Aqua Yoga Online Instructor Training

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 24 customer ratings
(24 customer reviews)


Aqua Yoga Online Instructor Training

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Important Notes:

1) If you want to receive a hard copy (physical copy mailed to you) certificate (showing you have completed the course) please click here to add this option to your shopping cart before you check out. Please note that you will be able to download your CEC forms and a certificate suitable for printing on certificate paper sold at an office supply store with your program at no additional charge. The hard copy certificate is a professionally designed certificate that is completely optional.

2) This is the online version only. If you want a hardcopy version, you will need to purchase that product here

TIME TO COMPLETE: You have 12 months to complete this course. If you do not finish within 12 months, a fee will be assessed to re-instate your course.

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24 reviews for Aqua Yoga Online Instructor Training

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy M.

    Well written, obviously by knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Challenging, yet easy to understand and follow. Excellent! Looking forward to more courses!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy (verified owner)

    I am a land based yoga teacher with over 10,000 hours of experience. I found the yoga theory portion of the course an excellent concise summary. The aqua yoga theory and practicum was also well written and presented. Overall, an excellent teacher training course.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Rhoads (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for such a thorough course and information!
    I have been a swimmer all my life and I have taught swimming and swim instructors for years.
    I very much enjoy land yoga and the exercise/stretching it allows, but this Aqua Yoga is a marvelous supplement to it all. I am very appreciative for you and your program.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Rhoads (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for such a thorough course and information!
    I have been a swimmer all my life and I have taught swimming and swim instructors for years.
    I very much enjoy land yoga and the exercise/stretching it allows, but this Aqua Yoga is a marvelous supplement to it all. I am very appreciative for you and your program.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hope (verified owner)

    Thank you for a well written text, fantastic video and open communication via email with your very reasonably priced aqua yoga teacher training program. The program is well rounded, addressing not only yoga theory, but a bit of anatomy, aqua fitness principals, differences in varying populations of students and asanas. I absolutely love aqua yoga and your course has helped me gain confidence to teach what I love! Thank you! You exemplify what is great about yoga.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna M (verified owner)

    I frequently refer to the White Crow aqua yoga manual and the DVD to refresh the principles of adapting yoga to the water. It seems something new pops out each time I do this….be it some slight detail or cue I missed before. My students are benefiting from your expertise and I am very grateful that you share your teachings so generously. Many thanks, Michele Purdy (Ontario Canada)

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda (verified owner)

    I loved this course. The manual is well-written ( I use it as a reference often) and a great summary of all of the elements involved in teaching an aquatic yoga class, including understanding the history of yoga. I appreciate the time and effort put forth in making this program available to us online. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us so that we as instructors can continue to share the wonderful gift of an aquatic yoga practice with others!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5


    It’s great to be able to learn aquatic yoga from home study, and I appreciate the manual and class video.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5


    This course is grounded in the yoga tradition and provides all the needed information for the yoga instructor to understand and make the appropriate modifications of the tools of yoga to the aquatic environment. Mary was also very helpful and responsive to questions by email. I have recommended this course to yoga teachers who want to add an additional dimension to their teaching of yoga. My only regret is that I did not order a hard copy of the book and DVD when they were available as an option for my on-line certification. This course offering is well-paced and generously offered at a reasonable rate. Thank you!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kinyorda (verified owner)

    It was great to both have a routine to follow online and have a manual with photos all of the different poses. It was very easy for me to put together my own routines after taking the online class. There aren’t a lot of fitness certifications offered in my area. When my gym wanted to add Aqua yoga, I was able to complete the course in a short period of time so that I could teach the class. Reasonably priced and easy to follow. Would recommend for anyone looking for yoga certifications.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda (verified owner)

    Thank you for the comprehensive reference manual and the demonstration video. Between the two, I have all of the information I need to instruct a well-thought out class and be able to adjust each class based on the level of knowledge and experience within it. . I enjoyed the exam content, which assured that we had read and understood the text and its application. Thank you, as well for your kindness in our communications. Best wishes to you and all you have sent out into the world to bless others.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michelle (verified owner)

    Enjoyed the course, very informative reference manual, great to see both land based and water poses included, the demonstration video was great assistance, thanks very much

    • Mary Irby

      Hi Michelle, Thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the course! Yes, I’d definitely ask students to keep hands at heart level with high BP. With prenatal students – yes, you are on the right track, but I will email you a PowerPoint slide deck that I use in teaching the prenatal portion of my RYT 200, which I think will help you. There are a lot of good tips that would apply to both land and water yoga. Thanks again for taking the course! Namaste, Mary

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    phyllamaral (verified owner)

    This was an excellent course, very thorough, knowledgeable and professional. Mary did a wonderful job of designing and explaining a water-based yoga class that will enable so many more people to succeed at yoga with all its benefits than otherwise would. I am a YogaFit instructor and wouldn’t have had a clue how to transfer some of the poses into a water-based practice! So much great information, not just the moves but benefits and cautions; a great price, just excellent overall. Thank you, Mary!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (verified owner)

    Given the popularity of aqua fitness classes and yoga, it is mind-boggling how little information exists about aqua yoga! I was very excited to find this extremely affordable online course – as far as I know, there is no other online aqua yoga training available.

