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Online Chair Yoga Teacher Certification Program

The Most Comprehensive Chair Yoga Training Program with Deep Dive into the Anatomy of Aging. Learn they whys, hows and whens of teaching Yoga to Seniors and people with physical limitations.

Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification Program

A Complete Program to Expand your Knowledge and Skills to Teach Yoga Safe and Effectively. Explore and go deep into many of the health issues, challenges and conditions common to the 50+ population.

Online Corporate Yoga Teacher Certification Program

A Real Life Corporate Approach to Deskworker Yoga Training with an Anatomical Focus. Through a Lunch and Learn format and dozens of sample Gentle & Chair Yoga classes, learn how to bring Yoga into the workplace.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Teacher Certification Program

A Deep Dive Approach to Spinal Issues using Yoga Therapy Concepts and Prescriptive Asanas. Immerse yourself in Structural Anatomy of the common conditions found in the Spine and how to modify Yoga appropriately.

Chair Yoga Dance Teacher Certification Program

A Successfully Proven Format of Fun, Creativity and Empowerment for Learning and Choreographing Chair Yoga Dances. A repeatable method for easily learning existing dances, or amazing theory for creating your own.

Gentle Somatic Yoga Teacher Certification Program

A Comprehensive Approach to Re-training the Body and Brain connection for Greater Body Freedom. Featuring the creative work of James Knight, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator, found of Gentle Somatic Yoga.


Recent Posts

What are the Guidelines for Forward Flexion for Seniors?

Have you heard these familiar words of caution? Seniors should not bend No Spinal Flexion for Seniors No Bending for anyone with Osteoporosis Keep the thoracic spine flat to avoid fractures Those with Osteoporosis should NEVER twist! During my Chair Yoga Class this...

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Exploring the Temple, Our Bodies Uncovered

Justine Shelton and I spent 5 days with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains and Todd Garcia, Director and Dissection Master of the Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment in Boulder, CO. In those 5 privileged days, we saw more than one could ever expect to see inside the...

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LIVE! Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program


The Best of Both Worlds! Online studies and LIVE! Teaching Sessions

LIVE! Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program

Starting in 2019!


‎Ana Polanco Hernando‎

Occupational Therapist

What LOVE best about Yoga Vista Academy is the comprehensive detail to the online trainings and manuals. As on occupational therapist with over 20 years experience, I have never taken an anatomy and movement course specifically for geriatrics AND with the detail and care the information was presented. I am so happy I found this resource. I haven’t finished the Chair Yoga for Seniors course just yet but have incorporated what I have learned thus far with the geriatric patients I have on my caseload. Thank you!

Cindy Willis

Cindy Willis

Pueblo, Colorado | United States

Thank you Justine for your encouraging words! You and Sherry, together, are gifts to all of us who have completed the certification program. You are truly gifts that keep on giving! The knowledge you have provided for us is so deeply appreciated. Not only knowledge, but wisdom that you both are so generous in sharing with us. I truly love and admire both of you. Cannot thank you enough.

Chair Yoga Trained

Live Workshop Attendees: Bell

“10 Oh my God! I never realized what a horrible thing vertigo can be. Information of BPPV – so timely and well explained.”

“10 What a master teacher Kim is! This info is so relevant and important to me individually and for all of us as teachers. I now have the language to explain BPPV in a clear, easy to understand way. Knowing where to go for help is a HUGE relief!”

“10 I’ve never seen a Q&A format work SO well – masterful, informed, compassionate teaching. Thank you! “What you thought of as deficits are truly your gifts to the world….” LOVE THIS!”