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.

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:

  • 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

For more information regarding Yoga, you can  ask your queries below.

Displaying 87 Comments
  1. Manisha handa says:

    Please specify the details of yoga teachers course for kids

  2. for job purpose says:

    hello sir i am completed (dyed) diploma in yoga education in 2019-20

  3. NITANT KUMAR says:

    I m 6 year yoga state level student
    So I want to make carrier in yoga so
    What should I do nd form should I start??

  4. Ridam Awasthi says:

    I am opting for MA in Human Consciousness and Yog sciences from DSVV. What r my chances of getting abroad with healthy package.

  5. Khushboo kumari says:

    Is it better to pursue some courses in yoga after BPT. If yes then please suggest me about some courses in yoga after BPT

  6. Sakshi chouksey says:

    Hello i am also intrested in yoga now i am in class 12 so plz guide me from where i have to start this is very imp for me help me plz after the 12 what should i have to do n give the information about yoga n yoga course

  7. Sakshi chouksey says:

    Hello i am also intrested in yoga now i am in class 12 so plz guide me from where i have to start this is very imp for me help me plz after the 12 what should i have to do n give the information about yoga n yoga courses n i can do very well yoga i know many asans n i have practice too my body is also flexible i can do yoga …. so plz help me out

  8. Karma rigzin dolma says:

    Will be glad if we got more information on yoga

  9. Chuskit Angmo says:

    Hi, I am interest in yoga. But right now I am study BA, it’s available after I complete my BA
    Plz reply me….

  10. Indira says:

    Sir i lv in kolkata.reasonable fees whr i can learn yoga teacher’s training under a good adviser.

  11. Abhilasha Gandhi says:

    There are ample opportunities to work with Cure.Fit as a yoga instructor. It is one of India’s fastest growing start-ups. The two divisions – Mind.Fit and Cult.Fit, have many vacancies for yoga trainers. For more information you can reply to this comment or visit the Cure.Fit website.

  12. Jayprasad says:

    Sir im working hotel industry im very much intersted to learn yoga n be s yoga instructor which yoga course will help me to find a job n be a yoga instructor.

  13. Priyanka says:

    Hello Sir,
    I’m Priyanka. I had done my MA in art side. Now I want to learn yoga n after that teach. From which Institute or university is good for yoga courses

  14. Manmohan Singh says:

    Hi sir, I am 37 and want to grow my career in yoga kindly suggest if there is any scope or course.
    I work in private sector and not able to do full time course

  15. C . Jain says:

    I have done MA in Science of living meditation and yoga.i want to open yoga studio or yoga workshop but how I engage people for it or how I inform

  16. C . Jain says:

    I have done MA in Science of living meditation and yoga.i want to open yoga studio or yoga workshop but how I engage people for it.

  17. Megha Bhandari says:

    Sir plzzz mujhe yoga course ki information dijiye mujhe isme apna career banana hai mera y last year hai aur uske mujhe yoga teacher mein apna career banana hai

  18. Preeti says:

    I have gave my yoga certificate course exam and so i don’t know what i should do next like either have my own studio or do get some training under any professional instructor,if yes then suggest me some good yoga teacher in bhopal, it would be helpful if you advice me. Thank you for the article.

  19. Rashmi says:

    I have completed my graduation in arts. Nd I have also completed masters in arts this year n now I don’t want to appear in NET exam or Phd in this field. I don’t want to be teacher in this field …nd now I am looking for any government jobs but not getting because I don’t have those qualifications which are required in those jobs…. N Now I am in great trouble not able to think what to do. N so I thought about this field (yoga) to choose as my career but I don’t know how to start it n in which Clg or schl I should take admission to do courses plz help me. Thnks

  20. Manoj Kumar Singh says:

    Sir i m diploma in yoga passed

    Mujhe kaun si sarkari naukri mil sakti hai

  21. B.K.Sharma says:

    Dear sir,madam
    Kindly suggest about opportunities after yoga diploma in foreign

  22. Suman says:

    I mean a civil engineer I mean interested in pg diploma in yoga plzz suggest me best college for pgdiploma in yoga in madhyapradesh

  23. Karthick Kanagaraj says:

    Thank you so much for your valuable information. It is very useful for me. I completed UG in B.E(ECE) at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. I am interested to do Ph.D in yoga. Please help me how to proceed further.

