• Is Becoming a Yoga Teacher Right For Me?

    Is Becoming a Yoga Teacher Right For Me?

    Let’s be honest – walking out after completing  yoga class, feeling yoga-stoned, blissed out and high on endorphins is enough to make anyone want to be a yoga teacher. Imagine feeling like that every day and getting paid for it!?

    It sounds idyllic and too good to be true; however, there are quite a few things you should consider before jumping online and spontaneously booking yoga courses in Melbourne. A yoga instructor certification requires dedication and financial commitment to achieve, so it is important to consider all circumstances before committing yourself to this path.

    Why do you want to be a yoga teacher?

    Loving your yoga practice does not always translate into love of teaching, so it is essential to explore what you are looking to gain from becoming a yoga instructor. There is a very big difference between practicing yoga and teaching yoga, so be sure to consider what it takes to facilitate a class of 20 students of more, and whether or not teaching yoga will truly fulfil you. 

    • Do you want to share the practice of yoga with others and help them grow in their yoga practice?
    • Do you feel confident enough to guide an entire room of strangers and help them with their technique, focus, breathing and precision?
    • Are you prepared to teach on early morning weekends and late night weekdays?
    • Are you ready to be in service to others?
    • Are you willing to dive deep into the experience of the entire yoga system (and not only asana), before you expect to teach it? 
    • Are you willing to draw people outside of their comfort zone and then guide them further into this ancient system? 
    • Are you willing to invest your time and energy into yoga courses Melbourne? Into studying, learning, experiencing the essential components of the Yamas, Niyamas, Pranayama, and be lead into the deeper exploration of meditation?
    • Are you ready to commit to an irregular schedule?

    What is the personality traits best suited to yoga teaching?

    While there is no standard for what makes a great yoga teacher, these are some of the qualities that differentiate between a good yoga teacher and a great yoga teacher. 

    • Patience
    • Authenticity
    • Ability to connect
    • Warmth
    • Presence
    • Attention to Detail
    • Generosity
    • Preparation
    • Self-love and self- practice
    • Adaptability
    • Passionate
    • Humility
    • Encouraging
    • Personalisation
    • Physicality / skill

    How do I become a yoga teacher?

    First you will need to complete a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. There are multiple teacher trainings offered all around the world and plenty of yoga courses in Melbourne. The course is designed for yogis at all levels who want to advance their practice, learn how to teach with confidence and gain an understanding of yoga philosophy, and how to apply it in today’s modern world.

    What does a day in the life of a yoga teacher look like?

    A day in the life of a yoga teacher varies depending on your schedule. However it generally involves rising with the sun, drinking a smoothie, teaching a morning class, eating a wholesome lunch whilst doing a bit of yoga admin, teaching an afternoon class, going home to plan the next class and be in bed by 10pm at the latest. 

    What are some of the best yoga courses in Melbourne to become a yoga teacher?

    If you’re interested in taking your yoga journey to the next level, Yoga Australia is dedicated to the tradition of yoga and offers support for yogis around the country. They have a range of teacher training courses registered with them which meet the highest standards and they are considered one of the best yoga courses in Melbourne.

    For more information about how you can transform your passion into a career as a yoga teacher, you can contact Yoga Australia today on 1300 881 451 or go online to check out their range of registered teacher training courses.


    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes