Synopses & Reviews
For yoga teachers at every stage of their careers--not a what-to-teach guide but a how-to-teach guide
There's so much more to teaching yoga than doing yoga--from building a relationship with a studio (or opening your own) to navigating client relationships, publicizing classes, and avoiding burnout. Sage Rountree has been training yoga teachers for over a decade, and she's heard the same concerns over and over: How can I help my students best? How can I keep my teaching fresh? How can I make smart choices around my schedule, my money, and the next steps in my career?
The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook speaks directly to these concerns in a warm, friendly voice--boosting teachers' confidence in their ability to construct a heartfelt, balanced class, and to build a career that suits them. Rountree includes stories from her own experience, journal prompts, and thoughtful workbook exercises to help aspiring yoga teachers discern their path, and to provide current yoga teachers with much-desired continuing education. This is the book every yoga teacher needs
The ultimate guide to the yoga profession--at every stage of your teaching career
Yoga has helped you, and now you want to share what you've learned. Maybe you've just graduated from yoga teacher training, and you're wondering how to take your next steps. Or perhaps you've been teaching for a while, but you feel unsure about how to get a studio job, develop a workshop, establish clear boundaries with your students, or level up in your career.
Wherever you are, The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook will help you choose a wise path toward where you want to be. Sage Rountree mines her decades of experience as a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and studio owner to offer guidance at every turn:
- Land your first job, and smartly manage your schedule, money, and energy
- Prepare outside the classroom to ensure that each class is a good one
- Keep pace with changing Yoga Alliance standards and the expanding world of online teaching
- React in real time to students' needs (and gently teach studio etiquette)
- Figure out whether you want to become a full-time teacher, own a studio, take private clients, lead yoga teacher trainings--or all of the above.
Throughout, thoughtful prompts encourage you to articulate your principles, vision, and plans. Instead of telling you what
to teach, this book will guide you to your own answers--first and foremost, by asking: How can my teaching be of greatest service to my students?