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Top 30 Yoga Instructor Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
What are some of the challenges you've experienced as a yoga teacher?
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Question 2 of 30
How do you build relationships with your students?
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"I like to have each student introduce themselves before we start the class. I give everyone a chance to talk a little bit about themselves so that I can get to know them and they can meet each other. Community is so important to me, and I take time before and after class to talk with my students as much as I can!"
"I like to have each student introduce themselves before we start the class. I give everyone a chance to talk a little bit about themselves so that I can get to know them and they can meet each other. Community is so important to me, and I take time before and after class to talk with my students as much as I can!" It can be tricky to get to know your students when you only have a short time to chat with them in between classes. Share some of the ways you make an effort to be personable and follow up with students. It could be as simple as remembering their names and asking them about an injury or an experience they told you about the week before. Use examples that show you are personable and care greatly about your students.
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Question 3 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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"I sometimes get so caught up in the details of how to teach a pose that I can overwhelm my students with information. I have learned that by offering two to three simple cues, students are better able to understand and move their bodies into the shapes. I have been simplifying my sequences to help the students learn the basics and then gradually elaborating on what I want them to do when I am instructing."
"I sometimes get so caught up in the details of how to teach a pose that I can overwhelm my students with information. I have learned that by offering two to three simple cues, students are better able to understand and move their bodies into the shapes. I have been simplifying my sequences to help the students learn the basics and then gradually elaborating on what I want them to do when I am instructing." Identify a weakness that you can apply to teaching yoga. If you know you still get nervous speaking in front of other people, talk about how you started doing karaoke or how you are taking an improv class to help you overcome your fear. Show that you believe in yourself and are proactive in making those self-improvements.
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Question 4 of 30
What types of yoga do you have the most experience instructing?
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Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, Forrest Yoga... there are so many different styles of yoga! There is even aerial yoga for the more adventures types. where you can climb silks and perform high above the ground! Share your experience and describe how your classes incorporate the elements of this particular style.
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Question 5 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 6 of 30
How important is meditation to your yoga practice?
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Question 7 of 30
Tell me about your yoga teacher training.
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Question 8 of 30
What has helped you improve your classes since you first started teaching?
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Question 9 of 30
What is your yoga philosophy?
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Question 10 of 30
What style do you most enjoy teaching?
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Question 11 of 30
How has yoga changed your life?
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Question 12 of 30
How do you stay up to date in the yoga industry?
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Question 13 of 30
How would you respond to a student with an injury?
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Question 14 of 30
Have you ever taught pre-natal yoga?
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Question 15 of 30
Do you prefer to instruct small groups, large groups, or one-on-one?
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Question 16 of 30
How do you ensure the safety of your students?
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Question 17 of 30
What have you done in the past year to improve yourself?
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Question 18 of 30
How do you manage your teaching schedule?
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Question 19 of 30
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Question 20 of 30
How can you tell that you taught a successful class?
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Question 21 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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Question 22 of 30
What is your greatest achievement as a yoga instructor?
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Question 23 of 30
What do you know about our yoga studio?
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Question 24 of 30
What makes your yoga classes unique?
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Question 25 of 30
What do you feel is the most important skill a yoga instructor should possess?
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Question 26 of 30
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you be a more effective teacher?
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Question 27 of 30
Why did you start practicing yoga?
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Question 28 of 30
Who has been your greatest influence?
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Question 29 of 30
Why do you want to be a yoga instructor?
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Question 30 of 30
If a student was disruptive in class, what would you do?
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Question 1 of 30
What are some of the challenges you've experienced as a yoga teacher?
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Yoga make my mund stable any tough situation.
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The way it is perceived by the general population.
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The flexibility portion is a little difficult for me.
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Well the day when I dont do yoga then I dont feel well.
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Yog aatma or prmatma Ka miln h.
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Its easy to be isolated as a teacher money aspect of it, social media aspect of it.
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The fact that you can't tune out("cheat")
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There is nothing to dislike as it is path towards knowing myself.
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It can be a bit confusing, with the multitude of styles and 2000 year old history. On the other hand that what makes it interesting.
