When Thieves Come Knocking
Despite your best efforts to protect your students and your studio, there will be times when you can't control the occurrence of theft. But it doesn't have to be the end of the world—or the end of your business. If it happens to you, approach it with yogic awareness, learn from the challenge, and strive to have compassion.
"Instructors are telling me that students are really rallying together to support the teachers, each other, and the studio," Geiger says.
Weeks says theft also presents an opportunity to practice forgiveness. "Work on forgiveness towards yourself for getting angry and towards the thieves," she says. "Just breathe and forgive."
Tips for Theft Prevention
Protect your students and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of theft with the following commonsense tips:
Melissa Garvey is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. You can read more of her thoughts on yoga and daily life at YogaPulse.
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