A yoga teacher, also referred to as Yogi Guru in India, is a professional fitness instructor who processes in-depth knowledge in the science of yoga and meditation. A candidate looking to pursue yoga as a profession requires adequate qualification, certificate, and appropriate eligibility criteria to teach at fitness centers and studios.
The eligibility criteria for a yoga teacher:
Currently, the need for yoga teachers in educational as well as corporate organizations is on the high-rise. Unlike other physical exercises, where flex-and-stretch of muscles is very little and harmless, Yoga involves precise postures and controlled exercises which when performed incorrectly tend to cause serious pain to the muscle and possibility harm the body. Thus, acquiring professional training and certificate in the profession is very crucial and essential to avoid misguided and wrong blunders to teach yoga.
To become a yoga teacher, a candidate must possess a fitness and health degree in Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) with specialization in Yoga course or procure a Diploma in yoga training. Generally, the training course lasts from a few weeks to a few years depending upon the style of Yoga.
Additionally, Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Yoga helps in procuring significant knowledge in different yoga techniques and philosophies boosting the opportunities for the candidates in the field of fitness professionals.
The necessary educational qualification for a Yoga teacher/instructor is:
A personal yoga instructor pay ranges from ₹1,000 - ₹1,500 per session in India, whereas in the US the pay varies from 70USD - 100USD per hour.
If a yoga teacher teaches for a group of individuals at educational institutions or corporate organizations, the salary varies from ₹10,000 - ₹15,000 per month in India and 1000USD - 1500USD per month in the US depending upon the number of students and the establishment.