Teacher Tip Tuesday 1 – The Buddy

The Buddy

Happy Tuesday everyone it’s that time for the first tip I’d like share with new yoga teachers or aspiring yoga teachers as promised from last week. So I received a message from a lovely lady called Kayleigh last week. She’s a new teacher living in the outskirts of London with not many classes where she lives and where she does live the teachers are quite cliquey so she’s not sure how to penetrate the fold so here are a few tips I put together to help a sista out. This is by no means the only way, this is just what I found to be useful when I first started out…

  1. Practice: Make a list of the classes in your area and start practising. Practising regularly keeps you open to not just what is out there but also helps you to be empathetic to your students once you start teaching and finding the inner qualities you wish to emanate when you establish your teaching capabilities. You’ll obviously love some classes and not others but being into what the offering is shows that you’re a community minded individual willing to support other teachers.  It’s not that easy out there especially when setting up independent classes in a Church hall – the teacher is probably praying for at least two people to turn up.  You need people to go support you even if no one else turns up, you were there and that teacher will always remember that. Practising also gives you access to other like minded individuals who may work in the wellness industry, just love yoga and more importantly, other teachers! If you go often enough, you’ll notice more people will chat to you out of nowhere and this is when you get in there  – hook em with your fab personality making a beeline to buddy up with them  so you can yoga date. This basically is a way to invite you’re new buddy to have a cute coffee and meet up if free to practice together in your fav class…
  2. Start a meetup: This is a fab way to meet new and more experienced teachers and get to know what is happening on the yoga scene in your local area. Maybe you’ve been finding it hard to meet people because there are not as many classes as you thought so the teachers stick together so they can share work and ideas of how to generate more interest in their classes.
  3. Go to the socials: Even if it’s raining, snowing, whatever! Find yourself at the socials. This is a great way to get to mingle with teachers in the area and get some work thrown your way – remember no one knows you’re out there until you make it apparent that you are!