The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook

The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook

The Ultimate Guide for Current and Aspiring Instructors—Set Your Intention, Develop Your Voice, and Build Your Career

Sage Rountree


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The ultimate guide to the yoga profession—at every stage of your teaching career

Yoga has helped you, and now you want to share what you’ve learned. Maybe you’ve just graduated from yoga teacher training, and you’re wondering how to take your next steps. Or perhaps you’ve been teaching for a while, but you feel unsure about how to get a studio job, develop a workshop, establish clear boundaries with your students, or level up in your career.

Wherever you are, The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook will help you choose a wise path toward where you want to be. Sage Rountree mines her decades of experience as a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and studio owner to offer guidance at every turn:

  • Land your first job, and smartly manage your schedule, money, and energy
  • Prepare outside the classroom to ensure that each class is a good one
  • Keep pace with changing Yoga Alliance standards and the expanding world of online teaching
  • React in real time to students’ needs (and gently teach studio etiquette)
  • Figure out whether you want to become a full-time teacher, own a studio, take private clients, lead yoga teacher trainings—or all of the above.
Throughout, thoughtful prompts encourage you to articulate your principles, vision, and plans. Instead of telling you what to teach, this book will guide you to your own answers—first and foremost, by asking: How can my teaching be of greatest service to my students?


Sage Rountree:
Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500, is the co-owner of the three-studio Carolina Yoga Company and the author of eight other books, most recently coauthoring Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses. Her teacher trainings draw students from around the world. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.