How to Succeed As a Yoga Teacher
There are some careers that just stand out from the crowd. They’re the ones that everyone wants, but, alas, not everybody can do. Take being a yoga teacher, for example. Everyone who practices yoga knows just how beneficial the activity is. But what if, instead of paying to do yoga, you were getting paid! That’s the dream. Of course, finding success in this field is not a walk in the park. Competition can be tough. However, if there’s one thing to know — in fact, one thing that yoga will teach you — it’s that everything is possible. In this blog, we’re going to run through some key tips that’ll put you on the right path towards yoga success.
Find Your True Self
You’re not just sharing poses when you’re a yoga teacher. You’re sharing an experience. And the only way that can work well is if it’s genuine. Your past makes up who you are. It is the guiding light that led you to this point. This means showcasing the good and bad sides of you—no one’s perfect, as we all know. There’s an element of vulnerability in yoga. If your students are going to feel comfortable, then you’ll need to present the whole of you.
What Will You Offer?
There’s more than one way to offer yoga. You can do on-demand online classes, offer them in a studio, host retreats, make yourself a presence at conferences, work with the public, work with corporations, and so on and so on. There are a million avenues for you to explore, but that doesn’t mean you should explore all of them. If you do, then you’ll only end up spreading yourself too thin. Instead, figure out which method of teaching will be best for you. You can do this by thinking about what you want to achieve and then look at which avenue would be the best environment to make it a reality.
The actual yoga teaching will only be one element of your business. The other will be led by logistics. If you’re going to succeed, then you’ll need to make sure that the essential business aspects have been taken care of. Will you need an accountant, or will you handle your finances yourself? What type of personal trainer insurance will you get? Will you hire other yoga teachers and start a studio, or will you rent out space in an existing studio? You’ll find that you feel much more comfortable once the “behind the scenes” elements are watertight.
Patience and Hardwork
Finally, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Being a yoga teacher is deeply rewarding, but it’s not always easy. In the early days, you’ll have self-doubts, you’ll wonder if you’ll ever reach success. But if you’re patient and willing to work hard, then you might just find that one day, you’re able to look back and see that all your hard work was worth it after all. You’ll have fulfilled your dream of becoming a yoga teacher!