Christian Yoga Association Training Schools

A Christian Yoga Association School meets CYA’s education standards with qualified lead trainers teaching from a Christ centered curriculum. CYA Schools not only offer yoga teacher trainings but may also provide continued education and specialty programs.

Thai Yoga Center, Registered CYA Therapy School, R-CYATS

Brooksville, FL and India| Lead Master Trainer, Dr. Anthony B. James R-CYAMT 

Anthony B. James | | Thai Yoga Center Website

Phone: (706) 358-8646

Florida State Doe Authorized College of Natural Medicine offering Five degrees in Christian, Monastic, Native American, and Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy Medicine, operated as a seminary of the NAIC or Native American Indigenous Church. NAIC Also operates the Seminary school: The Thai Yoga Center. We are the original and oldest school of “Thai Massage” outside of Thailand, and our Yoga Therapy programs, from entry to Certified Teacher, are based on firstly Christian and Bible Principles, then integration of Indigenous, Traditional, Classical Ayurveda (Christ-centered). The Thai Yoga Center SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certification program is full time since 1984, with 20,000 gradates to date


Uprooted Replanted Wellness, R-CYAS

Fort Worth, TX | Lead Trainer Jamie Cuffia, R-CYATH |

Founder of URW is Jamie Cuffia, a Registered Christian Yoga Therapist, R-CYATH, and trained as a Master Holy Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist and Certified through YogaFaith for Trauma Sensitive Yoga, R-TSYF. With over 1000 hours of unique yoga trainings, Jamie offers a special and intimate, Christ-Centered teacher training in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She also offers private Yoga Therapy sessions.

CYA is honored to have Uprooted Replanted Wellness as a Registered Christian Yoga School and CYA Therapist.





Based in Seattle, WA North America and Global Trainings

Founder Michelle Thielen is a Registered Christian Yoga Master Trainer, R-CYAMT. Often called the Yoga Pastor as she travels and speaks around the world aiding with the restoration of those who suffer from trauma, intense anxiety or depression into healing and freedom.  As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainer, she is passionate about helping others find their purpose and living it out loud while here on earth!  To read an in depth journey into Christian Yoga, you can read her first book Stretching Your Faith.

YogaFaith is a Founding Cornerstone School with the Christian Yoga Association.

Yoga Place, R-CYAS



Based in Grand Rapids, MI 


Bonnie, currently E-RYT-200, 500 RYT, is a CYA Master Trainer and is a passionate yogi and devoted follower of Jesus.  At Yoga Place we believe yoga is more than just a physical experience.  We believe that when we come to our mat we can have a spiritual encounter.  At Yoga Place we believe in using yoga as a tool to worship God.  A place where you can come and find healing and rest in His presence.   A place where Jesus can be glorified.  A place where all are welcome no matter what experience level.  

Yoga Place is a  School with the Christian Yoga Association.

Christians Do Yoga, R-CYAS



Christians Do Yoga| Tulsa, OK

Whether you’re an advanced yogi who’s done this for years, or you’re brand new and want to see what this yoga stuff is all about, we have space for you! We celebrate every walk of life, age, body type, experience level, and story.  CDY will be offering 200YTT by Spring 2021.  

Living Soul Institute, R-CYAS



Living Soul Institute | Parker, CO

Living Soul is yoga school that integrates the richness of yoga tradition and Christ-centered spirituality, providing teacher certification and continuing education training. “Living Soul” was inspired by Gen. 2:7, “And God formed the man of dust of the earth, and breathed upon his face the breath of life, and the man became a living soul.” We believe that each and every time we come to the yoga mat there is an opportunity for us to breathe in the “breath of life” and come alive through the practice of movement and meditation. Our goal is to educate, equip, and inspire servant leaders to create sanctuaries for all people to experience the union of mind, body and soul. Trainees develop a compassionate approach to teaching, honoring that every BODY is unique. Our small-group environment allows for trainees to customize their teaching style so they can authentically rise to the call to bear light and love in a world that desperately needs it.


As an advocate and member of Christian Yoga Association, our qualified trainers teach from a Christ centered curriculum.

Kennesaw, GA | Dayna Gelinas, Lead Trainer

New Day Yoga was founded by Dayna Gelinas, E-EYT 500.  Dayna teaches what she practices and knows firsthand about the powerful transformative gift that yoga from a Christian perspective is, if practiced consistently.  Her first 200 hour training was taught in 2006. She has continued to teach a 200 hour course each year.  New Day Yoga provides offerings including a 12- hour Introduction to Yoga from a Christian Perspective, a 120-hour restorative yoga certification, plus both a 200 and 300 hour yoga certification.  

CYA is honored to have New Day Yoga as a Registered Christian Yoga School.


Denmark | Rie Frilund Skårhøj, Lead Trainer

CrossYoga is an international not-for-profit network of yoga instructors. We grew out of a continuation of YogaFaith Denmark, an American variant of CrossYoga. There are approximately 80 instructors around the world. The network is lead by a leadership team and founded by Rie Frilund Skårhøj in 2017.  CrossYoga Academy is a business that offers CrossYoga teacher trainings and other trainings.

CYA is honored to have CrossYoga as a Registered Christian Yoga School.


Christian Yoga Association Continuing Education Providers

A Christian Yoga Association Continuing Education Provider meets CYA’s education standards with qualified lead trainers teaching from a Christ centered curriculum. CYA CEP’s only offer continued education and specialty programs, not 200/300 YTT.


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