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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:

Deliver Results

We love all styles of yoga, but YOGABODY students tend to be results-oriented. For students with back pain, poor flexibility, weak core muscles, and little to no grip strength (all very common issues), the Yoga Trapeze offers a way for them to experience remarkable transformation.

Share the Benefits of Inversion Yoga

Inversions have never been more popular, but most students can’t perform even a simple headstand, so they skip these poses and miss both the health benefits as well as the fun of going upside down.

Attract Students Easily

Traditional yoga has become so mainstream that it can be difficult to attract the attention of new students. Mat-based classes are amazing and will always be the core of yoga, but people like a little variety.

The Yoga Trapeze provides a fun and fresh way to introduce people to yoga. It takes the ancient practice of yoga and turns it on its head. As a teacher, it’ll help you attract new students; and for your students, they’ll have yet another great reason to give yoga a try.

Set Your Own Schedule

The ability to set your own schedule is one of the biggest draws of teaching yoga. As a certified Yoga Trapeze instructor, you can decide to work full-time or part-time, take random days off, and take vacations as you please. Finally, you’ll be in charge of your own time.

Travel and Teach Anywhere

As a certified yoga instructor, you can teach in any city or even any country that you want. More and more opportunities arise every day for the adventurous types.

Earn a Great Salary

Even as a new teacher, you can make a great hourly wage. When you’re highly specialized in your teaching, you’ll typically make as much as senior-level teachers of more common styles. Not to mention, your private session rates will be comparable to that of a massage therapist or chiropractor.

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.

The Opportunity

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.

For certified Yoga Trapeze teachers, there are three main teaching opportunities right now. First, working with private clients which can be a great way to create highly individualized, solution-oriented sessions. Private clients offer you a flexible schedule, great pay, and the opportunity to impact your students’ lives in a big way.

Next, group classes are popping up in yoga studios all over the world, but most studios don’t have qualified teachers. Enter: you and your unique service. Group classes are fun, challenging, and instant community builders.

Last but not least, gyms and fitness centers are quickly adding Yoga Trapeze inversion trainers to their facilities, as their clients are hungry for new ways to stretch and strengthen their bodies.

Key teaching opportunities:

Private Sessions

Yoga Trapeze teachers can teach from their home or office and work one-on-one with clients while earning a great hourly wage.

Yoga Studios

More and more studios are adding inversion slings to their existing facilities, and they need teachers like you.

Gyms

Many gyms 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.

CrossFitters

These fitness fanatics love the Yoga Trapeze because it combines gymnastics-like movements they already know with classic yoga postures. Many CrossFitters have ceiling rigs ready-made for the Yoga Trapeze.

Rock Climbing Gyms

Climbers appreciate yoga, and with so many pull-up bars, ceiling rigs, and other setups at these types of gyms, you can quickly get a Yoga Trapeze class going.

Schools

Kids naturally gravitate toward inversion training. Once they start playing, you’ll have a hard time getting them off the Yoga Trapeze. Private schools and even some public 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.

  • Suspension Training

    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.

  • Flexibility

    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.

  • Deep Backbends

    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 Curriculum

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.

Safety

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.

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.

  • Affordable Investment

    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.

  • Lifetime Access

    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.

Meet Your Trainers

LUCAS ROCKWOOD | Managing Director & Founder

LUCAS ROCKWOOD is an internationally-renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. 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.

CAMILO CARREIRO | Trainer | E-RYT® 200, YACEP®

Camilo Carreiro 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 teaching and immediately became involved in the management of sequence development, course planning, and new teacher mentorship. He joined the training team in 2015 and has become a mentor and course leader to hundreds of trainees around the world. Camilo teaches and co-teachers The Yoga Teachers College Diploma program, The Trapeze Teacher Training, and Yoga Wheel. When not leading a course, he maintains a popular teaching schedule in the Barcelona studios.

  • E-RYT Registered Trainer / YACEP Provider
  • Yoga Teachers College® Diploma (YTD)
  • Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Cert (200hr)
  • Yoga Trapeze™ Cert (50hr)
  • Yoga Barre Cert (20hr)
Tuition Investment

The Yoga Trapeze is the most popular yoga inversion sling in the world, with more than 100,000 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.

  • Live, Real-time Video Classes & Mentorship & Support from Trainers
  • Lifetime Access to eLearning Training & Business Resources
  • 30hr Yoga Alliance YACEP & ACE Registered Course

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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.

  • Online / Zoom
  • Privately (home or office)
  • Yoga studios
  • CrossFit Boxes
  • Climbing gyms
  • Fitness centers
  • Health centers
  • Schools
  • Online / Zoom
  • Privately (home or office)
  • Yoga studios
  • CrossFit Boxes
  • Climbing gyms
  • Fitness centers
  • Health centers
  • Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you certainly can. 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.
No problem. You can double up your work on another day. The suggested pace is two hours per day, but you can arrange your schedule any way you like.
No, that wouldn't be fair. We require an 85% or higher score on all exams, and participation throughout the course. You have up to three tries on all exams, and we're here to support you every step of the way. If you show up and give 100%, you will almost certainly be successful.
No. The Yoga Trapeze is different. We added handles, lowered the rig, and made the sling smaller so it's a fitness tool that anyone can use. Those dance and circus movements you see online are not what we teach. We teach very safe and simple poses for everyone.
Yes! The Yoga Trapeze is taught professionally in 21 countries, and it's extremely safe. This is not aerial silks or aerial arts, where you are flying from the ceiling three meters off the ground. We stay waist-height, never swing, and only practice safe and functional poses—not performance poses.
You’ll study online with video-based classes. This is particularly effective for learning pose names, anatomical names, and basic sequences. We also have two live webinars, during which you can ask questions, get answers, and prepare for the course.
As long as you have access to a phone or computer, you'll have no problems. It's a very low-tech course designed for everyone.
That's fine! As long as you're serious about learning, we're happy to invite you to the course.
Questions are great. Just ask! This is an at-home course, but it includes real-time interactions, so you can ask questions, get help, and talk with Lucas and the training team throughout the course.
Yes! The minimum is 10 rigs, and once you sign up for the course, you qualify for a wholesale account.

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