While the yoga industry has been turned upside down by the pandemic, at Carolina Yoga Company, we have hired more new yoga teachers since March 2020 than in the previous year. These new folks come both from our yoga teacher training and from people who have recently moved to town. If you’re looking to teach in a new setting, you might find that the demand is higher than you expected.
In The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook, I give advice on getting a new teaching gig in various settings—a gym, a studio, online. I hope you’ll buy the book (or ebook, or audiobook) and find it useful. My advice boils down to this:
As a bonus, whether you are applying to teach in person or online, a link to a video of you teaching is a smart addition. It replaces the in-person audition some venues would require as part of the interview process. Your hiring manager can quickly get a sense of your energy and skill. It’s also a chance to demonstrate your video production savvy.
Making moves to do this now will position you well as class size grows across 2021. And you’ll be offering much-needed centering and grounding to your new students!
Here’s a true confession from most yoga teachers: we always go faster on the second side. This happens for a variety of reasons, prime among them that we have said all our best cues on the first side and haven’t grown comfortable with silence, or that we have mismanaged time and see the clock ticking. Once you recognize these common reasons, you can begin to correct them.
With fall approaching, I’m looking forward to the fun travel I’ll be doing to teach at Wanderlust 108. These “mindful triathlons” […]