or plough pose.

The yogic concept of ahimsa , or non-violence, non-injury, and harmlessness is a vital and integral part of any yoga practice and must be communicated properly. It is the responsibility of the well-trained and experienced instructor

The course includes:

  • Online course materials
  • Online course articles
  • Module quizzes

Course Content:

This course consists of 4 modules continuing on from Yoga Essentials I.

  • Module 1: Yoga definitions and History - In this module topics will include: Yoga definitions and history, Yoga Philosophy and Styles, Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Chakras, Cleansing Rituals.
  • Module 2: The Role of the Yoga Teacher - In this module topics will include: The role of the Yoga Teacher, Breath and Meditation, Use of Breath in Yoga, The Role of Meditation, Creating mood in your class.
  • Module 3: Yoga Essentials - In this module topics include: Yoga Essentials, Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, Musculoskeletal System, Common Injuries, Risk Appraisal and medical Conditions.
  • Module 4: Principles of Class Construction - In this module topics will include: Principles of class construction.

Exam Format:

  • Online multiple choice exam
  • 55 questions
  • 3 attempts at the exam
  • 70% passing score
  • 365 days to complete

Remarks: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.

Additional information


AFAA (4.0) NASM (0.4)

Course Format:

Online Self Study