Yoga Resume Writing
Find a great job doing what you love!
Follow along with the slides below.
Resume & Cover Letter Template
What You’ll Learn:
- Yoga teachers get a bad reputation businesswise, and how I’m trying to change that
- Right now there are huge opportunities available for yoga teachers
- Long-term, to teach, you must learn and develop business skills that will make you an asset (not just an employee) at a studio
Yoga Myths Debunked
- Myth #1. If you train with famous teachers, studios will want to hire you.
- Myth #2. If you have an amazing yoga practice, studios will want to hire you.
- Myth #3. If you have more credentials than anyone on the planet, studios will want to hire you.
The Real World
- Yoga studios are very volatile businesses
- There are only three to four ‘peak hours’ each day
- Every class is extremely important because there are not that many classes
- Every new hire becomes a face of the company, so it’s a big decision every time
Studio Owners Want:
- Great classes
- A community builder
- Positive and supportive people
- Mature, independent people
- No whiners, no complainers
- No surprises
Before You Apply
- Research the studio like crazy
- Take as many classes as possible at the studio
- Look for opportunities at the studio (not problems), where you can be helpful
- Know the schedule, the teachers, the class types, etc.
- Forget about yourself and think about what you can do for the studio
- Be genuinely interested in the studio, the studio owner, and the success of the business first and foremost
The Yoga Resume
- One page
- Teaching experience (most important)
- Training (second most important)
- All other work experience
- Formal education and miscellaneous information
The Cover Letter
- Never write ‘To Whom it May Concern’ or ‘Dear Sir/Ma’am’
- Write directly to the person in charge of hiring
- One page maximum
- Make it 80% about the studio, complement the owner or manager, and tell him or her why you think you could be a great addition to the team
- If at all possible, make a ‘no risk’ offer, where you demonstrate your value with no obligation or money required on their part
- One page
- Use Arial or Times New Roman—no crazy fonts
- Contact info top and center
- Brief yet complete
- Experience, professional training, other training, other work experience (in that order)
Sample Cover Letter
- Show them you did your research
- Show that you are passionate about teaching
- Show that you are thinking about them first and yourself second
- Make it VERY easy for them to take the next step, call you, or meet you
Questions & Answers
Employers are also looking for responsible, professional, and mature teachers. They need people whom they can count on and who really want to be part of a team.