When you look through Instagram, it can seem like every yoga teacher out there is traveling the world and living the dream these days. If this is something that you’d love to do but are unsure of how to take the leap, then you’re not alone. The good news is that there are countless ways for you to get your foot in the door and live your dream life of teaching yoga while traveling the world. We’ve put together some top tips to help you get one step closer to this goal.
#1. Create a Great Yoga Resume:
First of all, it’s important to work on making sure that you get ahead of all the other candidates by creating a stand-out yoga resume. Be proactive in doing so, by getting out there and investing in specialized yoga training, finding both voluntary and paid experience, and trustworthy references. If you’re a trained yoga teacher already, don’t stop there – consider additional programs in yin yoga teacher training, hot yoga, mindfulness and more. Don’t forget that your resume needs to look professional whilst staying true to who you are as a teacher. Include any additional relevant experience that you have too, such as massage and nutrition, etc. This will ensure that any potential employers know just how much you can bring to their business.
#2. Search for Teaching Positions Online:
When it comes to finding yoga teaching jobs around the world, the internet is the best place to start. And, don’t just stick to job boards – make sure that you are active on social media – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are also great places to find yoga teaching jobs. And, build up your yoga following on Instagram; having a separate business profile for yourself as a teacher across all social platforms is essential. Additionally, if you have an ideal destination in mind, don’t wait for jobs to appear – research yoga studios in the area and inquire about any potential job openings.
Sites such as Workaway are great ways to find the experience as a yoga teacher abroad. While it is unlikely that you will be earning a regular wage, most people who do work experience through this type of site will be repaid with free accommodation and food, and you’ll have plenty of days off too, allowing you to make the most of the free time to explore your destination. A big bonus of using your time to volunteer is that it’ll help you get valuable experience whilst keeping costs down.
Often, the best way to get into a job teaching yoga while traveling is through others who are already in the industry. Invest your time building up your industry network; chat to other teachers, yoga experts and enthusiasts, and potential employers on a regular basis by attending relevant events and being active online. Not only is this a great way to get valuable advice, but it’ll also boost your chances of being hired.
Which destination would you choose for teaching yoga? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.