Become a Certified
Yoga Trapeze® Instructor
12 – 23 June 2023
4.7 of 5 Star Rating
Exceptional Yoga Alliance School
Trusted by 23K+ Graduates Worldwide
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30hr Yoga Alliance Certification
Top Benefits You'll Experience
If you love the Yoga Trapeze, and you would like to become a certified teacher or simply deepen your personal practice, I’d like to introduce you to the Yoga Trapeze Online Teacher Training course.
Since 2006, I’ve led yoga training courses all over the world and I’ve learned that for every one student who trains in person with us, there are at least 10 more students who would love to join but can’t make it due to travel restrictions or work and family responsibilities. Luckily, we now offer an at-home course.
Here’s why students love this training program:
It’s a great time to become a yoga teacher. YOGABODY is the leading manufacturer of yoga inversion slings in the world, with more than 200,000 students in 81 countries. We understand better than anyone that the demand for instructors far outpaces the supply. (There are still fewer than 1,000 Yoga Trapeze teachers today!) This is why our graduates are doing so well—and why it’s great timing for you.
Online Training: How it Works
This is not a "Netflix course," where you just sit back, watch a video, and eat popcorn. (We have DVD/video programs for that!) This is a real-time, date-specific course, in which you'll join live classes, engage with other students, and connect personally with myself and the other trainers. Here’s how it works:
Practice + Study (2 hours daily). Set aside approximately two hours per day for study and practice. This can happen all in one session, or you can break it up into two or even four parts. It’s up to you. It’s alright if you miss a day, simply double up on another day to catch up.
eLearning Platform. You’ll be issued a login and password for our official eLearning Platform where you’ll find pose-by-pose tutorials, setup and safety videos, checklists, flashcards, and more. This new and updated platform has five times the number of resources offered in any other course, and you get lifetime access!
Class Discussions. Our private Telegram group is where most of the discussions happen. We’ll share photos and videos of our practices, answer questions, and explore opportunities together. I, Lucas, am active in the group every single day. During live lecture days, I’ll broadcast Zoom Live videos.
Live Training Sessions. YOGABODY’s expert trainers and I will conduct training sessions via Zoom. We’ll field questions, demonstrate, and practice together. This is the next best thing to you and I being together in the studio..
Bonus Materials. New student forms, copy/paste promotional forms, business card templates, and more are all included in the program. We make it fast and easy to get started—a big part of the reason our graduates are doing so well.
At YOGABODY, we have pioneered both group and private Yoga Trapeze classes in our studios, and the response has been overwhelming. More and more studios, fitness centers, and individuals worldwide are now looking for professionally-trained teachers to model our success and lead this fun and dynamic style of practice. Key teaching opportunities include,
- Private clients. This can be a great way to create highly individualized, solution-oriented sessions. Private clients offer you a flexible schedule, you can teach one-on-one sessions online, or from yours or their home or office, while earning a great hourly wage. It’s an opportunity to impact your students’ lives in a big way.
- Group classes are popping up in yoga studios all over the world, but most studios don’t have qualified teachers. Group classes are fun, challenging, and instant community builders. As more and more studios add inversion slings to their existing facilities, they need teachers like you.
- Gyms and fitness centers. Many already have the rigging for suspension trainers (TRX), so it’s easy to add Yoga Trapezes to their facilities for private or semi-private sessions with clients who are hungry for new ways to stretch and strengthen their bodies.
- Non-traditional locations. Yoga Trapeze teachers are not limited to traditional yoga environments. With so many pull-up bars, ceiling rigs, and other setups at rock climbing gyms and CrossFit boxes you could quickly get a Yoga Trapeze class going. Meanwhile many schools now offer yoga as an extracurricular activity, and the Yoga Trapeze can be a great addition to those classes.
Why People Love the Yoga Trapeze®
Instant Spinal Traction
Back pain is an epidemic, but clients can use gravity to their advantage while using the Yoga Trapeze and elongate their spine with little to no prior yoga experience. For many, this type of pain relief is unmatched by any other form of treatment.
Functional fitness requires the pushing, pulling, and holding of weight. In traditional mat-based yoga classes, you push and hold your body weight constantly, but it’s very difficult to find pulling motions in these classes. Pulling is a crucial movement for back, neck, and upper body health. The Yoga Trapeze introduces functional pulling movements in a fun and dynamic way.
Aside from inversions, there are dozens of hip openers, shoulder openers, and hamstring stretches that work amazingly well for flexibility. Using the leverage of the sling, suspension, and gravity, you can practice flexibility training in a whole new way.
