I’m in the middle of leading a group of aspiring yoga teachers and students who are curious about exploring their yoga beyond the poses. For our first week, we started to explore bits and pieces of anatomy, alignment, philosophy, and what it takes to be a yoga teacher. By the end of the week, I think we’ve all learned that to be a yoga teacher, you don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to be proficient in all the poses, and you don’t have to be anything or anyone other than yourself. However, it helps if you want to teach yoga, that you:
Teach to serve.
Teach to share.
Teach to connect.
Teach because it’s your heart’s desire. It’s your art, your craft, your passion. Don’t do it for the money. Don’t do it for the recognition. Don’t do it for the validation. Sure these will come and when they do, don’t let it distract you from being truly of service.
Be of service to your students.
Be of service to your community.
Be of service to your Highest Self.
Be of service to your Universal Source.
Teach because you are the perfect vessel to being a conduit for healing, for universal love, for helping transform lives and this planet.
This is your craft, your art, your passion. You are an instrument of communication with the world within yourself and others, the world beyond your walls of doubt, fear, and uncertainty, the world as we see it and the world as we want to see it. Teach because the moment you speak, the moment you make eye contact, and the moment you place your hands on someone’s body, you feel Spirit… an undeniable force that flows within all of us, that lingers between each breath and awakens with each movement.
Do it because you’re serving, because you’re sharing, because you’re connecting and because you’re helping others connect to spirit too.