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Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers Print CE Course Updated Version

Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers Print CE Course Updated Version


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    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers, Updated Edition Print CE Course helps fitness professionals customize yoga programs based on clients’ goals and needs. This course presents more than 50 yoga postures that strengthen and support clients at all levels and explains the basic kinesiology behind each exercise. Breathing techniques, meditations, visualization, and affirmations are also covered.

    Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers presents sport-specific yoga programs for jogging, cycling, golf, tennis, and dance conditioning as well as yoga programs for general flexibility, upper- and lower-body strength, core stability, weight loss, and stress reduction. Programs alleviate chronic fatigue, back pain, and discomforts of pregnancy. The course concludes with a continuing education exam for credit through participating organizations.

    Course Objectives

    • Teach 21 classic yoga posses using cues and demonstration.

    • Identify the basic kinesiology for 21 common yoga poses.

    • Identify the four categories of contraindicated yoga poses.

    • Understand why yoga qualifies as a somatic science.

    • Explain the significance of sensory awareness and how it relates to yoga asana.

    • Teach poses that strengthen the multifidus muscle and support core stability.

    • Teach two breathing inquiries.

    • Teach two primary breathing techniques.

    • Teach simple meditation techniques.

    • Use visualization (imagery) and affirmation (positive self-statement).

    • Understand how yoga techniques complement sport psychology.

    • Select, customize, and modify appropriate yoga postures to fit an individual client's needs, goals, preferences, and comfort level.

    • Teach a general flexibility training program using 10 yoga postures.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers, physical therapists and physiotherapists, group fitness and yoga instructors, and fitness professionals

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Yoga Theory and Techniques

    Chapter 1. A Somatic Science

    Chapter 2. Spinal Stabilization and Core Awareness

    Chapter 3. Releasing Tight Hips

    Chapter 4. The Yoga Postures

    Chapter 5. Contraindications

    Chapter 6. Managing Stress through Selective Attention

    Chapter 7. Yoga and Sport Psychology

    Part II: Yoga Training Programs

    Chapter 8. Improve Fitness, Yoga for General Flexibility Training

    Yoga for Strength Training

    Yoga for Core Stability

    Chapter 9. Reduce Stress

    Yoga for Stress Reduction

    Yoga for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

    Chapter 10. Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

    Yoga for Pregnancy

    Yoga for Back Pain Management

    Yoga for Weight Loss and Addictive Behaviors

    Chapter 11. Provide Challenge

    Yoga for Jogging

    Yoga for Cycling

    Yoga for Golf

    Yoga for Tennis

    Yoga for Dance Conditioning

    About the Author

    Linda-Christy Weiler is the Executive Director for the Academy of Holistic Fitness, a company that provides yoga and somatic-based perceptive and integrative fitness continuing education courses for certified fitness professionals. She has a Master’s degree in Somatic Studies (the Self experienced as a body), a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and more than twenty-five years of experience as a fitness professional and movement educator.

    She served as director of the Yoga Fitness Program at the Hindu Cultural Center in Nashville’s Ganesha Temple for eleven years, and has trained in various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Kriya, Bikram, and Iyengar techniques. Her certifications include NASM CPT & CES, ACE Health Coach, and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She is an affiliate member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP), and a past member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).

    What distinguishes her teaching is her interest in the effect of this work on the total person, not just on the body. She believes that health, fitness, and lifetime happiness are attained through a combination of physical, psychological, and spiritually-based training techniques, and that the essential qualities of poise, self-respect, inherent nobility, discipline, and loving kindness are integral aspects of optimal wellness.


    "I learned how to enhance the mindfulness of my training practice for myself and for my clients. The materials and information were very valuable for life and for my business."

    T. Jackier—La Jolla, California

    "This course gave me the tools I need to confidently incorporate yoga into my clients’ workouts and help them benefit from it. I now know better techniques to incorporate with my clients.”

    S. Hall—Percival, Iowa

    "This knowledge will help many of my clients with becoming more self-aware. The course also gave me many ways to apply stretching and relaxing in my personal training regimens."

    L. Christopher—Frisco, Texas

    "I will use this content to enhance the flexibility and overall well-being of my clients through use of the stretching and relaxation techniques that I have learned."

    D. Penich—St. Williams, Ontario

    "This course offered wonderful explanations, pictures, and practical applications with a great deal of information in a usable format. There are great question-and-answer sections along with the review section at the end of each chapter."

    S. Winecke—Eagan, Minnesota