In today’s day and age, with social media, people really want to be able to connect to you on a personal level.
It’s really important when you’re coming into your own as a yoga teacher, is really finding your voice, and finding what it is that is authentic about you. In today’s day and age, with social media, people really want to be able to connect to you on a personal level.
So, as you start to mirror, and you start to think about your favorite yoga teachers out there, even though they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, you want to be able to make sure that you’re not imitating too much. And that you’re not watering down your true essence and who you truly are.
What I’d encourage all new yoga teachers, and even existing yoga teachers, who are maybe struggling a little bit in their practice, or in their business, is take some time to really find your niche and connect to who your favorite yoga teachers are.
Start to ask yourself different questions:
- What is it that you like about this particular yoga teacher?
- Is it their cues, is it their sequence?
- Is it the music, maybe it’s just a simple playlist?
- Is there an emotion, or something, that is tied to the way that they speak in their classes that you connect to?
This is a moment where you really need to start thinking about how you want to be able to incorporate that into your own practice and throughout your teaching. No matter which way it is that you try to find your niche, the most important advice that I can give any yoga teacher, and any new aspiring yoga teacher, is to be genuine, be sincere, and always be yourself.
By Sandy Fernandez
Sandy Fernandez is a Mother, certified yoga teacher, clairvoyant, Financial Advisor and author of Karmic Currency Chakras and Money. She is now the President and Founder of Karmic Currency. Sandy combines her many years of financial experience, with her talent and love for yoga and spirituality. These soul renewing practices have been a part of her life for over 6 years and have played a major role in helping her get through some of life’s most difficult hurdles. Yoga has allowed Sandy to grow stronger physically, and most importantly, mentally.