How to Become a Yoga Instructor in India

Do you want to become a Yoga Instructor? If yes, this article will be of help you. This article has been crafted keeping the needs of Yoga Education aspirants in mind. This career guide covers topics such as – Yoga courses, eligibility and other important details.

Yoga Instructor

The craze for Yoga has increased exponentially in the recent past. More and more people are looking at Yoga for improving their physical and mental well-being!


As a result more and more Yoga centers have been sprouting up in India in recent times. Apart from that Yoga is also used for purposes like rehabilitation and therapy. This has resulted in a huge demand for skilled Yoga Instructors in India. Also check – How to become a teacher.


Yoga can be mastered through practice! So, it is not uncommon to see people mastering Yoga under the tutelage of an instructor.


Though many people have gone on to become Yoga Instructors the old fashioned way, it is better to undergo a professional training course these days. Also check – Courses after 12th arts.


At present, if you want to become a Yoga Instructor, it’d be better to complete a professional course related to it. Below, I’ve mentioned the steps involved in becoming a Yoga Instructor –


Steps to become a Yoga Instructor in India


1 Choose a relevant course

There are many Yoga Education courses available in India. The main course formats are as follows –

  • Bachelor’s Degree courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Certificate courses


These are undergraduate level courses. 12th passed students are eligible to pursue these courses.


Here are some notable Bachelor’s Degree courses –

  • B.Sc. in Yoga
  • B.Sc. in Yoga Education
  • BA in Yoga


I’d suggest my readers to pursue a good Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma course related to Yoga Education.


2 Satisfy the Eligibility Criteria

After selecting a course, make sure that you satisfy the eligibility criteria. If you choose B.Sc. Yoga course, you must make sure that you are a 12th passed candidate.


3 Secure Admission into College

Next step is securing admission into a good college. In order to secure admission, you may have to pass relevant entrance test and/or selection interview.


4 Complete the Course

After completing the training program, you may don the title of ‘Yoga Instructor’!


PG courses

After completing Graduation, Yoga Education graduates may take up a job or go for higher studies. Some of the notable PG courses are –

  • M.Sc. in Yoga
  • M.Sc. in Yoga Education
  • MA in Yoga
  • PG Diploma in Yoga Education


Career Prospects

Yoga education graduates are usually hired by –

  • Yoga Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Therapy Clinics
  • Gyms
  • Fitness Clubs


In the above mentioned firms, they may don the following roles –

  • Instructor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Therapist
Arun Kallarackal
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