At present, India is facing a shortage of about 3 lakh yoga instructors as against the requirement of over 5 lakh yoga practitioners, a study done by Assocham said on Monday.
With the International Yoga Day giving a further impetus to its popularity, yoga is increasingly becoming the 'new currency for fitness', said the study that was released coinciding with the "International Yoga Day" on June 21.
With yoga gaining popularity around the world, there's a shortage of trained yoga instructors.
"The popularity of yoga amongst celebrities makes teaching yoga an even more lucrative profession. Yoga teachers can charge any rate for private classes depending upon their number of years of experience, " the study added.
Today, yoga is an intrinsic part of the lifestyle for people across the country, and the growing number of yoga studios and personal yoga coaching classes are a testimony to this trend.
Fitness institutes, yoga ashrams and independent certified yoga therapists, offer a number of yoga courses from short - term introductory courses to long - term courses, to those for becoming yoga instructors.
Source: The Hindustan Times