At present, yoga has a very good impact on our life and it is very demanding in today lifestyle and students are seeking towards to make career in this field.
Professionals, those shares their knowledge of the science of meditation & yoga are called as Yoga Teachers or Yogis.
There is a great career scope of yoga not in India but also in abroad. Yoga is an ancient art & natural ways to keep our body fit & healthy. Yoga not only helps physically, but in improving mental health.
The integral part of Yoga is practiced physical exercises which called Asanas & breathing exercises which called Pranayam.
Fitness is the call of today’s world which raising the need of a yoga teacher or instructor on the global platform.
Courses & Eligibility
What are the courses to pursue in this field?
There are many courses available in this field by which students can make their career in this field. Some of the most sought courses are mentioned here:
Certificate Course in Yoga (CCY): It is a one and a half month course with the eligibility of HSC passed. There is no age limit for this course.
Bachelor in Arts (Yoga Philosophy): Duration of this course will be three years with the eligibility of 10+2 from any stream securing minimum 45% marks. Diploma in Yoga Education: It is a one year duration course with six months internship with the eligibility of graduate from any stream with a certificate in Yoga.
Diploma in Yoga Therapy: It is a one year duration course with the eligibility of graduation with any stream from any recognized university.
Master of Arts in Yoga: It is a two year duration course with the eligibility of minimum graduation from any stream.
Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Course in Yoga (AYTTC): One month duration course with eligibility of certificate, diploma or graduation in yoga with two years teaching experience in yoga.
Have a will power to practice the most difficult “Aasans” or yogic positions.
On a professional level, you can usually specialize in any one of the following patterns:
Yoga exercises for physical fitness
Yoga especially designed for kids
Yoga designed to benefit of seniors
Yoga for the couples
Prenatal and/or postnatal yoga
Private lessons of yoga
Retreats or workshops
You can pursue bachelor yoga courses after passing your 12th class from any stream and for master courses you should hold a graduate degree in any stream. There is not any age limit for admission in yoga courses
By seeing the benefits of Yoga, career opportunities in this field are increasing in India as well as in abroad also. After pursuing yoga courses, you can work in health clubs, yoga & pilates studios, special needs centre, private gym and in individual clients homes.
After became a yoga instructor, you would usually be self-employed by running your own yoga school.
For the Yoga Professionals, there are several job options available both in the government & private sectors. You can also self-employed by opening your own yoga center.
Yoga also opens various jobs in the given field such as research, management, hospital, academic, administrative, consultation, etc. The government has made it compulsory to have a Yoga teacher in every school
In India, the average salary of a Yoga Instructor is between 10k to 25k per month.
In abroad, they can get a good salary package in this field.
As a reputed instructor in this field with masters or Ph.D degree earning can be touched up to 1 lakh per month. Earning will also depend upon the location, sector, company, education, etc.