Yoga Teacher Skills Certificate

Division: Physical Education

(Approved by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees. Not approved by State Chancellor’s Office. Not eligible for Financial Aid)

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. This certificate requires 9 units.

Required Courses (9 units):
PE 102 FYoga1
PE 109 F Intermediate Yoga2
PE 230 F Yoga Teaching Training Fundamentals2
PE 231 F Yoga Teaching Training Development2
PE 234 F Yoga Teaching Training Integration2
Total Units9

Outcome 1: Identify and determine safe practices related to yoga postures.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate, describe and teach basic hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

Outcome 3: Identify and describe anatomy and kinesiology principles in relation to basic hatha yoga postures.