    Aren’t we lucky, then, that the one course we have available is such high quality – it consists of a very comprehensive manual and an online video demonstrating an aqua yoga class. The quiz really helps you learn the materials, and you can retake it without having to pay an additional fee, like with some online aqua fitness courses.

    Mary follows up in email and is very friendly and approachable. I was able to take some of the postures and movements from the course and incorporate them into my hybrid aqua aerobics/yoga class immediately!

    If I had one suggestion for future courses, it would be this: I love the manual – it is high quality and focuses on substance and not fluff – and goes beyond just an overload of bullet points (some aqua manuals/ebooks are not that well-written). But it would be even better if Mary recorded some audio or video lectures explaining the materials as well. I love reading but it is always great to hear a lecture too.

    Thank you for the great course and I will be getting more courses from your website!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristen Hoffman (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved this online course. I am a certified water fitness instructor but I am new to all things yoga. This was a great introductory course for me and well worth the time and money. It gave me a basic foundation and after reading the manual and watching the video I feel ready to teach my first aqua yoga class. I could not ask for a better resource and Mary was always available to answer any of my questions. Thanks again for a great educational certification that has so many great practical applications!!!

    • Mary Irby

      Thanks so much, Kristen!

      Namaste, Mary

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophie (verified owner)

    This course was exactly what I had hoped for! The manual is very well written and contains an excellent review of yoga theory and basics. The pictures are really helpful, particularly in that you are able to see the poses both in the water and on land! I had been toying with yoga poses in the pool on my own and was so happy to find a course that I could complete online, as I am quite often traveling and it is hard to attend scheduled classes and workshops.
    Thanks for putting together a great course! Highly recommended for teachers wondering how to teach yoga that is accessible for a wide range of people who might not be comfortable in land based classes!

    • Mary Irby

      Thanks, Sophie! I know you’ll be able to help a lot of students with your prior yoga training, aqua yoga, and your physical therapy studies. Please stay tuned to our newsletter; at some point, I plan to ask my web developer to add a page to list all instructors who have taken the course so students can find them, and I definitely want to add the Phillipines to the database. Thanks and Namaste, Mary

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alexia (verified owner)

    I found the manual very helpful and also re-watched the video which has inspired new ideas.
    Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom and knowledge, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to do it from so far away too!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Denise (verified owner)

    Thank you so so much for your thoughtful, kind, and helpful feedback! The Triangle pose is so true… I was reviewing it and see exactly what you mean… great tips!

    I really hope to offer Aqua Yoga this fall in my area. I feel it is so crucial for those with chronic conditions, elderly, and anyone intimidated by traditional yoga to embrace all the benefits of yoga and Aqua Yoga does just that.

    Deep gratitude for your beautiful teachings and helpful feedback!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandi (verified owner)

    The course was everything that I was looking for! From the teaching video, to the very comprehensive manual, I was able to learn and take in so much. Mary’s feedback throughout the whole process made my learning experience very valuable and positive. I cannot wait to begin teaching Aqua Yoga for the senior citizens that I work with daily.

    Thank you for such a great class! It was well worth the time! Anybody looking to take their teaching from the land to water, or new to yoga instruction, this class is for all!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Sloan (verified owner)

    I have learned a LOT with this course! There is a lot to it and it makes you think about things differently. I feel this will be an awesome addition to my small town and especially for those with joint pain and that have a hard time with exercise in general.

    Thank you for your guidance throughout this course and I hope to stay in touch with you to continue on with this program and offering it to my small town in Illinois!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    salexa2009 (verified owner)

    I just finished the Aqua Yoga Course online and was very satisfied with it. This course helped me to deepen my yoga practice and teaching. It also gave the skills necessary to teach Aqua Yoga with confidence. The manual is very friendly and easy to follow. In addition, having the course online, makes it more accessible and flexible to complete the training at home. I really loved and highly recommend it

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    jlhufnagle (verified owner)

    I found the resources that were available easy to access, easy to read, and very practical. I completed my 200hr YTT nearly two years ago and The White Crow Yoga program was very helpful in translating traditional land asana into water appropriate asana. However, I believe that had I not had the 200 hr foundation, Mary’s clear breakdown of the practice of yoga and proper alignment would have still been very accessible to me. Since going through the course, I have taught four classes in the pool and our numbers are growing each week–our members are loving the option to do yoga with the support (and challenge) of the water! I feel confident in my new skill set and am grateful for the manual that I will no doubt re-visit each week in class preparation.

    Thank you again,

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    findurflow (verified owner)

    Thanks again for providing a wonderful training package that enables me to feel competent and confident to teach Aqua Yoga to my students.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you so much Mary! I absolutely loved your course you are amazing for creating this way of learning. I am very excited to start on this journey as a teacher ❤️ can not thank you enough!

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