Aqua Yoga Teacher Training

We are a Continuing Education Provider for Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), ATRI and Yoga Alliance (YA). Our Aqua Yoga courses count as 15 CECs.
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Due to COVID-19 exceptions, the aqua yoga courses (CEC training or certification program) may be taken remotely prior to December 31, 2021, and it will count as 15 contact hours. 

2 Training Options

  • Aqua Yoga Teacher Training
  • Aqua Yoga Teacher Certification

Other Options


2 Delivery Methods

  • Online (100% digital delivery)
  • Live Training (Certification only)

In Aqua Yoga Teacher Training , you’ll learn:

  • Benefits of Aqua Yoga
  • Water Properties
  • Pose Breakdown for over 50 Asanas
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Yoga Philosophy and History
  • Bandhas
  • Cuing – Physical and Mind/Body
  • Chakra System
  • Class Formating and Sequencing
  • Directional Movements of the Spine
  • Pranayama
  • Class Themes
  • Qualities of an Effective Teacher


None.  Anyone may take the course. Students seeking online certification who have no yoga or water fitness experience are encouraged to take live yoga and water fitness classes in your local area to gain experience, but you may still take the course without this experience.

Aqua Yoga Course Options

Aqua Yoga Teacher Training

  • Taught Online Only (digital materials)
  • Great for those seeking CECs or an overview of Aqua Yoga
  • Training Includes
    • Manual – 160 pages
    • 55-minute Master Class Video
    • Short Quizzes
    • Videos and Slide Deck Lectures
    • 15 CECs for Yoga Alliance and Aquatic Exercise Association

Aqua Yoga Certification Program

  • Taught Online (digital) or as a Live Course
  • Designed for Students Seeking Certification Status (and CECs)
  • Certification Program Includes
    • Manual – 160 pages
    • 55-minute Master Class Video
    • Anatomy video
    • Pose Breakdown and Common Misalignments
    • 25 Class Themes
    • 10 Class Flows
    • Short Quizzes
    • Videos and Slide Deck Lectures
    • Practicum: Student Video Feedback
      • Your video does not require a pool or students
    • 15 CECs for Yoga Alliance and Aquatic Exercise Association
    • Certification

Difference between Training and Certification

  • Certification course offers more in-depth study and certification status
  • Please read FAQs on this page

Frequently Asked Questions
What style of yoga and lineage is taught by White Crow Yoga?

Our lineage is outlined on our About Us page.  As you will read there, we are heavily influenced by Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Therapeutic Yoga. Ashtanga means “eight limbed” and it is not what most Westerners think of when they hear “Ashtanga”; this usually conjures images of challenging sequences fathered by Pattabi Jois. While you will learn how to create vinyasa flows (poses that flow together, linked with the breath), and you may decide to make them a challenging sequence (or even a faster paced sequence), a ‘workout’ is not our primary focus.

Our goal is to teach you to offer mutli-level hatha yoga classes that encompass all eight limbs, including breath work and meditation. This means you will be taught to cater to both the least physically fit person in the room and the athletes in the room in the same class. You will learn to offer modifications that make the poses easier and options that make the poses more challenging. We’ll teach you how to meet people where they are; meaning we show you how to ease students into the eight limbs in a way that feels comfortable for them.

Once you understand the basics of making yoga accessible to anyone, yet challenging enough for more advanced students, you’ll be able to decide if you want to offer more specialized classes that cater to a specific group, such as athletes, seniors or meditators. We equip you with the tools you’ll need to grow your teaching skills in any direction you’d like!

See “Lineage and Class Styles” on our RYT-200 registration page.

How long do I have to complete the course and what if I need longer?

You have 12 months to complete the course. If you go over this time, you’ll need to apply for an extension. There is a fee for extending the course.

Why and when does my certification expire and how do I renew my certification?

Why: All major certifications and registrations expire and need to be renewed. We keep this best practice, which is designed to make sure all teachers are continuing their education. This helps make sure we are learning about the latest research in human movement studies and keeping our students safe.

When: Your certification is good for 12 months from the date of completion. You must renew each 12 months to stay current.

How To Renew:

1) Complete 10 hours of yoga-related studies. This can be self-study or workshops, as long as it is at least 10 hours in length. It doesn’t have to be through White Crow Yoga. It could be reading on your own or attending other workshops.

2) Purchase a certification renewal on our website. Option to purchase a hard copy certificate.

3) A ‘class’ will be added to your student portal, where you’ll tell us about your 10 hours of continuing education.

