Students within the Yoga Certification program study anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, and group exercise leadership preparation and are CPR certified. Special emphasis is placed on learning the yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. Students upon completion of this certificate program will be nationally recognized by the Yoga Alliance 200 hour Hatha Level I certification.
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An interest in Yoga, and a desire to be physically active.
Students will be required to purchase their own Yoga mat.
The Yoga Instructor Certificate is almost completely embedded within the Fitness Certificate. Therefore much of the coursework in both certificates is almost the same except for some additional courses that students would need to take to receive a fitness certificate.
According to O*Net reports a projected job growth in this field between 2019-2029 of about 15% with 66,400 annual job openings nationally. O*Net reports for New Mexico job growth in this field between 2018-2028 greater than 17% with 310 job openings annually statewide. This is great news, as it is higher than the national average.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019-2029 employment projections
Teach Yoga at any level by becoming nationally recognized as a yoga instructor by the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Hatha Level 1 certification. Employment includes: community centers, senior centers, teaching individual and private sessions, bring Yoga to their work, facilitate, manage, and work at a Yoga studio.