May 8, 2017

Why I love what I do?

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! As a private yoga teacher, I will be sharing with you everything related to private training such as exercises I use with my clients, breathing techniques and Thai massage sequences.
Also, I will be posting healthy food recipes once in a while!

Today’s post is about WHY I love being a private yoga teacher.

First of all, I love people. Every person for me is a new world to discover and to connect with. Working with a client in a private setting allows me to get to know their world through training. Starting with scheduling sessions, walking into their house, accepting payments, and finishing with how they react to pain during hamstring stretch or a strenuous core exercise. Every client of mine over time becomes a lot more than a client. We become really good friends. We care about one another’s lives, we ask one another about how we spend weekends, how our family members are doing, what movies we recently watched.. Every time I go to work, I get to see people I love and care about. This is why I love what I do.

Second, private yoga training is an amazing tool to reveal weaknesses and imbalances in my clients’ bodies. Moreover, most imbalances are likely related to a certain lifestyle. For instance, one of my clients has their left shoulder much lower than their right, because for the past 20 something years he’s been carrying his bag only on the right shoulder. Obviously, I suggested he makes a change and shifts his bag to the other shoulder! Or better, get a backpack and wear it on both shoulders equally! And through our training I address his weaker side in order to even his body out. It is so rewarding to be a positive influencer by encouraging another person to make small lifestyle changes that eventually help to shape a bigger, better picture!

Third off, our private yoga sessions are always tailored to clients’ needs and goals, unlike group classes that are addressing an average persons’ needs. Many clients I currently train have certain physical restrictions that inhibit their ability to move with a full range of motion. For instance, I have a client with an injured shoulder and he cannot do push ups- which means no Chaturangas. If he were to take a vinyasa yoga class, he would have to skip a lot of moves or even worse- he would push beyond pain by trying to keep up with a group and would end up injuring himself even more. However, being with a private yoga instructor allows him to practice safely. I substitute push ups with shoulder blade shrugs and supine work with light weights. I always find ways to train around the injury in a safe accessible manner. This is a challenging task for many teachers out there, but I always embrace challenge because I know it makes me a better trainer in the end, although in the moment things might feel hard or awkward.

These are just a few reasons why I love being a private yoga teacher.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. If you have a question, post it and I will do my best to address it in the near future!

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