Teaching Abroad After Naked Truth Yoga Teacher Training
Now having completed your yoga teacher training, you are probably excited to get out there and share what you have learned with others. Since, as you know, yoga is widely accepted as a healthy and beneficial practice, there really is no limit to how far you can go with your teachings, and we mean that literally! It might not have occurred to you yet to explore teaching opportunities very far outside your own community, but there are certainly a vast number of ways you can share what you have learned from your yoga teacher training while working abroad in places you may have never imagined you’d be visiting.
Pick a Place
The first thing you’ll want to do if you decide to go teach yoga abroad is to figure out exactly where you want to go, or at least where you want to start your journey. Having a plan is a good way to put your goals into focus. Think about what you want to get out of teaching abroad, or exactly what purpose you have for teaching abroad, then you can do the research and meditation necessary to figure out where in the world you can fulfill that purpose. A good place to start your research about possible destinations and teaching jobs is www.yogatrade.com.
Approaches to Teaching Abroad
It may seem quite difficult at first to land a teaching job in a far-away place, and you may feel like it isn’t a good idea to leave until you’ve secured employment. While this is certainly a prudent approach, playing it safe might not be the best way to gain experience and understanding as a yoga instructor. In some cases, you just have to go for it, and travel before you’ve found a job. This doesn’t mean you won’t get an opportunity to teach. Many yoga instructors have been successful at finding teaching jobs by being willing to barter for work, or even run open classes on a pay-what-you-can basis. By doing this, you can begin to establish yourself in a new environment, and in some cases make connections that will pay off in the future.
If that kind of spontaneity isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to plan ahead for a teaching job abroad. Planning yoga retreats can be time consuming and somewhat complicated when it comes to the logistics, but the payoff for both teachers and students makes it well worth it. As you become more established as an instructor, you may also consider applying for teaching jobs at resorts. These have the benefit of giving you steady income and of course, you get an extended stay at a resort!