Are you twisting yourself up in knots trying to figure out how to become a teacher of yoga? Unwind with these simple suggestions.
You will need
- Love of yoga
- Yoga studio
- Internet access
- Desire to help others
- Training certification (optional)
Step 1 Learn yoga Learn yoga. In order to teach something, you have to know it yourself. Take classes, learn the poses, learn the skills.
Step 2 Identify your niche Identify what style of yoga and what demographic you are most interested in teaching.
Step 3 Find a training program Find a training program that best fits your yoga philosophy, as well as your schedule and budget. Ask at your local studio or search online to find the right school.
While most states do not require training certification for instructors, the schools that hire instructors will give preference to those who have it.
Step 4 Complete the training Complete your training. Most programs require 200 hours of instruction that spans practice, philosophy, meditation, hands-on teaching practicum, and observed teaching.
Step 5 Find a place to teach Find a studio or gym that needs an instructor or is open to you starting a class. Ensure a good fit by attending a few classes to observe the studio’s or gym’s approach.
If the studio or gym is not hiring, offer to teach a class for free to get a foot in the door and show your skills.
Step 6 Keep your day job Keep your day job. While yoga is a wonderful practice and teaching it is a great avocation, it doesn’t pay the bills on its own for most people.
Did You Know:
In the earliest days of yoga, apprentices lived with their gurus for years or decades.