What Makes A Good Retreat Teacher?
What is beautiful about experiencing life as a yogi is our exposure to such tremendous human beings. There is a wide spectrum of truly excellent teachers in the world. You will resonate with some and not with others but without a doubt there is something to be absorbed from each of them, even if it is simply something you learn about yourself along your journey.
What constitutes a great retreat teacher is merely an intensified version of a great studio teacher. Some essential qualities include:
Flexibility – Their Go With The Flowness
Seems obvious, I’m sure. Here I’m referring to a teacher’s pliability, their willingness to adapt to meet the needs of the group. The priority as a dedicated teacher is the student’s experience. Without doubting their skills or intention, a seasoned teacher will prepare well and then adjust once becoming in tune with the group. This adaptability will crossover into the entire trip, no matter what challenges the group will face, the teacher will remain a sound leader, bettering the experience for all.
Creativity – On And Off The Mat
Your teacher(s) will provide unique opportunities to learn more on your mat and explore off your mat. Yoga is everywhere and everything. A great teacher knows this and will create opportunities to soak up and be moved by your surroundings.
We seek vacations to replenish our mind, body and hearts. Choosing to spend time with one or two teachers for your chosen vacation is a big decision and how you invest your time, money and energy each day is huge. A great retreat teacher will help to provide what every vacationer is seeking: rejuvenation, new experiences and fun!
A stellar retreat teacher will create a space for you to be exactly who you need to be, in stillness and in motion. They will be instrumental in facilitating your restoration. You’ll shed layers and emerge a lighter, more blissful You. Ready? Set?…Give yourself the gift.
Bio: Danielle Robinson is Never Not Hungry. A Yoga, travel, food, laughter and life enthusiast, Danielle lived, studied and traveled in Italy for 3 years, and then embarked on her teacher training in New York City with Sonic Yoga. Since, she’s lived and taught in Chicago, stretched, folded and chewed throughout the U.S., and now is thrilled to lend her passion as a writer and teacher to the Travel Yogi. She is stupefied to be alive and grateful to share the gift of Yoga to the world.