Yoga Teacher

Career Certificate

Ground yourself in yoga

Teach people safe and effective yoga practices

Combine your passion for yoga and wellness with teaching for ultimate flexibility in your career. With a certificate in Yoga Teaching from College of Lake County, you empower people to care for themselves through fitness and meditation. Teach in yoga studios, health clubs parks—or really, anywhere people want to experience the art of yoga.

CLC offers an academic foundation in the practice, study and teaching of Yoga, including the practice and study of classical yoga poses (asanas), kinesiology, yoga history and philosophy and the methods of planning and teaching movement classes. Courses can also be used as transferable college credit, and simultaneously count toward your associate degree. You can graduate from CLC with both a teaching certificate and a college degree!

Approved by Yoga Alliance, the national organization that regulates yoga teaching standards, all graduates become eligible to register as members of Yoga Alliance and begin teaching at the Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hour level.


What can you do with a Certificate in Yoga Teaching?

The Certificate in Yoga Teaching prepares you for a career in wellness, fitness, education and more! You can teach in places such as fitness centers, private yoga studios and park districts, or if you're feeling entrepreneurial, build your own clientele and create your own business.


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  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    DNC 124 3
    DNC 160 3
    HWP 160 1
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code DNC 124
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code DNC 160
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 160
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    DNC 224 3
    KIN 270 3
    DNC 260 3
    • Course Code DNC 224
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 270
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code DNC 260
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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