7 Benefits of Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Are you bored with your current career? Does it no longer fulfill you? It’s time to take a bold leap and try something new: yoga teacher training.

You love your yoga practice. It keeps you strong and grounded. Why wouldn’t you want to turn that into a career?

We’re here to talk about all of the benefits of taking a yoga teacher training course and becoming a yoga instructor. Read on to learn more. 

1. You’ll Get to Do Something That You Love for Work

How many people can honestly say that they love what they do? If you’re tired of the rat race, or you’re not making enough money during your boring 9 to 5 job, why not do something that you love instead?

When you go through yoga teacher training in Bali (either online or in-person), you’ll learn how to do a job that you’ll be excited to start every day. Your career will be fulfilling and you’ll never have to dread going to work in the morning. 

You deserve to make money doing something that empowers you and brings you joy. You have that opportunity, so why not take it? 

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2. You’ll Empower Other People

Empowering others is something that most jobs won’t allow you to do. When you’re a yoga instructor, you get to help other people build stronger, healthier, and more mindful lives. What’s better than that?

Through your guidance and instruction, the people in your class will learn both physical and mental balance. They’ll use your classes as a break from their hectic lives. You’ll give them a place to relax and unwind.

3. You’ll Have a Healthier Lifestyle

Do you feel like you don’t stay active or healthy enough? It’s hard to find time to pay attention to your body when you’re working a standard 9 to 5 job. Either you’re on your feet all day and you’re putting your body under a lot of stress, or you’re staying too sedentary. 

When you start teaching yoga after taking a yoga teacher training course, you’ll be able to stay healthier by staying active with your yoga practice (and you’ll also feel more motivated to improve your health in other areas).

As a casual yogi, you know that yoga is great for building strength, balance, and flexibility. How much would these things improve if you were adding several classes per week to your own personal practice? 

Furthermore, don’t you think that you’ll be more mindful about your diet when you’re teaching yoga? You’ll have to eat nutritious foods if you want to maintain the stamina to continue teaching.

Your mental health will also improve. Yoga teaches mindfulness. Even if you were already a big fan of yoga before you started yoga teacher training, it’s likely that your mind wandered from time to time.

When you truly connect with your inner yoga teacher, you’ll have a far easier time centering your mind because you’ll be teaching others to do it as well.

4. You’ll Meet All Kinds of People

When was the last time that your job allowed you to forge connections with new and interesting people? Sure, you may see hundreds of customers per day or work with the occasional unique client, but is that enough?

When you teach yoga, you’ll meet so many different kinds of people every session. You’ll have drop-in students who are on vacation, long-term students who you forge friendships with, and people who fit somewhere in-between. 

You’ll be excited when you see new faces and when you see your students who have been coming to you for years.

5. You’ll Improve Your Own Yoga Practice

In yoga, there’s always room for growth. When you teach your own yoga students after going to Bali yoga school, you’ll continue learning and growing in ways that you never imagined.

Yes, you’re teaching your students, but you’re also teaching yourself (and if you’re lucky, they’ll be teaching you as well). You’ll continue to strengthen your body, find new poses, and deepen your practice as a whole.

And, bonus, you’ll be getting paid to do it instead of paying someone else.

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6. You’ll Connect With Like-Minded Individuals

While you’re doing your 200 hour yoga teacher training or doing a yoga retreat in Bali, you’re going to meet other people who have the same passions and goals that you have. You’ll make friends before you even start your career as a yoga instructor!

Once you’ve finished training and you’re ready to start taking on students, you’ll be entering yourself into your local community of yogis. Whether you open your own studio or you start working at a local pre-existing studio, you’re becoming part of a group of new enthusiastic peers who are all joining you on your journey.

7. You’ll Have Job Flexibility

This is one of the best things about training to become a yoga instructor (and then starting your career). You’ll have fantastic job flexibility.

You could teach other people yoga online, either on a free platform like YouTube or through a paid channel. This means that you can teach on your own schedule and earn money from home, even if you work a normal “day job.”

You can also work in a studio. You could start your own studio or work in someone else’s. 

You’ll be able to travel around the world if you build a strong network of yoga instructor friends. You may be able to do guest spots at their studios!

If you want to move somewhere new, there will always be an opportunity to find more students.

Is Yoga Teacher Training Right for You?

If all of these benefits sound great to you, it might be time to sign up for yoga teacher training so you can start instructing students. This is a rewarding job that will keep you active, mindful, and flexible (both physically and career-wise). 

If you’re ready to start yoga teacher training in Bali (or online), Loka Yoga School is here to help. Whether you want to visit a yoga teacher retreat or do a full 100 or 200 hour course, we have options for your lifestyle. 

Learn more and sign up today.

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