Slate magazine’s site Doublex.com recently featured an article about the trials and tribulations of being a yoga teacher. We all know making a living as a teacher isn’t easy, and with teacher training enrollment up during a down economy it sounds like the competition for teaching gigs is going to keep growing. (From a supply and demand standpoint, that also might mean lower pay for the teachers who land those gigs, which would make it harder than ever to pay the bills.) “If you want yoga to pay your bills, you’ve got to leave the deep breathing and asanas at the door and do the capitalist hustle,” writes the article’s author Anna Sale.
My question is for the yoga teachers who read this blog. Do you feel like you’re doing a “capitalist hustle” these days, juggling many different small jobs just to pay the bills?