Elke Waibel, yoga instructor Cologne

Why did I become a yoga instructor?

First and foremost, I’m a dancer, therefore I’m confronted with my body every single day. That can cause a lot of pressure because it’s so easy to get lost in the thought: I am not … enough. When I started to practice yoga I fell in love with it because it gave me so much more awareness of myself, and it showed me that we are more than our physical appearance. I started to become more confident in myself. So that’s why I decided to become a yoga teacher, to share this experience, to change people’s minds about themselves and to show the beauty of movement without the pressure of perfection.

Do you Have any tips/advice to give to people dreaming of becoming a yoga teacher?.

I love being a yoga teacher and it’s a dream come true, but every dream brought to reality, well, becomes exactly that – a reality. So be aware that you will become a business and that means a lot of work. You have to handle your finances, including taxes. You need to put yourself out in this big pool of teachers and confront the competition. Sometimes you need to motivate yourself to keep on going because everything seems to be just a big struggle, but when you see the change in your students, it’s all worth it in the end. Failure is part of the progress – so dare to become a teacher, dare to struggle or fail and enjoy this beautiful, crazy journey of becoming a teacher.



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