What do I add to a yoga resume?

I have mentioned before that I have been working in an office building for the last eight years. I haven’t had to apply for work in all that time. I am getting to the point now where I need to be thinking about moving on but I am having a hard time writing a resume. I don’t really know what to put into it anymore.

I decided to start with writing a resume for being a yoga teacher. The first thing I noticed was how sparse my resume looks. I have a little about me section which talks about how I came to love yoga and why I teach it. Then there’s a little section to note down my education achievements and RYT status. After that, I have a little section for my current teaching hours and experience working in a yoga studio.

I realise that I need a bit more to add to it. I have been looking into leading some special hiking and yoga classes for the summer but I need some first aid courses first. I have also noticed that all the gyms in town need you to have your CPR certification. I decided that it was high time that I followed in the family tradition of first aid attendants. On my list of things to do by the end of May is get my first aid training and certification. I am kind of excited about this.

As for other certification or courses, there’s only one that I have had my eye on and that’s a yoga therapy course offered here in Kelowna. It would be an expensive course to take and I am still what I like to think of as a beginner yoga teacher. There are other smaller courses like yoga nidra, restorative yoga, yin yoga, and prenatal yoga. The problem with taking those courses is getting both the opportunity and time to take them. I am completely open to adding more tools to my already full tool box though.

If you have any tips to resume writing or ideas for classes you think a yoga teacher should add to their tool belt, I would love to hear them!

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