Why You Don’t Need Life Experience to Teach Yoga

I was crushed to hear those words from people I deeply respected.

What is life experience anyway? Let’s think about it.

People equate life experience with suffering, and suffering with being a good yoga teacher. But it just doesn’t add up.

Plus, it doesn’t matter how much you’ve overcome if you can’t put a class together, speak authoritatively or approach people compassionately.

Feeling ostracised and frustrated, I consulted the professionals.

It was a non-answer to a non-question.

If you’re worried about teaching yoga because of your age or experience, don’t be.

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Ashleigh Mayes

Ashleigh Mayes

My name’s Ashleigh — yoga teacher and mental health advocate.