Aqua Yoga

Online Certification

Learn to teach aqua yoga in your community at your pace

Why Teach Aqua Yoga

If you're an aquatics professional or a yoga teacher, aqua yoga is a natural modality to add to your offerings.

You'll make more money and improve the lives of more people by making a splash in your community.

Why an Online Training

The time and cost of travel can make continuing education cost prohibitive.  An online program allow you to complete the studies in your own timeframe and prevents having to travel long distances or abroad.

Why this training

Simple - Of the online aqua yoga courses available, this is the most complete, with the most face to face support.

Expand Your Income

As a yoga teacher,  aqua yoga can reduce the seasonality of your income.  Lots of teachers face student declines during the summer - summer is the busiest season for aqua yoga and expands your offerings to more locations and more people.

Expand Who You Serve

There's a huge percentage of the population who is not well served by traditional mat yoga - aqua yoga is accessible to them.  Aqua yoga is kinder on your body to teach as an aquatics professional and expands your offerings.

Expand Your Skillsets

Working in the medium of water expands your teaching skills and makes you a better teacher of land yoga.  Adding aqua yoga to existing aquatics programs helps you bring in new clients and offer existing clients new classes.

Aqua Yoga Online

Certification Curriculum

The course will cover all the material you need to become a qualified, confident aqua yoga teacher.

You'll be able to establish yourself as an aqua yoga teacher at your local pool when you've finished this course.

Aqua Yoga Practice

Video how-to's and a practice manual for the poses you'll teach.  Use of aqua yoga props and smart sequencing.

The Science

How anatomy & physiology, principles of aquatics, and research inform your teaching.

All 8 Limbs

Aqua yoga meditation, pranayama, and incorporating yoga philosophy. 

The practicalities of being an Aqua Yoga Teacher

Working with special populations, effective communication techniques, aqua yoga safety, business tips. 

Words from teachers I've trained

Even if it is messy, just do it!

The course work is presented as audio, video, written as well as personal face to face with Christa.  She shares her love of yoga and water exercise is simple to understand words. Her explanations are true to every aspect of working with people in a pool setting.


Aqua yoga allows you to get real with your participants, because you are on a journey yourself: same yoga principles, different environment. How do you clearly, effectively instruct a group of participants about water safety, exercise efficiency, safety and fun all at the same time? Christa touches on all of these aspects of Aqua Yoga in a very accessible way.

Personally I found Aqua Yoga, as Christa presents the discipline, intriguing and stimulating.  The course work is not overwhelming. I feel very confident with my new skills to provide Aqua Yoga practice to willing participants


Aquatics Pro

Far Beyond Expectations

This is by far the best online instruction I've ever experienced.  I highly recommend this course and any course Christa offers. It was incredibly organized with several modalities to learn the info. The platform, reading, recorded videos, live classes, Facebook page. There is an abundance of info and Christa is so accessible to answer questions, etc.

Mary Beth

RYT 200

Far Beyond Expectations

The course exceeded my expectations!

It's my third aqua yoga course and by far the best.
Your attention to detail and specificity, your videos doing each pose in conjunction with the written directions, variations, teaching tips and pictures, all created a very comprehensive course.


RYT 200

Video Resources

Packed with real time videos

  • Every pose we cover has two videos - one for how to perform the posture and one for all the teaching tips - 90+ videos (more than 14 hours)
  • You'll also receive three full sequence videos for a full aqua yoga practice
  • There's five class recordings of me teaching live classes to see what it all looks like in real life
  • Plus videos on the benefits of aqua yoga, how to sequence, anatomy and physiology, principles of aquatics and more...
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images of the resources available for download during the aqua yoga online certifiication course

Downloadable Resources

Reference materials

  • 88 page manual
  • Download 2 full practice sequences you can laminate
  • 36 audio recordings of the pose videos to use at the pool
  • My book, There's no P in our OOL, applying yoga philosophy to an aqua yoga practice
  • Download 2 full audio sequences  to practice and memorize

Teaching Support

Face to face feedback

  • Six Bi-weekly 2-hr video live training sessions via Zoom
  • (2) one half-hour private sessions with me during the course
  • Weekly support emails
  • 1-hour private session with me to go over your video teaching submission and get actionable teaching tips
  • Business of aqua yoga roundtable with guest speakers
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just added digital content

How to  Market a Niche Yoga Training

Specializing is fantastic but how will you share your new expertise with others?

That's exactly what we cover in this training so you can take your new specialty and not only share your excitement but also showcase your expertise and market your new offerings. We will also cover how to integrate this new specialty into your existing brand.

 With Amanda Mckinney, from Marketing Yoga with Confidence

What it looks like week by week

  • Week 1: You get your welcome email, how to join the Facebook group, and access to the first unit of materials
  • You get your first weekly support email with links to vote for the schedule for the first three live group sessions. Live sessions are held based on the time slots students vote for.  Yes, they're recorded for you to watch later if you miss us live.
  • Week 3: You get access to your second unit of materials and that week we'll vote for the second group of live sessions. The last live group sessions will be a time I set as we're having guest speakers talk about their aqua yoga businesses.
  •  Week 5: You get access to your last unit of materials.
  • During the year you have to finish the course, you use your two private sessions with me. To complete the course, you submit your teaching sample video and we meet for an hour to go over that.

When you're evaluating a training

You want to work with someone who's a leader in the field who has a track record of teaching and supporting others.

two women standing on the pool deck.  One holds the certificate she earned through the online aqua yoga certification


This course provides everything you ever wanted to know about doing and teaching yoga in the pool!

Christa makes the course enjoyable and provides a plethora of information to enable you to confidently teach aqua yoga to any type of student. 

The timeline for the course is very doable.

The class is very inclusive so, whether you are an aquatics professional or a yoga teacher, you will gain a ton of knowledge and insight.

I highly recommend the course.

Kathy yoga teacher

Yoga Instructor

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Meet Your Trainer

woman doing dead bug pose in the pool

Hi, I’m Christa.

I use my 25+ years of yoga practice, my Master's in education and all my teaching experiences to provide you with trainings that are complete, filled with resources, and actionable.  After this training you'll have the skillsets and the confidence to teach quality aqua yoga programs to diverse clients in your community.

Christa Fairbrother


Aqua Yoga Specialist

Aquatic Fitness Professional

Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified

MA, Museum Education


Here are some common questions about online Aqua Yoga.

Does this course qualify for CEU's?

What if I'm not already a yoga or aquatics teacher?

Are there any other costs?

Do you offer any scholarships?

How long do I have to complete the training?

When do the live sessions happen?

The live sessions are scheduled by group vote.  The available choices are between 9-3PM Eastern time due to daylight/pool hours in Florida.

What technology do I need for the course?

Do I need access to a pool?

Can I take this course if I'm outside the US?

What if I change my mind about the training?