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It's unlimited, big can be confusing at times. On the other hand it teaches me to make choices that suit my lifestyle.
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The fact that it is more and more about what you look like and what you can do. Yoga is about the bond between soul, mind and body and when your ego gets in the way it is much harder to achieve peace of mind and to feel synch with life.
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The ego that can come with it. Not even the ego like, trying to be better than the person beside you, but the ego that comes once you become a "yogi." You almost feel superior to others whom don't participate. Obviously that's before the true union that is yoga, occurs.
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That not enough people in the world are doing it!
Question 2 of 30
How do you build relationships with your students?
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Naturally shy but in a teacher context I am.
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Some of the time. Mostly, I do best with one-on-one interactions.
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I love interacting with others and sharing my experience. The biggest gift of teaching is actually that we learn from our students.
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Peoples mis perception that you must be flexible to do it.
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I am not much people oriented and enjoy my own company.
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On most days yes. I love talking to new people and finding common interests as well as expanding my interests and ideas. There are times when I like to be alone, to reflect and meditate but mostly I love being around people!
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Yes! I love to learn about others and get to know them on a deeper level. I love to challenge myself to open up a person.
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Yes, I love communicating with people on healthy topics.
Question 3 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Strength. Getting stronger.
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Not being strong enough. Getting stronger.
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My greatest weakness is I do advance yoga forcely and done it but after yoga I m tired so much and I will relax during do a meditation.
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It helps people with free yoga classes.
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Perfectionist. I am learning that life is perfectly imperfect and so am I.
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My greatest weakness would be flexibility, I am going to do yoga moves in my own time.
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Merit sabse bdi weakness h KI m dusro PR jaida bhrosa krti hu m jaisa apne bare m sochti hu waise hi dusron k bare m bi meri yhi dharma h KI WO acche h.
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Not allowing myself to be vulnerable... Working on this by tuning into my body, listening to myself and to what I need, instead of always covering it up.
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Perfectionism, teaching my self learn slow.
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Get ungrounded/in my head meditation Perfectionnist - hard to go with flow practice doing it.
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Teacher (connection / holding space / be present) - desire to teach - personal practice and history - something to share.
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Inability to stay completely present: especially without an audience: amd waking up for sadhana. A consistent sadhana practice and forgiving myself.
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Weakness and strength are relative terms. I am what I am and follow what comes from within.
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Hamstrings and tight hips, regular practice.
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My greatest weakneas is that my body is not flexible enough to do all the yog posture. I feel sed as it has been 6 years engaged in yoga. Nowadays, I especially concentrate on doing susma byayam for the flexibility of every joint.
Question 4 of 30
What types of yoga do you have the most experience instructing?
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I hve more experience instructing about advance yoga.
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Hatha, flow, vinyasa, yin.
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Kids Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and some Ashtanga Yoga.
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Asans and Anulom Vilom Pranayam of Hath Yog; and Sankhya of Raj Yog.
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Anusara alignment based, beginner, mixed levels.
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Vinyasa. I love keeping a rhythmic flow throughout my entire practice.
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I am experienced in teaching different levels of Hatha yoga.
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Hatha and Ashtanga even though I have experience in Vinyasa as well.
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Instructing, I have the most experience with Ashtanga and general Power flows. I also have a lot of practice and personal experience in Yin which I would feel very comfortable instructing as well. I'm still progressing in my teaching and hope to take more trainings to expand my experiences to include prenatal yoga, mom and baby yoga, family yoga, and more.
Question 5 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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I wan't to see myself in my own YOGA N G O
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Successfully yoga teacher.
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A full-time Yoga teacher teaching classes in trauma-informed and grief yoga.
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As a good yoga instructor.
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Specialist with wellness sector.
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Retreats, conferences, teacher trainer.
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With a solid sadhana, consistent practice; Level 2 Ashtanga and living from my heart and not my head.
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As a Yoga or pilates instructor in my fitness studio.
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I want to be motivational teacher for people.
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In five I would like to see myself as successful and identified yoga trainer.
