Yoga Instructor

Yoga Pose

The Yoga Instructor Certification program at Bellevue College includes 15-credits of classes and internship to prepare students as qualified Yoga Instructors. This program certifies students to teach Yoga in diverse settings based on the Yoga Alliance, 200-hour approved teaching standard curriculum as well as expanding on broader wellness coaching techniques. Bellevue College is the premier, National Yoga Alliance approved, Yoga Instructor Certificate Program in the Northwest. View our Certificate of Registration.

With a strong anatomical kinesiology foundation, Wellness Coaching, and Yoga Instructor Techniques, students learn the art and science of yoga instruction. Upon graduation from this Health Science Education and Wellness Institute program, graduates will be able to register as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). which is a credential sought by many fitness and wellness employers.

I enjoyed the program as it provided me with varied materials that helped me understand the philosophy, history and theory of YOGA practice. Having instructors present in their area of specialties also added value to what we learned including getting first hand insight from an instructor’s perspective. Having a cohort that was equally engaged provided a healthy environment of discussion.

-Peri Gilani, Yoga Instructor Certification Graduate

Program Features

  • Bellevue College Yoga Instructor Certificate is strong in anatomy and applicable for coaching individuals or teaching classes.
  • Upon receiving the Certificate, graduates can become a Registered Yoga Teacher through the National Yoga Alliance registry.
  • This program is in an academic setting yet provides a cohort of peers to explore many aspects of Yoga from knowledgeable instructors in their field of expertise.
  • Yoga Instructor Certificate Info & Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

FallWinter
PE 148: Yoga Instructor Techniques I – 3 creditsPE 149: Yoga Instructor Techniques II – 2 credits
PE 236: Anatomical Kinesiology – 4 creditsPE 280: Yoga Instructor Practicum – 1 credit
HLTH 224: Wellness Coaching – 2 credits
HLTH 145: Wellness of Health Providers – 3 credits (offered fall, winter, spring)

How to Apply

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Bellevue College’s Yoga Instructor Certificate program, is a selective admissions program. All students must apply to Bellevue College prior to completing the online Yoga Instructor application. Specific instructions have been provided for this program. Please note, by completing the online Yoga Instructor application, you are applying to the Yoga Instructor Certificate program only.

Last Updated December 10, 2019