Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Yoga Instructor, Certificate of Completion

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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

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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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an: Certificate of Completion
  • This educational option can be completed: In three terms.
  • This educational option is designed for: Any student who wants to learn more about Yoga or is interested in teaching Yoga.
  • This educational option can be started: After completing PHED 1410A: Hatha Yoga or concurrently with PHED 1410A: Hatha Yoga
  • Primary course location: Main Campus

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements

An interest in Yoga, and a desire to be physically active.

Additional Supplies

Students will be required to purchase their own Yoga mat.

Educational Opportunities

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

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