Yoga Teacher Salary – How much do Yoga Teachers Make?
A question we often hear from students and potential trainees is “Can I make a living as a Yoga teacher?” The simple answer is yes, of course, but we won’t deny it can be hard work making a yoga teacher salary. We go more in depth and detail in our teacher trainings, but here is a quick and simple guide to becoming a successful yoga teacher.
Be creative in your approach.
Gone are the days of simply mailing out a resume and expecting a call for an interview. Create your brand based on what you love. Design a program that fills a niche. Then find someone to sell it to. You’ll be surprised at how many times a studio or gym is willing to say yes just because you were willing to ask.
Don’t be shy.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and engage with other teachers. Introduce yourself after class. Connect with them on social media. Let them know you’re a teacher. Be authentically supportive in their endeavors as well. It will be returned one day.
Take advantage of the new student specials at various studios in your area. This way you can check out the vibe of the studio and find one that resonates with you. Once you’ve found home, volunteer there. It’s a great way to instantly immerse yourself into their community, plus you get free classes. It’s also a way in which to practice Seva – the act of service. Before you know it, you will start subbing classes and eventually have your own.
Get active on social media.
This can be fun, but also timing consuming. If you are not on facebook, twitter, instagram, Pinterest, or tumblr you better get on it! Like it or not, it is the way to stay engaged with students, fellow teachers and potential clients. The key is to stay connected and consistent.
In addition to picking up classes, set your sights on private clients. Not only is it more lucrative, but you also develop a personal relationship with your clients, often leading them to refer you to their friends and word of mouth is the best form of advertising!
We know it’s easier said than done when the bills are rolling in. Building a community and a brand doesn’t happen over night. Yes, you may have to keep your full-time job at first or work part-time at a gym or studio that you also teach at, but if you are passionate about what you do, it will come in time and you will be on your way to making that yoga teacher salary you always dreamed of!
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