San Diego is a beautiful city located on the Pacific coast of California. The city is one of the most visited places and on earth. Because it is known for its beaches, climate and parks there are people who have invested heavily in spas and yoga training centers in the city. Think about it, there are many tourists who go there to relax and thus, also love to have a spa or a yoga session to top of their holiday. Because of the increasing yoga centers, there are many yoga jobs in San Diego that professional yoga teachers and trainers can consider.
Although this is an opportunity for yoga teachers to consider, one should definitely weigh the pros and cons of moving to San Diego in order to work as a yoga teacher.
Let’s start with the pros:
San Diego is that it is a place that thrives on tourism and thus, job opportunities in the hospitality field abound. Hotels and spas are likely to offer yoga jobs San Diego with a handsome package difficult to resist. Sometimes spas and health centers may pay for your accommodations as well. Which means that you can more easily afford to live in a new place.
One of the perks of being a yoga teacher is that you will meet new people every day, so you will not feel alone even if you have never lived in San Diego before. Besides quickly integrating into the local community, you will make some friends from around the world too, as tourists come from different parts of the world.
Your free time will feel like being on a holiday. When you are not working, you will be able to enjoy nature, lay back and relax without the need of travelling somewhere far. You can also spend your afternoon strolling around the city’s stunning Balboa Park or learning to surf in some of San Diego stunning beaches.
Finally, you have to consider the cons:
San Diego is not a cheap city, so be sure to plan for rather high living expenses. Unfortunately, particularly in the developed world, when tourism increases the standard of living of the people of that city also increases. If you are in the hunt for a permanent yoga jobs San Diego, it may be interesting to find an option that also provides accommodation. If you are just keen on living in San Diego for a while and teach some yoga, then a swap is the way to go.
Too many tourists, and the lifestyle it implies. Living in a highly touristy city has some additional downsides such as too many malls and “tourists traps” around you. Once you become a local, you don’t really want to hang out around tourists, and even less so, in expensive tourist bars or malls. Unfortunately, you are likely to find tourists spots even in your neighbourhood. Our advice, be patient and find your spots.
A work visa is the other big hurdle of getting yoga jobs San Diego. If you are not an American or have a green card, working in San Diego, like any other US city requires a proper work permit. Even if your plan is to swap you need to consider the legislation. Talk to your swap mate or destination studio beforehand to be on the safe side.
Traffic and long commute hours affecting your life balance. While it is not the place with the worst traffic in the world, San Diego traffic is not fun. You have to drive everywhere to get things, let along your accommodation may be far from your work place. This is why it is interesting to either get a job with accommodation or do a swap including home exchange to limit your commute hours.
While San Diego is not a place for everyone, you can always to go there and give it a try with a swap to see if this could be a place for you in the longer run.