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Learn About Being a Yoga Teacher

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Yoga and Kids | 0 comments

Yoga is an age-old Indian discipline. Yoga connects the  mind, body and spirit and makes you self-aware. Millions of people practice yoga around the world. As yoga becomes popular, so does the demand for yoga teachers. Let’s explore in detail about becoming a yoga teacher. What does it take to be a yoga teacher, how to go about it and what benefits you will get? Let’s understand different kinds of yoga, areas where to teach, how to teach and the career scope of becoming a yoga trainer.

What Yoga Teacher Do?

The primary function of yoga trainers is to teach yoga. As a yoga trainer, you may teach person to person or a group of people in a class. A yoga trainer teaches students about various yoga poses, and mindfulness. They are fitness and wellness gurus that make their students fit and healthy in both body and mind.

Benefits of Becoming a Yoga Trainer

Let’s look into some of the benefits of becoming a yoga teacher.

  1. Become Healthy and Fit

As a yoga trainer, you will teach your students yoga all day long. You will practice yoga along with your students. Yoga also benefits the mind and lowers stress levels. All this practice makes you healthy, fit, calm and peaceful.

  1. Perfect Your Yoga Skills 

All that practice the whole day and every day will improve your yoga skills. Each passing day will make you better at yoga and also develop your mind.

  1. Get Good Speaking and Leadership Skills

You will meet new clients and interact with them. You get exposed to different types of cultures and people. You also learn to manage people and conduct large classes. All these develop your speaking, listening and leadership skills.

  1. Have a Great Career

Demand for yoga trainers is rising and will continue to rise. As a yoga teacher you get to train at different avenues, locations and with different people. A skilled and good yoga teacher can earn a high amount of money. There is no retiring age for a yoga teacher. A fit yoga teacher can teach and will command a huge number of followers as he grows older and becomes better.

What is Required to Become a Yoga Teacher 

Let’s look at what is required to become a yoga teacher.

  1. Training

Training is a must to become a yoga teacher. You need training to learn the basics of yoga and then move on to advanced classes. You need training to become fit so to cope all day doing yoga poses. You need skills on how to teach the students in an effective manner. You have to get trained and certified to become a great yoga teacher.

Before deciding on a training program, you also have to choose the yoga branch you want to train in. Yoga is of different types. These include Hath yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hot Yoga, Kids yoga among several others. All these practices have their own methods, pose combos and levels of practice.

  1. Certifications

These are a plus for becoming a yoga trainer and make your teaching credible. Many yoga studios also require a certificate to let you teach yoga. Go to a good yoga teaching institute, whether offline or online. Take ABY (Angel Bear Yoga) courses as an example. Their courses are specially designed for becoming yoga teachers for kids. With the help of the characters of Angel Bear and Sweet Pea you learn and teach yoga to kids. Kids’ yoga is different than that of adults. ABY yoga teacher training courses teach you how to handle the kids. You learn the yoga poses suited for kids. You learn how to create calm environs and manage large groups of people. You learn to impart positive teachings to children like kindness and a growth mindset.

Skills Needed for Becoming a Good Yoga Teacher

Apart from the above, you have to develop the following skills to become a great yoga teacher.

  1. Empathy

As a good yoga teacher, you need to have empathy. You need empathy to understand the issues and problems your students face. You need to connect with them and provide the best training you can give. You need to understand the problems of a person doing yoga poses for the first time. You need to look at the world through the view of a special needs person who wants to learn yoga to become better. Having empathy is the first and basic need to be a good yoga teacher.

  1. Leadership Skills

Not everyone is the same! It will be true for your yoga classes too. Some students will be fit, some will be beginners, some restless and some calm. You will have to divide your time and focus on all the students. You will have to co-ordinate all of them to lead a successful class. As a yoga teacher you have to lead the class by example. Motivate your students to do their best. Lead your students and they will follow.

  1. Patience

You also need patience to be a good yoga teacher. You need patience to learn yoga first. You need patience to get clients and gigs. You also need patience to teach yoga. You will get different types of students. Some will be like angels and some will provoke you at every turn. You have to develop patience to be calm and become a good yoga teacher.

