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Yoga Instruction and Therapy

Program Overview

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 therapist and instructor. Our Yoga Instruction and Therapy program prepares students like you to become a qualified yoga instructor and therapist.

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 and Therapy program today.

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

Why Scottsdale Community College?

Scottsdale Community College is the only college in the state of Arizona 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 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.

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. 

The 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 mainstream 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.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Take a look at the Yoga Workshops, Events and Resources we offer at SCC!

Course Format

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


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