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Watering Down Yoga
Your concerns are validated, and the bar is lower.
I have come across many teachers who complain that their 200 hr training was a waste of time and money because the leaders were solely there for the money. (If you are willing to waste money, then may I offer some Swampland in Florida).
I sometimes hear teachers say, “But everyone wants a certificate these days.” Really? A market-driven by what the client wants is called retail. Yoga or teaching yoga shouldn’t be sold as a commodity (I know it’s a bit late). Teaching yoga should be a vocation that evokes pride in the practice and the endeavors each teacher has undertaken to be fully prepared, know that they are in service, and not be taken lightly. I don’t even want to talk about what is happening locally :((
Nowadays, my teaching’s primary demographic is other teachers: those who have completed a 200-hour, entry-level training and realize they need more information to become good teachers or push themselves beyond mediocre. And thanks to the number of 200-hour teacher training cropping up under every rock, my demographic is growing.
I love what I do. As I pass the 15-year mark as a teacher, I find that I’m passionate about empowering and inspiring teachers and helping them to gain as much knowledge as I can pass on. I value what I do, and I deeply respect others who strive to raise the bar continually. And one day, when we’ve put quality above quantity, and integrity above money in yoga, hopefully, we can make yoga proud again.
HOW BADLY DO YOU NEED TO GO TO YOGA DURING COVID?
Everyone needs yoga — we know that, but just how badly do you need to do it? If you haven’t been to yoga in a while or have never been to yoga, this quiz is for you. Skim through this list and add up how many you answered “yes.”
1.You think you are too busy for yoga?
2.You sit all day?
3.You think watching a class replaces participating in a yoga class?
4. Your yoga mat is dusty?
5. You don’t know where your yoga mat is?
6. You don’t like your fitness apparel?
7. You are a victim of the “COVID Blues.”?
8. You are still frustrated about something that happened last week?
9. You take everything said personally on Social Media; if so, why do you care?
10. You judge other people often, and you are well aware of that?
11. You are often stressed out by your partner?
12. You toss and turn in bed a while before falling asleep?
13. Is being home with the children getting to you?
14. Your yoga pants have become your work attire pant?
If you said yes to five or less of these, you should probably consider scheduling a date with your mat soon. If you said yes to six to 10 of these, we recommend clearing your schedule today for practice. If you said yes to 14, you should drop everything and go to yoga right this second!