  1. Speaking Skills

As a yoga teacher you have to develop public speaking skills. You will lead the class and speak in front of a large group of students. You have to pose, assist and engage students. You will share the knowledge with your students. Your teachings have to be clear. All these require good speaking skills.

  1. Listening Skills

Along with speaking skills, you also need good listening skills to be a good yoga teacher. You have to understand what your student’s goals and needs are. You have to understand what your students want to achieve. For all this, you need keen listening skills. You have to listen, think and then respond and take action.

  1. Physical Fitness

Of course, you will become fitter and healthier once you become a yoga teacher. But a certain level of physical fitness is expected from a brand-new yoga trainer. You need not be the highest example of fitness. But you require a basic level of stamina and flexibility to teach students every day.

Work Openings for Yoga Trainers

Young, old, athletes, actors, 9 to 5 workers and millions others follow yoga. So many avenues are open for yoga trainers to teach. Let’s have a look at some of them.

  1. Fitness Clubs and Gyms 

Yoga classes have become essential for fitness clubs and gyms. Regular yoga classes are held there that may go from morning to late evening. You can charge as per student attended or the number of classes held. You can also charge a flat monthly fee. You may also opt for personal one-to-one classes that pay more and are less hectic.

  1. Schools & Colleges

Schools and colleges also offer yoga classes where you teach students yoga. You help them become better people and get a good career in return.

  1. Social Clubs and Centers

Many social clubs and outfits also hold regular yoga classes for their members. A yoga teacher may work here full time or part-time as per the contract signed.

  1. Yoga Studios

Yoga studios are the holy grail for yoga trainers. You can start a yoga studio yourself or work in one. Here, you will get to work with all types of students, whether beginners or experts. You will learn new yoga skills from other trainers that will help you become a better teacher. You will go on special assignments offshore and charge premium rates as per your expertise.

Conclusion

If you have a passion to teach and help people then yoga teacher training is for you. A yoga teacher career is an exciting and enriching career. Enroll in a yoga teacher training course and start your journey today.

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Learn About Being a Yoga Teacher

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Yoga is an age-old Indian discipline. Yoga connects the  mind, body and spirit and makes you self-aware. Millions of people practice yoga around the world. As yoga becomes popular, so does the demand for yoga teachers. Let’s explore in detail about becoming a yoga teacher. What does it take to be a yoga teacher, how to go about it and what benefits you will get? Let’s understand different kinds of yoga, areas where to teach, how to teach and the career scope of becoming a yoga trainer.

What Yoga Teacher Do?

The primary function of yoga trainers is to teach yoga. As a yoga trainer, you may teach person to person or a group of people in a class. A yoga trainer teaches students about various yoga poses, and mindfulness. They are fitness and wellness gurus that make their students fit and healthy in both body and mind.

Benefits of Becoming a Yoga Trainer

Let’s look into some of the benefits of becoming a yoga teacher.

  1. Become Healthy and Fit

As a yoga trainer, you will teach your students yoga all day long. You will practice yoga along with your students. Yoga also benefits the mind and lowers stress levels. All this practice makes you healthy, fit, calm and peaceful.

  1. Perfect Your Yoga Skills 

All that practice the whole day and every day will improve your yoga skills. Each passing day will make you better at yoga and also develop your mind.

  1. Get Good Speaking and Leadership Skills

You will meet new clients and interact with them. You get exposed to different types of cultures and people. You also learn to manage people and conduct large classes. All these develop your speaking, listening and leadership skills.

  1. Have a Great Career

Demand for yoga trainers is rising and will continue to rise. As a yoga teacher you get to train at different avenues, locations and with different people. A skilled and good yoga teacher can earn a high amount of money. There is no retiring age for a yoga teacher. A fit yoga teacher can teach and will command a huge number of followers as he grows older and becomes better.

What is Required to Become a Yoga Teacher 

Let’s look at what is required to become a yoga teacher.

  1. Training

Training is a must to become a yoga teacher. You need training to learn the basics of yoga and then move on to advanced classes. You need training to become fit so to cope all day doing yoga poses. You need skills on how to teach the students in an effective manner. You have to get trained and certified to become a great yoga teacher.

