The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.

MBL - Mind+Body Leadership Course (ZmF23)

  • 25 Oct 2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • 18 Nov 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Zoom & MSVU


  • Students in the MBL course for the Fall 2019 semester.

Mind+Body Leadership (MBL)

Learn to teach fitness-level Yoga and Meditation classes.

Mind & Body Leadership is a group fitness certification that is based in yoga and incorporates other exercise formats that are calming & non-competitive.   

Students will learn fundamentals of a yoga-fitness class format with focus on teaching alignment, core work, pelvic floor health, balance, stretching, breathing, vocalizations, and meditation/visualization. This course is primarily about yoga, but students who certify in MBL are allowed to incorporate elements from other slow physical activity methods such as Pilates, tai chi, qi gong, ballet & other dance forms, (if they have additional training). Certified MBLs can also, with additional training & exams, incorporate portable equipment such as yoga props, foam rollers, and dance or martial arts props, in their classes.  Students will also learn skills needed for teaching any fitness class such as lesson planning, cueing, giving corrections, safety, and proper use of music.

This certification (and the related insurance) excludes any version of hot yoga or any inversion asanas.

This course includes a manual and your first year of membership in the NSFA.  Instructor's insurance for 1 year is also included for any students who successfully meet all of the certification requirements.

All participants must also complete Exercise Theory and have a current 1st Aid & CPR certification before the MBL certificate will be issued.


Please note: this course will be delivered via a blend of live video stream & in-person sessions.

 Zoom Wednesday, October 25, 2022 6:30 to 8:30pm
 Zoom Wednesday November 1, 2022 6:30 to 8:30pm
 Zoom Wednesday, November 8 2022 6:30 to 8:30pm
 In-person @ MSVU Saturday, November 18, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm


The in-person day will be held at Mount St. Vincent University (166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax) in the McCain Building, room 302.

Instructor(s):  Tisha White

Exams: A written and practical exam are required to complete this course. Full certification also requires completion of Exercise Theory and a 1st Aid & CPR certificate.  No certifications will be issued without ET and 1st Aid/CPR completed.

We book a Provincial Exam Day in January and June every year for students to write any NSFA exam at Mount St. Vincent University.  If you cannot attend either of those exam dates, a 1-on-1 session with an exam proctor can be booked after your course is finished. We can also do exams online via zoom if we do not have an exam proctor in your area. 

Please also download the Group Formats Certification Guide for further information on the certification process.

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  

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