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That is a tough question as I try to live in the moment and not set any expectations for the future. I cant say I know where my location will be in 5 years, but I know I will be doing yoga and it will make me very happy.
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Growing in my practice - would love to do power training.
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Opening a yoga studio for youth, becoming a published author, traveling.
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Teaching yoga, conducting workshops and still practicing.
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I would like to develope as a yoga teacher. I want to receive a teacher training certificate in kundalini yoga and work for the city and teach workshops.
Question 6 of 30
How important is meditation to your yoga practice?
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It is important to take some time to connect with ourselves in life. Yoga can be a form of meditation itself depending on the person and the quality of breathing of each person. However it can be really challenging and cueing to bring the awareness back where it should be can help the student back in that state of meditation. To answer the question, it is important but I don't believe the ''classic'' lotus pose meditation is vital and a more accessible approach can be easier for new students.
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It is not essential for a yoga practice but I do find it can enhance the spiritual experinces in the class. I enjoy an opening and closing mantra at the beginning and end of the class, starting and ending with the sound of OM.
Question 7 of 30
Tell me about your yoga teacher training.
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I trained in Ubud, Bali Indonesia with Radhika Yoga Teacher Training. A Vedic Philosophy based training on Ashtanga, Power and Yin.
Question 8 of 30
What has helped you improve your classes since you first started teaching?
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I practice every day as well as read a bit every day on different breathing techniques, asanas, limbs of Ashtanga etc.
Question 9 of 30
What is your yoga philosophy?
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Not to hurt anyone including me. Again to be compassionate and to try to improve myself as much as I can.
Question 10 of 30
What style do you most enjoy teaching?
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I found my specific specialities from my training. I always loved Power and Yin and then fell in love with the discipline of Ashtanga.
Question 11 of 30
How has yoga changed your life?
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In every way. Following the 8 limbs of yoga has improve my mental and physical health. It has taught me to be compassionate rather than angry.
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In ways I can't even express. I am open: physically, and mentally. I and free: physically and mentally. And so much more.
Question 12 of 30
How do you stay up to date in the yoga industry?
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I just moved here in Montreal so I am still on the hunt for one. Back in India my mentor was Dr. Sushil Yogi.
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Her name is Jayaprada Radhika from Radhika yoga.
Question 13 of 30
How would you respond to a student with an injury?
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Rest the injured limb, put ice on it, Elevate it in certain cases and maybe massage it with sesame oil. If nothing works, I would recommend to go to a doctor or a a kyro. Either way, I never encourage my students to go beyond their limits and like to prevent injuries up front.
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I would approach the student and see if they need to take a break or maybe come into downward dog or another restorative pose. Depending how long I spend with this student, I would instruct the rest of the class to either keep breathing in the pose they are in, bringing them through the sequence or have them come into downward facing dog or child's pose to rest while we settle the injury.
Question 14 of 30
Have you ever taught pre-natal yoga?
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No I haven't and especially during the first semester I wouldnt be confident teaching it. I always recommend having the doctor's approval before a class and never doing close twists if really the person wants to join a class.
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No, but I would like to take my training in it1
Question 15 of 30
Do you prefer to instruct small groups, large groups, or one-on-one?
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Small groups because you tend to learn more about a few peoples physical background but you can still offer a specialized class and offer more adjustments.
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I always prefer one-on-one for the connection that I can make and the actual modifications and adjustments I can give but I also love the energy of a group setting. The practice and meditation with the group can bring about an atmosphere that is unlike any other for yoga.
Question 16 of 30
How do you ensure the safety of your students?
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It it vital. I believe thorough cues and demonstration can prevent most bad forms but otherwise, adjustments and corrections are really good for that.
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Good form is not important so long as the students are breathing. As long as the student can maintain a deep, steady, slow breath and feel content and at ease, with a small challenge, I know they are practicing safely.
Question 17 of 30
What have you done in the past year to improve yourself?
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I worked as a personal yoga trainer and i've done a more casea like sugar blood pressure fat well shaped body etc.
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I constantly take advantage of new courses and learning new skills and take every opportunity as a space to learn.
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I become more close to my self.
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300 hours SF yoga journal yoga tune up.
