A message from our founder John Kim,
Executive Director of Karma Teachers ™,
If you have come to this site, chances are you are someone who has discovered the rewards of practicing yoga. You have personally experienced the mental, physical and perhaps even the spiritual benefits of Yoga. You are becoming more aware of your body and breath; your movement has become more fluid, graceful and conscious. When you leave your class you are simultaneously relaxed and joyful.
Now you want to pass on your experience and the joy of your practice on to others by becoming a yoga instructor. You have a desire to guide others to a place of physical, mental and emotional well-being. You believe you have a talent to teach yoga and you dream of the day when you will make it your meaningful work . We are here to help you realize that dream.
Teaching Yoga will give you an opportunity to serve others by helping them to improve the functioning of their bodies and their minds, which translates into improving the quality of their lives. Service itself is an essential concept of Yoga. Service (Sanskrit, seva) helps us to awaken part of ourselves as we reach out to help others.
As your students learn you too will learn, because as a Yoga teacher you will be motivated to constantly improve and deepen your own practice. As a teacher you will need to awaken your intuition and sensitivity in order to offer your pupils guidance and support. You will continue your own path of study and practice throughout your life. ..Always learning and growing and passing on your knowledge to your students.
Becoming a Yoga instructor means you are now doing something you are passionate about and believe in. Whether you choose to become a part-time or full-time teacher is up to you. The important thing is that you do it with all of your heart and mind! Let the joy and love for your practice shine through to your students and the rest will follow.
“We all have gifts and talents … squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives. As it turns out, it’s not merely benign or 'too bad' if we don’t use the gifts that we’ve been given; we pay for it with our emotional and physical well-being. When we don’t use our talents to cultivate meaningful work, we struggle.” ~ Brené Brown