The story of how my yoga teacher journey changed radically
Since I left my center last year, I have been relying on teaching yoga full time for a living.
I know that there are many yoga teachers who are teaching an unbearable number of classes, and still struggle to make ends meet, but teaching yoga full-time DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT.
So in the next posts I will share with you my strategy to have a thriving yoga career, without having 10,000 followers on Instagram or a marketing team behind me.
Just so you see how fun and laid back your life as a yoga teacher could be, I want to share with you my 2022 schedule:
– I am teaching two 200 hrs TT online (for a total of 4 to 6 hrs per week for 6 months),
– Once a month, I teach online at the TT and coaching programs of some colleagues (all sorts of topics that I am super passionate about, from Yoga Psychology to Anatomy and so on).
– I am recording a couple of online courses for online platforms, on Yoga Anatomy and Pills of Yoga for Life.
– I will be teaching 6 in-person retreats/ teacher trainings in spring and summer.
– I am also teaching occasional Masterclasses at Yoga Studios all over Italy (sneaking them in during my holidays in the Alps) and Yoga Festivals (the next one at the Bhakti Festival in Florence at the end of June).
I no longer teach daily, and every time I teach in person I attract the most amazing crowds of people, who are aligned with me in their passion for Yoga & Personal Growth.
Work hardly feels like work anymore to be honest.
How did I do it?
You probably remember me at Floripa Yoga & Kitesurf House, where I teaching every day to all sorts of people (also those who would laugh at kirtan, and walk out of the class after the first plank!), and being exhausted all the time, never having energy to have dinner with my students or going out.
Maybe you feel like this too:
You have no time nor energy for anything physical other than your yoga practice.
You feel drained from speaking all the time.
You feel stuck in one yoga studio (while everyone else seems to be working from a tropical island).
Those of you who have been on a retreat with me since last year know how much my lifestyle has changed in the last two years.
Now I am only teaching people who come to me because they are attracted to what I can offer (and will not walk away from my class after 10′!).
I teach a very sustainable number of classes (sometimes, it’s just one retreat per month + some classes here and there), and definitely I have time for hobbies, friends, and living the gypsy life in my new van (Did you see that on Instagram??)
Even though this started off in a way I hadn’t plan (I split with my ex, and working together was no longer an option), I used this life-revolution to plan a better lifestyle for myself (and Avaya).
And this is what was lacking for me before: I was making a living, but not designing my life.
In the coming days I will be sharing some posts with my recipe for freedom.
Before that, however, I would like to know:
How is your yoga teaching journey going?
Hit the comment button to let me know any areas where you are feeling stuck or need help.