Functional Yoga System  

Functional Yoga System is a course for yoga instructors and/or movement professionals who want to expand their knowledge. The only specialization designed to enhance your yoga practice by taking a functional perspective and accessible mindset using Applied Functional Science®. This specially designed yoga instructor training course will deepen your understanding of the modern body, its needs, and how you can help students, clients, or patients systematically achieve their goals. 

What Are the Benefits of Functional Yoga System?


Enrich your knowledge of the physical aspects of yoga 


Learn how to make your yoga classes more inclusive, yet customized for everyone 


Gain access to exclusive resources and course materials 


This course is CEU eligible 

Online Course


The online option gives you the experience of an in-person event and a wealth of content accessible from any internet-connected device — all at your own pace. 

2-Day Live Event


Learn alongside other movement professionals and immediately apply what you’ve learned when you return to the studio, clinic, or gym. 

*All live events include the online course!

Group Rates

Interested in taking Functional Yoga System as a team? Group rates are available! Contact Gray Institute to learn more. 

Explore the Functional Yoga System Webinar, Available at Your Fingertips 

Ready for more course content, resources, and strategies? We explore all this and more in our Functional Yoga System webinar, available free through the Gray Institute App. Explore strategies you can take back to your office, practice, or gym tomorrow, including: 

  • Introduction to Gray Institute's new specialization, Functional Yoga System (FYS), and how to make traditional yoga more functional - all while respecting and honoring its tradition and impact.
  • Introduction and explanation to FYS's "Energy Tweaks" for immediate implementation and impact for any Movement Professional.
  • Practical application related to "Warrior 2."

Experience Functional Yoga System virtually through the app and feel the difference.

Functional Yoga System Is Approved for Continuing Education Credits Through:

ACE - 1.8 CECs
ACSM - 15 Contact Hr.
BOC - 14.5 CE Hrs. - Category A
AFAA - 15 CEUs
NASM - 1.6 CEUs

Physical Therapy 
New York Physical Therapy Association - 18 CE Hrs
Texas Physical Therapy Association - 18 CCUs
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association - 14.5 CEUs

Yoga Alliance 14.5 CECs (ID# 169102)

Redefine Health Education has approved the FGS in the following states: (16 Contact Hours)

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, **Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

**For Florida please go to CE Broker (Approval # 20-892369). FYS will be listed under Redefine Health Education as the sponsor. 

Please contact us with any questions or for more information. 

If you do not see your state or organization listed, please feel free to contact us at

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation. 

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What Is Functional Yoga System? 

Yoga is an ancient practice involving mental and physical components people have been enjoying for thousands of years. However, the human body has changed significantly since the physical practice of yoga was first developed. Gone are the days we foraged or hunted for survival. We sit more and move less. Our jobs, sports and hobbies often require repetitive motions which may lead to overuse injuries—factors that traditional yoga may not address. 

Functional Yoga System dives deeply into the physical practice of yoga using Applied Functional Science® to make your yoga more functional for today's human body—while continuing to uplift the many ways traditional yoga gets it right. 

Functional Yoga System is not designed to teach you how to become a yoga instructor. It is designed to advance your thought process and teach you how to use the principles of Applied Functional Science® to make your yoga more functional for you, your students, and your business. 

This intensive, two-day live event or online course covers:  

  • How to use Applied Functional Science® to unite the traditional ancient practice with the advanced science we know today 

  • How to use yoga inspired sequencing to identify and resolve dysfunction 

  • How to remove individual physical barriers making yoga more inclusive for all body types and abilities 

  • How to enhance your yoga practice and teachings for the human body of today 

  • How to make yoga more inviting for students who tried yoga but did not continue because they felt unsuccessful 

  • How to create and offer specialized courses to meet your students’ specific needs (e.g., yoga for the new mother, yoga for the office worker, yoga to alleviate back pain) 

Who Should Enroll in Functional Yoga System? 

Functional Yoga System is designed for all movement industry practitioners. We encourage professionals who work in the yoga industry to consider attending, including:  

  • Yoga Instructors 

  • Yoga Master Instructors 

  • Personal trainers working with yoga practitioners 

  • Physical Therapists  

  • Occupational Therapists  

  • Chiropractors  

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 

  • Therapy Aides  

  • Movement Specialists 

  • Physical Therapy Assistants  

  • Athletic Trainers 

Is Functional Yoga System Right for You? 

  • Do you struggle to help students identify the root cause of their challenges? 

  • Do you want to learn how to make yoga more functional? 

  • Do you want to make your yoga classes more inclusive for people of all skills, ages, and abilities? 

  • Are you ready to design classes that meet your students’ unique needs? 

  • Do you have an appreciation for traditional yoga and the origins of the practice? 

  • Are you interested in understanding more about the mind-body-spirit connection? 

  • Do you understand why people leave yoga classes and don’t come back? Are you ready to craft courses that encourage them to stay? 

After Enrolling in Functional Yoga System, You Will:

  • ​​​​​​Be able to identify what’s causing your students to struggle with the physical aspects of certain poses and give them tools to overcome those challenges 
  • Have a better understanding of yoga for the bodies of today 

  • Be empowered to craft classes that meet your students’ needs 

  • Help your students reach their goals in the context of the day, their body, and the present moment 

  • Reduce class turnover 

  • Increase class attendance 

  • Grow your yoga business 

  • Inspire your students to book private yoga sessions with you 

  • Use the information to cross over into all areas of fitness, wellness, or sport 

  • Have the tools to offer specialized yoga classes, like yoga for office workers 

  • Have the tools you need to incorporate Applied Functional Science® into your yoga practice  


Live Events

Functional Yoga System is designed for the human body of today while celebrating the many ways traditional yoga gets it right. If you learn better in person, register for a one-day live event.

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