Opportunities in Yoga

People from all over the world today practice Yoga.

he opportunities for making a career in Yoga are varied and full of creative possibilities.

These include teaching in adult education, privately run groups, one to one work, and in schools and work in other institutions such as hospitals, residential homes and prisons.

Relaxation classes and meditation groups also provide interest and offer a way of sharing the benefits of Yoga with an ever increasing number of people.

Yoga Therapy is now recognised as a Complementary Therapy and as such is regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Real Yoga is participating in setting standards and is active at national level as a member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy, the professional forum for Yoga Therapy.

Opportunities in Yoga

Using your Qualification

As a Yoga Teacher there are many opportunities to develop your career. You might teach groups in adult education, at health and leisure centres or privately run groups in your local community centre give instruction on a one to one basis.

Yoga Therapy

Awareness of the health benefits gained by Yoga practice is growing. This is backed by years of research by doctors and practitioners worldwide.
Yoga therapy opens up other possibilities for working with people with health problems in small groups or one to one.

Yoga therapy is a newly regulated profession, and qualified teacher/therapists are registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, giving health professionals confidence that the registered teacher has in a high standard of training and is working to an accepted code of practice.

Yoga Therapy Definition

“Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common aliments. The challenges may be an illness, a temporary condition like pregnancy or childbirth, or a chronic condition associated with old age or infirmity.”
Yoga Biomedical Trust

Examples of Yoga therapy at work:

Special group classes for:

  1. Parkinson’s Disease
  2. Chronic Fatigue
  3. MS
  4. for the elderly
  5. back problems
  6. pregnancy
  7. depression
  8. stress
  9. recovering from breast cancer

Also, Clinical practice for individuals often referred from their GP, Physiotherapist or other health professional.

elderly people doing yoga

Yoga Therapy for MS and Parkinsons


Real Yoga Students Benefit From…


CNHC Registration

Graduates of the Real Yoga Training School are trained to a standard which allows them to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The British Council of Yoga Therapy

BCYT Accredited

Accredited with The British Council for Yoga Therapy and follows the National Occupational Standard for Yoga Therapy and the Core Curriculum set by BCYT.

Balens Specialist Insurance

Real Yoga has a special Block Scheme Insurance with Balens for both its yoga therapy and teacher training, covering teachers and therapists throughout their training.

Upcoming training events from Real Yoga

The Interface Between Healing and Yoga

Exploring the common history that links these two modalities and how one supports the other in our understanding of the human state. We will practice some of the pranic healing techniques and learn to 'sense' subtle energy. Useful in self care and with clients.

Sun 28th March/Sun 11th April 2021
Live on Zoom 10am to 1pm each day.

Yoga as a therapeutic response to grief

The aim of this workshop is to help you understand common physical, emotional and spiritual responses to grief and how yoga can enable a therapeutic response. It will offer an engaging mix of presentation, small group work and practical yoga.

Live on Zoom
Saturday 24th April
9.30am to 4.30pm

Post Graduate Course in Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of yoga teaching for people with specific health needs. It is taught by yoga teachers with additional training and experience in the therapeutic application of yoga.

We are now inviting applicants for our next yoga Therapy training 18th April 2021