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Career Exploration: How to Become a Yoga Teacher 2-Day Career Workshop for Teens

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Tara Swoboda, MA, RYT
Average rating:
5.0
Number of reviews:
(47)
This two-day interactive workshop introduces teens to the yoga teaching profession. Explore basic and advanced teaching certification requirements, research current yoga job trends, learn about teacher insurance, and draft a yoga resume.

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
  • Workshop participants will: - Learn the basics of certification requirements for yoga teachers at various levels and across various specializations. - Learn to identify approved yoga teacher training providers. - Learn about career trends in the yoga teaching profession. - Learn how to research yoga teaching job opportunities. - Learn the role of yoga teacher insurance. - Draft and share a yoga resume. - Establish realistic, specific and measurable goals for next steps in their career exploration journey.
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor
Licensed to teach children's online yoga in the US and internationally
RYT200 (Yoga Teacher Certification)
RYT500 (Advanced Teacher Certification) in progress
Teaching highlight: Hike+Yoga instructor at Big Bear Yoga Festival

Bachelor of Arts - UC Berkeley
Master of Arts - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Home Education Diploma - Awarded with Distinction
Outschool ACE Educator

Hi there! I'm a former university literature instructor, a certified yoga teacher, and a mom of two young learners. I started teaching literature classes on Outschool in 2019, then began offering yoga classes when I completed my yoga teacher certification. I teach mostly yoga classes today, but be on the lookout for the occasional throw-back literature class! Whether you're a reader or a yogi, I'm excited to welcome you to my classroom.

I offer beginner-level yoga for kids ages seven years and up. My youth yoga classes are always beginner-level to encourage safety and confidence. Every class focuses on positivity and individual strengths, regardless of how long a student has practiced or what other activities they may do. We each have our own strengths, and every yogi expresses their strengths differently in their poses. I provide a watch-and-copy teaching method in which I demonstrate every pose, then walk students through how to copy what I'm doing themselves. Classes are kept intentionally small to allow for individualized attention and pose modifications. 

I've been practicing yoga for twenty years and enjoy yoga outdoors. My kids enjoy practicing yoga, too! By age four, my son was flipping through illustrated yoga textbooks and practicing every pose from cover to cover. My daughter wasn't very interested in yoga until she started taking karate lessons -- Suddenly, then, yoga was a helpful tool for her to perfect her forms and build strength and confidence. No matter where you are in your yoga journey, you're welcome to practice with me!

WELLNESS CERTIFICATIONS
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor: 200-hour certification specializing in teaching beginner-level yoga. I'm also working towards my advanced 500-hour certification!
Iyengar Yoga Certification: Specialization in yoga style emphasizing proper alignment and celebrating small points of perfection.
Vegan Nutritionist Diploma: Certified nutritional consultant and meal planner specializing in athletic and family wellness.
Homework Offered
Homework assignments include: - Researching current yoga teacher job opportunities and their hiring requirements. - Drafting a yoga resume. - Writing a journal entry. Guidance for the above assignments will be provided on the first day of the workshop. Expect to dedicate approximately 2-3 hours to completing research, preparing notes, and drafting a yoga resume after the first class meeting. Templates and detailed assignment instructions will be provided to enrolled students.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
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Learners will be asked to research current yoga teacher jobs and studio offerings for the purpose of career exploration and preparation. This often requires access to online searches. Students will be advised of safety precautions when researching online, such as verifying websites and protecting personal information. Students will NOT be asked to complete or submit any job applications; any information gathered will be for research and discussion purposes only. Students will NOT be asked to enroll in any studio or online yoga offerings; any information gathered will be for research and discussion purposes only. Example discussion questions include: "What is the price of a single yoga class at a studio you located? How does that pricing fit into our discussion about salaries for beginning, advanced, and specialized yoga instructors?" or "What certification levels and specializations were mentioned in the yoga teacher jobs you researched?"
Class discussion will refer to Yoga Alliance in the context of certification requirements within the yoga teaching profession. The Yoga Alliance website (https://www.yogaalliance.org/) will be shared as a reference and resource. Students will NOT be asked to create or share individual accounts on the Yoga Alliance website. The instructor will provide an overview of the website and how to navigate for the purposes of verifying approved yoga teacher certification programs and tracking teacher professional development.

A sample yoga resume with no personal identifying information will be shared as a resource for students as they prepare their own yoga resumes. The sample yoga resume will be provided in PDF format in a class post within the Outschool platform.
Joined September, 2019
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Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor
Licensed to teach children's online yoga in the US and internationally
RYT200 (Yoga Teacher Certification) - Big Bear Yoga
RYT500 (Advanced Teacher Certification) - Cloud Nine Yoga
Teaching highlight:... 
Group Class

$20

for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
60 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
1-12 learners per class

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