Whenever a new acquaintance learns that I am a yoga teacher, the next question they usually ask is: Where do you teach? It is widely assumed that a yoga teacher would offer group yoga classes in some traditional location. It’s understandable, since this is the teaching path most-traveled. There are many other ways of teaching yoga, but how would you know whether or not you liked teaching private yoga sessions, workshops or retreats if you have never tried it?
One way to get more clarity on whether or not one of those options has potential for you, is to prototype it. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans in their book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life write: “Prototypes help you visualize alternatives in a very experiential way. That allows you to imagine your future as if you are already living it.” How about prototyping your yoga teaching path?
In this yoga practice we use movement, breathing, reflection and mudras to envision three different version of your work life for the next five years. You can be as elaborate or as brief in your imagery as you like, but it works best if you truly imagine what your life will look and feel like day-to-day in each of those scenarios. Pay particular attention to your reaction to each one of those versions, you might get some interesting insights from that.
Please give it a try and let me know what you discover!
This practice has been added to Sequence Wiz home yoga practice app. You can find it under Specialty practices > 40-60 minutes. Learn more about the app >
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