For anyone who is considering a career as a Yoga Instructor there are a few things you ought to know and a few questions that you should be asking yourself to make sure that this is the career for you.
1. Being a Yoga Instructor can be very rewarding but the one thing you need to make sure of is that you are very clear about what you want to achieve from this career and have a plan of how you are going to get there.
2. Be aware that by becoming a Yoga Instructor you are also starting your own business, in some respects you have become the Instructor, the manager and the administrator of your own company.
3. Be prepared to work some unsociable hours, early mornings, late evenings and long hours.
4. Be sure of what it is that you want to get out of being a Yoga Instructor, you need to know what is important to you!
5. You will need to have a clear plan with regards to salary, work out what you will need to earn to succeed. In an ideal world how much money will you want to earn per year.
6. Be organised – you are responsible for your weekly time table because you manage your own time as a Yoga Instructor.
7. Figure out whether this is going to be your full time job or an extra job along side another.
8. You need to be fully committed to Yoga. You cannot go into this career half heartedly because you will not be successful.
9. You will need to commit at least five to ten years of your life to gain the relevant experience if you want to be a real success but with this success come some struggles. So be prepared to face some hardships along your career but it will all be worth it.
10. Be determined! These points are not designed to worry you and are definitely not there to put you off.
There is no denying that this is a great career but it is important that you are aware of certain factors that you perhaps hadn’t thought of by yourself. You need to almost visualise yourself in this career role, work out your goals and whether they are attainable. If you can do this and you have a desire to learn the art of Yoga and share this with others then this is certainly the career for you!