Before deciding on a training program, you also have to choose the yoga branch you want to train in. Yoga is of different types. These include Hath yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hot Yoga, Kids yoga among several others. All these practices have their own methods, pose combos and levels of practice.

  1. Certifications

These are a plus for becoming a yoga trainer and make your teaching credible. Many yoga studios also require a certificate to let you teach yoga. Go to a good yoga teaching institute, whether offline or online. Take ABY (Angel Bear Yoga) courses as an example. Their courses are specially designed for becoming yoga teachers for kids. With the help of the characters of Angel Bear and Sweet Pea you learn and teach yoga to kids. Kids’ yoga is different than that of adults. ABY yoga teacher training courses teach you how to handle the kids. You learn the yoga poses suited for kids. You learn how to create calm environs and manage large groups of people. You learn to impart positive teachings to children like kindness and a growth mindset.

Skills Needed for Becoming a Good Yoga Teacher

Apart from the above, you have to develop the following skills to become a great yoga teacher.

  1. Empathy

As a good yoga teacher, you need to have empathy. You need empathy to understand the issues and problems your students face. You need to connect with them and provide the best training you can give. You need to understand the problems of a person doing yoga poses for the first time. You need to look at the world through the view of a special needs person who wants to learn yoga to become better. Having empathy is the first and basic need to be a good yoga teacher.

  1. Leadership Skills

Not everyone is the same! It will be true for your yoga classes too. Some students will be fit, some will be beginners, some restless and some calm. You will have to divide your time and focus on all the students. You will have to co-ordinate all of them to lead a successful class. As a yoga teacher you have to lead the class by example. Motivate your students to do their best. Lead your students and they will follow.

  1. Patience

You also need patience to be a good yoga teacher. You need patience to learn yoga first. You need patience to get clients and gigs. You also need patience to teach yoga. You will get different types of students. Some will be like angels and some will provoke you at every turn. You have to develop patience to be calm and become a good yoga teacher.

  1. Speaking Skills

As a yoga teacher you have to develop public speaking skills. You will lead the class and speak in front of a large group of students. You have to pose, assist and engage students. You will share the knowledge with your students. Your teachings have to be clear. All these require good speaking skills.

  1. Listening Skills

Along with speaking skills, you also need good listening skills to be a good yoga teacher. You have to understand what your student’s goals and needs are. You have to understand what your students want to achieve. For all this, you need keen listening skills. You have to listen, think and then respond and take action.

  1. Physical Fitness

Of course, you will become fitter and healthier once you become a yoga teacher. But a certain level of physical fitness is expected from a brand-new yoga trainer. You need not be the highest example of fitness. But you require a basic level of stamina and flexibility to teach students every day.

Work Openings for Yoga Trainers

Young, old, athletes, actors, 9 to 5 workers and millions others follow yoga. So many avenues are open for yoga trainers to teach. Let’s have a look at some of them.

  1. Fitness Clubs and Gyms 

Yoga classes have become essential for fitness clubs and gyms. Regular yoga classes are held there that may go from morning to late evening. You can charge as per student attended or the number of classes held. You can also charge a flat monthly fee. You may also opt for personal one-to-one classes that pay more and are less hectic.

  1. Schools & Colleges

Schools and colleges also offer yoga classes where you teach students yoga. You help them become better people and get a good career in return.

  1. Social Clubs and Centers

Many social clubs and outfits also hold regular yoga classes for their members. A yoga teacher may work here full time or part-time as per the contract signed.

  1. Yoga Studios

Yoga studios are the holy grail for yoga trainers. You can start a yoga studio yourself or work in one. Here, you will get to work with all types of students, whether beginners or experts. You will learn new yoga skills from other trainers that will help you become a better teacher. You will go on special assignments offshore and charge premium rates as per your expertise.

Conclusion

If you have a passion to teach and help people then yoga teacher training is for you. A yoga teacher career is an exciting and enriching career. Enroll in a yoga teacher training course and start your journey today.

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