The Yoga Vista Academy is a Continuing Education School for the advancement and certification of Yoga teachers and Health and Wellness professionals
in their selected specialties.
We offer advanced training and certifications for Gentle, Senior, Chair Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Somatics.
Advanced Gentle Yoga Training & Certifications
At the Yoga Vista Academy, we believe that every person, no matter the age, health condition, experience or stage of life, can benefit from the calming and healing energy of yoga. We help to prepare teachers with confidence and skills to serve this fast-growing yoga student community.
Become Certified to Teach and Expand your Expertise!
Along with earning Yoga Alliance Continuing Education units for all courses and workshops,
the student teacher can achieve certification upon passing the accreditation exam for Chair
Yoga and/or Somatic Yoga.
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and Certification Programs.
Advanced Training Curriculum
Our Curriculum is created to provide flexibility for the student teacher so that they can craft their own level of expertise in the area of their interest.
By selecting from a variety of courses and tracks, the teacher can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education units required to keep their Yoga Teaching status current.
Attend one or all of our
weekend workshops and hone your yoga teaching and professional skills to meet the needs of the gentle, senior and chair yoga student population.
Earn Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education Units for each session.
October 18-21, 2013 Fall Weekend Workshop in Vista/Oceanside (suburbs of San Diego, CA).
Past Workshops Check out our Past Workshops and order the Illustrated Workshop Manuals.
Three-Time Yoga Alliance Conference Presenter
Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT, Gentle Yoga Teacher
"Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga: The Untapped Market"
Baby Boomers, Seniors and Deskworkers can all benefit from a gentler style of yoga. And what better way to reach these populations than to go out into the community and teach them right where they are! Join Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT and Yoga Studio owner, at the Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Conference in Washington DC to find out how to bring yoga into your local libraries, senior centers, assisted living centers, hospitals and workplaces.
Find out more!
In-Depth Studies of Gentle, Senior, Chair, Yoga Therapy and Somatics
Events & Workshops
October 2013 Advanced Gentle Yoga Intensives! EARLY BIRD Registration Open!
Indepth Chair Yoga for Everyone Workshop - For Deskworkers,
Seniors and Wheelchair-Bound
Gentle Yoga Therapy for Joint Health - focusing on Knees & Hips
August 2013 Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Conference
"Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga: The Untapped Market" by Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT & Co-Director
of the Yoga Vista Academy - Find out more!
FREE! Instructional Videosfor Teachers
When the SI joint gets out of alignment most people know it. But, they often don't know what type of stretches or movements to do that would help relieve pain or even improve their condition. Watch a yoga student try to decipher her dilemma and how Yoga Therapist, Justine Shelton, responds with practical advice.
Seniors! We Got Your Back! - If you teach yoga to senior citizens, or are a senior citizen yourself, keeping your spine safe and supported is a common concern in Yoga. Learn how to modify specific forward bending and twisting movements to keep yoga safe and effective.
That's Why I Teach Gentle Yoga - If you had the power within you to help people with chronic pain and empower them to live a healthier, happier life - where would your life take you? Consider teaching Gentle Yoga and lift the spirits of a fellow world traveler.
Gentle Yoga - A Matter of Heart - Coming back from heart surgery created a unique opportunity for this new Yoga Teacher. Gentle Yoga supported and guided Heather through her own healing process. With every crisis, there lies opportunity for self-growth...
Yoga for Every Body - What does this group of people in one room have in common? Their ages range from 20's to 70's - some are big, some are small - some are injured, some are stressed - some are mellow, some are hyper? You guessed it!