Online Yoga Teacher Training
A 200hr Certification Journey
Lifestyle · Leadership · Love
You are here because you are ready to:
- Find your teaching voice
- Be a leading edge holistic fitness educator
- Cultivate a daily movement and meditation practice
- Enjoy the healing benefits of yoga, dance and meditation
- Live more from your center and your truth
- Feel less separate and more connected
- Add more joy and sensuality to your yoga practice
- Bring more breath and grace to your hoop dance
- Teach and support others in their transformation
What is HoopYogini™?
HoopYogini™ combines hula hooping with yoga and mindfulness meditation.
HoopYogini™ is a Holistic Conditioning experience that utilizes the modern adult-size hula hoop for flow, self-awareness and as a functional fitness tool to strengthen and stretch the body.
HoopYogini™ explores the organic relationship between the spontaneous spiral experience of hoop dance and the more linear and direct technology of hatha yoga.
The circular nature of the hoop gently encourages movement, freedom of expression, conscious daydreaming (a lost art for most adults!) and improved range of motion.
Stretching with the hoop in familiar hatha yoga patterns releases mental and physical tension, develops present-moment awareness, and affirms healthy beliefs and actions.
HoopYogini™ is Doctor Approved
My name is Jocelyn Gordon
Creator of HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® Yoga
HoopYogini™ came through me ten years ago in that beautiful season with the hoop where you just can’t get enough hoop time. I was fully immersed in the flow and movement arts as a Massage, Yoga & Dance Therapist and through my three hour daily hoop dance sessions, a portal opened, showing me the profound and holistic nature of the hoop.
In these moments, I realized that the hoop...
- provides a delightful circulation enhancing massage
- became a biofeedback tool that immediately informed my level of presence or distraction
- teaches boundary setting and energetic self-care
- was a beautiful ally for stretching and strengthening the body, whilst finding center in heart and soul.
In these precious moments HoopYogini™ was born and in 2014, I began teaching others how to deepen into the center of Self and to radiate this connection as teachers, dancers and humans.
In this training and empowerment journey, you will be guided to establish yourself - to create space in mind, home and life for a daily practice that takes you to your core and roots you to your center so you can guide others into the strength of their being.
What You Will Learn In This Training
The Seven Holistic Components of HoopYogini™
Breath & Body
Learn the anatomy of respiration and how the hoop can assist in the re-education of the breath through direct massage and intelligent stretching with the hoop. Explore an overview of the different systems of the body and how the HoopYogini™ practice can improve health, immunity and mood.
Spine & Movement
Learn the six movements of the spine and understand how to encourage full range of motion for structural, emotional and energetic health.
Energy & Intention
Explore energetic anatomy - the energy centers, sheaths and layers through which you can access your energetic empowerment. Develop the ability to infuse intention into your classes and learn how to direct your students to be present in each moment.
Meditation & Integration
Learn how to develop a daily movement and meditation practice that drops an anchor into your intuition and wisdom. It is from this space that you guide your students into a calm and expansive state of awareness.
Language & Leadership
Learn how to develop a daily movement and meditation practice that drops an anchor into your intuition and wisdom. It is from this space that you guide your students into a calm and expansive state of being. Gain specific guidance and templates on how to instruct your students with language that inspires and communicates safety. Learn how to speak to the individual experience even within a group class. Guide your students on how to take the benefits of their HoopYogini™ practice into each aspect of their lives.
Sets & Sequences
Integrate the above through intelligent sequencing. Included are waist hooping and off body (the hoop held in the hands) sequences that explore the hoop as a resistance and weight bearing tool to stretch and strengthen the body.
Alchemy & Flow
Experience ease and grace in the hoop, your dance, meditation and your life. Develop witness consciousness and observe the magic and creativity that flows within the lives of your students, and from your consistent HoopYogini™ practice.
200Hr Certification Journey
This online training is a four month (16 week) journey + three bonus weeks.
(and yes, you can move at your own pace)
Get certified while you learn!
During week eight of the training, you are invited to submit one of the two videos required for certification. Upon successful demonstration of you teaching the HoopYogini™ Spinal Awakening Series, you are certified to teach this doctor approved vinyasa and start making money while you complete the rest of the training (don’t worry, we tell you exactly what you need to teach in the video and what we’re looking for).
This training provides you with the tools, guidance and encouragement to cultivate a daily movement and meditation practice.
With the hoop representing life’s changes and challenges, you learn how to stand, sit, move and be in the center - the still point observing life’s dance.
With the resources you gain from a daily return to your practice, you begin to prioritize self-care, embody your center, and more graciously respond rather than react to triggers and uncertainties.
"I love From the Core! What a great workout! I'm also loving this as a daily practice. Feeling so much more grounded in my flow and daily life."
HoopYogini Certified Instructor
"Before HoopYogini, I had fallen off with a consistent daily seated meditation. Maintaining this has helped me connect to my breath and body via mindfulness."
HoopYogini Certified Instructor & Mentor
Find Your Voice & Teach From Your Core
The Seven Holistic Components of HoopYogini give you a template for first engaging in your own personal practice and then expressing empowerment through your voice, energy, words and sequencing.
