International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Launches New Division, ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy and Debuts Yoga 200 Online Teacher Training Program

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July 21, 2022 – ISSA International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), the global leader in online fitness and wellness certifications for over 30 years, is excited to announce the establishment of a new division, ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy. Alongside this launch, the Academy is introducing Yoga 200, a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance Approved online yoga teacher training course. The Academy also has plans to launch an in-person, 8-week yoga training program, Yoga 200 Live, in Los Angeles, CA this September. 

"At ISSA, we aim to provide individuals aspiring to teach yoga with a top-quality, comprehensive, affordable, and flexible option that offers the esteemed Yoga Alliance accreditation,” says ISSA CEO Andrew Wyant. “Through the establishment of our newest division, ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy, we have developed a 200-hour online course led by renowned yoga experts to help people achieve their goal of becoming certified yoga instructors," Wyant continued.

Yoga 200 is the premier Yoga Alliance Approved 200-hour online yoga teacher training course, thoughtfully designed to accommodate flexible scheduling options. This stress-free approach allows participants to gain extensive knowledge in yoga at their own pace, providing them with the confidence to lead yoga classes upon completion. 

“As more individuals turn to yoga as their primary form of exercise, as a complementary practice, or even as a side hustle, we wanted to offer a course led by esteemed instructors that provide unparalleled education,” says Erika Weiss, General Manager of ISSA Yoga & Wellness Academy. "Our program allows participants to deepen their yoga practice, share their love for yoga with others, and make a meaningful impact in the world, all from the comfort of their homes and on a self-paced schedule,” Weiss continued. 

Divided into 10 weeks, Yoga 200 covers Teaching & Cueing Principles for Hatha and Vinyasa-style classes, Sequencing, Anatomy & Physiology, Meditation & Pranayama, Yoga History & Philosophy, Ethics, Professional Development, Yoga Asanas, and Signature Foundational Yoga Class. There is also an opportunity for interaction with the renowned yoga instructors leading the course, Alex Artymiak, E-RYT-200, Angel DeSantis, RYT-500, E-RYT-500Buddy Macuha, E-RYT-500Andrew Sealy, RYT-200, and Vasu Dudakia, Ayurvedic Practitioner, via live weekly Virtual Study Studio sessions allowing for in-depth instruction and feedback. All live sessions are recorded and available for on-demand access.

The 8-week in-person course taking place September 23 - November 12, 2023, at Unplug Meditation (12401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #101, Los Angeles, CA 90025) will be taught by Alex ArtymiakAngel DeSantis, and Buddy Macuha, 

By enrolling in Yoga 200 courses, individuals can establish a strong foundation to pursue a professional career in yoga. The program encourages a deeper connection with oneself, providing participants with the necessary tools to create transformative yoga experiences for their future students.

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About the International Sports Sciences Association

The International Sports Sciences Association is the global leader in online fitness and wellness certifications. For over 30 years, ISSA has been committed to delivering comprehensive, cognitive, and practical education that's grounded in industry research. Rooted in Certified Personal Training certifications, ISSA offers over 50 fitness and wellness certifications and specializations, including a Yoga Alliance-recognized Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Course, Certified Personal Training en Español, Health Coaching, Nutrition, and more. ISSA has educated nearly half a million trainers across 176 countries while driving toward their vision to connect 100 million people to the power of healthy living by 2030.