Walking out of your yoga teacher training with your brand new certificate is just the very first step on your journey to becoming a yoga teacher.
A large part of the learning of becoming a yoga teacher comes from experience, which of course, comes from getting out there and teaching!
Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching
There are SO many things to be mindful of when teaching a yoga class, (including but not limited to):
- maintaining a steady rhythm for the class,
- offering modifications and providing adjustments where needed,
- reading the energy of the class and intuitively adjusting,
- keeping an eye on the time and any music levels,
- continuously guiding students back to the breath,
- adjusting the temperature of the room,
- moving fluidly around the space to manage students at the front and back of the class
- having strong verbal cues
- knowing when to demo poses,
- ensuring students are always practicing within their range
- and of course, instructing students safely in and out of asanas whilst not forgetting your class sequence!
So, with all that being said, here is a light hearted look at what it's really like to teach a yoga class.
A bit less Zen than you thought, huh?