  24. disha says:

    sir i am study in 1 year how can i can do career in yoga

  25. Manoj Bhatnagar says:

    Age 46,practice Yoga Daily.
    B. SC, M.A.(History):
    Which Course I have to/can undego in Yoga?

  26. Prahlad narayan says:

    Sir main yoga me career banana chahata hu kisi bhi open university se because main job karta hu please any person help ne pH

  27. abhishek Kumar Pandey says:

    I have completed PGDY .

  28. Pradnya bhor says:

    Sir, I have done my BE and also completed two courses in yoga 1. Yog Pravesh and 2. Yog Parichay so plzzz suggest me how to become yoga teacher… I’m interested in yoga carrier…

  29. Qudsia Anam Khan says:

    I wanna be a Yoga instructor / teacher!

  30. Nayan naratawade says:

    I am study in 12th STD. In PCMB group plz tell me what I can for yoga instructor after 12th

  31. Kalpana Tak says:

    Dear Sir/Maam,
    I am a HR Professional. But also have done PG diploma in yoga therapy and wanna change my profile. I want to know that is there any opportunity in Rajasthan regarding the same profile. or I need to do further studies in YOGA?

    Thanks & Regards

  32. Sonia dhiman says:

    I have done graduation and bed I want to do yoga course which yoga course is good for me to go abroad . I want to make my carrier with yoga course please suggest me sir

    • dishu says:

      i also want to know this. I’m bams student and after graduation i want my future in australia.So which yoga diploma i should prefer for that.

  33. Vijay belwal says:

    Sir maine BHU se yoga certificate course kiya hai aur sir mujhe job ki bahut jarurt h plz mujhe yog mai job provide kra dijiye plz sir

  34. Muthukumar says:

    Sir,my age is 36.i am currently yoga read work we pls reply

  35. Madhuri yadav says:


    I completed my 1year yoga diploma from Lal Bahadur Shastri University Delhi. I need a job in Delhi please suggest me.

    Warm regards ,


  36. Hemant soni says:

    Can have yoga course of 6 month / 1 year as correspondence with doing job, and attend Sunday classes at Indore / Ujjain / Dewas.

  37. Simmran says:

    Sir. ..I’ve completed my 12 just now ..I want to become a yoga instructor ..plz tell me what to do

  38. 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

  39. 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?

  40. 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…

  41. 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

    • Hanif Khan says:

      everything is given under the article.

    • Bharati behera Nayak says:

      Hi sir, i m a B, com graduate plus MBA Marketing. Currently i m a homemaker, i m a fitness lover and passionate of yoga. Doing it since childhood but now continuing after i became mother. So can u guide me how i will be a yoga instructor and teacher and get a good job in abroad and i want to choose it as my profession. Thanks

  42. ashvi says:

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

  43. sheetal Tigile says:

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

  44. 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 .

  45. 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

  46. 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.

  47. Chhabi says:

    Full detail yoga

  48. Skills ibrahim says:

    Please I want yoga course one year diploma college in hydrabad

  49. Nisha says:

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

  50. 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.

  51. 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

  52. 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.

  53. 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 .

  54. 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 .

  55. Pallavi says:

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

  56. 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

  57. Manu says:

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

  58. 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

  59. Tapan das says:

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

  60. Lata bansal says:

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

  61. 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.

  62. Renu says:

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

  63. 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.

  64. amarmani dwivedi says:

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

  65. 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

  66. Navanath magar says:

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

  67. gurushad says:

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

    • Chandan kumar says:

      Sir now what are you doing ….m going to do msc yoga from ptanjali plz tell me sir are there better opportunities….should i do msc in yoga …sir plz reply me

  68. master of yoga says:

    master in yoga

  69. 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..

  70. Mohit kunar says:

    Plz give me all information related yoga on my id thnk

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