Aqua Yoga Online Certification

Learn to teach aqua yoga without traveling

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 to 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.

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. 

Over 90 videos

  • Every pose has two videos - one for how to perform the posture and one for all the teaching tips 
  • You also receive three full 45- minute sequence videos  of aqua yoga classes.
  • There's five class recordings of me teaching live public 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...

Downloadable audio and

printed materials

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

What resources do I get in the course?

The course is packed with resources for different learning styles.

You're Supported the Whole Time

Face-to-face help and feedback

  • Six Bi-weekly 2-hr video live training sessions via Zoom
  • (2) one half-hour private sessions with me during the course for anything you need help with
  •  Support emails daily Mon - Fri
  • 1-hour private session with me to go over your video teaching submission and get actionable teaching tips
  • Course discussion board to submit questions
  • Business of aqua yoga roundtable with guest speakers
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Mary Beth

-RYT 200-

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. There is an abundance of info and Christa is so accessible to answer questions, etc.

Why this training


It's fully online

The time and cost of travel can make continuing education cost prohibitive.  An online program allows you to complete the course at your own pace and prevents having to travel long distances or abroad.


It's the most complete

If this were an in-person training, it would four days of instruction.  Since it's staggered out over six weeks, you have time to use and absorb the material and the practice.


You get the most support

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


-RYT 200-

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.


Aqua Pro

The course work is presented as audio, video, and written as well as personal face-to-face with Christa.   The coursework is not overwhelming. 

Her explanations are true to every aspect of working with people in a pool setting. How do you clearly and 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.  

I feel very confident with my new skills to provide Aqua Yoga instruction.

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


RYT 500

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.

Boost your business

Bonus digital content

How to  promote your new certification

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

July 2024 cohort

Starting Saturday July 20th

You can be done in as quickly as 6 weeks to start teaching in the summer.  

23 slots available

Split payment option.

Live Session Dates

Session #1 Tue, Jul 30th 10 2 PM - 4 PM Eastern

Session #2 Sat, Aug 10th 10 AM - noon Eastern

Session #3 Tue, Aug 13th 2 PM - 4 PM Eastern

Session #4 Sat, Aug 24th 10 AM - noon Eastern

Session #5 Tue, Aug 27th 2 PM - 4 PM Eastern

Session #6 Sat, Sep 7th 10 AM - noon Eastern

All sessions are recorded.  

You receive the video and written transcripts.

Meet Your Trainer

Photo of Christa Fairbrother in the pool. Her back is to the pool wall and she has her hands open to be spread on the pool deck. She's wearing a blue one-piece swimsuit that has side panels in salmon with turquoise trim around the neck and armholes.

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 completing this course, you'll have the skillsets and the confidence to teach quality aqua yoga programs to diverse clients in your community.

Christa Fairbrother


Aquatic Fitness Professional

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Professional

Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified

Aqua Yoga Specialist

MA, Museum Education

FAQ's About the Program

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