Yoga teachers instruct people on the various stances
involved in yoga, and also teach controlled breathing,
meditation and visualisation.
Yoga can be taught either as a form of exercise, to increase physical fitness and suppleness, or as a therapy to combat or control disease and ill-health.
There are many different styles of yoga, the most common taught in the UK being Integral, Ashtanga, Viniyoga and Iyengar. They vary in physical intensity and complexity.
Yoga teachers usually work indoors in places such as sports
centres, health studios, and leisure centres. There are no
set working hours - weekend and evening work is common.
Practitioners may work at several centres, therefore a
driving licence would be an advantage.
As a yoga teacher, you should:
There is a growing demand for yoga teachers in sports
and leisure centres, health clubs and community centres.
Employers include local authorities, private health clubs
and corporate organisations. Most yoga teachers work
part-time and are self-employed.
Some yoga teachers undertake further training to become yoga therapists.
There are also opportunities for qualified yoga teachers to undertake further specialist training on BWY modules. Specialist areas include Yoga in Pregnancy, Yoga for Children, Teaching Yoga in Prisons, Pranayama and Philosophy. There are also opportunities to train other tutors by undertaking the BWY Diploma Course Tutor qualification.
If you would like to know anything about Yoga Teacher that does not appear on Hotcourses, further information can be found below.
British Wheel of Yoga
25 Jermyn Street
Tel: 01529 306 851
Register of Exercise Professionals
8-10 Crown Hill
Tel: 020 8686 6464