You integrate what we call “Oppositional Languaging” which creates a cadence and rhythm for your student/s to let go, tune inwards and connect with their inner resources. This powerful and unique approach can also be applied to traditional hatha yoga classes and guided meditations.
With our core belief that “transformation can be fun,” your certification empowers you to transmit your wisdom and inspiration through hoop dance, hatha yoga stretches and sequences assisted by the hoop, and guided meditations.
"I've learned so much through [the] HoopYogini Online Training that I have to giggle whenever I'm in YTT [yoga teacher training] and hear something I've already learned. Finally did some practice teaching in YTT last weekend and let's just say I nailed tadasana."
HoopYogini Certified Instructor
"I love the movements of module 3 and the direct tie in to some of my favorite yoga postures. I love when putting all together the modules in order can create an actual class model with warm-up, class, and cool down with stretches"
HoopYogini Certified Instructor & Mentor
Cultivate Self-Love & Receive Community Support
Our global community of inspired teachers and trainees frequently comment on the strong energy of encouragement and positivity they experience within the certification circle. Mentors, students and peers have become friends despite timezone and cultural differences.
The circle visually represents a container of compassion and the hoop represents the sacred web of life of which we are all connected.
Consciously remembering your presence within the hoop (and dance of life) connects you with a vast network of love, support and awe.
"Feeling welcomed and supported and part of the HoopYogini family already. I come from mostly a hooping background with a small bit of yoga experience. Both Jocelyn and my mentor, Adriana, have such inspiring and supportive ways of teaching, speaking and presenting information. In such a short time I've learned so much more about yoga philosophy and practice. I want to share the joy and wellness HoopYogini brings and feel like this is exactly what I should be doing. Worth every penny!!!"
Included in the HoopYogini™ Online Teacher Training
7 Modules of HoopYogini™ Training Content
The Seven Holistic Components of HoopYogini™ and the doctor approved Spinal Awakening Series
From The Core
Integrative Cool Down
Intro to Teaching HoopYogini™ to Kids & Teens
Intro to Teaching HoopYogini™to Seniors
Lifetime access plus...
16 Live Q & A Calls
For additional support and connection with community
300+ pages plus informative and inspiring articles
25+ Instructional Videos
Set in a beautiful home in Bali, Indonesia
with Hoop Luminaries & Master Teachers
Teaching Scripts & Required Reading Lists
to help you build your practice and community
Weekly Email Connections
with your Mentor (up to 16 correspondences)
Two 30 minute Coaching Sessions
with your Mentor
Community & Encouragement
An Accountability Angel and Peer Support
Continuing Education Hours
Upon course completion, submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance, AFAA, ACE and more for credit hours
How To Get Certified
Certification is delivered upon successful completion of online coursework and quizzes (reviews provided each week within the course), turning in assignments, and satisfactory demonstration of teaching via video.
Successful demonstration of your teaching ability will be expressed through two videos that you’ll be required to submit. Your HoopYogini™ Master Trainer will review and return feedback on your teaching.
Within our private Facebook group, you will also post two videos of yourself engaged in Alchemy & Flow - you linking each move and posture into a flowing dance. You will receive a global round of applause from your peers in our certification tribe.
You Will Teach & Guide
Transformative movement meditation experiences with and without the hoop
Seated, standing and moving mindfulness meditations
Standing postures utilizing the hoop as a yoga prop
Breathwork and energy focused classes that uplift and enlighten
Expressive dance journeys
About Jocelyn Gordon
mother, dancer, teacher, embodiment coach, E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and world traveler
She is the founder of two holistic fitness programs that combine dance with yoga and mindfulness meditation – HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® Yoga and was featured in Yoga Journal where they called her a “Yoga Rebel” for her integrative movement modalities.
Having studied, trained and taught Dance, Yoga and Massage Therapy for over 20 years, Jocelyn provides a multi-disciplinary approach making self-care, self-restoration and self-realization accessible, enjoyable and relevant to the modern yogini and mindfulness practitioner.
Jocelyn mentors and trains a global tribe of instructors through her HoopYogini™ Teacher Trainings and online programs and has been featured in Origin Magazine, Conscious Dancer, GaiamTV and as a lead instructor in the Gaiam produced HoopBody DVD with Academy Award winning actress, Marisa Tomei. She was recently the Meditation Guide for the Essence Magazine Virtual Wellness House and featured on Apple News. Jocelyn toured with Wanderlust and has had the pleasure to perform with and open onstage for Elizabeth Gilbert, India Arie, Nahko & Medicine For The People and more.
Jocelyn believes that transformation can be fun.
How Do I Know If I Am Ready For This Training?
If you’re an experienced Hooper, you’ll need 10 hours of yoga practice before starting the training. You can easily acquire these now by attending live classes at a local studio or practicing with online classes. There are many free options available online.
If you’re an experienced Yoga Practitioner and need to get familiar with the hoop, you can enroll and follow along with the HoopYogini™ Spinal Awakening Series instructional videos that are made accessible immediately upon registering for the HoopYogini™ Online Teacher Training.
A portion of your tuition will go to one of these amazing organizations:
Bumi Sehat Midwifery Clinic
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Provides free health and perinatal care to Indonesian families
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
A Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance advocating a shift in culture for Black maternal health, rights and justice
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Committed to reclaiming the sovereignty of tribal communities and safeguarding Native women and their children