Yoga Instructor

What is a Yoga Instructor?

Yoga is a Hindu method which includes various exercises, breathing sequences and meditation. It is beneficial to one’s well-being and is an aid to enlightenment.

Yoga is often practiced in the West as an extension to healthy living.

A Yoga Instructor, therefore, teaches these methods so that participants can reap the benefits and enjoy a feeling of healthy living, well-being and in some cases, spiritual enlightenment.

Some Yoga Instructors give classes while others may give private, one-to-one tuition. 

There are many different forms of yoga – here are just a few examples:

  • Ananda Yoga :  focuses on proper body alignment and controlled breathing
  • Ashtanga Yoga :  producing intense heat and sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs
  • Hatha Yoga :  one of the more popular varieties – a series of slow and control exercises
  • Iyengar Yoga :  breathing & long poses – strength, flexibility, endurance and balance

What does a Yoga Instructor do?

  • preparing a yoga routine specific for your classes
  • preparing yoga room before class arrives
  • assisting  students with poses
  • making sure students do the pose correctly to prevent injury
  • helping some students focus on specific muscles
  • modifying exercises for students who have medical conditions
  • providing conditioning advice

Are you … ?

  • interested in yoga?
  • a people’s person?
  • interested in others’ well-being?
  • caring?
  • patient?
  • observant?
  • methodical?

How do I become a Yoga Instructor?


Offers an Intensive Teachers Training Course


Offers courses in:

Level 1:  Yoga Teaching Training
Level 2:  Advanced Yoga Teaching Training



OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Personal Trainer and Dancer

Is becoming a Yoga Instructor the right career choice for me?

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