Getting your first “real” job as a yoga teacher can be a thrill. After working hard to attain your teacher training certification, you may be excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. But getting your foot in the door is sometimes the biggest challenge.
Earning your first job requires confidence, persistence, research, and patience. As you are poised to put yourself out there, here are a few tips from some experts (including the Notorious RBG) on how to actually land your first yoga teacher gig.
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1. Teach. And then teach some more.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Will Durant
I always tell my trainees: the key to being good at anything is to practice doing it. If we practice being angry or vindictive, we will probably get pretty good at that. Alternatively, if we practice being generous and open-hearted, we will start to build up that skill instead. Teaching yoga is like any other skill, you get better by doing more of it. But how do you start teaching? And to whom?