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Attending classes consistently, apply the learning from my training and getting involved/giving my time in our yoga community.
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Shravan, Manan and mediation has helped me feel better.
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Regular practice, teaching frineds and my boyfriend who has some serious spine issues.
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Well besides practicing everyday, my 200 hour training bettered my abilities more than anything. It was very humbling, to learn in a traditional style from an Indian guru. Where I had so much confidence and thought I didn't have much else I needed to learn, I found the exact opposite. I had to relearn just about everything I had previously known about yoga. I had to put my ego aside and become a dedicated student before I could become a teacher. I learned all about the history of yoga, the mantras, pranayama, and of course the correct alignment and adjustments for the asanas.
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I regularly practice at home, I took yoga related workshops labour preparation, anatomy. I volontiered at my kids school teaching yoga and I try to sub at different places to see the variety of students.
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Visiting a lot of studios, taking different style classes with different teachers, going to India to deepen my knowledge, teaching in New Zealand. Also starting rock climbing to improve my strength and going to the gym more often.
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To better myself as a yoga instructor, I've gone to a training. As well as taken a Hinduism course in University. It is something I've studied and been interested in since I started practicing yoga and meditating and my training was completely based on Hinduism and the philosophy of the Vedas so it was really helpful to have that course and I learned a lot about yoga through that as well. Since my training I have been progressing through my own pratice, reading various books about yoga, ashtanga and the eight limbs.
Question 18 of 30
How do you manage your teaching schedule?
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No I can't manage my time well but I treid.
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Yoga has taught discipline, dedication and devotion.
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Yes, I am constantly working on it. And I find that yoga and mindfulness techniques help me to manage my time.
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Yes I do. I understand timing is also really important for student especially in a corporate environment and if I am scheduled for a 60 minutes class, I can assure it wont take a second more.
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Definitely. I am extremely prompt and organized. Some say a little too much. I'm working on my spontenainity and finding a little wiggle-room in my timely organized days.
Question 19 of 30
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Deep breaths and looking at the bigger picture.
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By chanting some mantras and doing pranayam.
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Stress and pressure part of life, I handled those with patience and love.
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Yoga, sports, meditation, pranayama, auyrveda.
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By committing to a daily practice and staying present.
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Breath watching by keeping eyes closed. Whatever happens is with HIS desire. Surrender to HIM.
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In a positive way and simply with a smile on facee.
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I take on stress and pressure emotionally and physically. I handle it through yoga actually. If life is being particularly difficult, I know I can go to my mat. On my mat I can turn off outside distractions and focus on myself; my body and my mind. I often find the most clarity while lying in savasana at the end my practice.
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I breath through it. I can get anxious but yoga has helped me to take a step back. Slow down. Breathe. And proceed.
Question 20 of 30
How can you tell that you taught a successful class?
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Struggle and improvement.
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When I am happy with what I have done.
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By the results brought about in students.
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Success can be a word to motivate peoples, most of the time word of success makes peoples perfectinists.
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How it feels ; accomplised +- money... student feedback / connection.
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When one has been tested on various 'lessons' and come out the other side with grace and compassion- if not happiness.
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Again a relative term. Contentment from within - Santosh(niyam)
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By meeting my professional goals smoothly in a group.
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I evaluate success as happiness. Happiness of yourself obviously, but also in the fact that you are bringing happiness to all those around you.
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When people you teach are happy with what you do.
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I believe the interest of your students as well as the improvement they make whilst taking classes with you.
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If a student can maintain their focus, stay on the mat and keep breathing through the class. I call that a complete yoga success!
Question 21 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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I am the right candidate.
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Because I am the best in my field.
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I want to tell you about all my skills here, being in wellness sector since 2005 I have gone through lods of trainings and different experiences.
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Want to be part of family desire to grow.
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I'm willing to serve and learn.
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I am available for Service on HIS name.
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Because I am the right person for this job. The universe led me here for a reason. I may be new to the game but I am ready to share my love and knowledge of yoga with my students and I think I would make a great addition to your already inspiring team. I will bring light and energy to your studio and a fresh exciting groove to each practice :)
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Because I am passionate about what I do, I am reliable and professional.
