7 ideas on what it's like to be a yoga teacher or instructor

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I still believed and still think about myself as a seeker...
But now I truly feel that I have found "the map that guides me through the mysterious waters and you rush to the shore which, until yesterday, seemed like a dream to me".

We are in a society where money, success in business or social and intelligence are considered the goals of man in life... but I never felt that these would be things too important for my soul.

Abheda Yoga opened my eyes and gave me the opportunity to live a different life... deep, in which what I do fills my soul,and most importantly for me, a life with meaning.

The reason I want to mention the name of our school comes from the major difference between
strangulated and often indepth manner of many "commercial" yoga classes
and the deep, integral, nondual and authentic perspective of the Abheda Yoga Academy (and perhaps other traditional, authentic yoga schools).

In 2014 I began to practice, and as time went on, I understood that Abheda Yoga is actually a science of life and that in it I find authentic answers to almost all or all the questions that troubled me.

A major change followed, and gradually they went deep into my heart...
the yogic world, the new lifestyle I was beginning to have, the community full of soul, life and authentic...
and the man who turned (in my heart) from a simple stranger, into a teacher, and then into a master... in a soul whose presence I feel so precious.

In 2015 I joined the group of instructors here at Abheda Yoga and started taking classes, and in 2018 I also obtained the diploma of instructor accredited by the International Yoga Alliance.

What motivates me, even every day, to be an instructor?

I am not exaggerating at all when I say that I am not at all like the one I did six years ago, and those who know me can confirm this.

Over time, I felt more and more a desire to help others be healthier and happier, free from the prison of their minds, alive and happy.

And here we found very effective and fast ways to evolve in these directions...

Thus, I feel that what I do makes me happy... really.

Moreover, I understand that guiding people on a Path that leads them from ignorance and suffering to True knowledge, freedom and happiness is perhaps the highest work a man can do.

And last but not least, I'm doing something that I feel gives value to my life.
A life that I live working for money 8 hours a day seems to me a life that can be easily meaningless...
Obviously, it depends on each of what value it gives to his life and work, but still, I choose to "spend" the little time I have doing something that has value not only here in this life, but even then.. both for me and for those who learn and practice.

7 ideas to be a good yoga instructor - an authentic perspective, i.e. from the heart

1. To be a good connoisseur and practitioner of my Path...

Because he who teaches others but doesn't practice becomes an impostor!
There's something else... subtle plan is hard to hide reality. People will notice, if they have a minimum of wake-up call, that there is something wrong.

The practitioner gradually becomes himself a source of light for others... The way " will speak " through him, and people will perceive him as a model, as a source of genuine inspiration.
And it's not just that.

You need experience to help others better and better...
Over time, I have noticed more and more that people want and are inspired by testimonies, but especially by the testimonies of their instructor.
And certainly the courses held by an authentic yogi are very special.

2. Always have a master to guide me...

because he who thinks he knows everything is capped in his hubris (which is becoming more and more pronounced).

And even a man who has a awakened soul and an authentic inner guide, certainly has difficult moments, in which he needs an objective conscience to pull him up his sleeve.

And a good master is certainly the one who won't let you sleep in your comfort zone, where it's good and warm, but where evolution is not possible, most of the time.
But, sure, having a master to guide you is a great chance. Now I have an authentic master, but I don't know if I'll always have... and it doesn't apply to everyone, because it's a rare chance.

3. Love people to be me an engine.

Don't "go" without love. If I didn't love people and care for them like my spiritual children, then I would stop and look to do something else where I can love.

4. Always feed my aspiration to be better today than yesterday...

reading, attending classes... always looking for the truth, the one beyond words.

From experience I have noticed that aspiration is of great importance, because it, just by the fact that it exists in our soul, brings us closer to Infinite, to Realization... and it's also a precious anchor in hard times.
Without it, evolution is more cumbersome...

5. Act with detachment (vairagya)

6. Don't put a price on my work, as in an exchange,not even in jest...

because what a teacher or instructor does on a Spiritual Path cannot be equated with worldly money...
Even if people pay to attend classes, we don't have to impurify transmission from a commercial perspective.

7. Be authentic and humble...

to keep your soul from the poison of the mob and to be able to truly shine.

Yogasiromani Andreea Mudaoar

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