Yoga Certification

Yoga has been popular for centuries. Now, more than ever, it is growing and becoming accepted in the mainstream fitness arena. Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Yoga Certification graduates go onto have successful careers in both commercial and private Yoga studios.


Offering a 200-hour accreditation, Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Yoga Certification is designed to cover all aspects of Yoga. This course is all inclusive, covering:

  • Movement (Asana),
  • Breathing (Pranayama), 
  • Meditation,
  • Yoga philosophy, and
  • Mantra.

What is included in your course pack?

  • Learner guide
  • Assessment guides (correspondence only)
  • Kit bag
  • Cap
  • T-shirt

With Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Yoga Certification, you will gain vast knowledge of all aspects that are current and necessary as a Yoga Instructor. The course enables you to practise your Yoga instructing both locally and internationally.


Course modules include:

History of Yoga

• Learn about how Yoga has developed during the:

– Vedic period
– Classical Yoga Period
– The Post Classical Yoga Period

Yoga Philosophy

• Learn about the six classical schools of Yogic philosophy.
• Discover what Vedanta concentrates on.
• Unpack the intertwined nature of Prakriti and Purusha.

Anatomy and physiology

• Analyse the anatomy of movement.
• Identify the anatomy of the human body.
• Explain how joints, bones and muscles move.


• Discover what bandhas are.
• Learn how bandhas are used.
• Unpack what the three types of bandhas are.

Different types of meditation techniques

• Learn how to perform walking meditation.
• Discover how to become aware of your body in meditation.
• Discern the different poses in which you can meditate.

Hatha Yoga Asanas

• Learn to describe the different types of Asanas as well as the preparatory poses for each Asana.
• Discover the benefits of counterposes.
• Realise why you should balance strength and flexibility Asanas.

Kriya Yoga

• Learn about the origins of Kriya Yoga.
• Discover the ins and outs of the Shat Karmas.
• Know which Shat Karmas you can teach when.


• Learn about the origin of Mantra.
• Discover how you can attain Samyama.
• Unpack the significance of OM in Yoga.

Eight limbs of Yoga

• Learn what are the eight limbs of the Sutras.
• Discover the significance of the eight limbs of the Sutras in Yoga.
• Be able to distinguish between the Ashtanga Marga should not be confused with Ashtanga Yoga.

The three gunas

• Discover the significance of the three gunas.
• Learn what the three gunas are called.
• Discover the significance of the three gunas.


  • Our Yoga Certification is fully endorsed by the Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa (YTF), which falls under the umbrella of the International Yoga Federation.
  • It’s also the only Yoga certification accredited by CATHSSETA.

  • Our Online Yoga  certification includes anatomy and physiology modules, which are add-on benefits that no other Yoga course offers. This ensures that you have the underlying knowledge needed to be a specialist in this field.
  • Our online training platform is one of a kind, offering the student a completely unique approach to learning. One of the course’s greatest advantages is that you can log in and study from anywhere in the world.

How to learn at Trifocus Fitness Academy

We offer a number of exciting, dynamic and interactive ways in which you can learn how to become the best fitness professional you can be!

Assessments are done by:

  • Performing physical activities
  • Carrying out learning activities
  • Keeping a personal Yoga journal
  • Taking summative written and practical assessments


If you aren’t able to get to one of our lectured classes, and have access to the Internet, we offer an online learning platform. Through the videos, questionnaires and forums on your dedicated learning portal you will be able to have the full benefit of our world-class education – when it’s convenient for you.

Online platform includes:

  • All assessments
  • Animated and interactive games to test your knowledge
  • Progress trackers
  • Thousands of slides with colourful images
  • Unlimited access to the online platform
  • Videos including anatomical and exercise footage

Please note: If you choose this option, all study material is online. No hard copy study material will be sent to you.


We also offer the option of correspondence learning. With this option, we will send you all the course material – that you will need – via courier. If you have any questions, our student support team is available – on the other side of the phone – to help.


At various locations throughout South Africa, we hold classes that are led by an instructor who is an expert in the discipline being taught. The benefit of this type of learning is that you have access to the knowledge of an expert in the field who will be able to answer any questions you may have and make the subject come alive for you!

1st Semester 2017

 Ishta School of Yoga Athol Johannesburg Day Classes 3 March 2018 to 7 June  6PM – 8PM Only Thursdays
 Ishta School of Yoga Athol Johannesburg Day Classes 3 March 2018 to 7 June  11AM to 1PM Only Saturdays 





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Yoga Certification

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