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I will work hard, am a passionate teacher who likes to connect with my students and co-workers and form bonds not only inside the workplace but outside as well. I bring yoga into my everyday life as well as my work life which really does help in many situations that can come up whether it be with clients, fellow co-workers etc.
Question 22 of 30
What is your greatest achievement as a yoga instructor?
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In my curriculum I have always success at yoga.
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All my skills and attitude towards work.
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Eating disordor travelling / learning / working better my relationship with m yparents.
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3 yoga teacher trainings and a solid, growing practice. I have successfully introduced the concepts of Yoga to young children.
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Mental peace and learning the absolute truth - whatever happens is HIS desire.
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As far as with teaching experience I am very new and have only been instructing for a few months, but I have introduced many people to the practice who were hesitant and now practice daily. I previously worked for an amazing company called Give Back Yoga and I got to see, first hand the transformation and power of yoga. I want to share this and help others, that will be my greatest achievement.
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Finding the comfort to be myself in front of others and see students smile and laugh with me as we go through their journey together.
Question 23 of 30
What do you know about our yoga studio?
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It helps people with free yoga classes.
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One of the best wellness firm in the world.
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For everybody family great offering great teachers.
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I know that you are an active fitness centre, expanding your services to include yoga. I am very excited to have an opportunity to be a part of this!
Question 24 of 30
What makes your yoga classes unique?
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Yoga and another wellness koweldge.
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I practice what I preach.
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Accepting the things as they are.
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I have always been a people person and I have also an acting background so my classes are entertaining and professional which I believe make students want to come back.
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My best asset, I believe, is the ability to read a room. I can tell the mood and energy and get a sense of what they need to pick them up. This comes in handy in yoga classes. Especially at 6:00am!
Question 25 of 30
What do you feel is the most important skill a yoga instructor should possess?
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Calm, time managing, team leading.
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Listen to own body, experience own feeling and enjoy what I do.
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Discipline, devotion and dedication.
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No ego, and more connection with students.
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Knowledge of the 8 limbs of yoga and passion for the practice.
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To be able to bring the class back into the room whether there is a distraction or the class is starting or so on.
Question 26 of 30
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you be a more effective teacher?
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I have a stamina fo do yoga much more time thats a reason I show a demostration every day every person.
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I think the way I deal with the kids and students.
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Open minded, it helps lot me to convert all mistakes to right.
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Teacher (connection / holding space / be present) - desire to teach - personal practice and history - something to share.
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Enthusiasm and genuine regard of the student's requirements. I can be of service to the students.
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Faith. He helps those who have faith in themselves.
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Back to question number one, my greatest strength is my empathy. As a yoga instructor this helps me immensely to connect with my students and give them what their bodies and minds need through my practice. I use this intensity of feeling when creating my sequences as well, every pose flows into the next smoothly as if creating a dance or a melody.
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Just being a high energy, getting physically fit. And just being friendly.
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I am people oriented person and it helps me to understand people's needs.
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My love and compassion. This helps as a yoga instructor because I believe in my students so much and get excited and proud of them along their journeys.
Question 27 of 30
Why did you start practicing yoga?
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Yoga is a sport who person play this that make himself unique even others.
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The inspiration and creativity it has ignited in me. As well as it's healing power.
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How it helps me connect with myself / listen / get out of my head / feel better / confidence / love.
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How effectively it helps to move my energy.
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Yoga is for complete health of body, mind and spirituality.
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Breath, ability to become present, openning of the body and sence of ease afterwards, challenges that each me about myself.
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Its gives mental peace and strengthen our body.
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I like everything about yoga but my favorite thing is how it has taught me that I am capable of anything. For instance, I could be holding a difficult asana just ready to let go and rest but I focus on my breath and pull through, it is one of the best feelings in the world. Yoga has shown me not to give up on myself and what I want but that by practicing patience and breathing I can overcome just about anything.
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EVERYTHING, it does not judge, your on your own little world.
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It helps me to slow down, be in the moment and enjoy what I have right now.
