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Where do you teach? At a studio or a gym? Which one do you think is better and why?
Today, we are talking about the pro’s and con’s of teaching at a studio vs. a gym and things to be mindful of in each setting.
👉 Does yoga belong in the gym? Is teaching yoga in a gym bad???
👉 Pro’s and con’s of teaching in a gym vs a studio.
👉 Who should teach in a gym?
👉 Who should teach in a studio?
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RaeAnne’s teaching journey began at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation where she completed a 250 hour Hatha Yoga training that focused on many different styles of yoga practice, including restorative and therapeutics. Over the years, she has deepened her own practice and teaching and is now a 750 hour certified Baptiste teacher.
When she is teaching in the room, she is completely present and aware of what is going on with each and every one of my students. She empowers each student to become the best that their bodies and minds will allow in that moment. When you practice with her, you will feel loved for who you are, as you are, and you will walk away from each class feeling strong and inspired.
RaeAnne has taught in yoga studios and gyms for several years and is now offering a 200-hour yoga teacher training program through the Longmont Rec Center this September!
[00:33] Introducing RaeAnne
[02:05] Pro’s & con’s of teaching in a studio vs a gym
[03:46] Can teachers create a studio ambiance in a gym?
[10:07] Different tools to bring in for a studio vs. gym setting
[10:34] Different pay structures at a gym vs studio
[15:21] Music differences
[19:49] Who should work at a gym or a studio?
[21:30] Benefits of teaching at a gym
Quotes from this episode
It’s up to the teacher to set the ambiance and they can create the same ambiance at a studio and a gym.
It’s not so much about the location as it is about the energy that the teacher brings in. The teacher provides the energy for the space.
When you walk into a room, it’s not about you anymore. It’s about the bodies and the students that walk into your room and take your class.
But a lot of times the opportunities and financial rewards can be more abundant if you expand your view of what’s possible and where you can offer yoga.
And I also feel that it’s important not to disempower any teacher because they’re not in a studio. We need to uplift and empower all of our teachers.
There’s so much growth that can happen if you learn to teach parks, gyms and other environments outside of the studio.
Another great benefit of teaching at a gym is you have access to a much wider population like seniors.
It’s an exciting, exciting time to be a yoga teacher because the opportunities have expanded so much.