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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

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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Seriously? It worked! Working with your Weakest Link

It's your weakest link that speaks to you first when you are tired, rundown or getting sick. It's that part of your body that maybe had a previous injury, surgery, or is just not quite 100%. You might feel it ache, get tight or tense, or even give way when you are...

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When Pondering a Hip Replacement

I share what is happening in my Yoga life with all of you so that we can learn together! And what I learn, I know others could benefit from that knowledge as well. We all grow smarter together when we share! So, I spent 12 days with my parents (now 87 and 88) in Ohio...

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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!


Charon Geigle, Wall, South Dakota, USA

Yoga Vista Academy continues to embrace and evolve teaching criteria and information for accessible asana. I chose Vista Academy’s Chair Teacher Program because they acknowledge the style of yoga I teach (Anusara) which tells me they are connected to other styles of yoga and collaborate with other related studies (somatics, massage, physical therapy, etc). Yoga Vista Academy is all about community which is manifested in their newsletter. They are willing to share the art of accessible asana through their newsletter and through this Chair Yoga Teacher Training.

Smita Vyas, Santiago, CHILE

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Corporate Yoga Teacher

Based on what I have seen in your YouTube videos, throughout the Corporate Yoga program and most certainly during your live Chair Yoga class — I definitely see what you’re doing, and can feel that you genuinely pour your heart and soul into the connections you have with others. Since changing career paths, I want to invest my collective skills and experience in something meaningful for people and spreading that goodness all around.

Dana Thiele, Rabun Gap, Georgia, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

I am so grateful to be a part of this yoga community! I have learned so much about anatomy, thanks to you and Justine. I really like the way the course is designed. Taking the a test after each section is brilliant! I have three notebooks full of information that you guys provided throughout the course. Wonderful to have to refer back to. Having access to the teaching videos is something that I take advantage of on a regular basis. A chair yoga teacher who attends my gentle yoga classes when in my area, is so impressed with what I have learned is going to take the chair yoga course you offer.