Episode: 63

5 Ways to Verify the Credibility of Your Instagram-Famous Yoga Teacher

With the new age spirituality trend among yoga teachers spreading in haste, it can be difficult not to get caught in the middle of it. Apparently, anyone can put up a business that claims to teach yoga but in reality, is just a made-up practice that does not even come close to the genuine teaching of yogic perspective. It's all in the marketing. For some people, it's not a big deal because they are unaware of what they are missing. It's a sad reality. Yoga is a rich culture-based practice that must be preserved and taught exactly how it is meant to be taught. The only way to do that is to meticulously verify the authenticity of our yoga teachers.

If you are planning to embark on your very own yoga journey, this episode is perfect for you. I have provided questions that you should ask yourself before engaging with any yoga teacher that you may find online, and also, questions that you can ask your potential yoga teacher. Yoga is supposed to influence a positive change in your attitude and enrich the quality of your life. That is why choosing your yoga teacher is a crucial part that you would want to get right. You need to answer these questions if you want to make sure that you're getting the real deal.

Instagram Famous Yoga Teacher Credibility Episode Highlights:

PART 1

Top 5 questions you should ask yourself before engaging with an online or Instagram-famous yoga teacher

  • How, why, and how quickly did they become Instagram-famous?
  • Is your yoga teacher largely known for one niche alone?
  • Do they ever mention their yoga teachers?
  • Are they using the algorithm or the latest happenings or festivals to “educate” you?
  • Are you following a yoga teacher or someone who's really just good at marketing?

PART 2 

Questions you can ask your potential yoga teacher

  • Can you tell me about your educational background?
  • What did you do before teaching yoga? What made you give it up for yoga?
  • Do you have a niche in yoga? When did you create it?
  • Does your course entail learning the yogic perspective or is it more like a personal one?

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