Updated: Jul 11, 2020
By Allison Ray Jeraci
Photo by Andrea Killam
It is rare to encounter someone who is satisfied with their profession. As a yoga teacher, I’m enthralled with mine along with the various subjects it allows me to explore: philosophy, literature, anatomy, history, and the list goes on. Plus, teaching in a variety of environments gives me the chance to get to know wonderful people I otherwise may never have met.
My job consists of teaching yoga classes, presenting workshops, managing a studio, recording yoga nidras, and writing articles. At the end of the day, I’m personally satisfied by teaching wonderful, curious students, and helping them in any way I can (like helping someone break through her fear of inversions as she presses up into her first headstand, or listening to a student share how his yoga nidra practice has had a transformational impact on his life). I feel fortunate that this is my job. And sometimes I wonder, How did I get here?