Benefits of Teaching Yoga – According to the Idea Health & Fitness survey, every challenging job brings some satisfaction. However, the industry of fitness professionals had an astonishing 85% job satisfaction rate.
98% of the respondents felt that their work gave them a sense of accomplishment. People leave jobs most often because they lack personal satisfaction. These statistics show that this is a very harmonious environment to work in.
Many of us who have worked in corporate America found that the energy in a wellness center, ashram, or health club is like being on vacation. You can always find something new to do, but the work itself is rewarding.
Benefits of helping family, friends, students, and co-workers
As you discover ways to manage pain, illness, and fitness, your self-esteem will improve. As you go on your journey of self-improvement, the list will continue, but the satisfaction you get from helping others find the right path is unreal. It is the student who achieves their ideal body weight or the one who discovers that they can live a better life.
Yoga has helped you become more aware and present in your daily life. Every day, you monitor your breathing, posture, moods, and diet. You are a Yoga teacher, and you set an example for your students. This will help you live longer and more effectively.
There is no shortage of work
You have many options with corporate accounts, senior centers, medical, and the fitness industry when the work world is in “9 to 5” mode. Centers, Referrals, etc. You can teach them with all your time.
After becoming utterly self-employed, I found many more opportunities to teach Yoga off-site than I could manage in an area with many Yoga teachers and studios. My best student, a Yoga teacher through the on-site program, had a place that I couldn’t service due to time constraints. Contact them is the goal. If you don’t have a referral, your postcards can be beneficial.
Learning new things is good for your brain and keeps it active. There are many subjects you can explore and learn from. Yoga has so many aspects that it is impossible to cover all of them in one lifetime.
It is not a race but a journey. There will be people who share your paths, such as colleagues, friends, and students. This allows you to give, receive, and share a beautiful thing.
There will be time for you to pause, think, breathe, relax, and meditate. You don’t have to eat beyond your limits. It is up to you whether you will get stuck in traffic at rush hour. You can decide how many hours you work and when you take time off. The realization will dawn on you that your time is yours.
Although everyone wants to control their lives, very few people achieve this goal. You can manage your destiny and your family’s by being in your own business. There are limitations to what one person can do, but it is better than never trying.
You will be able to make significant progress towards your long-term and short-term goals no matter what you do. These goals should be visible to you every day so that you can visualize yourself achieving them. Be specific about the time-frames and ethical methods you will use to achieve them. These can be used in meditation.
Every year, at the very least, review your long-term goals. Review your short-term goals daily. This will help you achieve rapid success. Goals don’t have to be specific. One example is that you may wish to teach Yoga for a year and then get a part-time position. This kind of goal setting is beneficial and realistic for all.
This is the key: If you choose a goal that benefits others, you will most likely achieve it.
Tips to Find a Good Yoga Teacher
Beginners often ask me how to assess a Yoga teacher. Below is the “CALM Check List” that your Yoga Instructor must meet before you can continue to a second Yoga class.
CALM derives its name from four factors: Communication (Assist), Listen (Modification), and Communication (Assist). It would be best if you answered all questions with a “yes.” This will make you a great yoga teacher.
* Communication: Is your Yoga teacher able to communicate with you and other students in a mutually respectful way? Can you ask a question during class time?
Is your teacher kind and compassionate towards you and other students? Is your Yoga teacher willing to take the time to guide you through guided meditations or relaxation? Yoga practice is based on relaxation and meditation.
Yoga teachers are not motivated to do “their work.” Yoga teachers are often so busy that they don’t have the time to spend with you.
Some students enjoy this sense of superiority, while others love to be abused. You need to be able to communicate with your Yoga teacher if you want Yoga.
* Assist: Does your teacher take care of your form? Your teacher will give you verbal or physical assistance during your Yoga class. Is prop use allowed in Yoga classes? While some students have no alignment problems, others do. But, if your teacher does not give verbal cues, what does this tell you?
* Listen: Does your Yoga teacher listen to what you have to say? Are you present with your class, or is it not?
Once in a while, there is a Yoga instructor who runs “The-it’s-all-about-me-show.” You are not going to learn anything from this type of teaching. Beginning Yoga teachers will not explain everything, and this can put beginners at risk.
* Modification: Is your Yoga teacher open to modifications or props? If you find your teacher disapproving of support, then you’re in the wrong place.
Depending on their range of motion, some students may need props throughout their lives. A teacher may do a pose without props, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all students can.
Summary: Avoid abusive Yoga teachers. If you feel attracted to abuse, professional help is available. Many students want “the loving, firm but loving parents.” You will be pushed harder by them, but how much push do you need?
Respect is a two-way street. You deserve the same respect from your Yoga teacher. Use common sense as your guide. After a Yoga class, you should feel great. You might feel sore muscles days later. Before you commit, ensure that your Yoga teacher meets these criteria.