YOGA INSTRUCTOR

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

 

A BRIEF INTRO

The practice of yoga has been prevailing in India for several centuries though as a career option it has become more popular in the recent past due to its curative powers. Yoga helps achieve a high standard of health and concentrates on the emotional and psychological well-being of a person, keeping him/her physically fit. Medical science has acknowledged the curative powers of yoga. Today, health-conscious youngsters are turning to yoga. Touch times such as now are leading to unprecedented increase in stress levels, so yoga schools are doing well

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE

5 am: Get up

6 am: Start classes

12:30-1 pm: Lunch

1:30:  Take a nap of two hours

4 pm: Go for classes by

6 pm: Over with classes

6-9 pm: Do pranayam; go for temple visits, etc

11-11:30 pm: Retire to bed

SALARY STRUCTURE

If you are an independent yoga instructor, your earnings will depend on factors such as the number of clients you have, your fees and how many clients you teach per day. The minimum charges are around Rs. 400-Rs. 500 per session (at least Rs. 20,000 per month) for beginners. Middle-level professionals make around Rs. 40,000 –Rs. 50,000 per month, while senior instructors who do it full time can earn almost Rs. 1 lakh per month

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • A genuine interest in the profession
  • Professional training from a good institute
  • Strong will-power
  • Good stamina
  • Correct knowledge about whatever you are teaching
  • Mistakes can be harmful for the client’s health and well-being

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

Professional training is mandatory for yoga instructors. You can take up a course after completing class X or XII, or even start earlier. But doing a proper training programme from a good institute is essential, as a yoga instructor cannot afford to not be good at his/her job

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PROS AND CONS

  • Less work pressure
  • Flexible working hours if you are a freelancer
  • You can keep fit and earn at the same time
  • Fluctuating income
  • As it is completely physical work, it can get tiring and strenuous if proper care is not taken
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