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.
- 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.
The Minneapolis College Yoga Teacher Training curriculum is designed to help prepare students to sit for the professional licensure exam for Minnesota. At this time, Minneapolis College is unable to make a determination if the Yoga Teacher Training program meets the licensing requirement for any state or US protectorate besides Minnesota. You will want to contact the licensing board in which state you intend to pursue licensure for their requirements.
If you have further questions about licensure for Yoga Teacher Training, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Aldes, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management, and they will be happy to help you.
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