25-Hour Academic Certificate BONUS! 100% Tuition Credit for In-Person Course
If you love the Yoga Trapeze® and would like to become a certified teacher (or simply deepen your personal practice), I’d like to introduce to you 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 remarkable way for them to experience transformation.
Share the Benefits of Inversion Yoga with Everyone – 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.
When taught correctly, people of all ages can experience inversion therapy using the Yoga Trapeze®, building the strength needed to eventually progress to mat-based inverted poses.
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—they 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, even any country, you want. More and more opportunities arise every day, and for adventurous people, there are endless options.
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 outreaches the supply. (There are still less 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 (two 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. If you miss a day, no problem, 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 Facebook 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, and during live lecture days, I’ll broadcast Facebook Live videos.
Live Training Sessions. Along with myself, YOGABODY’s expert trainers will conduct training sessions via Facebook Live. 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.
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 (TRXs), so it’s easy to add the Yoga Trapeze® 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, and using the Yoga Trapeze®, clients can invert gravity 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 Yoga Trapeze® Online Teacher 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. As yoga teachers, we are not doctors, but our yoga can serve as a form of rehab therapy when taught correctly, 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, twisted around, 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: Taught correctly, the Yoga Trapeze® is extremely safe, 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? During the course, 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.
Online vs. Offline: How Do I Decide?
If you’re trying to decide between our online or in-person course option—stop thinking! You don’t have to choose one or the other because 100% of your online tuition* can be applied to any of our in-person courses, whether that means a course at our headquarters in Barcelona or with any of our training partners around the world.
*RULES: 100% of your online tuition can be credited toward any available in-person training produced by YOGABODY in the next 12 months. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or rebates. Most in-person courses sell out fast, so do register in advance.
Why Choose Online Training?
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 chances are someone is in your timezone and on your schedule.
Affordable Investment – The tuition is lower, and with no travel expenses, this is a very affordable option for high-level training.
100% Tuition Credit for Future Training (365 days) – Many students are planning (or hoping!) to join a live, in-person course with us in the future. Great! Your tuition investment is 100% deductable from any future Yoga Trapeze® in-person course within the next year. Full course calendar here.
Busy Schedule? No Problem – You can go at your own pace, join just the live classes, or make the course work however you need. We know that work and family obligations can be overwhelming, so you can mix and match the schedule to fit your life.
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.
Expert-Level Training Experience – You’ll have direct access to all the best resources and trainers in the world on this amazing device.
Meet Your Teachers
LUCAS ROCKWOOD | Course Director, Master Trainer
With a formal yoga training background in Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, Hot Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. His most influential teachers (all of whom he personally studied with) include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens, M.D., and SN Goenka. Through his internationally syndicated podcast, writing, and research, Lucas consults directly with leading minds in health and wellness.
As a guest teacher, Lucas led the largest online training for Yoga Alliance North America and has carved out a place for himself as the leader in eLearning for yoga teachers. More than 2,000 students have graduated from his in-person teacher training programs, he has thousands of active members at his studios in Barcelona, and he manages a team of 19 teachers internationally. He is best known for his clarity in teaching, science-based approach to practice, and his entrepreneurial skills applied to yoga business.
As a writer, his work has been featured in numerous publications including Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Satya, and dozens of newspapers. He has been featured on television programs in New York, California, Bangkok, and Barcelona.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master Yoga Teacher Platinum (Yoga Alliance Australia), RYT 500, E-RYT 200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance USA). See more
A certified yoga teacher in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga by Yoga Alliance (200 hours), Camilo decided to train as an instructor to deepen his practice. From his first training course, he knew that he wanted to dedicate himself to teaching yoga.
Camilo has been teaching classes in different studios in Barcelona for many years. In January 2015, he joined the YOGABODY Barcelona team as a full-time teacher and trainer. He teachers groups of all sizes and levels.
QUALIFICATIONS: E-RYT 200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance USA). See more
Ekaterina (Katy) took her first yoga class while studying at university. At the time, she couldn’t do a single Chaturanga, her hands would shake after class, and she swore she would never go back—but she always did!
After five years of dedicated practice, Katy completed her first teacher training course with It’s Yoga and immediately began teaching private classes and working part-time at local yoga studios. In 2016, Katy joined the YOGABODY team full-time, and today her focus is entirely on yoga teaching and training.
As a passionate instructor and dedicated yoga student, Katy constantly broadens her horizons. Currently she is completing the certification of Therapeutic Yoga at Fisiom Yoga Institute and continues her personal practice of Ashtanga-vinyasa yoga (Mysore style).
QUALIFICATIONS: E-RYT 200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance USA). See more
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 Fitness is excited to offer this Yoga Trapeze® Online Teacher Training Course, in which you’ll learn how to teach both group and private sessions for beginner and intermediate students.
