Problem-Solving for Yoga Teachers

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Problem Solving

What is a problem? A problem is a situation in which there is a goal, but it is not clear how to reach the goal.

Main Problems faced by a Yoga teacher:

1. Classes with only a few students
Yoga teachers may sometimes teach a small class, maybe less than 5 students, here brings a great challenge to a yoga teacher since you need to build up a good connection with your students to really look into the needs of each of the students rather than in generalized terms. This takes time for you to know more about each of his/her students.

2. Teaching classes in different locations
Being a yoga teacher, you may have to work in different locations for each class, this will involve a high travelling cost and frustration.

3. Problems on marketing your classes and workshops
This is essential for you to be an effective marketer in order to grow your business. Even you are working in a large yoga school providing all the marketing collateral for you, you still have to clearly articulate. If you are not working in such a large company, you must be able to answer a question “Why students should chose you but not these in the large yoga school?”

4. Not enough time to practice yoga for own self
Many people may have a misunderstanding that when a yoga teacher is teaching yoga, he/she is practicing yoga as well, however, this is not true, and the yoga you are teaching in a class is never the one you are practicing on your own. You may find that you don’t have enough time to practice yoga.

5. Managing illness and scheduled day-off
You must have a clear concept that if you don’t teach, you won’t be paid. This is very important to have a good time management on your working schedule.

6. Thinking yourself is not good enough
Teaching yoga is an on-going process, sometimes you may face a situation that the way you are teaching is unfamiliar with your colleague. This may make you think you are not better than the others. Lack of...
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