The yoga studio schedule

Getting Started Teaching At A Yoga Studio

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what is often not disclosed in your yoga

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teacher training course is that getting

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in the door at a yoga studio is tough

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yoga studios literally have hundreds of

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people applying to teach regular classes

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there I want to suggest that yoga

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studios serve two purposes they are both

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businesses and they’re also community

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centers yoga studios are very much about

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relationships welcome back to yoga

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teacher grad school it’s Q a time so an

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writes in and she asks Julian what is

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the best way to start teaching at a yoga

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studio great question it’s an

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interesting thing wanting to teach yoga

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because our role models are teachers who

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teach successfully at yoga studios and

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yet this is a very hard thing to do

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especially since yoga has become so

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popular so widespread and so many

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thousands of people take teacher

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training courses in the city where I

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live Los Angeles which is considered the

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mecca of yoga in the world right now

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there are so many yoga teachers you

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can’t turn around without bumping into

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yoga teacher so yoga studios especially

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larger successful yoga studios even if

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their mom and pop studios they don’t

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have to be to have to be super corporate

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even the mom and pop studios get a lot

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of applicants and I think what happens

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for a lot of yoga teachers is they

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graduate from teacher training and there

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can be a real enthusiasm and desire to

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teach and you send out your resume to

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all these different studios and try to

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get interviews and then crickets

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tumbleweeds nothing happens right so it

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can be really challenging the reason I

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created my free ebook on building a

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private yoga business because it’s

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teaching privates that can really get

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you established in your yoga teaching

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career but teaching at a studio is a

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wonderful thing too and here’s

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think teaching at a studio affords you

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other opportunities right it gets you in

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contact with way more people than

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teaching privates does and it moves you

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down the track towards workshops and

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retreats and eventually off in the

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future perhaps teacher trainings so how

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do you get into teaching at a yoga

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studio well I want to suggest that yoga

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studios serve two purposes they are both

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businesses and there are also community

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centers yoga studios are very much about

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relationships a lot of the people who

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work at yoga studios are working there

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on some kind of work exchange basis so

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that they can take classes for free it’s

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a network of friendships

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so because it might be more difficult

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than you think at first to get a time

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slot at a yoga studio I want to suggest

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something that might be counterintuitive

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become part of the community first

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identify one or two studios that you

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would love to teach at in the future and

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play the long game if you have my ebook

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on building your private yoga business

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that can be helping you to pay your

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bills at first don’t think that there’s

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a quick way to get in the door at a yoga

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studio and you’ll have a class with 30

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or 40 people in it within a few months

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time play the long game get involved in

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the community take classes make friends

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with the people who work at the studio

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find out how that particular studio

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works and then once you’ve made some of

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those personal connections start

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inquiring about how you get on the

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sublist talk to people about how you

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really want to teach how you love yoga

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how you did this teacher training two

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months ago or six months ago or whatever

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it was most yoga studios in this day and

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age require that you submit your resume

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that you have an interview that you do

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an audition but here’s the thing if you

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can get in through the community door

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through networking and friendships maybe

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the owner hangs out of the studio and

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you can get to know them they’re going

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to get a feel for who you are as a

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person they’re going to get a feel for

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your sincere desire to teach and it’s

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going to go much easier to give them

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your resume to have that interview with

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them probably informally to have them

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give you a chance to sell a class that

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they’ll come and take and observe you

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and see what kind of teacher you are the

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way it usually works is that you are on

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the sublist you maybe get to teach some

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community classes some lunchtime classes

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some donation-based classes and then if

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you do well at those things you can

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start to say hey you know what I’d love

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to teach some more regular times if

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anything comes available please keep me

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in mind once you start subbing or

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teaching community classes it’s

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important that you make yourself

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available that you prior

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orit eyes the opportunities that will

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come your way that can be difficult at

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first because people will call you out

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of the blue you’ll get an email hey can

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you sub for me tomorrow I want to

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suggest to you that you say yes as much

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as possible show up be professional be

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consistent do a good job enjoy yourself

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connect with those students talk to the

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person working at the front desk become

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part of the furniture until everyone

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thinks that you have a regular class

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there before you do and it just happens

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