Yoga Fitness Leader

****A lot of our courses have been cancelled and/or postponed due to COVID-19… as soon as more course dates are available, we will add them to this page. For now, these are all the Courses available. 

The prerequisite for this course is Exercise Theory


YOGA FITNESS CERTIFICATION COURSES

Is Yoga your passion and do you want to share that love with others? Are you a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer wanting to offer your clients something new? Learn how to Design, modify and instruct safe, effective and appropriate beginner yoga fitness programs to meet the needs of apparently healthy individuals or those who have received medical clearance in a fitness yoga setting. Lead exercise sessions that are based on MFC standards. Bikram or Hot styles of Yoga classes as well as Inversion asanas are not included in the MFC Standards.


Yoga Fitness Course
Vivacity Fitness
Dates: February 18 & 19, 2023 9:00am – 5:00pm AND February 25 & 26, 2023: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Must attend all dates to complete the course. Location: Vivacity Fitness, 561 St. Anne’s Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba. To register contact: (204) 995-0051 or info@vivacityfitness.ca.
Register by December 16, 2022 and SAVE $50. Full payment must be received. E-transfer, cheque or credit card payment accepted.


YOGA Fitness Course
University of Manitoba – Active Living Centre

April 13, 15, 16 AND 20, 22, & 23, 2023. (Thurs 6-10 virtual) and (Sat/Sun 9-5 in-person)
Attendance is required at all classes to complete the course.
To Register go to University of Manitoba. Under Course Type: choose Manitoba Fitness Council Certification Courses (under WINTER PROGRAMS). Click Search. Registration opens at the end of November. Manuals must be purchased from the MFC office, please call 204-235-1245 to arrange for manual.

**Pre-requisite to this course is Exercise Theory!


Based on MFC standards, the MFC Yoga Fitness Leader is able to:

  • Provide initial health screening (ie. PAR-Q).
  • Design, modify and instruct safe, effective and appropriate beginner yoga fitness programs to meet the needs of apparently healthy individuals or those who have received medical clearance* in a fitness yoga setting.
  • Lead exercise sessions that are based on MFC standards. Bikram or Hot styles of Yoga classes as well as Inversion asanas are not included in the MFC Standards.
  • Incorporate the use of appropriate equipment based on specialized training and the needs of the participants.
  • Act as a resource and refer to appropriate health care providers when dealing with participants who have conditions that the Yoga Fitness Leader is not specifically accredited to address.

Our Yoga Fitness certification course runs a minimum of 35 hours and teaches the postures outlined in the Fit Flow Yoga Fitness manual and their modifications.

Once the course has been completed the instructor will be able to become a member of the MFC and access all member benefits including the liability insurance policy.