We know that taking the leap from being a student to becoming a teacher might seem daunting. No need to worry, we're here to help you figure out if you're ready to become a yoga teacher.
Yes, it is a big step and is something that definitely requires a lot of thought. But don’t let the fear of not being ’good enough’, or not being ’ready’ put you off. Besides, we all start somewhere!
Yoga is an ongoing journey, both physically and mentally. We are continually learning through our practice. And, believe it or not, we all started right where you are now. An inspired and committed yogi, ready to dive deeper into the practice.
Becoming a teacher, in anything, is an empowering and amazing experience. To be able to share your passion and knowledge with others is truly rewarding. Think where we would be without all the wonderful teachers in our lives.
Now considering that you’re reading this, we already know that you have an interest in completing a Yoga Teacher Training. So we know that you want to go further and expand your understanding and knowledge. Just like that, you’re already halfway there.
So if you’re still not sure if you are ready to embark on this new journey, these are a few sure-fire ways to know that you’re ready to become a yoga teacher.
You want to share your passion
A lot of us will agree that yoga is one of those things that came into our lives and changed it, for the better. Whatever reason it came into your life, whether that be fitness, injury, mental health; yoga has helped you. Are you ready to share that passion to help others?
Do you find yourself expressing your love for yoga at any given opportunity, trying to convince your friends and families that it can help them? If you're nodding at your screen, it might be time.
You’re waiting for that perfect moment
Are you looking for that next step, the next chapter in your life? Hoping a sign will spring up to tell you that you’re ready? That's usually your mind and body trying to tell you, you are.
Thinking about it non-stop, researching courses, maybe even Googling how to know if you’re ready to become a yoga teacher. These are all ways to know that you're passionate and ready to take on a new journey.
Sometimes, that ’perfect’ moment never comes. Sometimes you have to get up and make it perfect, believe in yourself and know you can do it.
You want to delve deeper
We all reach a point in our practice when we realise that we are ready to go deeper. To expand and develop our understanding further.
Over time, we become aware that yoga is not just about the moves and the physical postures. It’s a holistic practice that also affects your mind and shifts your thinking. Experiencing it is one thing, but understanding it is a whole new level. If you’re keen to get deeper, then a yoga teacher training is an incredible way to learn more.
You want to challenge yourself
Whether that be physically, mentally or spiritually. You know the benefits that come from your practice. You know the impact it has on your wellness. And still, you want more.
A Yoga Teacher Training provides you with so much more than just how to teach. It provides you with the experience and in-depth understanding to excel both as a teacher (if that is your intention) and as a yogi.
On top of these, the desire to embed yourself into a community of like-minded people, grow and develop your skills are all really good signs you’re ready to jump into your teacher training.
If you have found yourself within this post, now might just be the time to join a yoga teacher training. If you’re still not sure, you can set up a free discovery call with Miriam to chat through your goals.