Aqua Yoga

Online Certification

Learn to teach aqua yoga in your community at your pace

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 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.

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

Rikki Gross

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

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 so you can see a full practice in action.
  • Plus videos on the benefits of aqua yoga, how to sequence, anatomy and physiology, principles of aquatics and more...
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Downloadable Resources

Reference materials

  • 88 page manual
  • Download 2 full practice sequences you can laminate
  • 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

  • Weekly 40 minute video conference calls
  • (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
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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 as they step up.

As a seasoned Aqua Yoga Practitioner, Christa's on-line course offered an avenue to broaden my knowledge and work with like-minded professionals. The course reflects Christa's personal approach, delivered in a sympathetic and caring way. The multi-media platforms used - video clips/written documents/links to studies and research, plus interactive live meetings with other course participants makes for an interactive way to learn. For those new to aquatic exercise, it offers a firm foundation into a rewarding career. 

Carol Ann

Aqua 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.

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

Are there any other costs?

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Do I need access to a pool?

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

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