Qualities of a Good Yoga Teacher

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As you search for “yoga courses” and “psilocybin retreats near me”, it is important that you look at each place’s on-site experts or teaching leaders. A bad yoga teacher or psilocybin guide at psilocybin retreats near me can ruin your entire experience; turning something that was supposed to be pure, healing, and reinvigorating into something stressful, traumatizing, and frustrating. Maybe so much so that you never want to repeat the experience. And these “bad” teachers or guides aren’t bad necessarily and perhaps they can add safety protocols and measures into their practices.

So how do you find a great yoga teacher or plant medicine facilitator? There are many qualities to look for in a yoga teacher or plant medicine facilitator and you can start by looking for one with the following key qualities:

  • Preparation and structure. A great yoga teacher who provides powerful results typically doesn’t just offer classes on a whim or change up the style whenever they want. No, great yoga teachers and plant medicine guides know that many of their pupils come to them because they need structure, they need instruction. Thus, always look for teachers and programs that offer well laid out plans when signing up and properly showcase how the course or class will go. Being in flow is awesome and there is a balance and harmony of discipline and surrender that is necessary for an effective flow state to remain consistent.
  • Adaptability and tailored focus. Structure is paramount AND also it is important in having the flexibility to adapt and change things when things don’t go how one plans. It’s also important for a facilitator to know how to tailor courses to meet individual and group needs. Look at yoga programs and yoga teachers’ willingness to work with different peoples’ bodies and adapt practices according to age, ability, and health conditions. Look at a psilocybin facilitators’ ability to hold the tensions of opposites so a compassionate and peaceful perspective unfolds into the space.
  • Authentic. This is a hard one to gauge as often you won’t know if a person is truly authentic until you meet them — and generally more than once. But if reviews are available, look for the use of the word “authentic” as yoga teachers and plant medicine facilitators who are authentic are those who are passionate about what they do and most excited about sharing that with others. Working with a teacher who has an eagerness to get authentic with their inauthenticity and can drop their righteousness are also paramount attributes to have in a facilitator so they may guide you on your path and avoid guiding you on the path they want for you.

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