Tips for Staying Inspired as a Yoga Teacher

By: Steph Ball-Mitchell, ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP, CAADC.

Once you’ve obtained your yoga teacher training certification and created a beautiful community of yogis, staying inspired to keep learning and growing can be difficult. Between managing a busy schedule at your studio and sharing your existing knowledge with those around you, finding the time to continue your own journey is no easy feat. Below, we explore a few tips for staying inspired as a yoga teacher to help you take your journey as far as you wish on your terms.

Maintaining Your Personal Practice

Your personal yoga practice is the foundation of your teaching. It's where you connect with yourself, deepen your understanding of yoga, and find fresh insights to bring to your classes.

Make sure to dedicate regular time to your own practice. Your experiences on the mat can provide you with invaluable lessons that you can share with your students.

Continuing Education

In the world of yoga, there's always more to learn. By pursuing continued education, you can expand your knowledge and skills, discover new styles of yoga, and deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy.

This not only enhances your teaching but also keeps your passion for yoga alive. Consider attending workshops, enrolling in online yoga courses, or reading books related to yoga.

Building a Yoga Community

Being part of a yoga community can be incredibly inspiring. It gives you a chance to connect with other yoga teachers, share experiences, and learn from others. Seek out opportunities to engage with our wider yoga community, whether from a local yoga studio, an online forum, or an international yoga festival.

Practicing Mindful Self-Care

As yoga teachers, we spend a lot of time caring for others. But it's equally important to take care of ourselves. Prioritize self-care practices that nourish your body, mind, and spirit.

This could include eating nutritious food, getting plenty of sleep, meditating, or spending time in nature. When you are well-rested and well-cared for, you can bring more energy and enthusiasm to your teaching and practice.

Embracing Change and Growth

Yoga is a journey of continuous growth and transformation. As teachers, we are not exempt from this. Embrace the changes and growth that come with your yoga journey. Remember that every experience, whether it's a challenge or a victory, is an opportunity to learn and evolve.

A Note From Online Yoga School

We hope these quick tips for staying inspired as a yoga teacher help you find the delicate balance between giving and receiving, teaching and learning, sharing and introspecting. The goal is to stay connected with your passion for yoga and continually seek ways to grow and evolve. Let's keep our yoga flame burning brightly for ourselves and for our wonderful students. I invite you to join our international community of yoga teachers, where we support each other on our yoga journeys. Let's inspire and be inspired together.

Start your journey today by enrolling in Online Yoga School’s comprehensive online yoga courses. Receive continuing education and ignite the inspiration in yourself and your students!