Showing Your Appreciation in Person
Speaking up during class is a great way to say thank you to your yoga teacher. Acknowledging the teacher in the moment by stating that it was a great class and thanking them for leading it can make the instructor feel appreciated. If there is something specific that you got out of the class such as a new pose or challenge, be sure to let your teacher know.
Stopping by at the studio after class is also another way to thank your yoga teacher. At the end of each session, have a few moments of staying behind to engage in conversation with your instructor. Use this opportunity to thank them for their teaching and how it has helped or impacted you on any level. You don’t need to give any long speeches but just being present, expressing gratitude, and being friendly will go a long way in making your teachers feel grateful!
Surprising Your Teacher
1. Bring a bouquet of flowers to your teacher’s next class as a special thank you gesture.
2. Give your teacher a gift certificate for a yoga apparel boutique or wellness shop.
3. Offer to help the teacher with their next event, such as advertising and promotion or set-up and clean-up tasks.
4. Send a card expressing your gratitude for all that was taught in the class and thanking them for the time put in.
5. Buy some copies of books or other material written by your yoga teacher, and either give them directly to the teacher as a gift or bring them to class and let everyone purchase one at discounted price during break time activity (some of income goes back to the teacher).
6. Arrange an offsite gathering and bring along snacks or drinks to thank your spiritual mentor ahead of time for their generous teaching hours
7. Attend their classes, even if it means making adjustments in your schedule – this will help ensure they have frequent attendees at their classes which is validation they are appreciated!
Thank You Rituals
1. Leave a heartfelt, handwritten thank you note for your teacher. Express your appreciation for their gifts, expertise and guidance and how it has made an impact on your practice.
2. Make a donation to a cause that is important to them. You can gladly donate any amount that is within your means, or give something like an experience they would enjoy or a subscription to something they may benefit from.
3. Offer to help in anyway you can outside of class such as doing small tasks around the studio or organizing events in harmony with their mission if applicable; essentially show them how much you appreciate their hard work by taking part in it with them!
4. Give them an item significant to their practice; items such as books, yoga supplies like blocks or straps, incense sticks and essential oils are all wonderful ways of giving back.
5. Help spread the word about your teacher’s classes online through social media, positive reviews and personal recommendations ” this type of support can really go a long way!
Finding and Joining Supportive Communities
One great way to express your gratitude for your yoga teacher is by joining supportive communities that help to promote their work. This could mean connecting with other students on social media, liking your teacher’s posts or joining a group specifically set up for their followers. You can also attend yoga events hosted by your teacher and invite them out for coffee or dinner. Not only do these activities show support, they also provide the opportunity to connect with other followers, exchange ideas and ask questions that may not have been answered during class. Additionally, you could contribute financially to your teacher’s classes and workshops by donating money to maintain the quality of instruction. Finally, you can show appreciation through word of mouth; share positive experiences about their teaching with friends, family and co-workers to help spread the word about them. Doing these things”in addition to expressing heartfelt thanks”will surely be appreciated by your yoga teacher!
Providing Additional Resources
Saying thank you to your yoga teacher is an important gesture that shows your appreciation for the dedication and hard work they’ve put into your class. One way of expressing gratitude is to provide additional resources. Depending on the type of class, there are a variety of materials that you can share with your yoga teacher, such as articles about various aspects of yoga; videos or podcasts related to meditation, breathwork or asana practice; and books related to yoga philosophy. You could even gift a digital resource such as an online course or workshop. Sharing these resources demonstrates your respect and understanding for them and their expertise. Ultimately, it’s all about showing genuine gratitude and paying attention to their needs and interests, which shows that you value their teaching methods.
I am passionate about yoga and this is my blog. I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 5. Yoga has transformed my life in so many ways and I love being able to share that with others. My hope is that through this blog, I can help people learn more about yoga, connect with other yogis, and find inspiration to live a healthier, happier life.