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Yoga Instruction

SCC is the only college in the state of Arizona
to offer a Yoga Instruction Program


Scottsdale Community College’s Yoga Teacher Training Program offers a unique, high quality education. It is an accredited, professional program in which prospective teachers are trained in a broad and in depth curriculum that encompasses studies in Yoga philosophy and history, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, therapeutics and the art of teaching Yoga. Key areas of instruction that are taught in SCC's Yoga Program are principles of the breath, meditation, postural sequencing, observation, verbal and physical adjustments, use of voice, and organization of course curriculum.  Click to learn more about the Yoga Teacher Training program at SCC.

What we offer:

  • 4 Teaching Yoga courses
  • 3 Yoga Philosophy courses
  • 4 Yoga Therapy courses
  • SCC Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • SCC Yoga Philosophy Manual
  • Fully equipped program: wooden blocks, straps, blankets, sandbags, trestle, back- bender, set bandha bench, quarter rounds, wood floors, slant planks, etc.
  • Dedicated and college educated faculty
  • Committed students
  • Well attended classes
Program Emphasis

Our program emphasizes logical sequencing with clear instruction and demonstrations. Students graduate with a strong foundation in the art of teaching, this includes the following:

  • Lesson planning
  • Sequencing
  • Alignment
  • Therapeutics
  • Observation

Yoga Therapy Program


Scottsdale Community College’s Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Therapy Program is designed for students who have an interest of working in the field. Yoga is an ancient philosophical tradition and part of the main stream in physical fitness and wellness with wellness practices that can be labeled therapeutic. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by participating in an internship in an aspect of yoga therapy.
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SCC Yoga Therapy has a foundation in Yoga Philosophy and emphasis modification of Yoga Asana as a way towards healing and optimal health. Advanced study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as well as introduction to other Yoga texts from the base of the philosophy of Yoga Therapeutics. Students are immersed in the study and practice of Yoga Asana to develop an understanding of the wellness process. Practical application of what is being learned is practiced hands on under the direction of experienced teacher in on-going classes as well as in a special Yoga Therapy class. Additionally, students can round out their study through courses in Kinesiology, nutrition and Exercise Science in addition to Psychology and other college courses that pertain to their subject.