Friday, October 30, 2009
Yoga as work
I am amazed at the amount of people who don't consider yoga teaching as a legitimate job. Why not? It's certainly not an "easy" job - it requires extensive training; knowledge of human anatomy, vedic philosophy and yogic principals; the ability to connect the body, mind and spirit - and communicate that connection; clear, calm articulation of difficult concepts while in asana (yoga posture); creativity and imagination; communication skills; intuition; the ability to read people; the ability to inspire students to move past fears; flexibility in mind, body, and spirit; an open heart; and marketing skills.
I may have more to add, but must run off to a "job" fair.