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What is Yoga?

The word ‘Yoga’ has been derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to join’. Yoga is a spiritual discipline which aims to establish perfect harmony between the human body and mind. Through different Asanas, Yoga not only relaxes an individual but also keeps the human body fit. Apart from physical fitness, yoga is also beneficial for reducing respiratory disorders, and hypertension, and helps in the management of diseases like diabetes, depression, stress etc.

Being a yoga teacher gives one the benefit of taking his/her career wherever he/she travels. There is a rise in the need for Yoga teachers/instructors, and opting for Yoga as a career can be a great option. A Yoga instructor has the option of working in gyms, health clubs, and schools or can choose to run their own yoga centre. Apart from teaching, there is also the scope of yoga in fields like management, academics, consultation, research, and hospitals to name a few.


What are Yoga Courses?

  • Yoga Courses are a study of asanas, their benefits, mindfulness, meditation, introspection, healthcare, proper nutrition, etc. 
  • In Yoga courses, students are introduced to various aspects of Yoga such as Diet and Nutrition, Yoga for different age groups, Yoga for maternity, Asanas, Enlivening self spiritual energy and the list goes on. 
  • Students can pursue Yoga courses at Certification, Bachelor's, Master's,Ph.D., and Diploma levels of study.
  • Some popular Yoga courses are, namely, Certificate in Yoga Education (CYEd), BA in Yoga, MA in Yoga, Diploma in Yoga, etc.
  • The average Yoga course fees range from INR 5,000 to INR 2,00,000 in India and can take a minimum time length of 1 month to 3 years for completion

List of Yoga Courses

Yoga courses can be pursued at multiple levels of study in India such as Certificate / Diploma,

Below we have categorized a list of Yoga courses based on the correct qualification after which students can pursue the course, that is, after the 12th, after Graduation, and  Certification courses.


Yoga Course Certificate

  • Yoga Certificate Courses or Yoga Certification are short-term courses that take a duration ranging from 1 hour to 1 year for completion 
    Yoga Course Certificate can be pursued after a candidate completes their 10+2 from any stream (Science, Arts, or Commerce) online as well as offline mode.

Eligibility Criteria for Yoga Courses

The minimum eligibility requirements for Yoga courses vary from one-course level to another. Below we have provided a tabular representation of eligibility criteria for Yoga courses at different levels of study.


Yoga Courses Eligibility Criteria
Certificate Yoga Courses The eligibility criteria for Certificate Yoga Courses is that a student should have passed 10+2 through any stream (Science, Commerce, or Arts) with a minimum aggregate score of 50%. 
Diploma Yoga Courses For Diploma in Yoga Courses, the minimum eligibility criteria are that a candidate must have passed class 12th in any stream from a recognized board. 

Yoga Course Subjects

As we have mentioned earlier, Yoga courses can be pursued at numerous levels of study, which implies that a huge number of subjects are taught at each level of Yoga studies. 

Below we have provided a tabulation of a list of Yoga course subjects that are commonly taught at all levels of study. 

Yoga and Health Consciousness and Yoga
Basic Research Methodology Messages of Upanishad
Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology Therapeutic Yoga Practice
Statistics in Yoga Advanced Techniques in Yoga
Scientific Study of Yoga and Consciousness Philosophy and Basics of Yoga Studies
Basic Physiological Processes Patanjali Yoga Sutras Insert Darshan 
Practical Applications of Yoga Theoretical Perspectives in Yoga

Scope of Yoga Courses in India

After completing any Yoga course, one can firstly attain an understanding of personal health and body and secondly can provide the learning to other fields like in educational fields as a yoga teacher, or yoga instructors. Some of the common yoga job profiles are tabulated below.

Top Job Profiles

Job Profile Job Description Average Annual Salary
Health Inspector A Health Inspector is a person who conducts inspections in various offices and other public places for the betterment of the public's health. INR 2,00,000 to INR 4,00,000
 Yoga Teacher  A Yoga Teacher is someone who is a trained professional to instruct their students/members in Yoga asanas, healthcare, etc. INR 4,00,000 to INR 5,00,000
Yoga Experts A yoga Expert is a person who instructs and guides people from different fields about the art of yoga and how it helps to attain physical fitness and also to be motivated toward their goal in life. INR 3,00,000 to INR 4,00,000
Yoga Advisors A Yoga Advisor is a person who advises on different Yoga methods according to the needs of the learner and the medical conditions from which they are suffering from. INR 4,00,000 to INR 6,00,000
Clinical Psychologists A clinical Psychologist is a medical practitioner who treats individuals who are suffering from any mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral issues and suggests suitable treatment plans for that.  INR 3,00,000 to INR 4,00,000

Top Recruiters


Laughter Yoga International AVIYOG Group
Casa Yoga City
108.1 Yoga Studio Yog Sadhna
UFITT Brain Yoga
Patanjali Yogpeeth (YOGGRAM) Yogarth

Skills Required for Yoga Courses

There are numerous important skills required for Yoga courses so that one gets a good job in the future and has higher chances of selection when possessing such skills. Below we have tabulated some really important skills required for Yoga courses:

Excellent Communication Skills Connecting with People
Power of Intuition Patience
Time Management Power of Presence
Organizational Behaviour Teaching or Training Skills

Yoga Courses: FAQs

Ques. How are the online Yoga courses beneficial?

Ans. Online courses are beneficial for those who follow the instruction and rules given during the live sessions and recorded video. There are certain instructions related to posture, timing, and routine that help to stay healthy and fit.

Ques. Is there any prerequisite requirement for the online courses?

Ans. No, there is no requirement for the online course; anyone can attend the live and recorded classes according to their schedule.

Ques. Who are the top recruiters for Certificate in Yoga Education?

Ans. Top Recruiters are Gujarat Ayurveda University, Several Government Organizations, Health Organisations, and Medical Institutions, etc.

Ques. What are the possible job profiles after doing a course in Yoga?

Ans. After completing a course in Yoga, one can become a Therapist, Yoga expert, Programme Director, Yoga Teacher, Technician, and so on.

Ques. How are the certificate Yoga courses useful for teachers?

Ans. Some of the asana and Pranayama can be used by the teachers for achieving a relaxing state for the students. To teach the students how to maintain a balance between their everyday work, their stress level, and mind.

Ques. Does Distance Education available for Yoga?

Ans. Yes, Distance Education is available for yoga Masters Level in universities like Jain Vishwabharti Univerand sity, Uttarakhand Open University. The average cost of distance education is around INR 10,000.

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