I was on the latest episode of the YogaPro podcast hosted by Pamela Crane of Interoceptive Performance. The episode is packed with information about what aqua yoga is in general. Of course, we drilled down on what is interception in aqua yoga, what’s different about Pranayama, or yoga breathwork, and we covered props. It was a great chat so be sure and use the links below to listen on your preferred podcast service.

Title of Podcast Episode: What is Aqua Yoga with Christa Fairbrother


Have you tried Aqua Yoga or been curious to find out more about it?  Today on The Yoga Pro Podcast, Christa Fairbrother joins us to chat about the physiological differences between land and water yoga. Also, the many considerations when planning to teach Aqua Yoga.  Christa is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500, and she has a ton of certifications including: aqua yoga specialist, yoga for arthritis instructor, aquatic therapy and rehab institute, arthritis foundation, and accessible yoga. She is a long-time sufferer of arthritis and now helps other people use the tools of yoga to manage their health. 

[1:25] How Christa found aqua yoga

[4:23] Her feelings about finally getting a diagnosis

[6:32] Why she loves aqua yoga

“Living with these arthritic conditions, it really supports me in the way that it makes things easier. It’s good for my arthritic joints; and then the way that it challenged me, it’s good for my arthritis.”

[8:55] Finding the right pool for aqua yoga and how water temperature affects the type of practice

[13:13] Differences between yoga on land and in the water

[19:37] Christa’s teaching style

[28:26] Props for aqua yoga

[34:56] Christa’s favorite tools of yoga to use in her classes

[40:21] How pranayama practices differ in the water

[44:06] Social connection in the pandemic

Where to listen to Interoceptive Aqua Yoga

Listen on Libsyn

Listen on Spotify

If you’re a Podcast lover, listen to these other podcasts I’ve done:

If you’d like to listen to other podcast interviews I’ve done, pop these in your earbuds:

Aqua Yoga and the Chakras on The Chakra Way Podcast

Flow with Aqua Yoga on the Flow Artists

Persistence with aqua yoga on the Persistence U podcast

Meet Christa Fairbrother on Conversations for Yoga Teachers

Aqua Yoga on Veganish and All Things Healthy

What is Aqua Yoga on Intuitively Rich

Interoceptive Aqua Yoga on The Yoga Pro podcast

Aqua Yoga for Arthritis on Arthritis Life


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