top of page
Search

Possibilities for your yoga career - leading retreats


Tips for yoga teaching running retreats by Bec Cook – Yoga teacher, naturopath and retreat facilitator.


Tips for yoga teaching running retreats by Bec Cook – Yoga teacher, naturopath and retreat facilitator.

• Create a space where people feel comfortable and safe

• Create a space where people can connect with nature

• Have things on offer, but allow people to make their own choices

• Ensure students are taking time away from distractions to allow them to really engage in the reflective and self-inquiring process

• Allow students time for personal space and time alone

• Use the retreat as a way to teach students how they can bring their yoga/practice/healthy lifestyle habits developed on retreat into their daily life

• Keep it simple, fluid and transparent.

• Start small and allow it to expand and grow naturally

• As a teacher be aware that you will need to be flexible and tailor it to the group as well as the outcome

• Enjoy what you are offering

• If you are collaborating, work to each others strengths, experiences and skillsets

• Be transparent and direct in your communication when you are collaborating with other teachers

• Learn to delegate and be ok with not doing everything you want

• Don’t overcommit to roles you will be taking on during the retreat

• Keep an eye on your stress levels (and those of your colleagues)

• Keep it intimate and affordable when it comes to accommodation

• A nice house is good, and you can hire a cook • Pull all of the details together to work out the profit margin – what you can afford to pay people, what to charge

• Value your time and energy – don’t give it away too easily and set boundaries

• If you have a dream of a retreat you want to create – make a vision board – put it on paper and journal about it – what do you want it to look like? What can you offer?

• Balance the serious side with some fun, enjoy what you are doing

• If you see a gap in your skillset compared to what you want to offer, find a yoga teacher who could take this on for you

Bec is a graduate of Ray of lights two-year Yoga teacher training. She teaches yoga and offers naturopathic consultations in her clinic in Austinmere. Bec runs retreats at her favourite places, the ocean and the snow.

14 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comentarios


bottom of page