“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” – Mark van Doren
TIP #1: “You are in the service industry—get used to it. When I first started teaching, I thought I was in the yoga business or the education market—anything, for the love of life—but not the service industry.!” Rockwell
Seva : As a yoga teacher, you’re here to serve. The sooner you accept that, the easier you’ll find success.
TIP #2: Be aware of your goals and let students have their own. You are not there to tell them how to feel but to set an example.
TIP #3: Live the lifestyle of yoga, practice what you preach even though no one wants or expects you to be perfect….
I find it affirming that on a mainstream TV programme I heard that it is in the nature of our biology to heal. The human energy system is a totally responsive mechanism. It always responds to the conditions it is in, in such a way, as to bring about the most harmony, health and happiness.
When the conditions that are conducive to health are established the body naturally moves back into health.
The good news is that we have the power to create those conditions, purely by the state of mind and heart that we bring to each yoga session we teach.
Effective teaching is not always glamorous or easy; but for most teachers, I think it’s the most rewarding and predictable path to making a career doing what you love.
Teach yoga, inspire students, change lives…