Author: Om Singh, an enthusiastic travel blogger
What is so special about the current employment market? Has the time to do something different and get a good renumeration for it arrived yet? The global job market shall ride the wave of changes this year and dive deep to bring about the best for both new and experienced professionals.
The year 2019 will be shedding its old skin and come forth with jobs which are creative and unusual. One sector that has intensified in its ferociousness in terms of job roles and pay scale is the Health & Wellness sector.
Diets, celebrity health profiles, and a desire to achieve optimal health have marked the starting of a new era of health vacations and programs. The surge in these sectors has pushed the demand for trained professionals, healers, and Gurus to lead people on their spiritual journeys.
With that said, it is impossible to neglect the gradual success of the Yoga industry and the continuous rise in the demand of more health vacations, Yoga retreats and wellness programs. Moreover, not many people know that other than opening a studio of their own, there are multiple yoga jobs available that are worth a try.
These job roles are balanced and offer you a chance to try something different. Here are 5 Yoga Careers to enhance your profile:
1. Yoga Teacher
The art of Yoga & Meditation is not limited to learning only the poses and the techniques, but also extends to cultivating a positive attitude and desire to serve people.
Did the idea to become a yoga teacher ever struck you? To teach students in other countries, training employees in a corporate house, or probably online tutoring?
As a Yoga teacher, there will be a number of diverse opportunities and a lot of things on your plate in that one moment. You can go ahead and lead a Yoga retreat, start Yoga classes, target health classes with themes like ‘Yoga for Diabetics’, ‘Yoga for Women’, etc. or simply start as a personal trainer.
An entry-level Yoga teacher can join a school or a college as a trainer, approach gym owners for a trainer’s job role or simply start with at-home tuitions.
The basic requirement to grabbing the best gig in this arena is to first set your profile right. How do you do that at the first place? Pursue a Yoga Teacher Training course for complete development and spiritual understanding of things.
Search: Approach famous job portals in your country and type in Keywords like “Yoga Teacher”, “Yoga Instructor” with the location of your choice.
2. Studio Manager
If there is one profile for Yoga enthusiasts that would polish their people skills, boost confidence, and prepare them for more client-oriented roles, then it has to be of a studio manager.
The idea of starting a new business is terrifying and not having enough skill shall add to the challenge. Therefore, it would be great to join a studio or someone else’s venture as a Yoga Studio Manager. This will allow you to use your skills to the fullest, meet new people, and understand organizational hierarchy.
Similar to a manager profile in any corporate house, studio managers work as the care taker of the entire studio protocols.
What are the other main gains in the profile? You will understand the business side to this art and different ways to tap more clients coming from different parts of the world.
As a studio manager, you can help manage classes, take care of merchandise, interact with clients and help them on a spiritual level and even train students on techniques.
Search: Go to any popular job search portal and type ‘Studio Manager’, ‘Yoga Studio Manager’.
3. Yoga Festivals Organizer
Hippies, Yogis, and Yoga Gurus, everyone loves Yoga Festivals. Be it the famous Yoga festival in Europe or the Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud, you cannot deny the obvious beauty in the celebration and a different spiritual experience that comes as bonus.
You can take advantage of the skills and grow your professional profile by becoming a Festival Organizer. Use your earned certificate from the Yoga Teacher Training courses to your advantage and head on to polishing your event management skills.
For starters, you can join a 1-year term course for event management or simply join an event management firm as an intern to learn the first-level skills. Take this to the next level by approaching a festival organizing company.
These Yoga festivals are conducted in different countries, so you will get a chance to embrace new experiences and cultures.
Search: Start looking out for internship on Job search portals or websites inclined towards offering internship programs. Later on, approach different companies through professional networking websites.
4. Hip-Hop & DJ’ing
Yoga & Music? Wait what?! Is this some kind of an awkward couple trying to stick together? Or simply a forced combination because why not flexing a pose on a Bob Marley tune?
It is the new thing in the market and probably one of the most exciting career options to watch out for. With Yoga gaining popularity all over the world, the classes are leveling up as well and the ambience is going through a major transformation.
Do you know that many Yogis like MC Yogi have a carved a niche for themselves in the field?
Nowadays, everyone loves Sitar tunes playing in the background during a Yoga class or a Flute playing during a mediation class. So, may be it is time to re-kindle that lost desire to be a magician and bring back the old stuff at the forefront.
Spiritual sessions like tarot reading, destiny analysis, and Dhyaana are often led by soothing music and healers believe that music boost their psychic powers.
Search: Approach Yoga studios with the proposal or market your tunes on platforms like YouTube under ‘copyright free music’ and make money.
We have a habit of attaching a taboo with every art, tradition, fitness regime, and ideas. Like, Keto Diet is healthy, cosmetic surgery is wrong, and blah blah!
Yoga has always been viewed as a way to attain a certain level of flexibility, slender body, and luscious skin. Moreover, people demand classes that target these things and ask for special classes. However, Yoga has a profound effect on the mental health as well and this is one quality that needs to be harnessed to its full potential.
A Yoga Therapist is similar to that one special friend who knows your inner demons and conjured up fears that bog one down.
You can join a rehabilitation center, healthcare provider or a hospital to help patients fight their issues. You can help them with their physical pain as well as mental agony through powers of Yoga and meditation.
Search: Even though this is a new field, you can search for therapist jobs and apply wherever skills match. You can act as one Yoga therapist in your job role or simply join a college or school for students with special needs.
Any job profile has the potential to spread its wings and present itself with another facet that is even more challenging and rewarding than the last one. These Yoga careers can help bring out the best in you.
About the Author:
Om Singh is a blogger at Retreat Kula, a website that offers best yoga retreats and yoga teacher training for yogis around the world. He is always on the lookout for interesting places to visit. It took him 25 years of his life to realize where his true calling lies, but once that was done, there’s been no looking back. Since the last ten years that he is on the go, he is sharing his travel experiences by writing about them.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are exclusively of the author. A few minor edits may have been made by the Naukri Content Team.