Backbends are some of the most challenging poses in yoga, and students often get so frustrated that they skip them altogether. On the Yoga Trapeze, you can do passive backbends (just hang and breathe) to open the stiff and stuck areas of your shoulders and thoracic spine.
The Yoga Trapeze Training curriculum is designed to empower you with the anatomy, physiology, leadership, safety, and business skills needed to become a successful teacher. Course director, Lucas Rockwood, has been training professional instructors since 2006, and his approach is 100 percent focused on results. This is not a yoga retreat or an extended workshop. You’re here to learn to teach, and you’ll walk away as a qualified instructor.
Anatomy & Physiology
The movements and exercises on the Yoga Trapeze are atypical and rarely found in any studio or gym, so you’ll explore the physiology and anatomy of what’s going on internally. This knowledge will give you a deeper understanding of your own body, and more importantly, the bodies of your clients. We’ll put particular emphasis on the spine as that is a key area of focus.
Back Care & Back Injury
Many people are drawn to the Yoga Trapeze for back pain relief, so as a teacher, you need to be well-versed in common ailments, treatments, terminology, and safety protocols. We are not doctors, but our yoga can serve as a form of rehab therapy when taught correctly together with the support of health care professionals. Our students are not always as prudent as they should be; you need to understand the landscape of back pain and medical problems so you can navigate it safely and effectively as a teacher.
Sequencing & Class Planning
You’ll learn dozens of individual poses during the course, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to structure and sequence both beginner and intermediate flow classes. You’ll also learn how you can teach pose-by-pose workshop-style sessions, which are great for guest teaching gigs while traveling.
Leadership & Class Management
Leading a Yoga Trapeze class is much more challenging than teaching a mat-based class because students are upside down and twisted around. They often cannot see you, and can sometimes be talking or laughing. As an instructor, you must enforce safety and keep control over your group and private classes. Leadership, word choice, body language, and demonstrations are of the utmost importance.
The Yoga Trapeze is extremely safe when taught correctly, but anytime you’re hanging upside down, there is potential for danger. As a teacher, your job is first and foremost to keep everyone safe. That means checking the rigs, disallowing wild students, teaching appropriate level postures, and constantly staying vigilant. Safety is a key part of your job, and it’s something you’ll master during the course.
Marketing & Business
It’s great to learn a new skill, but if you don’t know how to market and sell your services, what’s the point? You’ll learn how to use common tools, such as social media, to attract and retain clients, charge for your services, and earn a great living. This is not a mindset module; we’ll teach you exactly what to do to get paying clients right away.
Meet the Teachers
Master Trainer & Director (E-RYT, YACEP)
Lucas Rockwood is an internationally renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, author, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur.
Lucas' corporate training clients include Facebook and Noom. His early yoga and meditation teachers include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (deceased), Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka (deceased).
Lucas left the USA in 2003 and traveled and taught extensively before making Barcelona, Spain, his home base. In a previous life, he worked in theater, publishing, and as a plant-based chef and nutritional coach. He’s the father of three international kids and remains as passionate about yoga as when he first began practicing in 2002.
Lucas is the founder and managing director of YOGABODY®, YB Teachers College®, The Lucas Rockwood Show (podcast), and author of Yoga Business Mastery: Earn a Great Living Doing What You Love.
Trainer (E-RYT, YACEP)
Camilo enrolled in his first yoga training course to deepen his practice, but he fell in love with teaching and made a quick career change. Camilo joined the Barcelona YOGABODY team in 2015 and immediately became involved in the management of sequence development, course planning, and new teacher mentorship.
Camilo teaches and leads and co-leads The YOGABODY Teachers College® 200hr program, the Trapeze Teacher Training, Science of Stretching Training and Breath Coach Training courses. Along with this teaching and mentorship roles, Camilo plays an integral role in course curriculum development, lectures, and alumni.
Can I Really Learn to Teach Online?
Our approach to online training is different, and the success of our graduates speaks for itself. While many online schools just send you links to a bunch of videos and expect you to figure things out on your own, we take a completely different approach.
Our training is live, interactive, and there is no way to slip through the cracks. We support and guide you every step of the way, no matter your level or background. Our huge teaching team and administrative support team will help you achieve your goals step-by-step, and you’ll make amazing new friends from around the world. It is so inspiring to see our graduates teaching professionally, earning a great living, and helping students transform their health.
