Why Becoming a Yoga Instructor Could Be Your Dream Career
The journey to becoming a yoga instructor is an exciting and highly rewarding one! Whether you’ve just started doing yoga or you’re a veteran yogi ready to take your practice to the next level, becoming a certified instructor is a beautiful experience that will lead to tremendous personal growth.
For many, teaching yoga is ‘the’ dream — and it could be yours, too! Here are some reasons why:
- You don’t have to be an expert.
Being a yoga teacher doesn’t mean you have to be the most physically flexible in the room, or that you have to be able to the fancy, complicated poses. In fact Yoga is much more than just the Asana’s (poses) you perform. It’s about guiding others with your voice into the right mindset and help them get their bodies in the correct forms, safely. Choosing an individual sequence and yoga program to benefit others’ health and well-being. When teaching yoga, compassion and patience is key.
- Anyone can be one. (body type, etc)
That is, anyone who is passionate about yoga. Your body type doesn’t matter — in fact, there’s no such thing as the “right” body type. Yoga is for anyone and everyone who wants to become better versions of themselves both physically and mentally and has an interest in developing a personal spiritual practice
- Your personal development, health, and wellbeing are a priority when you work.
You will continually improve your physical and mental health through yoga practice. You’ll notice right away how yoga positively contributes to your sense of self in many different ways, even building up your confidence and social skills along the way.
- It’s a flexible job – and not just physically.
In terms of teaching methods, there is no “right way” to do it. Once you learn all the fundamentals, you will be able to teach your students in unique ways that work for all of you. Students will be drawn to you for your unique way of teaching so it is important to have a good sense of self.
Many yoga instructors also go beyond just teaching classes. You can choose to be a private instructor, open your own studio, or even teach online! Whether it’s part-time or full-time or on your own time, you can choose how much time you put in and where you’ll work.
- You can see the world while you make an income.
Teaching abroad is a very popular and exciting option for many self-employed yoga teachers. If traveling while you work is appealing to you, then going freelance might just be up your alley.
- Yoga is a fulfilling career with potentially high rewards.
Of course, teaching yoga is more than just making money. Besides your passion for the healing art, your desire and ability to help all kinds of people will lead to a long and enlightening career. That being said, there is no limit to how much you can earn in the industry.
- You get to be a part of an amazing community.
The yoga community is a diverse and vibrant one with different experiences, personalities, and knowledge. Among other yoga teachers and leaders, you could form strong relationships that could last a lifetime. Yoga is a career or a pathway where you will continually learn and grow your knowledge, it is very much about the journey and not the destination. This is why it is called a practice. Practitioners of Yoga understand the importance of community as essential to the journey. If you love the support of belonging to a community of like-minded people, then this will become part of doing what you love!
Ready to Make a Dream Out of Your Career?
Well, you’ve read this far — so what’s stopping you from becoming a certified instructor? It’s time to take the plunge and invest in making your dream job come true!
Demi International’s yoga academy offers the Advanced Diploma of Holistic Classical Yoga Practices for those who want to specialize in teaching Therapeutic Yoga. Call us to find out more!