Yoga Instruction

students stretching in yoga class

Are you interested in self-care and mindfulness? Would you like to teach these practices to others — helping them lead happier, healthier lives? Consider a career as a yoga instructor. Our Yoga Instruction program prepares students like you to become a qualified yoga instructor.

Yoga is an ancient tradition that has become a major component of physical fitness and mental wellness — and many of its practices have proved to be therapeutic. In addition to learning physical movement techniques based on body knowledge, you’ll also get to analyze philosophy, historical roots, and current yoga trends on an expert level.

Upon program completion, you could consider opening a professional yoga practice or take on roles like exercise trainer and group fitness instructor.

Make it happen. Enroll in our Yoga Instruction program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

SCC Program Description

Scottsdale Community College is the only college in the Maricopa County Community College District to offer a Yoga Instruction program. SCC’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 encompassing studies in Yoga philosophy and history, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, therapeutics, and the art of teaching Yoga. Key instruction areas 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.

The Yoga Instruction program provides students with a foundation in the theory, tradition, and practice of yoga, knowledge of anatomy and physiology applied to yoga instruction, instructional methodology in the art and science of teaching yoga asanas, and practice teaching experience. 

Many of our instructors are Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYTs), making SCC a primary source of Iyengar Yoga classes in the Valley, both for SCC students and members of the community at large. Teachers of Iyengar Yoga earn their certification to teach after several years of study and a rigorous testing process. They are also held to high standards of continuing education. CIYTs are versed in using clear instructions, demonstrations, and simple props to help students of all body types and abilities be successful in yoga practice.

Course Format/Textbooks

Course Format/Textbooks

Classes are offered in various formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no-cost material your instructors provide. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.