“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.”
With 36.7 million people practicing Yoga in the US, the face of yoga has changed from being an exercise to a lifestyle. Considering the maximum share of the USA in the global Yoga market which is worth $80 billion and its continuous increase in popularity amongst young children below the age of 18, Yoga has become a lucrative business in the United States.
But it’s not easy to start a new Yoga career with just a Yoga certificate in hand. The article provides you with few professional tips to dive further into the business aspect.
- Self-Learning is the best way to rise in your Yoga career
Maintaining a disciplined yoga practice is the best way to keep your teaching fun, fresh and successful. Neglecting self-study and personal practice makes very hard to translate your experience to other people you teach.
Maintaining a personal practice not only keeps you focused, but it also helps you to stay grounded and balanced in your yoga career. The more you practice, the better you will become as a yoga teacher, a yoga student, and an individual.
So, always close your eyes, take a deep breath and step onto the mat for yourself with a message and vision intact in your mind.
· Find your niche and be best in it
When we talk about Yoga, you cannot be a jack of all the trades. A Yoga teacher can offer so many things to his students: On-demand classes, Workshops, Conferences and so on, but the point is you can’t do them all. Once you define your vision, you help yourself to narrow down where to put your energy and then get expertise in it.
One should always have a passion for more and more education, getting deeper into his expertise. Till you find your niche, teach simple, basic classes. Once you find it, study it in depth. You can manifest most from your intention by crystallizing it.
· Networking is a key to a successful yoga career
Opening up the door of Yoga teaching world is not as easy as doing a teacher training and landing a dream job at an excellent studio. Majority of newly qualified teachers have to struggle to enter into their dream world of yoga teaching. This is the reason networking is essential in yoga even after escaping from the corporate world.
Developing the right connections can be a key to a successful yoga career. Visiting studios, sending emails and attending yoga workshops is just a beginning. You will have to try partnering with companies that sell products, other teachers and other professionals to grow your business.
The goal should be to create a network of people and businesses that can help to increase your visibility.
A career in Yoga is different from any other profession and to start with it, you have to determine what Yoga as a profession means to you. Is it just owning a Yoga studio or you want to leave a positive impact on the lives of your students? Choose your goal wisely and add fun & love in this challenging career path.
Hii! I’m Nancy Wile, an advanced yoga teacher and the founder of Yoga Education Institute in California. I do my best to help all my students find a sense of ease and mindfulness in each posture that they can then incorporate into other aspects of their lives. I want you to come and join yoga workshops as you are and have some fun, and know that everything you need is right there inside of you.