Yoga Teacher Training
Become a steward of yoga by learning all aspects of this wonderful and relevant tradition. As a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance, our comprehensive curriculum includes anatomy and physiology, yoga humanities, professional yoga essentials and physical and subtle yoga practices and techniques. Our hands-on program will cultivate a unique, well-rounded perspective and nurture your development as a qualified and transformative yoga teacher.
- The program is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, the largest non-profit association representing the yoga community.
- The program is compliant with Yoga Alliance’s updated standards.
- The program is financial aid eligible.
- You can advance your knowledge and skills while gaining relevant experience as a work study student within the program.
- The program is designed to be convenient; you can begin any semester and take courses at your own desired pace.
- The teaching practicum is woven throughout the entire program and you will experience teaching in one-to-one, small group and large group settings.
- You will develop skills to create equitable and inclusive spaces for your students.
- You will intimately come to know that yoga is more than a physical practice.
- Upon graduation, there are a variety of teaching opportunities available on campus.
- Analyze personal attitudes and belief systems about their body, mind and spirit, and their role in the context of the community.
- Assess one's current state of health through all the dimensions of Wellness (physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational and environmental) and apply coping strategies to balance one's health now and gain resiliency for the future.
- Design and implement behavior modification plans that strive for excellence in wellness through healthy behaviors and boundaries and positive decision making.
- Demonstrate proper performance of physical skills through body mechanics and personal and community safety techniques.
- Critique their own use of the teaching principles and methods communicated and implemented during peer to peer and trainee to client teaching interactions.
- You will learn and practice the yoga lifestyle.
- Develop the skills to develop and teach yoga classes that include asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting.
You will gain practical experience in our fitness center by working with the Minneapolis College community.
Successful completion of the Yoga Teacher Training program meets the educational requirements to register with Yoga Alliance. Minneapolis College is required to identify if our degree meets the educational requirements outside of Minnesota.
More information can be found by visiting the Licensure/Certification Disclosures webpage.
If you have further questions about the Yoga Teacher Training registry, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Aldes, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management.
The dynamic field of yoga teaching is projected to increase by 13% from 2018-2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. A national study completed by Yoga Alliance in 2016 determined:
- The number of yoga practitioners increased 55% from 2012 to 2016.
- 34% of Americans say they are likely to try yoga over the next 12 months.
- 59% of yoga practitioners do yoga at least once per week.
- More men, children and people over 50 are practicing yoga.
- Yoga practitioners spend $16.8 billion annually on classes, gear and equipment.
Potential Job Titles
- Yoga instructor
- Certified yoga instructor
- Yoga teacher
- Certified yoga teacher
- Community education yoga instructor
- Group fitness instructor (yoga)
Where You Could Work
- Health clubs
- Fitness facilities
- Yoga studios
- Corporate wellness centers
- Community education
- Senior living facilities
- Clinics, hospitals or treatment centers