Yoga Instructor Resume Examples in 2023

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Downloadable Resume Examples

Example #1
Yoga-Instructor_Example-1.pdf

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Example #2
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Example #3
Yoga-Instructor_Example-3.pdf

Example #3

Yoga Instructor Text-Only Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • Example #1 #1
  • Example #2 #2
  • Example #3 #3

Joseph Corbin
123 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Service-oriented Yoga Instructor with 5+ years of experience guiding group sessions. Provide clear, detailed explanations of various yoga routines to promote clients’ physical fitness and overall health. Bring a strong sense of improvisation and creativity to each session, drawing on background as a professional musician. Committed to continually gaining and applying new expertise.

Professional Experience

Yoga Instructor, WRV Yoga Center, Philadelphia, PA | September 2017 to Present
[Popular group yoga facility with ~300 regular clients.]

  • Provide quality yoga instruction to new and returning customers
  • Monitor participants for proper techniques to ensure safety and effectiveness of each session
  • Helped facility achieve near-perfect (97%) score on formal client satisfaction survey
  • Curated new, more diverse music playlists that enhanced group sessions for intermediate-level clients

Prior Experience Highlights

  • Three years as Drummer for a successful local jazz group (Skyler Thompson Trio)
  • Gained strong foundation in customer service as a Delivery Driver for Pizza Hut

Education

Graduate
Benjamin Franklin High School, Philadelphia, PA

Key Skills

  • Client Satisfaction & Retention
  • Customer Service & Relations
  • Group Training & Instruction
  • Process & Program Improvement
  • Team Collaboration
  • Yoga Demonstration & Explanation

Hideo Araki
123 Bridge Street, Boston, MA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Resourceful Yoga Instructor with 5+ years of experience working with individual clients. Enthusiastic collaborator who builds positive relationships with other yoga instructors and staff. Committed to finding new ways to hone processes and optimize client services. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Career Highlights

Yoga Instructor, CME Yoga Services, Boston, MA | September 2017 to Present

  • Collaborate on a 5-person team providing beginner yoga instruction to seniors and individuals recovering from injury or illness
  • Focus on helping each participant regain and build strength, mobility, and cardiovascular health
  • Carefully modify instruction based on each individual’s health status, ability level, and rate of progress
  • Introduced new documentation procedures that streamlined client intake and scheduling

Administrative Assistant, OLM Corp., Boston, MA | July 2015 to August 2017

  • Praised for high attention to detail carrying out daily tasks in a fast-paced office setting
  • Devised new filing procedures that improved efficiency by 25%

Server, Domino’s Pizza, Boston, MA | May 2014 to June 2015

  • Gained strong early experience in team collaboration and customer service at this restaurant location

Education

Associate of Science – Recreation & Fitness
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Language

  • Fluency in Spanish

Key Skills

  • Client Satisfaction & Retention
  • Customer Service & Relations
  • Process & Program Improvement
  • Team Collaboration
  • Yoga Demonstration & Explanation

Amar Singh
123 Santa Maria, San Francisco, CA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Yoga Instructor with 5+ years of experience working with both groups and individual clients. Committed to advancing the overall growth and success of premium yoga services and facilities. Recently demonstrated success in a training role for new hires. Adapt readily to new work settings, providing instruction to clients of varying ages and skill levels.

Career Highlights

Yoga Instructor, JQR Yoga Center, San Francisco, CA | September 2017 to Present

  • Provide group and one-on-one instruction to clients of varying ages and skill levels at this popular yoga facility
  • Recently appointed to help train, supervise, and mentor new hires to the center
  • Supervise front desk and new member signup operations
  • Provide facility tours to prospective clients
  • Launched a well-received promotional newsletter and online presence that helped grow the center’s client base by 20% in the past two years

Education

Bachelor of Science – Physical Education
University of San Francisco, CA

Key Skills

  • Client Satisfaction & Retention
  • Customer Service & Relations
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • New Hire Training
  • New Member Signup
  • Process & Program Improvement
  • Team Collaboration
  • Yoga Demonstration & Explanation

Tips for Writing a Better Yoga Instructor Resume

1. Focus on your relevant background

Resumes are, above all things, flexible. They take whatever form and structure necessary to achieve their goal: getting you interviews for jobs you want. You can find a resume structure that gets interviews if you’re diligent about focusing on your relevant background. To do so, follow these three steps:

Step 1

Brainstorm and jot down the various things you’re proud of about your career, both in and outside of yoga instruction. Don’t worry about relevance or organization yet.

Step 2

Now with everything on the table, filter out any details that don’t speak to your goals. Review each point one by one, always answering the same question: Does this overlap with the work you’ll be doing as a yoga instructor? When in doubt, delete.

Step 3

Organize and format your remaining details as the basis for your resume.

The order of these steps is important. Do not delete unnecessary details before you have completed the brainstorming process. Organize details only after you have completed filtering them. Otherwise, you’ll probably waste time polishing up details that you delete later.

2. Cover the right time span

Wondering how far back in time you should take your resume’s Experience section? Here’s a good rule of thumb: Go back as many years as your target job calls for in applicants.

For example, if your target job calls for five years of work experience, take your resume back to 2017; if ten years, take it back to 2012. Whatever the called-for time span is, view your associated work history as “required” information on your resume. Provide the basic details of each job you’ve held during that time (position title, company name, location, start/end dates) regardless of how relevant the job is to your goals. For more on this rule, read How Far Back a Resume Should Go in 2022?

3. Turn unrelated jobs into an asset

Although you must outline your recent work history on your resume, you don’t have to, nor should you give more than the basic details on any job that doesn’t pertain to your current goals. Keep this tip in mind when drafting your work history. Otherwise, you may type out lengthy descriptions of jobs that won’t speak to your target employers. Often a great resume strategy for unrelated jobs is to focus your description on the “soft skills” you gained there that complement your overall skill set.

Example:

Server, Domino’s Pizza, Boston, MA | May 2014 to June 2015

Gained strong early experience in team collaboration and customer service at this restaurant location

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Yoga Instructor Resumes

For a more effective yoga instructor resume, include a “Key Skills” section. This section gives the hiring manager a quick overview of the expertise and value you offer. It also helps your resume perform better in ATS scans. Consider including any of the terms below:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Client Satisfaction & Retention Customer Service & Relations
Group Training & Instruction Marketing & Promotions
New Hire Training New Member Signup
Process Improvement Program Development
Team Collaboration Yoga Demonstration & Explanation

Common Action Verbs for Yoga Instructor Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the Experience section of your resume. You may find yourself running out of action verbs to describe your work. To help you over the hump, we put together this list of strong resume verbs for a yoga instructor:

Action Verbs
Adapt Choreograph
Condition Develop
Educate Explain
Guide Inform
Instruct Modify
Monitor Motivate
Organize Prepare
Recommend Schedule
Teach Train
Update Vary

How to Align Your Yoga Instructor Resume With the Job Description

For each job in your Experience section, consider adding an employer description. You can place this description in brackets next to or below the employer’s name. It also helps to match formatting. For instance, if you’ve italicized the employer’s name, italicize the description too. (See Resume Example 1 above for an idea of how this looks.)

Employer descriptions let you show any similarities between your past yoga facilities and the organization you’re now pursuing. For instance, maybe you’ve worked with clients of a similar age group or ability level or at a facility with a similar standard of customer service. By working these details into your descriptions, you can make your resume more relevant to the job at hand.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that jobs for fitness trainers and instructors will increase by about 19 percent between 2021 and 2031. For more insight on pursuing opportunities in this fast-growing field, check out the links below: