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Yoga Instructor Training, Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CM_YOGA

Control Number: 42175

Not Financial Aid Eligible

Orange Coast College’s Yoga Instructor 200-hour certification training provides students with the fundamentals required to teach yoga to a variety of levels and abilities. This program meets the requirements for Yoga Alliance, a professional membership and trade association, to become a registered yoga teacher (RYT). The Yoga Instructor Training program features an inclusive curriculum that focuses on philosophy, anatomy, theory, practice, and teaching. Once completed, the student is prepared for employment in health clubs, spas, yoga/dance studios, hospitals, the health industry, and self-employment as a private yoga instructor.

Program Outcome

  1. Properly instruct a yoga class for all levels and abilities including the use of prop, utilizing themes and yoga philosophy to enhance classes.
  2. Understand the history and evolution of yoga.
  3. Satisfy the 200 hour requirement to qualify for the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour certification.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
KIN A228Hatha Yoga Level II1
KIN A284Theory of Yoga3
KIN A285Yoga Methodology3
KIN A286Yoga Methodology 23
KIN A287Yoga Practicum Level 13
Total Units13

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
KIN A228 Hatha Yoga Level II 1
KIN A284 Theory of Yoga 3
KIN A285 Yoga Methodology 3
Semester 2
KIN A286 Yoga Methodology 2 3
KIN A287 Yoga Practicum Level 1 3
 Total Units13