Yoga teachers work at yoga schools and other places that provide yoga teaching services to students, and are the primary figure responsible for the teaching process. A yoga teacher typically works with a large class of between 30-50 students, in some cases even more – it’s kind of rare for yoga teachers to provide individual training, though there are such cases as well. A yoga teacher does their job by showing students the various ways to apply the teaching of yoga into one’s personal life and improve it in all possible aspects, helping students shape their health both on the inside as well as the outside.
A yoga teacher would typically get their job after having practiced yoga for a certain amount of time under the supervision of a more experienced teacher, or a yoga Master. It’s not easy to get to be a teacher in some places, as the control over licensing is very strict and it’s nearly impossible for candidates without proper qualifications and licensing to operate as yoga teachers under any circumstances.
Yoga teachers get paid differently for their jobs, mostly depending on the level of aptitude and knowledge of the teacher. Those who’ve built up sufficient experience are usually able to secure very lucrative employment positions for themselves, with salaries of up to $80,000 being common. On the other hand, yoga teachers who’re just starting out and still learning the intricacies of the job would often earn about $41,000 – $55,000 a year – which, while not a small sum in itself, is still less than the market average for the job.