Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training Programs

Yoga Tune Up®, developed and created by internationally renowned Yoga instructor, Jill Miller, is a 'whole body' regenerative fitness system integrating elements of Yoga, calisthenics and body therapy. The poses, routines and structure of this format are deeply rooted in discovering the biomechanics and physiology of each individual, as an individual, helping to create lasting structural change.

Yoga Tune Up® approaches the body as a living archaeological dig, probing layers of muscle, tendons, connective tissues and joints, and excavating unhealthy tension patterns to achieve complete physiological balance.

The accessible nature and style of Yoga Tune Up® fills classes and workshops with a broad spectrum of both men and women ranging from athletes, professionals, yogis, and doctors, to boomers becoming active for the first time.

Level 1 Teacher Training Certification Program

The Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 70 hour Certification Program strikes a balance between the worlds of Yoga and fitness, attracting trainees of all ages and body types. It breaks down the nuts and bolts of human movement by using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation, and proper breathing techniques. The Level 1 environment fosters trainees into a newly intimate understanding of their own architecture. Yoga Tune Up® trainees dive deeply into integrated anatomy and body mechanics while discovering a fresh approach to Asana. You will go beyond formulaic instruction and truly learn how to think and teach creatively within your classroom. Trainees are presented with "template" Yoga Tune Up® classes to help jumpstart their teaching. Successful completion and certification of the Level 1 training is mandatory prior to teaching any Yoga Tune Up® classes. Level 1 is required for YTU Integrated Certificate and for Yoga Tune Up® Therapist consideration.

This 70 hour training:

  • Prepares you to teach your own Yoga Tune Up® classes and includes class templates to jump-start your own Yoga Tune Up® classes
  • Become proficient and comfortable with fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
  • Learn a step-by-step guide to creating memorable, accessible, and effective Yoga Tune Up® classes and “Think out of the Boxana”
  • Refresh your love of teaching and learn new classroom leadership skills

Integrated Embodied Anatomy

Learn anatomy from the inside-out. This comprehensive anatomy module (15 - 20 hrs.) expertly guides you into your living tissues in a concrete and inspiring way. It provides you with a directly personal experience of the interplay of the many complex systems of the body and helps you to make them relevant and tangible for your students. Learn how the multiple layers of the body relate and function as a whole while simultaneously exploring specific anatomical structures, physiological processes and typical movement patterns and pathologies.

The unique YTU approach not only helps you to embody anatomy, but our educational methodology drastically improves any students' retention of the clinical language of anatomy in a completely accessible and fun way.Dynamic movement, combined with video, 3-D models, palpation, and self-massage tools and techniques,will invite you to traverse the muscles, joints, bones and fascia and their interrelatedness to breath, circulation, immunity, injury and newfound functional movement patterns. The curriculum is suitable for yogis of all levels, but also ideal for any movement professional who desires to sharpen their ability to perceive within themselves as well as correctly locate in others, the vital structural landmarks and meaningful continuities of the body within any yoga or fitness practice. Make anatomy relevant to you, and your students will follow!

*Required for Yoga Tune Up® Integrated Certificate or Yoga Tune Up® Integrated Therapists Bring this module to your studio, club or program. Contact training@yogatuneup.com

Therapy Ball Practitioner

This 8 hour certificate course empowers professionals from any body-based discipline to help clients of any level of fitness to adopt a simple and effective self-care regimen. The Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, pilates, dance classes, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, kids or special populations. The balls put the power of self-massage into your clients’ own hands. You will learn 6 proven head-to-toe series, approved by body therapy professionals to affect profound change in the rotator cuff, upper back, neck, jaw, hips, lower back, IT Band, calves and feet (plus you will take home recordings of all of the sequences.) You will learn to identify bony landmarks, muscular attachments, fascia geography, and specialized ball rolling techniques that penetrate into common high tension areas. Clients at every level of fitness OR disability are ushered into the awareness of their own anatomy, helping you build their confidence and ability to live better in their body....PAIN FREE!

These on-the-go balls can be used in a variety of settings; offices, homes, gyms, yoga/pilates studios and are a profitable revenue stream for teachers, gyms and studios.YTU Therapy Ball Sequences increase your teaching tool-kit and are a great way to introduce embodied anatomy concepts to your student base. Plus you'll have fun while educating others! Learning these sequences benefit your own self-preservation and will help you to maintain a healthy body, preventing injuries and saving you time and money on massage therapists and other costly treatments. (ACE CECs .8)