Career In Yoga

Interested in Yoga but not sure where to start, looking for information about career opportunities in this field?…… So this article is a must read for you.

The Yoga word has been derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to yoke (join)” the spirit and physical body together.

In simple words, Yoga is a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the mind and body.

“Yoga is a very popular activity among children, athletes and seniors.”

Yoga has come into existence around in 5th or 6th BCE, in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements.

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Benefits of Yoga:

  • Increase your flexibility.
  • It helps to build muscle strength.
  • Prevents from cartilage and joint breakdown.
  • Maintains healthy lifestyle.
  • Gives you peace of mind.
  • Increase concentration.
  • Relief from stress.
  • Gaining more control over emotions.
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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.

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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:

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Certificate Course:

  • Certificate Course in Yoga (CCY): It is a one and a half month course with the eligibility of HSC passed. No age limit for this course.

Bachelor 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.
  • UG. 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.

Master Course:

  • PG. 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.

Other Course:

  • 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.

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Skills Required

Apart from the academic qualifications, it is also necessary that you have some of the following skills which include:

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Skills to motivate others to believe in yoga
  • Strong Determination
  • Have a will power to practice the most difficult “asanas” or yogic positions

On a professional level, you can usually specialize in any one of the following patterns:

  • Yoga exercises for physical fitness
  • Spiritual yoga
  • Yoga therapy
  • Yoga especially designed for kids
  • Yoga designed to benefit of seniors
  • Yoga for the couples
  • Corporate yoga
  • Prenatal and/or postnatal yoga
  • Private lessons of yoga
  • Retreats or workshops


You can pursue bachelor yoga courses after passing your 12th (Courses After 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.

Best colleges to pursue yoga courses are:

  • Sivananda Ashrams
  • Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Ashtanga Institute
  • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari
  • Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis

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Career Scope

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.

Some job titles are:

  • Yoga Instructor
  • Yoga Therapist
  • Yoga Advisor
  • Yoga Specialist
  • Yoga Practitioner
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Research Officer- Yoga and Naturopathy
  • Yoga Aerobic Instructor
  • Yoga Consultant
  • Publication Officer (Yoga)
  • Yoga Manager

Top Recruiters:

  • Government & Private Schools
  • Yoga and Naturopathy colleges or institutions
  • ESIC General Hospital Naroda Ahmedabad
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
  • Centre Research Centers
  • Resorts

Duties of a Yoga Instructor:

  • Design courses & lesson plans.
  • Analyze the fitness level & requirements of all participants.
  • Demonstrate and perform all yoga exercises to participants.
  • Design safe and comprehensive yoga programs for various participants.
  • Monitor participant performance and recommend different yoga exercise.


“Salary packages are excellent in this field.”

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.

The highest paying jobs are in educational support services, followed by religious organizations.

Books & Study Materials

Searching for good books of yoga?………….. Here are some books which you can use to study yoga:

The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living by Stephen Cope

Yoga: The Greater Tradition by David Frawley

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice  by T.K.V. Desikachar

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens

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  1. vrindha says:

    done my 500 hrs yoga teacher training course….and i dnt know what to do after this….as iam married….housewife….which is best for me pls suggest

  2. lokendra singh says:

    Dear sir
    i have done diploma of advance yoga of 6th month. now what i have to do (be a teacher)
    Even i can do phd? How?

  3. shubham says:

    Sir plzzz suggest me…why I get a job in yoga in abroad…and what are the scopes of yoga in abroad…and I want to go abroad…plzzz help me sir…

  4. Nikka zaildar says:

    Maine B.A IN ARTS mai ki hai
    aur mere gradution 56%hai.
    kya mai yoga ka course kr sakta hu. Aur kya yoga ka koi advance course hai jo 1 year mai ya 6th month mai hota hai

  5. ashvi says:

    hello sir, m doing and i want to make a career in yoga.what i should do?nd which stream is better ?

  6. sheetal Tigile says:

    Hello sir, my sistar completed on B A please sagess me how to become yoga teacher.

  7. akash saini says:

    i need some information regarding yoga.i am very flexible and my friend says me that you should create your carrier in yoga and i am also interesting in yoga so i jus want to know that in which course i should applied and in which course maximum chance of yoga in foreign. plz tell me .

