Follow Workplace Safety Procedures

21 Jan

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Workplace Safety Procedures

  • As a yoga teacher, you should motivate students to do their best – but avoid pushing them too hard. Achieving this sensitivity comes as a result of experience – so when you are getting started, it is probably best to err on the side of caution.
  • Ask students about any injuries, disabilities, or other potential barriers to their yoga practice that they might have – prior to that student‟s getting started in your class. Watch out for contraindications in these (and all) students; failing to monitor them could lead to legal trouble – even if you have liability insurance (which does not cover “negligence” on the part of the yoga teacher).
  • Keep your yoga studio clean and disinfected, and make sure that materials are freshly laundered.
  • Have students take off their shoes upon entering the studio, and ask them to bring their own mats to class to further avoid the spreading of germs.
  • Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap after each class.
  • Learn to use an Automated External Defibrillator – if your particular studio has got one – as they have been proven to improve survival rates in episodes of cardiac arrest.
  • Consider having students sign a medical waver.
  • Always carry a charged telephone, in the event that you should have to call an ambulance.
  • Get trained in CPR

Delivering Service to Customers

  • All of these concerns and precautions may appear daunting at first – but do not allow yourself to become discouraged.
  • Having checked off a few important boxes, you will soon be able to focus on what really matters – delivering service to customers.
  • Having studied the history of yoga, asanas, teaching techniques, and an array of other important aspects of any quality yogic practice, you are almost entirely prepared to begin to teach a yoga class. All that remains if for you to tap into the love for yoga and teaching that brought you to this point – and combine this with all of the practical knowledge you have gained.
  • Students want a professional, friendly, inspiring and knowledgeable teacher. If you keep this in mind, you will have placed yourself onto the road toward teaching success.
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