For Christmas, I got a load of Yoga books and I’m slowly working my way through them. The first one I’ve finished is The Yoga Mentor by Celest Pereira. Celest is a yoga teacher who not only teaches classes across the world, she also runs workshops, retreats and has online content too. This book is her guide for new yoga teachers to help them get started and help with some of the challenges of a new teacher. This book really appealed to me because obviously I will be starting to teach soon and wanted a bit of a manual I could read to help me along the way.
The thing I love most about this book is the way it is set out and the style of it. There are 6 main sections which delve into everything from finding clients and places to teach, keeping clients, managing social media to the financial side of things and also keeping yourself motivated and healthy. The advice is very practical so it’s all stuff I could go out and actually do. Best of all, it’s written in a friendly and chatty style so it is a really easy read – there’s no jargon or bits that are difficult to understand.
I found myself marking pages, making notes and tagging bits to come back to when the advice would be needed again once I start teaching. I would 100% recommend this book to both yoga teachers in training and new teachers who would like the guidance of someone more experienced. I have since reached out to Celest on social media and happily, she has responded which is lovely. At the end of the book are also interviews with other yoga teachers such as Rachel Brathen (Yoga Girl) and Lesley Fightmaster which are really interesting to read for a different perspective. I also have the Yoga Girl book which I’ll review for the blog in the future!
Let me know if you’ve read this book and what you thought and I’m always looking for new recommendations so please pass those along to me too!