Top Benefits of Online Training:
Deeper Learning Experience
With online training, you have more time to learn, practice, and digest the material. The flexible timetable means you can start learning immediately after you register, as soon as today, and you can learn at a pace that naturally fits you.
More Practice Teaching
During the live course, we coordinate daily practice teaching sessions so you can workshop your new learning with your fellow trainees. This is a powerful way to build confidence and increase your job-ready skills.
Live Interaction with Trainers & Trainees
This is not a 'Netflix' course! Lucas and the training team will be live on video and in online discussions every day.
No Travel & No Time Off Work
Study and practice when you can: mornings, evenings, whenever! Our trainers and our students are from all over the world, so there will be many students in your timezone and on your schedule.
Online tuition is much lower than in-person courses, and with no travel expenses, it becomes the most affordable option for high-level training.
Busy Schedule? No Problem
You can go at your own pace, join just the live classes, and do the course work whenever suits you best. We know that work and family obligations can be overwhelming, so you can mix and match the schedule to fit your life.
You’ll have access to your eLearning Center before, during, and after the course so you can always stay up to date on the latest teaching techniques. We are constantly improving and adding resources to help your professional career.
What if I’m Not a Yoga Teacher?
No problem! The vast majority of trainees in this program have no background in yoga or group fitness training. The course will lead you step-by-step through everything you need to know to start working professionally. You can get insurance, teach in gyms and yoga studios, and even setup your own business after this course. Read our student reviews to see what our graduates are up to.
The Yoga Trapeze is the most popular yoga inversion sling in the world, with more than 200,000 students in 81 countries—but there are hardly any teachers. YOGABODY is excited to offer this Yoga Trapeze Online Teacher Training Course, where you’ll learn how to teach both group and private sessions for beginner and intermediate students.
Tuition Fees Include:
- Live, Real-time Video Classes & Mentorship & Support from Trainers
- Lifetime Access to eLearning Training & Business Resources
- 30hr Yoga Alliance YACEP & ACE Registered Course
Normal Price: $499
Special Price: Just $299
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About The Certification
This course is registered with both Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). By successfully graduating from this course, you’ll be qualified at the 30-hour academic level for the official Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training. If possible, we recommend you also attend an in-person course or apprenticeship at a local studio to obtain the practical, real-world training experience.
It’s possible to start teaching immediately without any additional training. We currently have instructors in 21 countries (and counting), and the demand for teachers far outreaches the current supply. So it’s a great time to get trained.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Great for personal and business learning.”
Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training was a great experience in giving me a structure, communication effectiveness, and foundation for the yb trapeze and for teaching it with clarity . Instruction was professional. Was interesting to experience increase in physical strength and flexibility too.
“A thoroughly enjoyable experience…”
I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience learning to teach yoga trapeze under the superb instruction of Lucas and Camilo. I feel confident to teach now and would recommend this course to anyone who is contemplating teaching.
“Very high quality and extremely informative!”
The Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training was an amazing experience! YOGABODY is one of the best investments you could ever make if you are looking to become, or deepen your practice as a yoga teacher! You definitely can’t go wrong with their science-based approach!
– Seth McFarlane
“The teachers are motivating and inspiring...”
The daily learning and videos are challenging but it really drives home the point of daily practice. The teachers are motivating and inspiring and their passion for the trapeze makes them all compassionate teachers. This class is unmatched.
“This course is amazing!”
The way this is taught is in an easy-to-understand way, and I now feel more confident and knowledgeable to put together a routine to target specific areas for myself and others. I highly recommend this course!
– Jo Eva
“A great investment!”
This was informative, well-structured, organized and clear. It was easy to follow and I had so much fun while getting to know the trapeze and my own body too.
– Beth Bradley
“This class gets an “A” from me!”
The course info is very thorough and the photos and videos for almost every YOGABODY trapeze pose make learning, memorizing and teaching the poses so much easier.” Namaste, this class gets an “A” from me!
– Heather Silguero
“You will feel empowered and want to teach when the course is over.”
It’s a wonderful feeling to not only be able to learn that you can heal yourself (I improved an injury), but also to teach others to do the same. This program is hands-on and fun. You will feel empowered and want to teach when the course is over.
– Brittney Littlejohn
“I’m blown away by this program and am so glad I went through the training.”
There is SO much to do with the Yoga Trapeze that I wouldn’t have ever known without the training. I’m so excited to continue this new training myself, as well as help so many of my current clients.
– Carrie Klauk
Special Offer Ends in...
30hr Yoga Alliance Certification