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Metamorphosis: From Guiding Students to Guiding Teachers

Stepping into the role of a yoga teacher trainer has been something that has crossed my mind several times since I first started as a yoga teacher in 2018. But it didn’t come from a place of confidence that I could do this anytime soon. Yoga teacher trainers had to…

How to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Busy Yoga Teacher

Yoga instructors frequently discover that their own balance between work and life is collapsing in the rush of balancing chakras and mastering poses for others. Ironic much? Preaching mindfulness and actually doing it can, after all, be at opposite extremes of the spectrum, particularly if you have training sessions, workshops,…

Forgetting What You Know to Find Yourself

On vulnerability, building + breaking boundaries, and chance-taking to craft your life and become “teacher”. Those who practice yoga understand weightlessness, the equilibrium of calm and charge and the overwhelming desire to pay it forward. Teaching is no easy feat and undoubtedly evokes healthy doses of imposter syndrome and comparison…

Claiming Your Identity as a Yoga Teacher

A personal story about taking action, claiming your identity as a yoga teacher, and the magic of time. From Desert Seas to Songs of the Jungle: The Sahara was once a deep and vast tropical ocean, teeming with aquatic life. Its once brazen waters, kindred to today’s equatorial oceans, now…

Meet Yoga Teacher: Catherine Haut

This week we’re grateful to catch up with yoga teacher and beautiful human, Catherine Haut. Yoga Trade and the Yoga Farm brought us together and we love to bear witness to her blossoming and becoming! Here we get a glimpse of Catherine’s story and learn about her passion for mini…

5 Ways My Yoga Trade Experience Made Me a Better Yoga Teacher

One of the most rewarding, fulfilling, and altering experiences I have had in my journey as a yoga teacher has been the time I spent teaching abroad. For years I dreamed of the opportunity to combine my two favorite things: travel and yoga. This past year I made my dreams…

Yoga Trade Travel Teacher Spotlight: Brandon Spratt

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Retreat Here Now: Six Destinations The Masses Haven’t Discovered

“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller Bali and Costa Rica are amazing spots for retreats, but they’re not exactly the world’s best kept secrets. For a destination that will satisfy your wanderlust tendencies and need to heal, consider checking…

Yoga As a Mobile Career

Yoga teaches us about unity; not only of ourselves, but also of humankind. It teaches us to let go of attachments and appreciate impermanence. So does travel. My career in yoga has already taken me across North and Central America. Yoga can be a mobile career, and it’s one that…

Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Yoga Teacher

So you have decided to become a yoga teacher and are considering enrolling in a yoga teacher training program. Great Vision! But amidst this excitement, have you done detailed research about being a yoga teacher or joining a yoga teacher training program? It is important to take some time contemplating…

How Joining the Cast of ‘The Beach’, Led to Yoga in Kuwait

THE BEACH, PART 1   I have lived a life of excess and I mean excess! I am generous, cheerful, with an enjoyment for travel and adventure believing that ‘life is for living’ so everything I have done has been done to the extreme until there was nothing left, especially…

A Yoga Work Trade in Hawaii

Aloha friends!  This is my review of the retreat centre I worked at and my experience of living like a local on a work trade (spoiler: it was a dream come true!).   Hawaii has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember…active volcanoes, spinner…

Why All Traveling Yoga Teachers Need A Website

Becoming a traveling yoga teacher is more accessible than ever before due to resources like the internet and you know, Yoga Trade. However, there are also way more “traveling yoga teachers” competing for the same opportunities. The “better” the gig, the more competition there is. How can you stand out?…

Exams to Evaluate Your Yoga Level: A Paradox?

I’m approaching the end of my 3 year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training, and lately I’m struggling with this paradox of having an exam in yoga. To strive and train for an exam, is to me, so in contradiction with the ‘yoga philosophy’. [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=”…

Yoga Trade Travel Teacher Spotlight: Martyna Tetera

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From Perfectionist To Perfect

“Yoga is about progress, not perfection”. I see this phrase – and others that say essentially the same thing – a lot on social media, and at first glance, I like it. I like it a lot. Finally, someone is telling me that I don’t have to be perfect! I…

Walking Here and There

So…about five months ago my car got hit and stopped being road worthy. Honestly, it was sort of a relief once the immediate crisis of the scenario settled in my mind. Although that car hauled me around for five years it was a lemon from the time of purchase. Often,…

Yoga Trade Travel Teacher Spotlight: Fiorella Cosignani

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Yoga is Within You

Thank you to our inspirational April Travel Rep, Sacha Bryce for sharing this story.   I am in Ubud, Bali & I am a yoga teacher.   That might not be the first time you’ve heard those two go together…   Bali & Yoga starting to sound like peanut butter &…

Let’s Start A Yoga Revolution

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Nama-Stay Yourself: 5 Tips to Teaching Yoga with Authenticity

I didn’t expect that teaching yoga would in turn teach me so many lessons. Teaching with authenticity came as an unexpected challenge as a new teacher. Without knowing what was going on in the bodies and minds of my students, I felt unable to stand strong in my own feet and…

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