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10 Habits of Great Yoga Teachers

By Silvia Mordini

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Elevating Yoga Teaching Profession from Good to Great!

1. Be prepared – demonstrate competency by being organized and professional

2. Remain a student – practice yoga, take classes, workshops, trainings

3. Create a safe, honest and comfortable environment for students

4. Give gratitude to your teachers

5. Serve your students – it’s about them. Maintain student confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries.

6. Make yourself available – connect with students after class, return emails and phone calls in a timely manner.

7. Keep it real – Be a positive example of authenticity. Don’t just pretend to be a yoga teacher. Instead be yourself. Demonstrate what it means to live your yoga. And never knowingly misrepresent professional qualifications or certifications

8. Remember this is not a popularity contest – stop competing with fellow teachers and avoid the humble brag or other ways of comparison

9. Show up and be present – put aside your drama and tune in to those students in front of you

10. Get healthy, stay healthy – practice radical self-care, build a therapeutic support system outside your students. They are not your therapist.

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2 Responses

    1. Oh yes!! We couldn’t agree with you more. Being a lifelong student to the study and practice of yoga is actually one of the best parts of the journey right, we are never expected to know it all, only to continue expanding 🙂

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