For years I have studied various forms of Yoga and have enjoyed practice with instructors all over the world. Some of my favorite teachers are Megan Crum, teaching Vinyasa Flow in Los Angeles, Paula Ahlberg and Karina from Wellbeing Warehouse in Newmarket UK, teaching Ashtanga and Hot Yoga and Cora Rosen at Moksha Yoga in Wellington, FL, also teaching Vinyasa Flow amongst other classes. Just had to do a quick shout out in recognition of their awesomeness.
After many people telling me I should teach it, I’ve finally decided to begin my journey as a Yoga Instructor. Paula among others have convinced me that it won’t ruin my love of Yoga, if I don’t teach too many classes, and that becoming an instructor will broaden my knowledge and deepen my practice…..so I’m on board!
The first thing to do is choose a mentor. This is actually quite difficult to do. There are lots of Yoga teacher training courses out there. Generally speaking, if they’re not recognized by the Yoga Alliance, you probably won’t get a job teaching with your qualification, so that’s a must. But, more importantly, I’m looking for a Yogi that will give me inspiration and challenge me to grow.
It seems no matter who you pick, Yoga teacher training courses cost a mint! So picking carefully is important. I will only get to do this once. It will take YEARS to earn back the cost of the course, so it isn’t really something to do for an income….rather a labor of love and something I’m doing for my own personal spiritual journey.