Want to be an Ashtanga teacher in paradise?
A few caveats.
It’s just for a month; it’s temporary. And I’m assume it’s paradise because it is in the Caribbean, off of Honduras.
The folks at Yoga Utila passed it on to us, for us to pass on to you (and so forth). Here’s a link to the listing and a little bit about it:
There may be some flexibility in the schedule, but currently the classes we would be looking to have you take over would be:
5-6 mornings a week (not Saturdays)
3 night classes per week (7pm to 8:15pm)
possibly 1-2 sunset classes as well
Potential for privates as well- we currently have students taking privates from our Ashtanga instructor and they likely would like to continue with you if you teach a true Ashtanga class.
Classes are small and personalized- averaging 3-6 students per class, up to about 8 pp, but sometimes just 1-2 persons. You can see our current schedule at http://yogautila.com/schedule/
Morning and sunset classes above are on docks overlooking the Caribbean sea, Night classes are in a lovely space.
Shall we break down the caveats?
What’s wrong with its just being for a month? You’re a care-free Ashtanga teacher (or maybe a would-be one and this could be a great way to test the waters, both on the mat and right near by as you snorkel until you’re bluer in the face than the fish) and can carve out the month — dates are still being finalized but it is roughly from mid-September to mid-October. Both Burning Man and Bhakti Fest will be over, so what’s the conflict?
As I look more, I’m getting more sure it is paradise. Check this link and this description: “What you won’t find are high-rises, fast food outlets, hawkers, or many of the other aspects of popular tourist areas. With calm turquoise waters, laid back attitude, and a real community, this is Utila.”
Having spent most of Sunday on the beach here in Encinitas (and being just about 30 minutes before heading off to Tim Miller’s for Mysore), I can attest that Ashtanga and paradise do mix well. Very well. Like top-shelf margarita well.
So… think about it, or pass it on to someone you know who might be interested.
(And, seriously, posts about training and practices with Tim are coming.)
Sept. 6, 2012 update: Position is filled, but it does sound like there are some possibilities for early in 2013.
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