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As a new teacher, where do you get started? Everybody says “teach your friends” or “teach for free.” It seems like everybody who is interested in doing yoga is already paying for it. And my friends—do yoga?
Start with 3 business essentials
1. Clear vision
What kind of life and business you want to create?
2. Clear purpose
Why did you become a yoga teacher?
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3. Clarity around your ideal clients
Based on #1 and #2, what types of clients/students you want to serve? Students who may have never experienced yoga or who don’t seem initially interested in it may in fact be the type of students you want to attract. It depends on your vision. If these are the students you want to serve then remember that your story—your personal “why” that explains how you found yoga and then decided to become a teacher of it—will be what will inspire others to follow.
10-Item To-Do List for New Yoga Teachers
In addition to deciding who you want to serve, you can also laser-focus on some essential business building blocks. Here are 3 of the 10 we explain in greater detail in the video.
1. Create an engaging website.
Use the website to display your “why,” your teaching style, and even your vision!
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2. Create a great signature gift.
This will help you collect emails and grow your community.
3. Never forget your practice.
Your personal practice will help guide your classes and will inspire others.
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