Question 28 of 30
Who has been your greatest influence?
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Yoga make my body and mind stable even others.
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10 years ago in a local gym.
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It was when I was in 12th i., e 2000
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Since childhood, sitting in padmasan during prayer.
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8 years ago, very seriously 3 years ago during divorce.
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I took my first yoga class 8 years ago when I was 15 years old. I went to classes on and off throughout high school but discovered my love of the yogi lifestyle while I was in college. Through various traumas and life experiences, yoga has always been there for me and has helped me tremendously.
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I first got into yoga in 1997. I moved to Canada and bought a vhs tape yoga for beginners and I loved it. Then I started taking yoga with Narjean Olson, who is a wonderful teacher and works for parks and Recs.
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In 2012 I had a few hatha classes here in Sangha yoga and when I left to travel across the world yoga was an everyday need and I loved to go to as many different classes I could.
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About four years ago now. I was looking for a form of exercise that I would enjoy and I found yoga! Little did I know it would come with so many spiritual benefits and practically change my life.
Question 29 of 30
Why do you want to be a yoga instructor?
User-Submitted Answers
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B cause I do yoga in last 6 years and I noticed very rear people have this talent and I have.
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I want to allow others to discover the power of yoga and transform using it.
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Because I am intersted in it and I can bring change in the school.
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More than a job yoga is self system to help others.
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It changed my life and I want to change other peoples life.
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Because Yoga has changed my life.
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Sharing my learning and experince.
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To share the gift of presence and health, promote awareness and self study.
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Enlighten people's self within makes me to opt this as a career.
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Well first and foremost I want to help people. I have always known I have healing hands but was unsure of how until I discovered teaching yoga. The feeling I get while watching my students following my flow and getting what they need out of my practice is indescribable. It really just makes my heart happy when I am teaching and I see the improvement and the confidence that is being built in my students. It is beautiful. Being a teacher and sharing my knowledge of yoga and its many benefits is my passion.
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I want to facilitate in others the practice that gave me so much and maybe change a few more lives with this incredible union.
Question 30 of 30
If a student was disruptive in class, what would you do?
User-Submitted Answers
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Depending on the amount of disruptiveness, I would either ask them to respect the other students practices, or eventually leave the room for a few minuets until they're ready to join with an open mind.

About Yoga Instructor

February 15th, 2017

With the growing popularity of yoga, yoga teachers have become increasingly high in demand. Yoga teachers specialize in a particular type of yoga, like Hatha, Vinyasa or Iyengar. They are required to complete an initial 200-hour training that lasts from 10 weeks to 12 months. During this time, trainees will practice yoga, complete required readings, and study anatomy. They will learn the basic poses to create sequences and practice teaching other students. Most yoga teachers work in a studio, educating students of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Some teachers will host retreats and workshops to allow their students to deepen their practice. Continuing education is essential for teachers to stay relevant in this growing industry.

For teachers to be the most effective in their field, they must cultivate their regular yoga practice, often meditating a linking breath with movement on their yoga mats. Since the yoga industry has become highly competitive, social media and marketing skills will also help you to grow your own business and attract more students. Teachers must also be comfortable with public speaking. The best teachers are observant and compassionate towards the needs of their students. Yoga teachers use their creativity and their body knowledge to design classes that are fun and challenging to keep students coming back to class.

Yoga teacher interviews often require an audition. You may be teaching to one other teacher or to a group. Take some classes at the studio before your interview to learn about the qualities they are looking for. Every teacher is different, and studios will appreciate your authentic voice. They may be looking for someone to teach a specific style, like Ashtanga or Yin Yoga, so make sure you are clear about what they are looking for before you prepare your audition. You will want to be able to give examples of how you are flexible to the needs of your students, whether they have past injuries or a disability that inhibits their ability to practice. Above all, know how to talk about your yoga philosophy and who has been the most influential in your teaching and in your own personal practice. Be confident about what you have to offer! Explain why you decided to become a yoga teacher and what excites you about teaching others. Share how you have promoted your classes in the past and how you intend to help grow the studio.

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