Yoga Job Outlook in the 21st Century
2/4/2013

Practically every health club and gym in major cities across the country offers yoga training. This creates a significant job and career opportunity for yoga enthusiasts who are keen to make a part time or full time career in yoga instruction.

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A career as a yoga instructor allows an individual to express his or her creative spirit through yoga classes. A broad range of specializations in yoga have also come up, and an instructor can specialize in a niche area to offer focused expertise only in that area. Some of the popular categories include yoga therapy, yoga for physical fitness, spiritual yoga, yoga for couples, yoga for kids, yoga for families, prenatal or postnatal yoga, yoga for seniors, yoga for seniors, and corporate yoga.

Job Opportunity

Yoga instructors have a wide range of job options, both part-time and full-time, apart from entrepreneurial opportunities. They can offer private yoga lessons to individuals or conduct group sessions or classes to teach specific yoga techniques, stretching techniques, breathing exercises, strength training, and cardio exercises. Yoga instructors can easily find jobs in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, health and fitness clubs, yoga and Pilate studios, country clubs, resorts, universities, hotels, and private homes.

Another interesting area of employment for yoga instructors is at the workplace. Large and medium sized companies are increasingly looking at ways to reduce the stress levels of their employees, and providing them with opportunities to improve their health and well-being. Yoga instructors are hired as full-time or part-time employees by such companies to impart benefits to the workforce. Some companies organize yoga workshops as a part of their health and fitness programs for their employees. A growing number of colleges and universities are also hiring yoga instructors for the benefit of the students.

Yoga Career Forecasts

Jobs for fitness workers, including yoga teachers, are expected to grow at a high rate of 29 percent over 10 years between 2008 and 2018. This rate is significantly higher than the average growth rate for all other occupations. Yoga teachers can expect to enjoy a rapid career growth because an increasing number of people are willing to spend more time and money on the improvement of their physical and mental health.

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008 showed that a yoga instructor can expect to earn an average annual salary of $45,000.

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