Yoga soothes the mind, calms the soul and strengthens the body. And it’s becoming increasingly popular in stressed out, health-conscious California. OCC Career Advantage provides yoga teacher training that can help you develop the knowledge, skill and experience needed to work as a yoga instructor at health clubs, spas and yoga/dance studios or as a freelance instructor. The 200-hour program meets the requirements set by Yoga Alliance, a professional membership and trade association, to become a registered yoga teacher (RYT). If you have a passion for wellness and want to share it with others, read on to learn more.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Theory of Yoga
  • Yoga Methodology

Did you know?

A 2016 national study shows the number of U.S. yoga practitioners has increased to more than 36 million, up from 20.4 million in 2012, and practitioner spending on yoga classes, clothing,
equipment and accessories rose to $16 billion a year, up from $10 billion over the past four years, according to a Yoga Alliance study.

Program Details

Complete our certificate program, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in yoga instruction.

Yoga Instructor Training

Prepare for a position as a yoga instructor at a health club, spa, yoga/dance studio, hospital, in the health industry or as a self-employed private yoga instructor. Learn how to properly instruct a yoga class for all levels and abilities, including the use of props, themes and yoga philosophy to enhance classes, and learn the history and evolution of yoga. View program detail in course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
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Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services