I’m often asked by beginners about how to evaluate a Yoga Teacher?
For the perfect Yoga teacher, you should be answering with a”yes” to all questions.
O Communication: Does your Yoga teacher talk to you, along with other students, in a manner of mutual respect?
Does your teacher show empathy for you and other students? Meditation and relaxation are important facets of Yoga practice.
There are yoga instructors who only want to have”their workout” done. Beware of Yoga teachers, who are so important, they do not have time for you.
Some students love this atmosphere of excellence and, sadly, some people today love abuse. If you wish to learn Yoga, you want an open line of communication with your Yoga teacher.
O Help: Can your teacher care about your form? Can your teacher give you a verbal or physical help during your yoga course?
Some students never have significant issues with alignment and a few do, but if your instructor does not give verbal cues, what does that tell you?
Is your instructor”at the moment” with the course?
Once in a while, there’s a Yoga instructor who runs,”The-it’s-all-about-me-show.” You’re not going to learn anything from this form of teaching. Beginners will be placed at risk, trying to keep up with a seasoned Yoga instructor who does not explain anything.
O Modification: Does your Yoga teacher permit modifications and props? If your instructor discourages props, you’re in the wrong location.
Some pupils may need props for life depending upon their selection of motion. Just because a teacher can do a position without props, does not mean every student can.
Overview: Stay away from abusive Yoga instructors, and if you’re attracted to abuse, there’s always professional help. Some pupils crave”the stern, but loving parent” types. They’ll push you harder, but how much pushing do you actually need?
You should feel great after a yoga course, and you may even feel muscle soreness days following a vigorous class.
Ensure that your Yoga instructor meets the above criteria before making a commitment.