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YOGA INSTRUCTOR: My Clients Teach Me More Than I Teach Them

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Jessica, a yoga instructor, talks about how she got her start in her career and describes her typical day. She started a career in conservation and spent a year working in Africa. She returned and fell in love with yoga and teaching, and now hopes to combine her passions to have a threefold career.

Degree: Ecology
Job Title: Yoga Instructor

Job Summary: Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Job Description

Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Some group fitness instructors and personal fitness trainers work other full-time jobs and teach fitness classes or offer personal training sessions during the week or on the weekend. Fitness trainers and instructors may work nights, weekends, or holidays. Some travel to different gyms or to clients' homes to teach classes or offer personal training sessions.

Certification Requirement
REequired by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Physical Sciences
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m='14280'>work</span> <span m='14580'>or</span> <span m='14670'>for</span> <span m='14810'>private</span> <span m='15150'>yoga.</span> <span m='15880'>And</span> <span m='16670'>then</span> <span m='16950'>I</span> <span m='17030'>teach</span> <span m='17290'>a</span> <span m='17330'>class.</span> <span m='17980'>And</span> <span m='18320'>I'm</span> <span m='18490'>usually</span> <span m='18820'>home</span> <span m='19130'>around</span> <span m='19430'>7:30</span> <span m='19860'>or</span> <span m='20080'>8:00,</span> <span m='20380'>so</span> <span m='21450'>it's</span> <span m='21650'>a</span> <span m='21750'>little</span> <span m='21830'>bit</span> <span m='21960'>later</span> <span m='22270'>day.</span> <span m='25920'>Have</span> <span m='26120'>a</span> <span m='26170'>late</span> <span m='26390'>dinner</span> <span m='26710'>and</span> <span m='26890'>go</span> <span m='26990'>to</span> <span m='27050'>bed.</span> </p><p><span m='28490'>As</span> <span m='28710'>soon as I</span> <span m='28840'>started</span> <span m='29140'>practicing</span> <span m='29550'>yoga,</span> <span m='29790'>I</span> <span m='29880'>knew</span> <span m='30080'>I</span> <span m='30180'>was</span> <span m='30390'>going</span> <span m='30500'>to</span> <span m='30930'>do</span> <span m='31100'>a</span> <span m='31170'>teacher</span> <span m='31480'>training.</span> <span m='31880'>I</span> <span m='31920'>didn't</span> <span m='32140'>know</span> <span m='32290'>it</span> <span m='32390'>was</span> <span m='32470'>going</span> <span m='32580'>to</span> <span m='32630'>be</span> <span m='32740'>my</span> <span m='32880'>career.</span> <span m='34000'>I</span> <span m='34450'>always</span> <span m='34710'>knew</span> <span m='34810'>I</span> <span m='34900'>was</span> <span m='35080'>going</span> <span m='35190'>to</span> <span m='35240'>study</span> <span m='35540'>massage</span> <span m='36100'>but</span> <span m='36870'>I</span> <span m='36940'>didn't</span> <span m='37110'>know</span> <span m='37250'>it</span> <span m='37350'>was</span> <span m='37400'>going</span> <span m='37500'>to</span> <span m='37540'>be</span> <span m='37630'>my</span> <span m='37770'>career.</span> <span m='38300'>I</span> <span m='38380'>studied</span> <span m='38800'>ecology</span> <span m='39190'>in</span> <span m='39490'>college</span> <span m='40170'>and</span> <span m='41300'>worked</span> <span m='41600'>in</span> <span m='41680'>conservation</span> <span m='42570'>for</span> <span m='42760'>several</span> <span m='43100'>years.</span> <span m='43560'>And</span> <span m='44790'>I</span> <span m='44900'>hope</span> <span m='45060'>to</span> <span m='45160'>bring</span> <span m='45330'>that</span> <span m='46090'>in</span> <span m='46400'>and</span> <span m='46540'>have</span> <span m='46890'>kind</span> <span m='47050'>of</span> <span m='47140'>a</span> <span m='47180'>threefold</span> <span m='48340'>career.</span> </p><p><span m='51620'>I</span> <span m='51700'>spent</span> <span m='51960'>a</span> <span m='51990'>year</span> <span m='52160'>working</span> <span m='52470'>in</span> <span m='52560'>Africa.</span> <span m='52960'>When</span> <span m='53080'>I</span> <span m='53120'>came</span> <span m='53350'>back</span> <span m='53650'>I</span> <span m='53680'>was</span> <span m='54050'>going</span> <span m='54160'>to</span> <span m='54200'>go</span> <span m='54320'>to</span> <span m='54390'>grad</span> <span m='54670'>school</span> <span m='55170'>and</span> <span m='55470'>thought</span> <span m='55760'>massage</span> <span m='56140'>would</span> <span m='56220'>help</span> <span m='56410'>me</span> <span m='56540'>work</span> <span m='56750'>my</span> <span m='56860'>way</span> <span m='57030'>through</span> <span m='57190'>grad</span> <span m='57440'>school.</span> <span m='57710'>But</span> <span m='58050'>I</span> <span m='58700'>enjoy</span> <span m='59340'>it</span> <span m='59450'>so</span> <span m='59560'>much,</span> <span 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