A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher…

4:30am – Wake-up, drink coffee, take the dog out, try to make hair somewhat presentable for student arrival.

5:10am – Drive to studio, listen to bass bumping music to wake yourself up, or the latest motivational podcast that will make you feel unstoppable.

5:25am – Arrive at studio, turn on the lights, check the heat, set up the studio for student arrival, fold laundry, roll up rental yoga mats.

5:30am – Ready for students, poised at the desk with a smile while sipping on green juice you made the night before, ready to interact with sleepy, sometimes cranky yogis.

6:00am – Teach class, inspire the masses, sweat your butt off, witness some inspiring yoga.

7:30am – Chat with students after class, hydrate, hydrate, HYDRATE, change clothes.

8:30am – Take class, sweat your butt off, reach for new goals, do some serious, but fun yoga.

10am – Do extra yoga after class, hit some more back bends, put your leg behind your head, attempt that one elusive posture you are working on.

10:15am – Collect your sweaty things, take an electrolyte pack or chug some coconut water, peel off your sopping wet yoga clothes, put on dry clothes, slam a baseball cap over the soaking wet hair, and head home.

10:45am – Arrive home, take a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar, and head upstairs for a shower.

11:00am Body brush, shower, vodka scrub, bentonite clay mask once or twice a week, feel good about being clean.

11:30am – Hair & Make-up – it’s good to feel like a person once a day, even if it’s for five minutes.

11:45am – Check in on other job, business, kids, dog, or maybe you skip everything from 10am on and teach another class.

12pm – Eat lunch because you know you have to, not because you want to, as all that yoga  in all that heat made you feel like food is the last thing you need, but if you don’t eat, at 2pm you will crash. Maybe bone broth and a sandwich?

12:30pm – Do the work for other job, business, kids, dog, or write a blog post for your yoga blog.

2:30pm – Take a break and head upstairs to your always rolled out yoga mat to do Tibetans, back bends, hip openers, or simply meditate for at least 20 minutes.

3pm – Post a yoga picture to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook from the day’s yoga madness, answer emails from yoga students, studio owners, blog followers.

3:30pm – Clean your house, do your laundry.

4pm – Husband/kids come home, tell the hubbie about your student (someone he does not know) from your morning class, and how they killed the posture they are working on. He has no idea what you are talking about. But replies, “That’s great, babe!” and is glad you are happy and love your job.

5pm – Dinner, you are STARVED, eat everything.

6pm – Swear that you are not going to check your email/Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, but do it anyway when no one is looking. Book private lesson, answer new question from student, text fellow yoga teacher about covering class/thanking them for class/support them as they chat about the latest situation at the studio or class.

7pm – Getting groggy, but want to watch a little T.V. and relax.

8pm – Conked out on the couch, but wake up to set out your clothes, juice for the morning, and prepare for tomorrow’s class.

8:30pm – Walk the dog/tuck in the kids.

9pm – Get ready for bed, douse yourself in magnesium oil.

9:15pm – Read your latest inspirational/motivational book.

9:20pm – Dead to the world dreaming yogi dreams.

2am – Wake up with the instructions for your class stomping through your brain and decide to get up and pee – you are super hydrated – drink water to replenish.

2:15am –  Pass out again.

4:30am – Wake up, drink coffee…. And do it all over again.

Love this yoga life!

What do you think yoga teachers – did I get it right? What did I leave out?

If you enjoyed this post you may also enjoy reading: 

10 Things That Are Holding You Back in Your Yoga Practice

Peeling Back the Layers: The Journey of a Yogi

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5 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher…

  1. Second job, young kids, and doubles. No doubles yet or ever. I listen to my body. It speaks very clearly to me. Have a great night!

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