Yoga Teachers

Yoga teachers teach yoga as a form of exercise to increase fitness and wellbeing.

Day-to-day tasks

  • design course and lesson plans for a range of abilities
  • teach a wide range of simple and complex yoga positions
  • adapt positions for conditions like pregnancy or arthritis
  • teach breathing techniques
  • assess your students
  • review your own courses and teaching skills
  • if you are self-employed, market your classes and do business admin tasks

Skills and Knowledge

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work on your own
  • the ability to teach pupils how to do something
  • patience and a calming manner

Industry Qualifications

You can get into this job through a college course or specialist courses run by private training organisations.

You can do a yoga teaching qualification like:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Teaching Yoga to Children Aged 5 to 16
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

You can train as a teacher by doing yoga courses with a specialist training provider.

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