Build Your Future as a Yoga Teacher

The Yoga Teacher Skills Certificate prepares students to meet the requirements for Yoga Alliance to become a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. This comprehensive and wisdom-based program uses anatomy and physiology as well as English and Sanskrit terminology to provide students with both a broad background and practical experience in the essential elements of yoga. Completion of the program prepares students for employment in health clubs, spas, yoga studios, hospitals, and the health industry as well as for self-employment as yoga instructors.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Apply online at
  • Apply for financial aid:
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Alix Plum,
Professor, Physical Education

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit.  Non-resident tuition:  $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition

includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141)

Costs could vary; please visit website for more information:

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit:

Career opportunities: (list sample job titles)

  • K-12 Athletic Head/Assistant Coach
  • Community College Coach Head/Assistant Coach
  • Four-year College/University Head/Assistant Coach
  • Youth Sports Head/Assistant Coach
  • Private Industry Coaches
  • Fitness Industry Coaches
  • Sport Performance Coaches
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Number of Jobs in 2019 292,000
2019-29 Job Growth 12 % (much faster than average)
Median Pay in 2020 $36,330/ Annual
$17.47/ Hour

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Alix Plum

Professor, Physical Education

Average Salary in this Field

$23,990 to

$115,490 Per Year

Careers in this Field

• Head Coach • Assistant Coach • Volunteer Assistant Coach • Private Coach
• Corporate Coach • Fitness Coach • Sports Performance Coach • Strength and Conditioning Coach

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