As I begin the self-study portion preceding my first 200-hr teacher training, I have started to contemplate what kind of yoga teacher I want to be... In thinking about some of my favourite teachers over the last decade of my practice I've noticed that they have some things in common.
1. THEY ARE CLEAR + CONCISE WHEN EXPLAINING ASANAS
2. THEY AREN'T AFRAID TO TOUCH
3. THEY BRING A PIECE OF THEMSELVES INTO THE PRACTICE
4. THEY HAVE FUN
I get it, yoga is a serious art and science. Yoga can bring you through dark places within yourself. But, like life, yoga can't be serious all the time... It's light and its joyful too! Great teachers bring an element of fun to their classes. Sometimes it's with music, others with little jokes while you're holding your most unpleasant posture for what seems like f-o-r-e-v-e-r. And the best teachers are capable of making you laugh, too. Often at yourself.
5. THEY PUSH YOU
Rachelle Taylor is a love warrior born and raised in the heart of Canada. This gypsy searched far and wide for inspiration, beauty, and bliss only to return home to Winnipeg where she founded Prairie Yogi as an expression of her love for creativity, yoga, and community.