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It can be easy to feel out of your depth as a total beginner to yoga. With so many different types of yoga to choose from, so many different poses to master, and so much new knowledge to soak up, it can be be difficult to feel as though you are getting it right initially.
When you first get started as a yoga teacher you will likely be consistently soaking up new knowledge and enjoying new experiences on the mat. As you continue to teach, you may begin to feel as though there isn’t much more to learn, or very many new things to try.
If you are in the very exciting position of having just finished your yoga teacher training, then you might now be looking around for your very first teaching opportunity. As we have discussed before on Whole Self Yoga, there are some great ways to stand out as a yoga teacher and to gain exposure for your brand. If you would like to read more about this then you can check out my article on How to Gain Exposure as a New Yoga Teacher!
You may be surprised to hear that yoga teacher training courses aren’t just for aspiring yoga teachers! If you are simply someone who loves yoga, wants to learn more about it, and would like to soak up this knowledge whilst surrounded by people with similar aims and intentions, then a yoga teacher training course could absolutely change your life!
For many people, the physical aspect of yoga is what first draws them to the mat. They are looking for an alternative way to get fit, and understand that the benefits of yoga will help them to build upon their existing strength and flexibility.
Once a person has taken the first step and taken to the mat for a lesson, then they will likely very quickly understand the mental health benefits in addition to the physical challenge.
Finding a great yoga teacher can be a breakthrough step in your journey to becoming the yogi that you want to be! With the right balance of encouragement, professionalism, and inspiration, your yoga teacher can push you forwards and keep you balanced.
Crafting the perfect yoga sequence can be a difficult concept to consider. As yoga teachers, it is important that we keep our students engaged, interested, and also challenged by the classes that they attend. And, a huge part of this is being able to create yoga sequences that are creative!
As I talk about frequently within this blog, being a new yoga teacher can be an incredibly daunting experience. Your time spent in teacher training may have felt like an absolute dream as you soaked up new knowledge and shared a beautiful learning experience. Moving from this phase to now trying to secure teaching gigs and building your reputation may not be the smoothest of transitions, and there’s nothing wrong with needing some help!
As a wife, mother of four, and someone who works full time, I can totally understand the feeling of not having enough hours in the day! We are all leading super busy lives, and with so much to do, it can often feel impossible to find the time that we need to focus on ourselves. However, I’m here to tell you that making time for yoga can go a long way to helping you strike a balance and combat the stress that goes hand in hand with modern day living.