This teacher may be able to demonstrate difficult asanas easily and correctly, which is most likely gratifying to the teacher's ego, but the asanas may be completely unapproachable for the students in the class. A much better way to teach a Yoga class is to tailor the asana sequences and other Yogic techniques to the students' physical, mental, or emotional needs and abilities. This is one of many keys to becoming an exceptional teacher.
Do you know your purpose? Has your guru helped open your eyes to become your own teacher. The best gurus have always encouraged their students to become empowered and independent. The best Yoga teacher is within if you just focus on your true purpose.
It is our mission as Yoga teachers to try and alleviate this suffering by teaching Hatha Yoga in all its aspects of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, higher forms of meditation, and relaxation.
What is the New Age Movement? Is it harmful? What do New Age concepts have to do with Yoga? Why do some Yoga teacher training courses inject variations of New Age philosophy in their curriculum?
Most Yoga teacher certification courses offer some tutoring, or contact, with a mentor. This form of contact is possible, regardless of whether you have chosen an on-site or correspondence-based Yoga certification course. It seems impossible to believe that an in-person training would not have tutoring for interns - but it does happen.
The more we know, the more we realize how much more there is to learn. In Yoga, and in life, each day is a new lesson. Some interns think that, the material they learn in a 200 hour Yoga teacher training will be the “end all” to their education.
To find out what price your local market will bear, inquire about the private rates of local Yoga teachers and personal trainers. Then, work your marketing efforts toward those clients who will actually pay for private Yoga sessions. If you have to travel to teach private Yoga lessons, your rate should reflect your travel time.