I choose to teach yoga because I want to share what has brought me so much joy and fulfillment.  I almost feel as if having been given this gift, that I have an obligation to others to share the gift.  Here’s just a bit of what I’ve gained from my yoga practice:

being more comfortable in my own skin
a sense of accomplishment
patience and steadiness
strong reminder of the benefits of discipline
physically feeling better; literally feeling healthier
connectedness with others
refined my philosophy: start from love
set of tools for tough times

If I can open the door for one person’s life to change as mine has, then I’ve achieved my goal. I have learned more about yoga through learning to teach it, and more about myself through the practice of teaching. My eventual goal is to teach regularly to an under-served community, and to teach a more advanced weekly studio class to stay connected with the yoga community and keep my teaching at the highest levels.