Maria Susannah Bowman 
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Re: “Thinking About a Career in Yoga?

And, just an afterthought--
I have nothing but the highest respect for most of the full-time yoga teachers I know or have studied with who make their living from teaching us yoga. Theirs is a level of passion and commitment that brings great benefits to the rest of us, and should be rewarded with a cash flow that at least allows them to make a decent living (I'm an economist--I don't believe yoga teachers should have to live on bread and water when there are so many people with disposable income looking for meaningful ways to spend their time). I've met far more passionate yoga teachers than I have potential hustlers (!)

Posted by Maria Susannah Bowman on 08/14/2011 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Thinking About a Career in Yoga?

As someone who has just committed to the Piedmont Yoga Studio's Deep Yoga program for this year, I thought this was a very well-written article. Thanks. I had some fears when I thought about teacher training that I would be perceived as less than fully committed to yoga or teaching yoga (given that I am working on a Ph.D. in applied economics and planning on finding a full-time job that employs that degree when I finish). Nonetheless, I'm excited to learn more deeply about the history, philosophy, and anatomy of yoga--and perhaps to be able to share it in places outside of the stereotypical yoga studio, since I hopefully won't be relying on it as my primary income source. The Bay Area may be saturated with yoga-teacher hopefuls, but the flip side is that it's still one of the best place to explore yoga classes, styles, instructors, and teacher training programs.

Posted by Maria Susannah Bowman on 08/14/2011 at 1:32 PM

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