Summary: Many yoga enthusiasts aspire to a career in yoga teaching. And to be a successful yoga instructor, here is what you should do.
Yoga is one of the best and the most popular healthcare tools to combat ailments. There are many yoga courses and training programs available according to each person’s need. And there are many who enroll in yoga teacher training for a variety of reasons.
But if you are someone who did yoga training to have a flourishing career as a yoga instructor, and is clueless on how to become a yoga instructor in the righteous sense, fret not, here are some tips that help you to be one.
You as a yoga instructor uphold the responsibility to keep your students involved in the practice of life science. This only becomes possible when you impart your sessions in a more practical and decipherable form. It is important to give out practical exhibition and explanation of the life science, instead of oral medium.
- Acknowledge the needs of your students
Knowing each student and their needs is of great importance and help you to carter them better. Every individual is different so are their needs and physical limitations. Know and work accordingly to help them deal with the problem and get rid of it. This will also help your students to rely on you.
- Be creative and make class interesting
We know it needs a lot of practice to reach perfection, but that doesn’t mean you keep on teaching the same sets of poses and techniques daily till your students have mastered them all. This will make the sessions boring and monotonous and raises the possibilities of students lacking interest in your class. So use your creativity and make class lively and interesting by using props, introducing modification, adding fun yoga activities, using interesting instruction methods, etc.
- Help them confide in you
As mentioned, knowing your students is one important thing to be a successful yoga instructor. Create a strong student-teacher bond by knowing their medical history, body, mind, and also by giving them space to share their personal issues, when needed. Help them feel valued, important, and heard. This will also motivate them to be your loyal student and return to your sessions instead of going anywhere else.
- Be as much informative and descriptive as possible
Whether you are teaching beginners, intermediate, advanced level students, or adults, or seniors, it is your duty to provide the nitty-gritty details and information about Yoga. You as a good yoga teacher should always be informative and describe pose along with the advantages as much as you can. Doing so shall help your students attain an in-depth knowledge while building a stronger faith in your expertise.
- Always ask for the feedback and re-evaluate your teaching techniques
Feedback means scope and opportunity for improving and making your teaching perfect. So after every two days or a week’s class, collect feedback from your students. Positive or negative, accept it with an optimistic outlook and work on improvising. This shall also support you to re-evaluate the teaching methods and help you to cater your students better.
- Yoga is a healthcare, teach accordingly
Sometimes we look normal, but deep inside we are really sick and need help. Yoga, in this case, works majestically. Yoga is a healthcare, and you as a yoga instructor carry the label of being a healthcare provider. You educate your students how they can indulge in the practice of self-healing and make their lives better.
As a yoga teacher you make them learn and teach the crux of yoga, but always remember that your own practice is just as crucial to your success. Keep on practicing, keep on learning, and grow into your yoga practice, and that is the way you inspire and motivate your students as well.