It's no secret that Yoga teachers are constantly increasing their knowledge and understanding as lifelong learners. The subject of yoga and yoga teaching extends from philosophy to technology. The refinement of the practice of practice and the finalization of the changes will take many years. It can take up to ten years for new strategies to become standard under certain circumstances! And there may be a lonely way.
In the first days of some of my 16 years of teaching, Hamilton's teacher of some yoga supported each other. We decided to meet from time to time, and only we did this for a short time. Another group again tried a few years later with the same result. This is the play of life and schedules.
But let's take a closer look at teacher growth. Teaching sounds through continuous courses, access to various resources, and strategies for group or private settings. The spotlight shines on teaching, and a night light illuminates for learning.
I change this – focus on learning. Someone has transformed the teaching to me. He was a leading expert in a school development project and a larger international team that helped identify the key areas needed for a local school change plan. This retired school principal, with a passion for teaching and learning, gave an insight into this process of teaching and learning.
The light of curiosity is turned on and I have to study the subject – according to my instructions. I changed my curriculum design and much more. Now students are learning in a dynamic way. During my studies, I knew that my teaching style corresponded to this method. And I taught this lens all the time. His pragmatic side takes responsibility.
Yoga teachers who are interested in professional development are advised to involve students in learning and to do this with a general plan. Students' experience also benefits health in a general session. Teachers with a master plan can produce concrete results that go beyond stress reduction and feeling good.
Do you know your next steps as a "yoga teacher"? Perhaps you are willing to transform the practice and prepare your skills as a master teacher. Maybe you want to involve more of your students. Or you may be interested in the health benefits of yoga. Think about these things.