Why Teach Yoga? Is it Worth It?

by Yoga Teachers College Founder & Master Trainer, Lucas Rockwood

Yoga is booming, and there has never been a more exciting time for teachers both in terms of impact and income potential. According to our trainees, here are the top reasons why they choose to teach:

Transform Lives – As a teacher, your ultimate goal is to facilitate transformation. Every time you get up in front of a class to teach, you’ll have the opportunity to truly change people’s lives. That’s an amazing gift and a great job to have.

Deepen Your Practice – As the saying goes: “If you want to learn something—teach it!” Teachers are students for life, getting paid to share their experiences as they learn and grow on their own journey.

Enjoy a Flexible Work Schedule – Teaching is hard work, but the ability to craft your own schedule and take large blocks of time off for travel or study is a luxury very few people have. For many, yoga teaching equals freedom.

Earn a Good Salary – For the first time in history, you can live a financially comfortable and even abundant life as a yoga teacher. Average salaries for senior teachers are as high as $62K/year.

Work Anywhere / Live Anywhere – Most people dream of traveling the world but can’t figure out how to make it happen. More than any other career, yoga teachers now have incredible travel and work opportunities.

Do What You Love – Most polls show that 80% or more of the population doesn’t like their job. If you’re in that situation now, it’s hard to imagine waking up and loving your work every day, but it’s possible through yoga.

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