Aqua Yoga Teacher Training
CORBY EAST MIDLANDS INTERNATIONAL POOL | NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR YOGA TEACHERS
Making Yoga Accessible to All
Aqua Yoga provides an opportunity to practice balance and strengthening in an environment where falling over is no big deal! The buoyancy provided by the water allows people the chance to move their bodies in ways that may not yet be possible for them to do safely on dry land. This helps to build confidence and stability, as well as flexibility – making it a great way to recover following an injury, too.
Floating ‘noodles’ are used to help build strength and mobility - as pulling the noodles through the water provides resistance training in a similar way to resistance band work. The noodles also provide an opportunity to rediscover your inner child! Aqua Yogis are encouraged to splash around whilst using the noodles to practice floating.
Aqua Yoga will teach you that, when you’re supported, it’s ok to have a wobble, fall over, and make a splash – and that resilience is built in the act of getting back up and trying again.
What does the Aqua Yoga Teacher Training Programme cover?
The Active Balance Aqua Yoga Teacher Training programme covers in detail, specific practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
Under the guidance of a qualified instructor, you will:
Learn a 45-minute Aqua Yoga session that will work for everybody who attends, regardless of ability.
Practice this sequence both on land, and in the pool.
Practice sequencing your own Aqua Yoga class, on land, and in the pool.
Discover an array of modifications and variations to postures, using props, that will enable you to deliver a class that allows everyone to find the challenge that is right for them.
Learn about emergency procedures that will help to keep everyone safe whilst in the pool.
Understand that having fun is as important as anything else - for you and the people in your class!
Take the next steps on your aqua yoga teacher journey
The Aqua Yoga Teacher Training programme will give you the opportunity to gain teaching experience and learn how to confidently guide students safely and effectively through their aqua yoga practice.
The programme is suitable for qualified yoga teachers, who want to offer aqua yoga to individual clients or who want to offer aqua yoga classes to the public.
Enrol on the Aqua Yoga Teacher Training programme in three easy steps:
1. To begin your aqua yoga teacher journey with us, BOOK ONLINE or CONTACT us.
2. If accepted onto the programme, you will need to reserve your place by paying a deposit.
3. Your remaining balance can be paid in full, before the start of the programme. You can find more information in PAYMENT OPTIONS.
Successful completion of this course will offer one certificate:
Aqua Yoga CPD Certificate.
After the successful completion of the programme, you can teach aqua yoga, for example, to the general public or on a one-to-one basis.
Aqua Yoga Teacher Training
Date and Schedule
The Aqua Yoga Teacher Training CPD course costs £375 (usual price £425).
You can secure your place on the programme with a non-refundable deposit of £100.
Pay by instalments
You can secure your place with a non-refundable deposit and pay the rest of your balance in monthly interest-free instalments.
To discuss payment plans please CONTACT us.
If you leave the programme for any reason, or don’t take up your place, then anything you’ve paid is non-refundable.
In exceptional circumstances, we can carry your payments over to a future programme. CONTACT us for further information.
To qualify, you must pass the teaching assessment, attend all sessions and finish paying for the programme in full. The Aqua Yoga CPD Certificate will be issued to successful graduates at the end of the programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
WILL STUDENTS FEEL COLD IN THE WATER WHEN PRACTICING AQUA YOGA?
The reality is that different people feel temperature differently. It can be a challenge to find a temperature that suits everyone in a class in a yoga studio, too! However, the health clubs where the instructor has taught these classes since 2016 (Bannatyne / Nuffield / David Lloyd) usually keep their pools at around 28 degrees. This is a comfortable temperature for some, but not for all. When students get moving, and the blood gets pumping, they tend to warm up. There are quicker movements built into the class, at regular intervals, to make sure that everyone stays warm.
PRACTICING YOGA IN WATER MUST LIMIT THE TYPE OF ASANAS (POSTURE) YOU CAN TEACH. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CANNOT TEACH INVERSIONS, FORWARD FOLDS, AND SEATED POSTURES. DOES THIS LIMIT THE BENEFITS OF AQUA YOGA?
The Aqua Yoga sequence has been designed to mirror the holistic work of Yoga. Therefore, there are postures designed to strengthen and stretch the body in a similar way to a studio-based Yoga class. This sequence will help to strengthen and stretch the arms and shoulders in a similar way that inversions and downward-facing dog do, to stretch the hamstrings and strengthen the abdominal region in a similar way that forward folds do, and to strengthen the lower back in the way that Cobra does. The instructor has designed the Aqua Yoga sequence in a way that allows people to feel the benefits of Yoga practice in the water.
WHAT TYPE OF STUDENTS WILL JOIN AN AQUA YOGA CLASS?
Aqua Yoga is particularly beneficial for people with limited mobility. This is because they have the chance to experience a Yoga practice in a way that they may not be able to in a more conventional Yoga class, as they may not feel like they can bear weight on their wrists yet, or feel confident about sitting on the floor, or be confident about getting up and down from the ground repeatedly.
Some people come along to Aqua Yoga on walking supports, and then find themselves doing tree and dancer pose before long! However, this class also appeals to those who are physically very able in some ways (who may even be superficially very strong), as it challenges them to move in ways that they may not be used to. Also, balancing in the water can be akin to trying to balance on a wobble ball / board - which helps with proprioception and core strength. There is also a unique floatation relaxation section in this class, which can help reduce levels of stress and anxiety. Therefore, people of all levels of ability will benefit from this class in one way or another.