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Yoga Teacher Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 2,662 Yoga Teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Three Key Resume Tips For Landing A Yoga Teacher Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Hatha Yoga, be sure to list it as a skill.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Yoga Teacher Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Yoga Teacher CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand yoga teacher skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a yoga teacher : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Yoga Teacher
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Fitness Specialist (Part-Time)

LA Fitness
  • Specialize in group fitness instruction Teach a variety of classes, Aquafit, Body Conditioning and Tabata classes
  • Boot Camp, Body Works, Pilates, Zumba, Kickbox Tabata, Knock Out, Piloxing
  • Instruct Mat Pilates and Bootcamp group fitness classes Create different content and levels of intensity per workout
  • Instruct Aqua fitness, Mat Pilates, Bootcamp Conditioning & Kickboxing Cardio
  • Teach Body Works (Weights, Boot Camp, and Cycling classes of 30-40 participants -Remain current with my ACE/AFAA/Spinning/CPR/AED/First Aid certifications

Example # 2

Yoga Teacher

Bright Horizons
  • Administered CPR mad First Aid when needed and as required.
  • Assist teachers in classrooms working with age groups ranging from infant to pre-k.
  • Attend mandatory training sessions regarding First Aid, CPR, and Safety Certifications.
  • Assist teacher in the full implementation of IEP s and inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs.
  • Teach Therapeutic Spinal Release yoga (Svaroopa Yoga) Offer Shavasana Yoga Therapy (Embodyment Yoga Therapy) private and semi-private sessions

Example # 3

Fitness Trainer

Bally Total Fitness
  • Maintained all certifications including NASM, NASN, CPR + First Aid.
  • Related Courses First Aid and CPR Personal and Community Health Introduction to Blood Borne Pathogens Customer service Training Diversity Training
  • Assist clients with achieving fitness goals through lifestyle modifications, exercise program implementation and nutritional counseling
  • Certified in NASM, AFFA and NASM SPT.
  • Created fitness programs for clients utilizing Reformer Pilates, Exo-Chair, TRX, battling rope and Kettlebell techniques.

Example # 4

Pilates Instructor (Part-Time)

Independent Opportunities
  • Follow guidelines for teaching group fitness through AFAA certification.
  • Instructed computer software classes in an educational environment in Microsoft Office 2000-2003 suite.
  • Provide in-home instruction to students in all course topics.
  • Teach a variety of group fitness classes including HIIT, muscle conditioning, yoga and more.
  • Franchise tutoring center with over 90 locations nationwide teaching math, reading, and writing to K-12 students of all abilities.

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How much work experience does the average yoga teacher candidate have?
The average yoga teacher resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your yoga teacher skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from yoga teacher resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a yoga teacher, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Yoga Teacher roles often require a Post-Secondary Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of yoga teacher resumes that we looked at contained a post-secondary certificate degree.
Based on our analysis of yoga teacher resumes, the most common major for yoga teacher candidates is Psychology, but other majors made their way in as well. Elementary Education, Business and Nursing were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained