That’s So Un-Yogic! Busting The Yoga Teacher Myths And Stereotypes.

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Do you have specific ideas about Yoga teachers and what it means to be a Yoga teacher? Many Yoga Students buy into myths and stereotypes about Yoga teachers that are commonly portrayed in pop culture and media, but are these misconceptions even true? Putting Yoga teachers up on a pedestal is dangerous, for the teacher and the student as well.

Time and time again, there are Yoga Scandals that come to light when the latest Yoga teacher celebrity has a fall from grace and the pedestal they have been put on. Now, I am certainly not excusing unethical behavior or abuse on the part of a teacher by any means those teachers should be 100% held accountable for their actions, manipulation and the damage they cause!

What I’m referring to is students making assumptions about what a Yoga teacher ‘should’ be like based on nothing other than their occupation.

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If we truly embraced that Yoga teachers are Human beings and thereby have flaws just like everyone else, maybe this dichotomy  wouldn’t exist.

In the video below, I discuss some of the common Yoga Teacher Myths And Stereotypes (I am sure there are many more).

Common Yoga Teacher Stereotypes:

  • Yoga teachers are Vegetarians
  • Yoga teachers are all natural
  • Yoga teachers don’t drink
  • Yoga teachers all get up at the crack of dawn and spend hours practicing Yoga & Meditation
  • Yoga teachers don’t drink coffee
  • Yoga teachers are all strong & flexible
  • Yoga teachers are all skinny, tiny barbie types

Have you believed any of these stereotypes yourself? In the comments below, let me know which Yoga teacher stereotypes I have missed.

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