Stay hungry for a well-rounded knowledge. You will be inundated with a plethora of information from anatomy to spirituality to asana and beyond. Seek knowledge from different sources, ask questions, and avoid settling for “because I said so”, or “because that’s how it has always been done” as complete answers. Seek the ‘why’ and the ‘how’. This will make you a better student and because of that, a better teacher.
Taylor is a former paramedic now aiming to unite others through yoga + optimistic neuropsychology. He takes his unique style of teaching all over the world including events for teachers and teacher trainees.
Question everything. I like Taylor’s tip because the reality is, at some point, a student is going to ask you “why” you teach an asana the way you do and you will be expected to give an intelligent answer to this question! “Because my teacher said so” is not a good enough answer anymore- this industry is competitive and we can no longer do things the way they’ve always been done just because that’s the way they’ve always been done! Don’t be afraid to get curious and look at your training from a holistic perspective. I’ve found that in my own practice when I ask questions it gives me the confidence to truly practice and teach from a place of personal knowledge.