One of the things we care most about in the Modo Yoga community of studios is a standard of care, expertise and transparency. We understand that taking the teacher training is a big commitment and investment, and so we want to make sure that people have access to all information and manage expectations accordingly. There is no way for us to guarantee a teaching position post training, as we do not own the studios. Each studio is unique in it's culture, it's style of teaching, and it's ability to provide teaching opportunities. As a result, we leave it to the person interested in teaching to contact the studio owner and inquire about teaching at the studio, and to find out what is required to increase their chances of securing a teaching spot.
We do our best to make sure that everyone's journey is inspiring and worry free. This is why we ask you to look into your opportunities before the teacher training begins. You can also take a chance that there will be opportunities for you and not contact anyone, but this decreases your chances of having teaching opportunities post-training.
The best possible scenario is that you have been practicing at the studio for an extended period of time, you know the teachers and staff, and you are involved with studio events and functions. If you have built a connection with a home studio, it is easier to find support after your month away.
1) Participate in all studio functions - parties, Grow Your Yoga, charity fundraisers
2) Become an Energy Exchanger at your studio. This allows you to develop relationships within the studio, and allows you to have a better understanding of what is required to thrive in the studio culture
3) Understand that giving your all at the 1-month teacher training is going to bode well when the studio owner asks about you when you apply to teach. Attend all lectures fully, practice calm and compassion during the long days, get to know the lecturers, ask questions and put a lot of work into your Presentation. Think of it as a month-long job interview!
4) Be okay with the process of becoming a great teacher. After the 1-month intensive, practice teach a lot with friends and family, see if you can borrow the studio yoga room for practice classes, enquire about Community Classes, and continue studying at all times.
5) Ask other teachers at your studio for advice. What is the studio teaching style? Who is the best person to talk to about opportunities? What are good books to study? What did they learn from when they started teaching?
6) Be patient. Sometimes there are no teaching positions available at your studio, but there is always change on the schedule. Avoid being forceful/demanding while still staying engaged with the studio community.
We are excited to have you attend the Modo Yoga Teacher Training. It is a phenomenal experience and a great opportunity to dive deep into the history, the philosophy, the ethics, and the practice of yoga. It is truly a life-changing experience and a wonderful way to understand more about what you love and how this practice.
For more information, or to apply, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZ9zENsHNx6zZS891SMwxsJzQSENpjUMm5eiGI5tBL1jkceg/viewform?embedded=true&formkey=dFNwN3F6SkVidDVUdk41ZDM4LXNwRlE6MA