As a new yoga teacher, you are all set to inspire your students to master the various asanas that you have mastered after months and years of practice. As your students learn from you and achieve their health and fitness goals, you are bound to experience a sense of achievement. This achievement will never diminish. But, is this all the experience that you seek from your role as a yoga teacher? There are several creative ways to enhance your experiences and here we are sharing a few of them.
Teach at dawn - Most of the students seeking your guidance and training would look at convenient timings of the day. You can schedule a class at dawn in a neighboring park. Doing surya namaskar with the rising sun is an experience you and your students will cherish forever. The fresh morning air is an ideal way to enjoy a crowded city without the noise or pollution.
Get the seniors stretching - Don’t restrict your students to the young and energetic, get seniors interested in your yoga lessons. You will need to mold your asanas to suit their physical limitations. Enthusiasm to learn and laugh is an experience best learned by watching them master an asana. As a yoga teacher, you may become their spiritual guide but some of them may just surprise you with their own life’s lessons.
Travel to neighbouring or exotic countries - Travel to a country of your choice and teach there. Say if you, apply for yoga jobs in Spain, before you plan your travel, you just may get a part time job at a city or town not marked on the map. It may be a beautiful countryside or a small hill town, and with picturesque views to enthrall you. In Europe, you may want to consider language limitations, most yoga instructor jobs in Spain will require you to have the ability to teach in Spanish. The same is likely to apply for France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and so on. Europe was just shared as an example, your choice ranges from the beaches of Bali to towns in Indian Himalayas or the outback of Australia. In these places, English is often the language used to teach as most of your students are likely going to be expats and tourists. In any case, you should also do your homework before going to a particular place.
Swap with another yoga teacher - Instead of looking at yoga instructor jobs in Spain, why don’t you try browse through websites such as YogiSwap? These are swapping sites, where you look for a swap mate in the city or country of your choice. The process is simple, you take over the students of your swap mate in Spain and s/he does the same for you. The upside, is your students are not missing out while you are gaining memorable experiences in a new city or country. The process of finding a swap mate is quite simple, create your profile, choose the destination and start communicating with the desired yoga teacher. Choices range from areas surrounded by forests, to open sunflower fields and snow-capped mountains.
Look at luxury resorts - Every luxury resort in the world is offering yoga as an additional activity to its guests. Apply for jobs with these resorts. They are built at exotic locations and food served is likely to be awesome even to the employees. You may even get a chance to teach yoga to a celebrity! Even if celebrities don’t interest you, the luxuriousness of the resorts and the ideal setting of a beach or mountaintop would definitely appeal most of us.
Yoga teachers community - As a teacher, you would already have joined an organisation or would be running classes independently. Whatever the case maybe, join a community of other yoga teachers. First, you will meet like minded people and second, they can help you over hurdles associated with teaching methods or dealing with a emotionally stressed student. While at it, look for a group or community that loves to go for plays, hike or any other activity that you enjoy as a hobby.