This month our focus was “Living Life As A Teacher”. We all share similar experiences as teachers and by talking to each other and sharing we can feel supported and encouraged and may also learn a thing or two to help us on our way.
What is everyday life like for you now that you are a teacher? How has the path opened to you? How have the people you’ve met supported you and how have you overcome blocks?
January: Creating Sangat
In January we spoke about he challenges and opportunities we each face as teachers building a local sangat of teachers and of students.
Have you set up a community in your area? How did you do it and what did you learn? Would you like ideas on how to create a sangat of students? Are you wondering how to connect to other teachers in your area? Have you got a success story and have you got tips for others?
Tips on building Sangat
Teach in existing studios, as there is already a community with an interest in Yoga/meditation
Attend different events with different groups, make friends
Encourage your students to do Teacher Training
Advertise and have events and small gatherings
Do a 40 day Kriya/meditation with a different teacher each day
Host Aquarian Sadhana (and breakfast)
Offer Yogi tea after classes, give people a chance to talk & connect
Make yourself available after classes
If in a rural community and people have to travel far, host a workshop or longer event
Have gatherings where everyone can bring food to share
Talk to people about your passion/enthusiasm for Kundalini Yoga, put yourself out there
Keep in touch with your Level 1 (and Level 2, etc) peers
Go to other Teachers classes
Put on workshops with other Teachers, put classes rotation