Are you a new yoga teacher trying to make your way into the industry? In a recent podcast, yoga teachers Byron and Paul shared their personal experiences and stories to help you navigate your way into becoming an employable yoga teacher. Here are some key takeaways from the podcast:
Be a Low-Maintenance Yoga Teacher
One of the main topics discussed in the podcast was the importance of being a low-maintenance yoga teacher. Yoga teachers are often seen as unreliable and flaky, but by being reliable, showing up on time, and being easy to work with, you can make yourself more employable.
Networking is Key
Paul emphasized the importance of networking and building relationships with other yoga teachers and studio owners. Attend workshops and events to connect with others in the industry and find opportunities to teach at different studios.
Develop Your Own Teaching Style
Developing a unique teaching style is crucial to set yourself apart from other yoga teachers. Byron shared his experience of refining his communication skills by doing circles around his one or two students at a time, eventually leading to the development of his own unique teaching style.
Marketing yourself is also essential to attract more students and build a successful yoga teaching business. Byron left postcards with yoga poses at the studios he taught at, which helped him attract more students and eventually build his career.
Be Patient and Persistent
Finally, the podcast emphasized the importance of patience and persistence. Becoming a successful yoga teacher takes time and effort, so by being persistent and patient, new yoga teachers can slowly build their careers and eventually become successful.
In conclusion, becoming an employable yoga teacher takes effort, but by being low-maintenance, networking, developing a unique teaching style, marketing yourself, and being patient and persistent, you can build a successful career in the yoga industry. Namaste!
If you really want to be a successful yoga teacher, then listen to this full episode to get all the best tips and advice.
- (02:21) How can you make yourself low maintenance for a yoga studio?
- (03:13) Byron’s professional experience
- (07:05) Paul’s professional experience
- (08:35) Sometimes you’re going to teach a shitty class
- (11:30) We’re not social media dinosaurs
- (12:54) Get comfortable with self-promotion
- (14:54) Not everyone has access to big studios and lots of class options
- (16:27) Student success story – Art
- (17:47) Do you want to be the best yoga teacher you can possibly be?
- (18:50) Student success story – Risa
- (21:22) What to do when you hit a roadblock?
- (22:46) Have a mentor, and surround yourself with likeminded people
- (24:32) Yoga might just be the answer