Its so hard for me to call myself a yoga teacher.
I lead classes, I hold space, I HELP create energy. Sure, we move through yoga asana as I ramble out the cues, but its not teaching.
Simple Definition of teacher
: a person or thing that teaches something; especially : a person whose job is to teach students about certain subjects
There are EIGHT limbs to yoga. EIGHT.
I know their names.
Yamas (5 restraints), Niyamas (5 observances), Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.
I have perfected NONE of them. I have experienced SOME of them.
How can I be a teacher when I can’t even get through the YAMAS?! I know their definitions but in order to teach it you must KNOW it.
ANYWAY – I digress.
I have led 259 (!) naked yoga classes and numerous 1 on 1 private sessions. I have led classes with clothes on for kids, adults, people with autism, down syndrome. I have led probably 300 classes since I got the certificate that said Im a teacher. I have taken classes and workshops and events and trainings, but Im not a teacher.
I’m more of a Yoga….. student.
YES, I am a yoga student.