Growing as an Instructor

It is important to remember that stagnation can become a slow death. We do not always have to be doing things, but at the same time, we should never stop learning. When we stop learning and acquiring new information, we start stagnating, and when that happens, we are not able to take in new ideas, perspectives, and are more likely to be dismissive.  This applies in terms of our general knowledge, our values, and our careers. If you work in a field that is generally dynamic like medicine, psychology, health sciences, and wellness practices like yoga, keeping ourselves updated, attending different pieces of training, and getting certifications are important. If you are looking to take on new courses, then you can look into the courses currently being offered at Marianne Wells Yoga Teacher Training and select something that stands out to you.

If you are used to teaching a certain type of yoga to a certain population, then your knowledge is only limited to that population. If you choose to learn other types of yoga or are expanding to different populations, be it a neurodivergent population, differently-abled populations, pre-natal or post-natal populations, then more nuances, subtleties, and challenges come with working with them. This can test your limits as an instructor, and the only way to be inclusive to these populations, and others is to make sure you are getting the right training about how you can work with these populations, the techniques that work best for them, and the unique challenges they pose and how you can work around them. This is a lot of work, and it can be very challenging if you have no prior experience, but at the end of the day, you get to grow, learn and do more as a result.