Not all yoga teachers are created equal. Beware.
1. The Backseat Yoga Teacher.
We all know at least one. Without previous permission they verbally or physically give cues and/or adjustments to other students during class. This falls into my WTF category. If they don’t have respect for their fellow teachers, how are they going to respect you as a student?
2. The Runaway Yoga Teacher.
A rare species of yoga teachers. They go into a yoga class and simply do their own practice. This is just weird and I’m not sure why anyone would pay money to take a class and then not take it. Again, it’s about respect…and it’s just freakin’ weird!
3. The Flashy Yoga Teacher.
Most of us have been here before. This teacher is becoming increasingly popular for vinyasa flow style classes. One way to identify them is by their disregard for the breath. They pump out as many poses and arm balances as they can and make you work harder than your cross fit trainer. Careful with this one; injury level is high.
4. The XOXO, Yoga Gossip Teacher.
This teacher makes you have high school flashbacks or reminds you of the movie Mean Girls. During teacher trainings, they have a tendency to go to the bathroom in groups so they can gossip. Luckily, if you’re not in their inner circle they won’t notice you in their class, but best to stay clear just in case.
5. The “Needs a Xanax Before Class” Yoga Teacher.
Another rare species, but super easy to identify. This teacher also has a tendency to fall into the Backseat Yoga Teacher category, but with a little more pizzazz. They often beg students to come to their classes and resort to Facebook stalking if you never show up again. Inappropriate remarks regarding the size of anatomy parts, or their significant other disrupting class are typical occurrences.
Bonus: More funny/serious: 10 Reasons Your Yoga Class Still Sucks.
~Ed: Brianna B.