Become a Certified Yoga Life Coach! Help Your Clients Create a Balanced, Peaceful Life Using Ancient Yogic Practices

As a Certified Yoga Coach, you will help your clients:

  • Release tension

  • Clear their minds

  • Increase energy

  • Unblock stuck emotions

  • And increase their strength and wellbeing!

As a certified yoga life coach you will commit to a lifestyle of living more closely aligned to your own inner wisdom and true self so you can guide others back to remembering their Unique True Self and living a richer life of joy, peace, balance and fulfillment through the practices and lifestyle of ancient yoga wisdom.

This course is not a full yoga teacher training. Instead, it is a one-of-a-kind life coach certification program that teaches you how to use meditation, breathwork, simple poses, mantras and mudras in your life coaching practice.

As a certified yoga life coach:

You’ll help your life coach clients use pranayama (or breathwork) to create more balance, calm or energy in their lives.

You’ll receive several mindfulness meditations to use with your clients, including mindfulness, expression, surrender, and more.

You’ll learn how to use mantras and mudras (special hand positions) to help your clients set intentions and shift energy.

You’ll learn about your chakras or energy centers and techniques for helping your clients clear energy and create alignment.

You’ll learn several art projects you can use with your clients, including mandalas, creating a surrender box, and creating mala beads.

You’ll also learn several simple and safe asana (or poses) that anyone can do which you can facilitate with your clients to help them:

  • Shift feelings and beliefs

  • Increase inner strength

  • Open their heart

  • Improve core stability

  • Ground inner peace


I am Victoria Hawkins and I will be your guide through this yoga teacher training / yoga life coach certification. I have my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, which I received in 1997 and I’ve been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001. I am a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor since 2008. I now hold the distinction of being an experienced, registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and I have even created my own 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training program. I also hold certifications and trainings in Radiant Child Yoga, Shaman Informed Yoga and Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury. I have been working in mental health and life guidance since 1997. I discovered yoga in 1999 looking to stay flexible and I fell in love with how it began to ease my mind and bring more balance to my life. I began studying the practices of yoga poses, meditation, breath work and mantras. I soon began sharing these concepts with my clients as I saw the value of living a lifestyle of yoga.

This course is brought to you by Transformation Academy and instructors Joeel & Natalie, who are life coach trainers with over 300,000+ students at the time of this recording. They are excited to have collaborated with instructor Victoria Hawkins to bring you this Yoga Life Coach Certification.

What you’ll learn

  • How to help your life coaching clients or yoga students apply ancient yogic wisdom for everyday modern life
  • Use mindfulness meditation with your life coaching clients or yoga students
  • Use mantras and mudras (hand positions) with your life coaching clients or yoga students
  • Use pranayama (breathwork) with your life coaching clients or yoga students
  • Use knowledge of the chakras for energy clearing with your life coaching clients or yoga students
  • Facilitate art projects, including mandalas, surrender box, and mala beads with your life coaching clients or yoga students or in workshops
  • Use asana (poses) in your life coaching sessions to help clients shift emotions, improve core stability, and ground inner peace and strength

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • All practices and exercises are safe for all levels of physical capability
  • No previous experience or training as a life coach or yoga instructor is required

Who this course is for:

  • You are interested in yoga teacher training
  • You want to become a certified life coach
  • You are anxisting life coach who wants to add yoga practices to your coaching toolbox
  • You are an existing yoga instructor who wants to add life coaching and practical yoga practices to your toolbox

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Using Yoga for Personal Transformation

    • Welcome!

    • Using Yoga as a Life Coach

    • Meet Your Yoga Instructor, Victoria Hawkins

    • Tools and Techniques of Yoga

    • The Meaning of Yoga


    • A Brief History of Hatha Yoga

    • Benefits of Yoga

    • IMPORTANT: How to Take This Course

    • Join the Course Discussion!

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics

  • 2

    IMPORTANT Agreement, Disclaimer & Rules

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics (By Continuing This Course You Agree to These Terms)

    • Requirements for Earning Certification (NO SKIPPING VIDEOS)

  • 3

    Tenets of Yoga for Life Transformation: Ancient Yogic Wisdom for Modern Culture

    • The Lifestyle of Yoga

    • The Tenets of Aparigraha (Non-Grasping, Non-Attachment)

    • COACH: Using Aparigraha with Clients

    • Aparigraha Meditation - Mindful Breathing

    • The Tenets of Ahimsa (Radical Compassion for Self and Others)

