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Yoga teacher

Yoga teachers teach yoga as a form of exercise to increase fitness and wellbeing.

Potential salary
variable
Working hours
32 to 34 variable
  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work on your own
  • leadership skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • designing course and lesson plans for a range of abilities
  • teaching a wide range of simple and complex yoga positions
  • adapting positions for conditions like pregnancy or arthritis
  • teaching breathing habits
  • assessing your students
  • reviewing your own courses and teaching skills

You could work at a fitness centre or at a health centre.

With experience you could run your own yoga workshops, yoga retreats, or holidays.

You may be able to train as a yoga therapist or take further qualifications to train yoga teachers.

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