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Yoga Instructors / Practitioners

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Program Description

This course series instructs students in the art and science of Yoga and teaches them the skills needed to become a Yoga Instructor. Yoga Instructors and Yoga Practitioners coach or instruct individuals or groups in beginner or intermediate yoga postures. They demonstrate the basic fundamentals of classical yoga practices and Asana techniques, observe participants, and explain corrective measures needed for participants to improve their skills and avoid injuries. Students will deepen their vinyasa yoga practice with 3-5 practices/week, learn the anatomy of yoga, learn alignment and modifications for 40+ postures, learn yoga teaching skills including effective cueing, hands-on assists and classroom management. ​

This comprehensive 200-hour course series provides students with the knowledge and tools needed to teach beginner and intermediate Yoga classes. Training includes: classical Yoga practices and theories; hands-on experience in Asana technique; anatomical awareness; philosophy; teaching methodology; breathing; postural sequencing; observation; verbal instructions; physical support; meditation; and Yoga as a business.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Students will receive a Yoga Teacher Certificate.

Students will be eligible to apply for the RYT200 registration with Yoga Alliance; www.yogaalliance.org

Certifying Organization: MaKa Movement;  www.makamovement.com

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Maryland Workforce Sequence Scholarship
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

4 months; Courses are held two evenings and on Saturdays.

Program Requirements

Current CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid certifications.


Prior yoga experience preferred.

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Verification of required certifications

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



Course Series:

FIT 035

Yoga Teacher Training – Part 1


Instructional tools and materials include: American Yoga Teacher Manual: A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers & Practitioners by Melisa Uchida; instructional handouts.




FIT 036

Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2





Course Series Totals:





Excellent attendance is required.

Additional Information

Additional Expenses:

Instructional tools and materials: $75.  


Skills for Success:

Prior work-related skills, knowledge, and/or experience in health and fitness is required for yoga occupations.  Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training that includes both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced yoga teacher trainers and yoga practitioners.

Detail-oriented; dependability; self-control; ability to follow safety rules; ability to follow directions; cooperative attitude; integrity; persistence; manual dexterity; mechanical aptitude; mathematical aptitude; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to lift 35 lbs.; good balance; physically strong; excellent communication skills;  and excellent customer service skills

Career Opportunities:

Potential positions include:  Adaptive Yoga Instructor; Chair Yoga Instructor; Private Yoga Instructor; RYT200 Yoga Instructor; RYT300 Yoga Instructor; RYT800 Yoga Instructor; Yoga Instructor; Yoga Practitioner; and Yoga Therapist

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: LaVerne Robertson | lrobertson@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1253 | Essex | BESS | 124

Director: Michelle McCallum | mmccallum@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1925 | Essex | BESS | 117

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