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Yoga and Pilates Instructors

Overview

Yoga and Pilates instructors lead specialized exercise, stretching, and meditation classes for people of all ages. They demonstrate techniques in front of the class and then watch members perform the movements, making suggestions and form adjustments as needed. Classes range from introductory to intermediate to advanced, and they may be aimed at specific groups, such as children or the elderly. Yoga instructors lead their class through a series of asanas, or poses, aimed at building strength, flexibility, and balance. Pilates instructors teach a series of movements that are more fluid than the poses used in yoga. Pilates also builds strength and flexibility but focuses on training the individual's core, or center.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Helpful

Social

Career Ladder
Instructor Trainer, or Health Club Director, or Business Owner

Experienced Yoga or Pilates Instructor

Entry-Level Yoga or Pilates Instructor