What do yoga teachers do all day?
I get asked this question all the time. I think people think that yoga teachers have the easiest life ever – they just show up and teach a couple of classes a day and the rest of the time it’s tea and personal practice. This couldn’t be further from the truth and yet, it’s kind of hard to explain what really goes into my day. Luckily, I once had a film crew follow me around and provide me with a video answer to this question!
It seems like a hundred years ago (it was actually 4) that I did this video for tuja wellness (in fact, the producer was Valerie McTavish – who many of you will know from our Facebook Group and work on Manifest Your Dharma).
My day doesn’t exactly look like that any more but it’s not far off. I spend a bit more time teaching in my home studio but I still run off to Oranj in downtown Kelowna and teach private classes in my clients’ homes. I still spend time everyday seeking out inspiration and try to get on my mat as often as I can. And, I still walk Frankie and kiss my husband hello!
What I spend a bit more time on now is business. For me, success has come from my retreats and promoting myself beyond the studio classes. This requires me to spend time on social media almost every day and be planning for what’s next. Not to mention, trying to add great content to the yoga teacher prep website so that I can continue with my mission to support yoga teachers and yoga teachers to be.
No two days are the same. I might be running to the bank to put a deposit down on my Bali retreat, chatting with another yoga teacher via skype or designing posters on Canva for my Instagram account.
No two yoga careers are the same either. Everyone who is a yoga teacher has a different idea of what success looks like. That’s why I love the Manifest Your Dharma program so much. We created it to give yoga teachers the tools to create their own road map to success. Handing them a template based on what worked for me just wouldn’t result in them manifesting their own dharma!
So, whether you’re thinking about becoming a yoga teacher or already are one, take a look at what my day looks like and know that this is just one teacher, on one day of her crazy yoga life!