Aside from teaching over 15 classes per week at multiple locations, what is one of the quickest ways to yoga teacher burnout? Always teaching a new class every single time you teach. Attempting to use your creative time and energy for a new playlist, new sequence, new peak pose, new theme is ultimately unsustainable. I get it - we want to share the breadth of our knowledge, share new transitions and poses with our students, offer the vastness of what yoga asana can offer, and what you can offer to your students. In order achieve this objective, does it mean we have to always teach something different?
Starting a new journey is usually a natural combination of two things: excitement and nervousness. New journeys can be exciting because they often involve joyfully conquering a goal about which we are passionate. Somewhere along the way, these new journeys can also unearth our doubts and our insecurities. Is this the right path? Are we making the best choice? Are we ready? This is the exact reason why we often fear taking the big leap into Teacher Training: self doubt. Let's overcome that together.
I know that thinking about starting teacher training can be as nerve-wrecking as it is exciting, but trust me when I say it is one of THE best decisions you will ever make. I’m not saying this just because I’m the owner and creator of red lila yoga Teacher Training School, but as a fellow yogi. A person who desired to take a leap, trust myself, and share what I love.