After Yoga teacher training, what’s next?

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Most of the Yoga teaching graduates might have the same question lingering in their mind after passing out – ‘what is the next step?’ Well, practicality dictates that some of you would opt for other full time jobs. However, given the huge and varied scope of Yoga and steadily rising adherents, it could be worth your while to invest more time in teaching. In this regard, here are some steps that you can follow as you try to get your pass into the Yoga world.

1. Get hold of your certificate

As a rule, majority of the institutes do offer you a certificate on passing out. These certificates contain your attendance credentials along with the institute name and training details. So, it is always wise to make a few copies of the certificate; because they can come in handy when you are about to be inducted in some future training program.

2. Register as a Yoga Teacher

This is an obvious step, especially if you are serious about your Yoga oriented career. For example, most of the Yoga schools in United States are affiliated with Yoga Alliance. So, once you have passed out of your school, you should go online to the governing body’s main website, and register yourself as a certified Yoga teacher with credentials.

3. Resume

As with all jobs, it is highly important to create your very own resume. Most Yoga teaching resumes contain info about the person’s experience in the field. However, for those of you who are about to start teaching – you should mention your skill relating to some particular style. Moreover, you can also add statements that would outline your creativity and method of teaching Yoga poses.

4. Minimum rate

Yoga may be all about the fascinating balance of mind and body; but when it comes to teaching Yoga, you should also consider the financial issues. In this regard, it is very important to fix your minimum rate for future teaching jobs. Now, some of us might think that it is getting too ahead of ourselves (since we have not even started our career!). However, the rate should be the outcome of a study undertaken by you. The study should concern all the local rates, the styles followed by local teachers and their corresponding relations. This saves you much time when you start off with some particular style of Yoga.

5. Start assisting and teaching

It is always good to get into the fray, especially since you can gain valuable experience when assisting other teachers. Moreover, it also helps you to build your own network, which comes in handy when you are about to go solo. Even teaching ‘free’ classes helps in bolstering your reputation as a teacher.

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