To become a yoga instructor, one should have a post graduate diploma in yoga or at least a diploma. The diploma, post graduate diploma, degree & PG degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges in India and around globe
COURSE DURATION & ELIGIBILITY:
Certificate course- 8th pass- 6 months
Diploma course- 10th pass- 6 months
B.Sc yoga- 12th – 3 years
PG diploma- any degree- 1 year
M.Sc yoga- any degree- 2 years
M.Phil yoga- 1 year
Ph.D yoga- 2 years
Bihar school of yoga
Morarji Desai National Institute of yoga
Indian Institute of yogic science & research
Jain Vishwabharti University
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND JOB ROLES:
By teaching yoga, one can help people increase their flexibility and strength, enhance their self awareness and have a sense of unity with all life. One can provide their students with the opportunity to experience feelings of joy and peace.
Yoga is now offered in nearly every gym and health club. As a yoga instructor, one can express their own creative spirit through one's classes. One can choose to specialize in any of the following:
Yoga for physical fitness
Prenatal or postnatal yoga
Yoga for kids
Yoga for seniors
Workshops or retreats
Yoga instructor in gym
Lecturer in yoga
In India the salary can be from 5000 to 20,000 for starters and increases with experience and knowledge. Abroad the salary can be from 40,000 to 1,00,000 for starters
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is yoga a good career?
ANS: Yoga is a great career choice as it is an ancient art and a natural way of remaining fit and healthy. It also helps in improving mental and physical health. Once you start practicing yoga, you can take it as a profession. Yoga teacher certification is a certification provided by different groups.
Can you get yoga certified online?
ANS: The online yoga instructor certification course allows you to study and practice at your own pace, from the comfort of your yoga mat. This is an entry level certification to help personal trainers, group exercise instructors and other fitness professionals incorporate and instruct students in yoga.