    • Ahimsa Meditation - Mindful Breathing for Self-Compassion

    • Ahimsa Meditation - Metta or Loving-Kindness Meditation

    • COACH: Conducting Ahimsa Meditations with Clients


    • COACH: Using the Tenets With Clients

    • The Practice of Sadhana

    • Sadhana Activity - 21 Days of Surrender Box


    • COACH: Using Surrender Box Activity with Clients

    • Mindfulness Meditation - "Out to In"

    • COACH: Conducting the "Out to In" Meditation with Clients


  • 4

    Whole Self Model and Its Relationship to Yoga

    • Whole Self Model (Gingerbred Model)

    • COACH: Using The Whole Self Model with Clients

  • 5

    Caring for the Physical, Mental and Emotional Body

    • Caring For Our Physical Body

    • Caring For Our Mental Body

    • Mantras & Mala Beads


    • Create Your Own Mala Beads

    • COACH: Mala Bead Workshop Ideas

    • Caring For the Emotional Body

    • Clouds In The Sky Meditation

    • COACH: Using the Clouds In The Sky Meditation

    • Mindful Feelings Meditation

    • COACH: Using the Mindful Feelings Meditation

  • 6

    Releasing Practices for Transformation (Breathwork and Energetic Clearing)

    • Lotus Mudra Series (Hand Positions and The 4 R’s: Release-Request-Receive- Rejoice

    • COACH: Lotus Mudra Series

    • Pranayama Techniques

    • COACH: Teaching Pranayama

    • Savasana For Release

    • COACH: Leading Savasana

  • 7

    Caring for Our Energetic Self

    • Caring For the Energetic Body

    • Energetic Disco Ball Exercise

    • COACH: Energetic Disco Ball

    • Cutting Cords for Energetic Care

    • COACH: Energetic Clearing and Cuttong Cords

    • Pranayama for Balancing- Alternate Nostril Breathing

    • Pranayama for Calming- Left Nostril Breathing

    • Pranayama for Energizing- Right Nostril Breathing

    • COACH: Pranayama for Energectic Balancing

  • 8

    Strengthening Our Spiritual/Intuitive Connection

    • Connecting To The Intutive-Spiritual Self

    • Namaste Exercise

    • COACH: Namaste Exercise

  • 9

    Coming Into Our Self-Expression

    • Coming Into Our Self-Expression

    • Seeing Yourself As The True You

    • COACH: The True You with Clients

    • Self-Expression: When I Was 17 Activity

    • COACH: When I Was 17 Activity

    • Mandalas for Expression and Meditation

    • COACH: Using Mandalas with Clients

    • Minute Mandalas Activity

    • COACH: Minute Mandalas with Clients

  • 10

    Understanding the Chakras and Coordinating Asana

    • The Chakras (Energetic Centers)


    • COACH: Incorporating Chakras with Your Clients

    • Chakra Meditation

    • COACH: Using the Chakra Meditation with Clients


  • 11

    Asana/Poses for Transformation (Poses)

    • Introduction to Asana Practice

    • COACH: Guidelines for Using Asana with Clients

    • Grounding and Strengthening Asana


    • Grounding and Strengthening With Chair

    • Balancing Asana


    • Heart and Throat Opening Asana


    • Core Strengthening Asana


    • Releasing Asana


    • Mudras and Mantras Combined


  • 12

    Remembering Our Divine Connection

    • The One Source & Our Unique Expression

    • Coach- Sharing The One Source Concept

    • The Power of Setting Intention

    • Divine Design & The Perfect Square


    • Coach- Divine Design & The Perfect Square

    • The Surrendered Yogi

    • Coach- The Surrendered Life Coach

  • 13

    Course Wrap-Up!

    • Closing Video

    • Receiving Your Official Certificate

Meet the Instructors

Suburban Shaman, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Yoga and Dance Instructor

Victoria Hawkins

Victoria Hawkins, LCSW, E-RYT is an artist, author, psychotherapist, yoga and dance instructor, mom, and avid nature explorer. She has a passion for holistic health and wellness, and believes that all people can rediscover their peace and joy by looking within. Victoria has created a Whole Self approach to working with students and clients of all ages; incorporating art, creative movement, wisdom teachings, creative writing, psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation. She sees herself as simply a guide... and is thrilled to hold space for others to remember and experience their wisdom and healing inside. She earned a Bachelors of Social Work in 1996 and Master of Social Work in 1997 from Florida State University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida since 2001. She has practiced yoga and meditation since 1998, and is a yoga and dance instructor since 2005. Victoria is trained in Hatha Yoga through WendyFit, 200 hr YA approved training in Empath Yoga, and children/adolescent yoga certification in Radiant Child Yoga, Levels I, II and III, Street Yoga, Love Your Brain Yoga, and Shamanic Reiki.