  8. suryakant sharma says:

    i have completed yoga and medition pg diploma and i want to doing p.hd in yoga and i want to go abrod

  9. Roslyn Brahma says:

    I am b.p.ed student sir, and I am very much eager to know what should be career opportunities or jobs for any courses in yoga.Iwant to know the name of jobs and its eligibility creteria.

  10. Chhabi says:

    Full detail yoga

  11. Skills ibrahim says:

    Please I want yoga course one year diploma college in hydrabad

  12. Nisha says:

    Hey my husband is gym trainer and now i want him to do yoga course any scope suggestion pls

  13. Jatin says:

    I had completed PG in art. So please tell how to get job in this field.
    I am interested in yoga and physical work.

  14. Krishna Sharma says:

    How sir,I had completed but i want to build my career in yoga cz I hv very much interest so plzzz sir suggest me which course of yoga i started first and nxt…plz ans through my id. .. Thnku

  15. Sukrati says:

    Hello sir , i recently completed my B.Sc. In PCM stream…kindly suggest me which course/diploma/degree will be beneficial in yoga to get good knoledge and a job soon.

  16. vikram singh rajpoot says:

    Hello sir now I’m in the last year of Ag. I want to build career in yoga ,so what course should I do .

  17. Tribhuwan says:

    Hello sir now I’m in the last year of B.E..I am doing yoga since childhood .I want to build career in yoga ,so what course should I do .

  18. Pallavi says:

    Plz suggest me I hv complete plzzz tell me m join yoga

  19. Seetal p says:

    hello sir,
    I have completed my bbm and doing yoga from past 2 yrs and want to build my career in yoga so can u suggest which course to join and looking in Bangalore for good colg s or in Mysore

  20. Manu says:

    Sir..I’m completed my plus two.I want become a good yoga teacher.I need your advice.

  21. Aishwarya Dange says:

    Hi Sir.. Am doing bcs right now I had bio too in 12th.. I know de importance of yoga n i love to do yoga I went for zp matches too am doing yoga from 4 years..So now can I do yoga and naturopathy or master in yoga side by side..??? Plz give me some suggestions plz

  22. Tapan das says:

    Sir I passed HS with 77%
    I want to do youga bachelor
    Degree but how? Please reply

  23. Lata bansal says:

    I am doing bcom hons. I want to make a career in yoga.please suggest something.

  24. shivakant says:

    hi i am shivaknt and a b.e.graduate yoga is my intresting activity now i want to make it as professionand hobby also.
    so pls guide me what will i do?
    all about post graduation in yoga also.
    reply in my e-mail pls pls…….

    thank you

    • namrata ghildiyal says:

      Hi i ma namrata ghildiyal i am 31 years old completed MBA and worked in bpo for six years and now i want to make my career in yoga i want to travel the world and teach yoga in different cities kindly help me with my decision. I realy need your suggestion towards my decision.

      • Mohit Negi says:

        you can pursue yoga teacher tarining courses, also their are degree level courses available in yoga.

  25. Renu says:

    I complete my yogasana or meditation 3 month course which field is suitable for me can i search for jobs

  26. Jadhav Arun Shankar says:

    Sir I am completed Bsci last year in 1st class .I am interested in starting yoga therapy private center plz give Information about yoga teacher for Mastar of art in yoga and about fees in rupees for completion on my email Id. thanks.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can check Patanjali yoga training & research centre. They offer many UG & pg degree courses related to yoga.

  27. amarmani dwivedi says:

    sir i am complete b.a please sugess me how to became yoga teacher

  28. chulbul nayak says:

    Sir….I had completed my graduation in zoology with 64.5 percent frm lnmu ,Bihar .. I want to know that frm which course of yoga i started first ..And which is college is best for it …Plz ..ans through my id. .. ThnQ

  29. Navanath magar says:

    Sir… Plz ..give me all information about yoga on my id thank

  30. gurushad says:

    hi sir m gurusha, m pursuing M.A in yog science from patanjali yogpeeth haridwar plz sujest me for a good job.

  31. master of yoga says:

    master in yoga

  32. Bharadwaj sankar boruah says:

    sir i m vry much intrested to da Phd in yoga…..Plzzz provide me some informations about further study….now m in 6th degree……This article is vry much hlpful for me….Plzzz do contact me..

  33. Mohit kunar says:

    Plz give me all information related yoga on my id thnk

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