5 Surefire Ways to Become a More Successful Yoga Teacher

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It’s no secret that a good yoga teacher wants to leave a lasting impression on their students. As a yoga teacher, it’s your chosen path to promote positive energy and spread yoga wisdom to each student who passes through your doors.

But what else does being a successful yoga teacher entail? How can you improve upon the good that you already do to be as successful and fulfilled in your yoga teaching role as possible?
 

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.” -Marie Forleo

 
This is a question that every yoga teacher asks – and should! There’s always room for improvement, and when it comes to your yoga career, the sky is the limit. Let’s see how far you can take your yoga teaching career in 2018!
 

Here Are 5 Surefire Ways to Become More Successful as a Yoga Teacher:

 

1. Self-Promote on Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool – especially when it comes to promoting your passion to the masses. Facebook, Instagram – these are platforms that work wonders for promoting yourself as a yoga teacher.
 
Let your followers know when and where you’ll be teaching on any given day. Better yet, give them a little sneak peak of what’s in store for your next class!
 
How can you grow your social following?

  • Host yoga challenges
  • Do giveaways
  • Use intentional hashtags
  • Post regularly
  • Interact with your followers and people you follow

 
Consistency is key when it comes to the frequency of your posts and also the style of your posts (everything from the filters you use to the type of content you post, etc).
 
Want to learn more? Check out these 7 Savvy Social Media Tips For Yoga Instructors
 
 

2. Create a Website

Do you want to grow your yoga clientele, establish yourself as an industry expert, and show people your experience? Then it’s time to create a website!
 
Having your own website is a great way to show people your work and invite students – or potential students – to get to know you. There is where you establish your personal brand – your voice, your niche, your teaching style.
 
Think of your website as your digital resume – where all of your accomplishments, credentials, and trainings are held. Your website is your place to post blogs about important topics, share your teaching schedule, announce special news and upcoming events, and also share your teaching credentials.
 
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3. Learn Your Student’s Names

This is an absolute must. Not only does it show that you respect your students, it’s also extremely helpful when it comes to instructing them. You can make your student’s experience in your class much more personable – and less intimidating – when you address them by name.
 
If you have a hard time remembering names, use association or write their name down and list a few qualities to help jog your memory (John – tall, ponytail, always in the front row). And if all else fails – don’t be afraid to ask them their name again.
 
Learning your student’s names will go a long way to help you build lasting student relationships that will translate to a growing following and consistent attendance in your classes.
 
 

4. Teach Modifications and Incorporate More Props

Ego, pride, or a simple misconception can make students feel compelled to push themselves too hard. Don’t let your students think that by using a yoga block, strap, or blanket during their practice that they are not experiencing the full benefits from any given pose.
 
Regardless of the type of class or discipline you’re teaching, strive to offer modifications and variations often. Modifications help students meet themselves where they are that day, and invites them to practice authentically and on their own terms, instead of feeling pressured to do a pose a particular way.
 
The last thing you want is for one of your students to get injured during their practice because they were pushing themselves too far.
 


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5. Invest In Yoga Insurance

Speaking of getting injured, it’s an unfortunate reality that no matter how knowledgeable you are as a yoga teacher, there’s still a risk for students to get injured in your class.
 
If someone were to get injured while in your care, you could get sued – leading to emotional distress, negative publicity, and financial turmoil. By investing in yoga liability insurance, you can prevent that from ever happening to you.
 
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When you purchase yoga liability insurance through beYogi, you receive a free yoga website that includes a custom domain name, online booking options, daily backups, and access to high-resolution photos. That’s an easy way to cover yourself and also create your own website from #2.
 

Become an Even More Successful Yoga Teacher With These Tips

Being a yoga teacher is an incredibly fulfilling, rewarding, and positive career choice. There are so many directions you can take your teaching career, and when you incorporate these five tips, you can take your yoga career to the next level of success and satisfaction.
 
Namaste, yoga teachers!
 
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