4) You’ll receive a certificate (online PDF) that is good for another year.


What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds on any continuing education courses unless we cancel the course. This is because we make a decision as to whether or not to hold a course based upon enrollment. Once we are committed, we incur expenses.

For distance study courses, there are no refunds. Once someone has the materials, we can’t refund fees because we have upheld our commitment by providing the learning materials.

For live RYT courses, there is a three (3) day (72 hour) cancellation period. Once a student enrollment is completed, a student may make a written refund request within 3 days (72 hours) and 100% of funds paid shall be returned. All refund requests must be delivered in writing to the school and an email must be sent. The postmark shall serve as the refund request time. If the request is delivered by hand, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she has a written receipt showing the date and time the request was received.  Other live RYT course refund policy is outlined below.

Outside of this, no refunds are granted because we have saved a spot for you and can’t always fill it without adequate time. However, if circumstances warrant, we may offer a student an opportunity to use some of their funds toward another training date. For example, if a student becomes ill or has a family emergency, we will work with the student on a case by case basis. In these situations, we strive to find a solution that is fair to the student and our business.

If we cancel any class, students will receive a 100% refund.


Where are you located?

Our locations, along with a map, are found on our Contact Page.

We are also offering a remote RYT200  and RYT300 temporarily, as an exception has been granted by Yoga Alliance during COVID-19. Act quickly!

What is the difference between the “Teacher Training” and “Teacher Certification”?

The Aqua Yoga Teacher Training is meant to offer CECs for AEA and Yoga Alliance certified professionals. The materials consists of a manual, video and short quiz.

The Aqua Yoga Teacher Certification contains more in-depth materials. We include an anatomy component and a more in-dept pose breakdown, including common misalignments in each pose and how to correct them. You’ll also receive 10 additional class flows and 25 class themes to help you get started teaching.

Most importantly, the Certification also has an evaluation and feedback component. Those seeking certification must submit video of themselves “teaching” (teaching to the camera is fine) to pass a practical exam. Without this video component, we wouldn’t be able to evaluate your teaching skills, and therefore would not be able to offer a certification.

Is the Teacher Certification better than the Teacher Training?

It depends on what you need. If you are an experienced yoga or water fitness professional and are simply looking for fresh ideas for CECs, the Teacher Training may be all you desire. If you want a more comprehensive study or would like a review of your practical teaching skills or you need a Certification credential, the Certification program may be your best option. One is not ‘better’ than the other; they fill different needs.

Can I get a hard copy certificate?

Yes; if you take the Certification program, you may order a hard copy of the certificate, but you must add this to your shopping cart.  (Please DO NOT order a hard copy certificate for the CEC course; you can only purchase a certificate if you are taking the certification course.) You won’t automatically receive a hard copy unless you order it.  Why? Because we try to keep our cost down and if we sent these to everyone, our cost would be higher. Some people don’t care for a hard copy, so it would be wasted and we don’t want to pass a cost to you unless you specifically request it.

What about pool temps for aqua yoga?

We address this in the course materials, but the short answer is that you will learn how to add ‘warming moves’ to your routine if you are teaching aqua yoga in the same pool where you teach other water classes, instead of in a therapy pool.

What if I need more time to complete my online course?

If you need more than the allotted time to complete your online course, you must purchase a course extension or reinstatement.

How to I send you the videos of myself teaching?

You can video yourself ‘practice teaching’ to the camera. It doesn’t have to be a live class of students (for aqua yoga, it does not have to be in front of a pool; teach in your living room if you’d like!). A typical class is an hour, but anywhere from 45-75 minutes is fine for your teaching video.

It is better to create 4 (four) short 15 minute video segments than one long one (easier for you to upload). After you create your videos, put them on Google Drive, Drop Box or Vimeo, grant us permission to view them and send us the link.


When and where is your next live Aqua Yoga Certification?

We have no live courses scheduled at this time. You may take the course via remote study at any time.


Completion Time

  • Live course times/durations vary
  • We recommend completing online studies before attending live event (INCLUDED with your live event purchase – do not purchase separately, as it will be sent to you when you enroll in the live event)
  • Online courses must be completed within 12 months or an extension must be purchased



  • Aqua Yoga Teacher Certification – $389
  • Aqua Yoga Teacher Training (CEC’s Only) – $149


  • Aqua Yoga Teacher Certification – $500
  • Dates/times of next live training – see FAQs
  • Location of next live training – see FAQs

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