Many yoga journals and yoga alliances have conducted studies to pinpoint some of the trends in the yoga industry. However, the most important factor that leads to success un being a yoga instructor is knowing all about your students– why they turn to yoga workshops, what they expect from you as a teacher, what they value most when selecting a studio, and what you can do to make the class more interesting for them, so they keep coming back.

Here are some key takeaways given by the Tuscan Fitness Teacher Training

Why most students turn to yoga

  • To improve their health
  • To increase flexibility & fitness
  • To reduce stress levels & become happy
  • To work out

Things to make students more interested

  • Start up a yoga event in a park, beach, or any interesting public place
  • Organize a yoga retreat with all your students
  • Offer a free yoga class occasionally

Yoga students want their teacher to be

  • Warm & friendly
  • Knowledgeable about all the poses
  • Clear with instructions
  • More helpful & approachable

Important studio traits to yoga practitioners are

  • Convenience
  • Cost
  • Cleanliness
  • Personality of the teacher
  • Quality of the instruction

Understand your Students

  • 59% of the yoga students go to the class between 2 to 4 times a week
  • 75% of the yoga students have been practicing yoga for less than 5 years
  • 98% of the yoga practitioners consider themselves to be on beginner to intermediate levels.

If you want to be a successful yoga instructor, take into consideration this information and learn how to better understand your students.