Published On: Fri, Oct 25th, 2019

How to Start a Career in Teaching Yoga

Yoga offers many benefits to the human body. Studies say that regular yoga sessions can help manage stress levels, decrease back pain and improve flexibility. Some people even find yoga rewarding and look forward to attending a weekly class. If you believe that you have what it takes to become a yoga instructor, then here is your chance to become one. However, like most aspiring yoga practitioners, you might wonder how you will survive and pay the bills. Do not worry because here are some guides to help jump-start your career as a yoga instructor. 

Get certified

Before you start accepting clients, it is essential for you to get certified in teaching yoga. Decide what specialisation in yoga you would like to teach. You need to take these courses for at least six to nine months. Also, it would be best if you look for a highly recommended yoga school so you can quickly build trust with your future clients.

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Market your services

If you want to entice more clients and teach a big class, then you need to find a place of your own. You can alter your garage into a yoga studio or rent a place instead. Do not forget to make an effort in advertising your business by putting up a couple of roller banners to get your message across to your audience. If you decide to turn this into a full-time business, then you need to become more creative in terms of advertising your business. 

Do not quit your current job just yet

If you are thinking of quitting your 8-5 job and focusing all of your time and energy on teaching yoga, then you have to consider some factors such as bills to pay, and will you have enough money to support your needs and wants. It is difficult to make that decision unless you have more than enough savings to sustain you until your business starts picking up. Also, if you put too much burden on teaching yoga, then you risk losing your passion in the long run. 

To transition into a different lifestyle smoothly, you need to have a positive mindset at all times. Keep in mind that this situation is only temporary because you need to make sacrifices for you to achieve your ultimate goal of teaching yoga for a living. This transition is also the best opportunity for you to work on your time management skills. Working a full-time job, teaching yoga a few hours a day and maintaining a social life is not easy; however, it is possible if you have the patience and determination to make things happen. 

Teaching yoga, just like any other business, is not all about making more money. It would be best if you have a passion for teaching students for a long time. At the same time, you need to be creative and resourceful to attract more clients.

Author: Joana Green

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