Take the NCCPT Certified Yoga Instructor - Vinyasa Flow Exam with no preparatory assistance. No other purchase is necessary. The only prerequisite to taking the exam is that you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid CPR card.
The Educational Division of the NCCPT has developed study materials to help the student prepare for the exam however, purchasing or studying these materials is not a requirement to sit for the exam. In addition we have provided a list of additional resources to help students prepare for the exam. Open Resources.
This is an entry level specialization certification to help personal trainers, group exercise instructors and other fitness professionals incorporate and instruct students in Yoga.
Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older with a valid photo ID and valid CPR card.
Purpose:The purpose of the Yoga Instructor (CYI) credential is to prepare students to safely and effectively teach yoga in a class format or one-on-one training as well as demonstrate that candidates have met established criteria for yoga instructors established by the NCCPT.
For more information go to the candidate handbook.
Exam must be taken within 6 months from the date of purchase at a PSI Facility, a six month extension is available.
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Helen began her journey in the fitness world as a personal trainer and is certified with ACSM, NCCPT, and ACE. She has been fortunate to complete yoga teacher trainings with Sri T.K.V. Desikachar, Bryan Kest, John Friend, and Eric Schiffman, and teaches yoga classes and retreats worldwide. Very often, she is able to use her Sports Psychology degree when working with her clients and students. She is the author of "A Communications Manual for Western Yoga Teachers". When not on the yoga mat, you can find Helen on a tennis court. She is a certified Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils, and loves teaching how to use essential oils as natural medicine to safely and effectively feel better.