We know people who are passionate about travelling the world. Three main constraints are often quoted by those who cannot afford to live their dream: money, time and family/personal life.
- Travelling requires money. One has to cover transport, accommodation and living expenses.
- Holiday days (hence, time) are limited and one cannot simply take off and move around (even if money were not to be an issue).
- Family or cultivating one’s personal life with others is a key constraint for constant travelling (particularly if you can’t afford to move everyone you love with you around)
Unlike other types of jobs, yoga teacher or yoga instructors can more easily overcome these three constraints. Yoga instructors from Seattle to Sydney, if discovering the world is what you are looking for, here is a bird’s view on how you could do it nowadays and why do we believe YogiSwap is a game changer for many yoga teachers around the world.
1. Old Fashioned way: drop and take a job on a constant basis
Basically, there are yoga studios and centers all over the world with yoga instructor needs. The old fashioned way implies, finding a new job and dropping the current one in order to move to the new one. For example, if you are a yoga instructor in New York then you can apply for yoga instructor jobs Seattle. Once you find a job in Seattle, you can quit the one you had in New York. To find jobs you can search on online job platforms such as Craiglist, or more specialized yoga teaching sites. If you already dropped your job, and you are already in your next destination, you can directly introduce yourself to new studios or search through the classifieds and ads of the local newspaper.
Such a strategy comes with substantial CONS:
- leave your permanent job with no or small options to go back to it
- risk not finding the right job in your next destination
- land in a studio you don’t like and be stuck there for a while
- weaken your student relationships as you lose connection with regular students
2. Work your holidays: Join an organization offering temporary placements around the world
The other way to travel the world as a yoga instructor or teacher is to find an organization or company that hires yoga teachers to teach people yoga in different parts of the world. The type of package these companies offer widely varies, from covering all your travel and accommodation costs, to require you to pay a fee that only partially covers your accommodation costs. More often than not they offer temporary employment. If you are lucky (and work for it) you may be able to move from one temporary placement to another, but there is no guarantee for. These companies can be ideal if you are looking to work during your holidays but rarely offer a permanent lifestyle solution.
Just to recap, the substantial CONS are:
- May require fees and additional partial payment of your accommodation expenses (despite you are working for them)
- If you have a permanent yoga teacher position, you may only take on these placements when you are on holidays (or you need to look for a substitute)
3. Swap: travel beyond your allocated holiday days and keep your permanent job
YogiSwap offers a revolutionary solution for those who dream on travel and working. YogiSwap is for all of those who are passionate about yoga, have a yoga teaching certificate and are eager to discover new places and people. If you think you could be one of those, all you need to have is some yoga classes or work you can swap with someone else.
If you haven’t done so already, take a tour around www.yogiswap.com.