Should You Become a Yoga Teacher?

You think, breathe, and dream about yoga. Your yoga confederates are your best friends. You talk yoga every chance you get. You love going to your Yoga Studio. It’s your reigning passion and metaphor; you prescribe it for every human ill. Why not teach? Since you must make a living—pay the rent and feed the cat and maybe even support a family—you want to do something that you love. Something that fires you up in the morning and gets you up out of bed and doesn’t deaden your spirit. Because I can tell you, having done 9 to 5—high heels, commuter-jammed subway, two elevators up to the 96th floor of the World Trade Center—it’s not worth doing something that you do not love.

It's good to be realistic, especially when you're investing thousands of dollars for a teacher training. If you're looking to expand your yoga practice I don't really think a YTT is worth it, unless you've got plenty of time and money to spare.

Maybe you have seen the flyer at the studio, talked with others who have participated in the program, or just find the idea of yoga teacher training intriguing. Yet, you keep talking yourself out of it. You make excuses as to why it won’t work right now. You tell yourself teacher training is only for flexible students, those that can do impressive postures like handstand, or only for those that want to teach yoga.

What if those thoughts are simply holding you back from stepping into something extraordinary, even if teaching yoga is not on the horizon for you?

Think about what happens when you come together with other like minded individuals and share a yoga class experience. There’s a little magic in there, right? Now, take that and multiply it by a thousand and you’re starting to get in the ballpark of what it is like to gather with a group of other high intentioned friends and share 200 hours of study, practice, and transformation.

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