Several weeks ago I was driving along a mountain pass and I saw a beautiful grove of aspen trees. The grouping of slender white trees got me thinking about how many people travel long distances just to see the leaves changing and to take pictures of the beautiful fall colors.
The trees sparked a desire to learn more about aspen trees. I was surprised to learn that aspen trees grow in communities, their roots interconnected to share water and nutrients among them. Aspens thrive in a community setting and grow poorly when on their own.
We humans are similar. We are wired for social interaction.
Community in our lives has been researched and proven to be essential to living a fulfilled and balanced life.
We are all members of many communities—family, friends, work, neighborhood—and a healthy, mindful living yoga teacher community should be no different.
A yoga teacher community is important because it helps us thrive– professionally and personally. When our personal and professional lives thrive we live more meaningful lives, we become advocates for change and transformation, and we feel comfortable expressing ourselves. As yoga teachers, we want to make an impact in our student’s lives. Being part of a community of yoga teachers helps us support and empower each other in the effort towards living a more meaningful life and building an impactful business.
We want to hear from you
How can YTOC support and empower you in your yoga business or yoga teaching career?
What ideas do you have to create community among our YTOC members? What do you struggle with in your yoga biz? And how can we help?
Feel free to send me an email with your comments or suggestions. Or find me at either our upcoming workshop in
or at our annual Christmas Party in December.
I truly believe that one yoga teacher can change a life and create a community. And I believe YTOC has the tools to support and empower you on your yoga community-building journey.
Yoga Teachers of Colorado - President
IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training
Community Builder, Yoga Lover, and Forever Student