ACE and YogaRenew Join Forces to Offer Yoga Certification to Health and Exercise Professionals

Posted: Feb 12, 2024 in ACE Press Releases

San Diego, Calif., February 12, 2024The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is proud to announce its forward-thinking partnership with YogaRenew. Through this partnership, ACE offers the YogaRenew 200-Hour Yoga Teaching Training & Certification, a comprehensive, online yoga credential for health and exercise professionals that caters to the growing public demand for holistic health and fitness practices. 

"We are thrilled to introduce a new dimension to our certification offerings through our partnership with YogaRenew," said Lauren Shroyer, ACE Vice President of Product and Innovation. "Yoga fosters an enhanced connection between the body and mind, beyond movement alone, through deliberate practice. Recognizing the significance of this approach, ACE is proud to collaborate with YogaRenew, renowned international experts in yoga, to deliver their exceptional educational resources." 

YogaRenew, led by founder and CEO Nicolas Goudy and co-founders Patrick Franco and Kate Lombardo, has distinguished itself with its high-quality program and learning experience, earning recognition from Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Like ACE, YogaRenew is committed to providing top-tier health and fitness education through courses that leverage video and other online interactive elements to ensure an engaging and robust learning experience. 

Key highlights of the YogaRenew 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Certification partner course include: 

  • Gold Standard RYT-200 credential: The course offers 200 hours of comprehensive education where learners will gain expertise across all facets of yoga – including in-depth knowledge across yoga sequencing, anatomy, philosophy, class structure, poses, guidance on leading classes, meditation, pranayama, the business of yoga and other elements of wellness lifestyles. 

  • Online flexibility: While most courses approved for the RYT-200 require in-person attendance, this course is entirely online and self-guided, offering unparalleled flexibility and accessibility to complete the program at your own pace, in your own home. 

  • Highly rated: With an impressive 4.9-star rating on TrustPilot and nearly 2,500 reviews, this course is widely recognized for its quality and effectiveness. 

  • Complementary to ACE Certifications: Exercise professionals, including ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, and Health Coaches, can seamlessly integrate yoga into their skill set, providing new avenues for both group and one-on-one sessions. 

  • Gateway to the fitness industry: The course is open to individuals looking to enter the wellness and fitness industry, offering a valuable starting point for those passionate about holistic well-being. 

"ACE has been a leader in the fitness certification space for a long time, and we're thrilled about connecting their passionate community to our top-rated online yoga teacher training,” expressed Goudy.  

Yoga has witnessed an unprecedented surge in popularity, with approximately 34.4 million participants in 2021. It is estimated that the yoga industry is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2021 to 2027. 

For more information about the YogaRenew 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Certification offered by ACE, please visit this product page. 



About the American Council on Exercise 

Since 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has been the leading non-profit education and certification provider for health coaches and exercise professionals in the United States and around the world. 

With more than 90,000 highly respected certified health coaches and exercise professionals, ACE Certified Professionals are on the ground daily helping people move, stay active and make lasting lifestyle behavior changes to build healthier communities. 

Headquartered in San Diego, ACE collaborates with public health partners to educate people of all backgrounds about the importance of physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors; advocates for public policies to increase physical activity opportunities; and supports scientific research that investigates the efficacy of behavior-change interventions and the effectiveness of exercise practices and trends. 

For more information visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise. 



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