Yoga Instruction

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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.

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. 

Program Code

5446 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Instruction 

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Program Contacts

Carlyn Sikes, Yoga Program Director
Office: FWC 
Phone: (480) 42306771
carlyn.sikes@scottsdalecc.edu

Amy Goff, Division Chair
Office: PE-147
Phone: (480) 423-6685
amy.goff@scottsdalecc.edu

Elizabeth Gush, Division Secretary
Office: PE-150
Phone: (4800 423-6606
elizabeth.gush@scottsdalecc.edu

Program Notes: Set up an advising meeting by contacting: 

Carlyn Sikes, Yoga Program Director
Phone: (480) 423-6771
carlyn.sikes@scottsdalecc.edu

Transfer Options

There are no transfer agreements or other transfer options for this program.

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Plan sequence.
  • Evaluate individuals' abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
  • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.
  • Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed.

Representative job titles:

  • Yoga Instructor ($18 - $25 per hour)
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Fitness Director
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Specialist,
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

Learning Opportunities

Take a look at the Yoga Workshop and Events we offer at SCC!