It’s been a blissful month, full of connection, lots of laughing and maybe heartwarming tears (and also the end of homework). So how do you start teaching yoga? You are now holding a certificate in your hands and you are smiling at all the fond memories you have made with other great souls in your training.
A whole world opens up for you, and you cannot wait to head out to share what you have learnt and discovered about this beautiful practice.
But how do you actually go about it? What do you do after you’ve completed your yoga teacher training.
Don’t worry, we got you covered for those first few steps in the yoga industry.
1.Start to create your offerings. Every teacher is different and offers a little something different.
Find what truly connects to you and create your own speciality. You might be pulled to create yoga classes specifically for surfers, rock climbers, cyclists, etc. Learn about the different needs for your students.
2. Start to create sequences for these classes, focusing more on which part of the body will need the most stretch, strengthening, neutralising. Or maybe you would just like to teach general classes, that is perfectly fine as well!
3. Get online and set up social media. In this day and age, social media is everyone’s go to. The best part about these platforms, is that they are free and easy to navigate. We recommend setting up a profile on these platforms, and begin posting relevant materials to your offerings. Maybe you can start with donation based classes in your neighbourhood park, even your own backyard!
4. Gather your friends and family to attend these classes, get their feedback, ask if they can recommend your offerings to their friends by checking out your profile. With that, they can gather more information on your classes and style, even read testimonials from other students. From there, connections have been made and you’re teaching to the public in your own community.
5. Next step is to teach in a yoga studio (if this is the direction you are heading towards).
Have your CV/resume prepared (even if you do not have any professional teaching experience), your previous work experience is also a deciding factor to yoga studio owners. Assuming that you already practice in one or a few yoga studios regularly, volunteer to be a substitute teacher, or ask if there is any opportunity for you to hand in your resume and teach a few classes in the beginning.
This step takes time, and lots of patience.
Other places you can head to, to start offering classes are gyms, schools, community centres, etc.
Don’t give up!
Yoga is expanding immensely, and more and more people are interested and keen in this practice, do not give up, and never take things personally.
Growth is growth, no matter what form.
Join us for our Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, we go in depth on this topic in our Business of Yoga lecture.