“What are you going to do when you are finished with working, or when work has finished with you?”
For Sam and many of our teachers, they had found themselves at a stage in life where their old careers, though paying well, were lacking in a deeper kind of satisfaction.
“My answer came by way of a yoga retreat where I met my yoga instructor with whom I trained for over 3 years to obtain my Yoga Alliance YA-500Hrs qualification”. Says Sam.
“There are 2 points worth noting in your own life:
We know that the average age in the UK and Europe is 88 Years for Women and 84 Years for Men. That is the average!...
So even on normal retirement age, there will be anywhere between 15 to 40 years of living to be had. What will be the quality of life in your retirement?
Apart from a fair salary, what other satisfaction do you get out of the job or the service that you give at the moment? In my case this second question became the most important.
Now I have the freedom to earn by doing something I really enjoy. It is the most satisfactory business that I have ever been involved with and I have the opportunity to provide a service to my students to help them feel good and to maintain or even improve their health.”
Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'registered yoga teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training when they register themselves with Yoga Alliance UK.
Sam Rao, director of teaching, is a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) and teaches over 70% of the course.