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Specialty Trainings

YogaFaith is committed to providing ongoing, continuing education opportunities to expand your knowledge in TSYF, 12 Step, Yin Yoga, Children’s, Adaptive, and Meditation. Specialty training’s are open to everyone, no previous training is required. Choose one or more of these trainings to Major in or as a stand alone certification. You can add a Specialty Certification at any time during your journey.

Trauma Sensitive  YogaFaith  Program

Trauma Sensitive YF Program
Registered Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith Trainer, R-TSYF

At the heart of YogaFaith’s ministry is the rescue and restoration of human traffick survivors of all ages. We also minister and aid other trauma victims such as PTSD, C-PTSD, Domestic Violence victims, Complex Trauma, Military, Orphan and Refugee survivors . In this training you will become an expert in Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith and learn to listen as the Holy Spirit guides. Dive deep into numerous healing therapies with a focus on YogaFaith Nidra (Christ centered Nidra, 63 pages of Scripts are included. Bringing Christ into the center of Trauma, brings true healing and transformation on every level to these survivors. Learn how to connect the fragmented pieces of disassociation and brokenness in your own life and those you will soon be serving.

You will leave equipped and empowered to reach trauma victims and in turn help them become survivors with purpose through these vital teachings. You will also have the ability to teach both TSY and TSYF.

  • Receive R-TSYF Certification
  • Receive 60 contact hours and 10-20 Non Contact Hours
  • Online Only: 20 Non Contact Hours
  • Continued Education Credits Provided

Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith Facebook Page

Upcoming Trauma Sensitive YF Trainings

Hampton, Georgia Oct. 11-14, 2018
Mansfield, Ohio June 9-12, 2019

YogaFaith 12 Step and Recovery Program

Registered YogaFaith 12-Step, YF12S
This program consists of two parts; Part One online/distantly, and Part Two consists of the hands-on training.

We dive into the nature of Addiction:

  • The brain – neuroscience and understanding the addictive process
  • The 12 Step Path based on the original 12 Steps of AA and bringing God front and center.
  • Yoga for All A’s: Chemical Addictions, Obsession, and Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and healing
  • How to hold space for those in recovery
  • How to lead a yoga class/12 step meeting
  • Receive 60 contact hours and 10-20 Non Contact Hours
  • Receive R-YF12R Certification
  • Online Only: 20 Non Contact Hours
  • Continued Education Credits Provided

YogaFaith 12 Step and Recovery Facebook Page

Upcoming 12 Step and Recovery

Personal Journey with Michelle Thielen 2018-2019

YogaFaith Yin Yoga Program

Registered YogaFaith Yin Trainer, R-YFYT

Yin yoga was created to place moderate stress on the connective tissues; tendons, ligaments and fascia, to focus on increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin focuses on the internal depths, instead of the external superficial. It is a very slow-paced form of yoga, with specific postures that are held anywhere from 45 seconds to 20 minutes. In most western classes, postures are explored for approximately 3-5 minutes.

Yin, generally speaking is a more meditative approach to yoga it focuses on cultivating awareness of inner silence and self examination. In YogaFaith, all that we do includes Jesus at the center and is based on the Bible. We learn through scriptures that God wants us to meditate…often. YogaFaith Yin is a slow, sacred meditation. We will learn to take the postures of yin as well as the postures of prayer and offer them up as whole worship. A body prayer. An offering. Complete and undistracted worship.

  • Receive R-YFYT Certification
  • Receive 60 contact hours and 10-20 Non Contact Hours
  • Online Only: 20 Non Contact Hours
  • Continued Education Credits Provided

Upcoming Yin Yoga

Yin Module

YogaFaith Meditation & Nidra Program

Registered YogaFaith Meditation & Nidra Trainer, R-YFMN

This one or two day intensive is a fun time to explore the guided meditation and nidra techniques. Guided meditation is a process by which one or more participants meditate in response to a provided guidance, by a trained practitioner or teacher, either in person or via a written text, sound recording, video, or audiovisual media comprising music or verbal instruction, or a combination of both. Nidra is the deepest relaxation once can achieve while being conscious. During our time together learn the many ways that you can help others heal through this modality of relaxation, peace and restfulness.

Upcoming Meditation & Nidra Hands-On Events


YogaFaith Adaptive Program

Registered Adaptive YogaFaith  Trainer, R-AYF

YogaFaith Adaptive, fka BOLD, is a Christ centered training rooted in biblical principles of prayer, meditation and whole worship. This training will take you deeper with Christ, empower you in your God-confidence and purpose as a sacred space facilitator. This demographic requires in boldness in body, mind, spirit and soul and we are honored that you would hold safe, sacred space for all people.

This training covers A LOT of ground! When they say EVERY-BODY, they really do mean it! We explored teaching and feeling, sensation and experience with inclusive language, cuing and empathy for amputees, prosthesis, obesity, prenatal, post partum, pre and post surgery as well as foreign objects in one’s body. I am so grateful to have found YogaFaith but to receive my continued education through them and learn so much more than I ever thought possible! This is an invaluable training and priced amazing-ly for all that you receive! I truly enjoyed my fellow classmates as well. SEEING them each week through the webinar really helped us all to grasp the material and discussions and meet them prior to immersion. Amy K., Ohio

  • Receive R-AYF Certification
  • Receive 60 contact hours and 10-20 Non Contact Hours
  • Online Only: 20 Non Contact Hours
  • Continued Education Credits Provided

Upcoming Adaptive YTT

Online + Group

YogaFaith Children’s Ministry

Registered YogaFaith Children’s Trainer, R-YFCT
YogaFaith Kids is a Christ-centered training program created with kids and kids at heart in mind.

Yoga is a the most unique physical activity because it encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. Among the innumerable physical benefits, specific to children yoga develops awareness, healthy body image and confidence, balance, concentration, focus, and discipline.

In this program you will learn how to effectively and safely teach toddlers and children of all ages the gift of yoga. YogaFaith Children’s Teacher Training also focus on Yoga Therapy for Children and those that have suffered trauma, suffer from Autism and many other symptoms. You will gain the knowledge to instill a healthy image, self discipline and a love for God that is important at any age. The most special part is sharing Jesus and making prayer with God fun, safe and effective. YogaFaith Kids wants our next generation to know they are wonderfully and fearfully made in the image of Christ and they are enough, loved, accepted and approved. We also want you to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to train up a godly next generation.

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  • Receive R-YFCT Certification
  • Receive 60 contact hours and 10-20 Non Contact Hours
  • Online Only: 20 Non Contact Hours
  • Continued Education Credits Provided

YogaFaith Children’s Ministry Facebook Page

Upcoming Children’s Ministry


YogaFaith Prison Ministry

Registered YogaFaith Prison Ministry
YogaFaith’s Prison Ministry dives deep into biblical and yogic principles focusing on those that suffer from depression and discouragement from being incarcerated. Purpose Driven YogaFaith is learned to inspire, empower and bring hope to the hurting. You will leave confident in handling a fragile and often times forgotten people. You will also know how to introduce YogaFaith into prisons, where to start, who to talk to you and how implementation works.

  • Receive R-YFPM Certification
  • Receive 60 contact hours and 10-20 Non Contact Hours
  • Online Only: 20 Non Contact Hours
  • Continued Education Credits Provided

YogaFaith Prison Ministry Facebook Page

Upcoming Prison Ministry

Online Certification + Group