We’ll pass this one along via Ashtanga.com — for you teachers out there (or folks who know teachers who are looking for a place to land):
1. Ashtanga Teacher Needed – Silicon Valley, California
Looking for Mysore teacher for a small but growing Ashtanga community in Silicon Valley. Studio is in downtown San Jose, CA, 5 mins from San Jose International Airport (SJC). Month-long or longer term commitment preferred. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
2. Ashtanga Teachers Needed – Koh Phangan, Thailand
Orion Healing Centre offers a monthly work/exchange program. They have 6 morning Ashtanga classes per week, one of them a led class, and a once-a-week evening led class. Contact email@example.com (subject: Ashtanga teacher) to apply.
I know a few Ashtanga practitioners who, in the past year or less, have moved to Silicon Valley; plus there’s Google et al — a bounty of potential students. I know a lot less about Koh Phangan. Pretty much I know that’s in Thailand, and I know that based entirely on this ad.
I’ve only come across a few ads along these lines over the years; often they have been for some fairly exotic location that needs a temp teacher. I wouldn’t hazard to say this is the first in what might be a new way to get teachers, but I wouldn’t rule that possibility out.
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