This course is registered with Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE). By successfully graduating from this course, you’ll be qualified at the 25-hour academic level for the official Yoga Trapeze® Teacher Training. If possible, we recommend you also attend an in-person course or apprentice at a local studio to obtain the practical, real-world training experience.
For students that already teach yoga, Pilates, personal training, or group fitness, 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.
Many of our online course graduates plan to come to an in-person training with us, but they are not yet sure when or where. We typically have eight to 12 courses per year in various locations around the world, and your online training tuition is 100% deductable from any of these within one year.
How it Works?
Join this course & graduate successfully
BONUS! 100% of your tuition fee is deducted from any in-person course you might attend in the next 12 months*
*Discount is for maximum one course, based on standard rate. No other discount can be applied. Space is limited for in-person courses, so please book early. For a full list of courses, please see our COURSE CALENDAR.
Yes, you certainly can—but it all depends on you. If you have a background in yoga, Pilates, or dance instruction, you’ll pick this up very quickly. If you’ve never taught anything before, we recommend you utilize your 100% tuition credit to join a live course this year or apprentice locally to get your practical experience.
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.
If you already own a Yoga Trapeze®, then choose the option without the rig. If you don’t have a rig, obviously, you’ll need one 🙂 The last option is to become an official affiliate, which means you’ll have a branded website, web store, and links from our sites to yours. If you’re serious about this, it’s a very inexpensive way to kickstart your business. So which is best? Based on your goals, you decide.
NOTE: These reviews are mostly from students who attended out course in Barcelona.
NBA Player, Myles Turner (taught by certified teacher Bridget Gibbs)
Success Stories: Yoga Trapeze® Training
“This course has made me proud to be a yoga teacher…” Before this course, I never focused on anatomy, but now I love it. The course pushed me to wake up every morning and practice, and it introduced me to yoga teachers around the world. It even improved my English! Now, I am proud to say I am a yoga teacher.
- Teata Thararoop
“This course is top-notch…” I have seen, designed, and participated in many yoga programs and this one is top-notch. Professional, well organized, clean, high quality materials, plus a big heartfelt delivery style. On a global scale, this is heads and shoulders above the rest.
- Jennifer Steed
“Tons of information and support…” I loved the layout of this course! Tons of information and support. I now feel very confident that I will be able to teach safely and successfully.
- Michelle Fernandez
“The Yoga Trapeze and this online teacher training course gave me my life back…” I was feeling defeated by my health. I’ve suffered from fibromyalgia and many back issues, such as degenerative disk disease, arthritis, and two posterior herniations. I was desperate for help…
I bought a Yoga Trapeze and a rig about a year ago, but I didn’t do much with it until I saw a Facebook post for this online teacher training. What!! I knew my life was about to change, if I could just push ahead. With my ailments, I’ve had issues staying committed to anything related to exercise; that is, until the classes for the course started and I could stay connected with fellow classmates and teachers. I began looking forward to each class and practicing every day. The best and most important thing was the pain that I had felt for years was starting to diminish. The helplessness was fading. Now, the need to show off this miracle inversion sling is so much stronger than I could have ever imagined! I really want to give people their life back because this is what it’s done for me. Thank you YOGABODY, from the bottom of my heart!
- Kelly Irizarry
“I enjoyed being able to do the teacher training online, at a manageable pace…” I enjoyed being able to do the teacher training online, at a manageable pace. The lessons were easy to follow and the sequencing worked well. I did the class for my personal use, but I feel I could confidently teach a class down the road if I choose to do so.
- Helen Hackworth
“This course was so incredibly thorough…” This course is absolutely amazing! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to study with Lucas from the comfort of my own home. I was a complete novice when I registered for the teacher training. I also suffered from injuries, from my toes to my jaw, and saw tremendous improvements in my body as I was taking the course. I learned a lot about posture, and how to correct it and live free of back pain. I learned about the spine and injuries that can occur along it. This course was so incredibly thorough! Thank you!!
- Amy Hackett
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 Fitness 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.
Online courses of all types are popping up daily—but most are worthless. We spent months creating an at-home experience that models our in-person courses as much as possible, and we’re extremely proud to share it with you. That being said, if you complete the course in its entirety and for whatever reason don’t feel you received the education you expected, we’ll refund your tuition fee in full.
100% Tuition Credit
If you’re trying to decide between our online or in-person course—stop thinking! You don’t have to choose one or the other because 100 percent of your online tuition* can be applied to any of our in-person courses, whether that means a course at our headquarters in Barcelona or with any of our training partners around the world.
*RULES: 100 percent of your online tuition can be credited toward any available in-person training produced by YOGABODY in the next 12 months. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or rebates. Most in-person courses sell out fast, so do register in advance.