Yoga Teachers are don’t drink, swear, eat meat, or make mistakes.
Ha! That was hard enough to type let alone accept as truth. These are just a few of the unrealistic expectations that are put on Yoga Teachers. It’s true that as Yoga Teachers, we have a responsibility to help heal the world and inspire health and wellness through the practice, but not in such a way that doesn’t align with your wants, needs, or desires.
There’s also the idea that once you become a Yoga Teacher you ‘should’ automatically know how to fix people’s injuries or limitations. That’s a hard one to get over for a lot of new teachers, and I’m happy to say that I (Michael) break that one down to the point where you can sleep better at night knowing what your TRUE responsibilities are as a Yoga Teacher.
In this episode, Paul and Michael discuss the unrealistic expectations that the general population puts on Yoga Teachers. To be a certain way. To eat a certain way. To have a certain “energy” about them. While some of these traits may be true for some, they are not absolutes.