Yoga Teacher’s Survival Kit.

Via on Jul 12, 2012

In this modern age, people are well prepared for the unforeseen.

They keep first aid kits, paper road maps, fire extinguishers all within arm’s reach.

 Here is what we yoga teachers need in case of a yogi emergency:

1. Well-insulated cooler: Eating most of our meals in the car or on the go, it is imperative to have a good cooler to keep those juices and quinoa dishes chilled.

2. Face wipes: The moisture and heat of the yoga rooms can act as a great facial, but when you spend your entire day in one it can also leave behind some unwanted gunk. Plus yoga teachers are usually running from their own practice to the next class with little time for a full face wash.

3. Hand sanitizer: Mama always says to wash your hands! Being trained in Ashtanga yoga, I love giving adjustments, but I also prefer not getting sick. These bottles are cheap, small and easy to carry around.

4. Mat cleaner: With no time or place to hang your mat up in between classes, it is good to spray that bad boy down with a natural disinfectant spray before it sits rolled up for the rest of the day.

5. Extra change of yoga clothes: It doesn’t have to be your snazziest piece, but there will inevitably be a day when you want to catch a last minute class or your client may have schvitzed last night’s bottle of wine onto your shirt.

6. Hair ties: You can never have too many hair ties. And boy yogis don’t act like you are exempt from this item! Many of you have longer hair than most of us girl teachers.

7. Nail file: One jagged hang nail can turn a hands-on adjustment into an exfoliation treatment, fast.

8. Small quick dry towel: This multipurpose item can act as a napkin, a spill saver and a yoga towel if you happen to forget your sweat rag.

As yoga teachers the pressure is on to remain calm amidst chaos. Stay calm by staying prepared.

What would you put in your Yoga Teacher Survival Kit?

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Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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About Sarah Ezrin

Sarah Ezrin , E-RYT-500, is an energetic and humorous yoga teacher and writer based in Los Angeles. With a profound love of travel, Sarah runs around the world teaching and doing yoga. For Sarah, yoga is not about the tricks or the postures; it is about connecting to one’s center and living from your greatest truth. She believes that life is short and that it should be spent laughing, with the people and animals we love, and doing the things we most enjoy, like yoga! For more information on Sarah please visit: here.

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4 Responses to “Yoga Teacher’s Survival Kit.”

  1. Erby says:

    I would add a mini sewing kit- you never know when there might be a wardrobe malfunction! And safety pins may not be so safe.I bike everywhere (including yoga classes) so Always have a plastic bag handy if it rains and your backpack/bag isn't wet-proof. : )

  2. Zoe says:

    I loved this article and I'm definitely going to use some of the tips! I might add lavender essential oil too to aide a relaxing moment in the midst of a busy day.

  3. Patricia says:

    Definitely need a flashlight for reading inspirational story or quote in shavasana in the dark.

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