Sports Facility Management: What Qualifications Does a Yoga Teacher Need?
Yoga provides exercise for a wide range of age groups. It can improve flexibility in athletes as well as help other rehabilitate from injury. For some, yoga is just the exercise they need to unwind from a stressful day at the office and feel fresh again. Offering yoga at your sports complex will help diversify your crowd and keep people coming back.
Many people find themselves trying yoga and committing to it long term, and with the right classes, you can capitalize on that. But how do you know who to hire as a yogi? What qualifications should you look for in a yogi? Sports Facility Management gets to the bottom to these answers here.
What Is a Yogi?
A yogi is the term for someone who has studied and become proficient in yoga. People who consider themselves yogis typically spend years practicing their art. Because anyone can do yoga, you will see experienced yogis who are barely thirty or fresh yogis in their fifties. So age is not a good judge of how experienced a yogi will be.
What Should You Look for When Hiring a Yogi?
Here at Sports Facility Management, we have found that there is nothing more important than finding the right person for the right job. So how do you know who is the right person to be the yogi at your sports complex?
There is no governing body of yoga that defines exactly who is and who isn’t qualified to be a yoga instructor, but there is a worldwide nonprofit that works to rather add accreditation to different yoga teacher-training schools.
The Yoga Alliance monitors schools and approves those that make the cut and refuse their approval of those that don’t. They have rigorous standards and are dedicated to schools that teach safe practices and thoroughly train their yogis. Look for Yoga Alliance accreditation on the yogis certificate to ensure they have the necessary training.
A Good Match
So much about yoga comes down to personality and comfort. It is not always easy to throw 15 to 20 people in a room and ask them to contort their bodies into new positions. Our Sports Facility Management has seen firsthand that some yoga instructors, no matter how good they are technically, have a difficult time loosening up the group, or they just don’t connect to the demographic.
You may not want a young peppy yogi if your demographic is mostly older well-to-do family types. Likewise, a yogi steeped in the spiritual side of things might turn off a room of urban, business types. Make sure to match the personality to your clientele.
Improve Your Sports Complex with Sports Facility Management
If you need a new yoga studio, a new swimming pool, or a new ziplining course, Sports Facility Management has got you covered. We have years of experience helping you with development funding, sports complex design, and sports facility management. Contact our Sports Facility Management team today to find out what we can do for you.