• Nov,27, 2022

8 Red Flags Your Yoga Teacher is Incompetent

8 Red Flags Your Yoga Teacher is Incompetent

Yoga is a powerful form of exercise that has been proven to help improve physical and mental health. It can be difficult, however, to find an instructor who will provide the quality instruction you need to get the most out of your practice.

Here are 8 signs that your yoga teacher might be incompetent: 

They don't use proper alignment cues for poses 

This is one of the most important aspects of a yoga class - proper alignment. If your teacher can't or doesn't give clear instructions on how to properly do a pose, it can be difficult to get the most out of your practice and you might end up injured. 

Their classes are not challenging enough 

While yoga shouldn't be too difficult, it should be challenging enough to produce results. If your yoga teacher's classes are not producing the desired results, it might be time to find a new instructor. 

They talk too much 

Your yoga teacher should provide instruction and guidance during class, but they should also allow for silence so that students can focus on their practice. If your teacher is constantly talking, it can be difficult to focus and you might not get the most out of your class. 

The class doesn't have any flow or progression 

A good yoga class should have a flow and progression. If your teacher is just taking people through different poses without any rhyme or reason, it can be difficult to get the most out of your practice. You want to be sure that your teacher has a plan for each class. 

They don't adjust students 

A good yoga teacher will adjust students when necessary in order to help them get the most out of their pose. If your teacher isn't adjusting you, it's likely because they don't know how or they're too lazy. Either way, it's not good news. 

They're often late for their own class 

Lateness is a sign of poor time management skills. If your teacher is often late, it's likely because they don't plan well or have other priorities that are more important than teaching their class. 

They're rude to students 

While yoga teachers should be able to set appropriate boundaries with their students, rudeness is never acceptable - especially in a yoga class. If your teacher is rude to you or others in the class, it's a sign that they're not fit to be teaching yoga. 

They give unhelpful corrections in class 

This is another important aspect of yoga instruction - helping students get the most out of their poses. If your teacher is constantly giving you unhelpful corrections, it's likely because they don't know how to teach properly or have no interest in doing so. 

 

Final Thoughts 

If you've noticed any of these signs in your yoga teacher, it might be time to find a new instructor. Yoga can provide immense physical and mental benefits when practiced correctly - so be sure to find a good instructor who will provide the quality instruction you need to get the most out of your practice. 

 

 

Sarah Williams

Hot Yoga Instructor