Certifications to Expand Your Clientele
Working as a yoga instructor can be very fulfilling work for a lot of people because you do get to see your clients grow in many ways, and not only are they able to push their physical limits, but when done right, it can also have a great impact on their mental health and well-being. If that is something you love to witness, then you can take it a step further and grow your clientele in terms of working with diverse populations and differently-abled populations. This can be a tough thing to do, but it can be incredibly rewarding if done correctly. If this is something you want to do in the future, you first want to get the necessary training and certifications. You can check out the courses being offered at Marianne Wells Yoga Teacher Training and then take it from there.
Working with different populations poses completely different challenges that will differ from working with the standard population. When working with differently-abled people, or people coming in with trauma, you have to work with people coming in with different limitations. This means taking the time to listen to every client’s individual needs, understanding their unique limits, and then helping them find a workaround. This can be challenging sometimes, but the results can be worth it when you have people coming in and showing the noticeable change. Yoga is not just for healthy, able-bodied, financially privileged folks. This is a practice that anyone can take advantage of and by getting certifications to work with these populations, you are preventing gate-keeping and making it accessible for people who might not have had that option before. So, it is a big step, but it can leave a lasting impression on you, the way you conduct your practice and the people who come to learn from you.