“There are too many Yoga Teachers.”
When people say there are too many yoga teachers it’s discouraging to people with a passion for yoga who are thinking of taking teacher training. I feel like this sentiment needs to be addressed for the bullshit that it is.
First of all, usually its another yoga teacher who is saying there are too many yoga teachers. Let’s recognize the self-interest here. They don’t want other people offering classes because they see it as competition for them.
But there is a bigger issue at play. The goal of becoming a yoga teacher, and a yoga trainer, needs to be accessible to everyone. And if you really look around, you have to acknowledge there is not enough diversity there.
Afraid of Not fitting the Mold
Some of our yoga teachers describe graduation as mind blowing, their preconceived ideas were shattered. When they completed the training they knew how to teach, they knew yoga philosophy, and they also knew they had reached a goal they thought impossible.
They thought they couldn’t be a yoga teacher because they don’t fit into the mold they see all around them.
Along with other obstacles they overcame, they had to contend with people saying bullshit things like there are too many yoga teachers!
Saying there are too many yoga teachers is bullshit!
It’s bullshit because there are not enough yoga teachers.
There are not enough yoga teachers with disabilities
There are not enough yoga teachers of all sizes and shapes.
There are not enough black yoga teachers.
There are not enough Asian yoga teachers.
There are not enough people of color teaching yoga.
Can You Find a Yoga Teacher Like YOU?
Only when everyone can see themself reflected in their yoga teacher and feels like yoga is for them, and feels that the way they do yoga is yoga, there are not enough yoga teachers.
If you still stand with the statement “There are many yoga teachers,” maybe you can step down from teaching and make way for teachers who are learning the latest anatomy, trauma research, and cuing.
Consider all the people in the world who are not doing yoga because they don’t see a teacher like them. People who think yoga is not for them.
The only way to change that perception is inviting more people in, to become yoga teachers.
Yoga Trainer – Do you Break the Mold?
Someone may think they can’t be a yoga TRAINER because they don’t fit the mold.
Our message for you is that you belong in the role of trainer, in fact, you are needed in that role! You could train someone who saw being a yoga teacher as impossible.
For anyone who’s ever heard “too many,” too big, too dark, too loud, too high, too limited, too ….. (fill in the blank).
We’re here to help dispel those doubts and support you in becoming everything you want and more!