Finding your perfect yoga teacher can take a while, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. But it’s important to find a teacher that you work well with as your training will affect your health and wellbeing. Whether you’re just getting into yoga or looking for a new teacher, we have some top tips to help you find your ideal yoga teacher.
In this pro post, Bidvine yoga teacher Ema Maher shared her advice for future yogis who are looking for a yoga teacher. Her top tips are super helpful, and we’re sure you’ll be able to apply them to your search!
Keep reading to learn how to find your top yoga teacher, and continue to the end of the post to hire Ema as your yoga teacher.
With so many teachers and styles of yoga sometimes it can be tricky to find the right person to give your time, money, body and soul.
But I’ve got few lines of what you should look for:
1. What is your first impression?
Your first impression of your teacher is very important. When you meet them, ask yourself a few questions:
- Do you like him or her?
- Are they smiley and happy and bubbly?
- Can you feel their energy?
If so, that’s the right person for you.
Trust your gut, as your instinct is the one who knows what’s right.
2. Yoga education
If you have a chance check before class or even ask them where, when, and with who they trained?
As there are many people doing training and calling themselves a yoga teacher, is quite important if your teacher studied with some of the RYS, and is he or she registered with Yoga Alliance (which sets up Professional standards about yoga teachers).
3. How safe do they teach?
Safety is yoga is vital.
The well-trained teacher will ask you which level your practice is, are you a beginner, do you have any injuries?
And then during the practice, they will guide you in the right alignment, and necessary modifications for injured or less able students.
A good teacher will never say to miss the posture because you can’t perform it in full.
4. Does your yoga teacher connect with you?
Can you see and feel their passion for teaching in a way that puts you and your needs and safety first?
You don’t want a show off teacher who performs headstands and tells you ‘oh yes one day you’ll get here too’.
Or teacher that keeps talking Sanskrit most of the time, or telling you that everybody should be vegan or vegetarian.
All that is cool, but I believe that all of us are different and obviously we have very different needs.
So look for a person that is happy, friendly, not too serious (and desperate to teach and leave as soon as they finish). Find a teacher that will spare few minutes from his or her own time to chat with you even if you don’t have any particular questions.
So go ahead, there many lovely teachers out there, and TRUST YOUR INSTINCT!
Ema Maher, Yoga Teacher
Bidvine Professional since 2016
We’d like to thank Ema for sharing her tips for hiring your perfect yoga teacher. We definitely learned a lot from her words, and hope that you did, as well!
Ema is based in South West London and offers her services in the surrounding area. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance Professionals and has experience working in large and small class settings. Ema is trained to work with common injuries and can modify her lessons to fit different bodies and abilities.
If you want to hire Ema as your yoga teacher, you can check out her profile via the link below. Then, submit a free request for yoga lessons and receive custom, detailed bids from yoga teachers near you!
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