Yoga Burnout

How to deal with it and prevent it.

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Advice for yoga teachers, from yoga teachers.  Prevent and minimize yoga burnout!

On my main blog, Florian Yoga Companion, I invite readers to suggest topics they’d like to read about.  Many of the blog readers are yoga instructors and the most frequently requested topic (by a long-shot!)  in the last few months was yoga teacher burnout.

Many of my posts are about  dealing with burnout and stresses that come along with being a yoga teacher and other caregiving professions.  So I thought it would be nice to invite other voices into the conversation.

I sent out a call for guest bloggers and was flooded with essays on the topic!  The candor, humor, humility and spirituality in the essays I received was so moving that I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

This website is a collection of some of the essays I received. Pick a writer from the list to the right and read their blog posts on the topic, Yoga Instructor Burn Out – How to deal with it and how to prevent it.

I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I do.  And be sure not to miss Dana Layon’s post that I selected as the guest blog post on Florian Yoga Companion.

Looking for more help with burnout? Come along for the 30-Day Yoga Journey to rejuvenate your practice and your spirit.

5 Comments»

  kelly wrote @

thanks for doing this! it’s just what i needed! namaste, k.

  Kathy wrote @

Hi,

I am the assistant editor for Healthyoga.com, whose sole purpose is to offer a free informational resource to the public for those seeking advice on a variety of yoga related topics from professionals.

I’ve found your blog through a few of our mutual online affiliates and would love to work with you as well. I have interest in being included within your blog roll and would love to explore possibilities. Thank you for your time, I look forward to your response.

Please email me back with your URL in subject line to take a step ahead and to avoid spam.

Thank you
Kathy Ray
kathy.healthyoga.com@gmail.com

  Tina wrote @

I am pleased to see a site support teachers. I teach about 12 classes a week and have a couple of private students. I am very grateful for the ability and good fortune to teach and guide students in the world of yoga asana and yoga. At times, however, my energy is lacking and I begin to wonder if this is what I should be doing, (generally that passes within the next 24 hours). Recently I’ve taken an interest in a more alignment oriented yoga and slowing down the vinyasa. Some students see this as a weakness, but I feel it is safer and actually requires more energy. Many of the students are in the baby boomer age group and I personally feel the vinyasa without attention to form is risky. I have a class that is geared toward the advanced students which I love, but out of the 12 classes the other 11 are for the baby boomers and those with some issues, such as knees, backs, etc.. Making this transition to this style has been a good experience, but as I move away from the vinyasa, I feel a little sad to let that practice and student base go. I was wondering if anyone else had a similar transition in teaching styles. Thanks again for the support. Namaste, Tina

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  tviv.org wrote @

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