How to find work as a Meditation Teacher
Wondering if there’s enough work as a Meditation Teacher? This is how to find work as a meditation teacher.
Below are five key secrets we wanted to share with you to find plenty of work and create a sustainable income as a Meditation Teacher.
Five Secrets to how to find work as an Accredited Meditation Teacher with ACHS
- Offer your Meditation services via your own business or in another professional role
Most Meditation Teachers find their work through self-employment through their own business or sub-contracting their services out to other bodies. Through your business you might hold weekly classes, term courses, workshops (for adults and kids) and retreats. You can subcontract to your local yoga studio, fellow alternative health business-owners or community health centres. You may even like to collaborate with local yoga teachers or other practitioners such as counselling, wellbeing and natural therapy centres with retreats, workshops, classes, ongoing groups and other events.
If you are already in a role or career where meditation will complement your work; such as a teacher, psychologist, counsellor, or other therapist then rest assured that meditation will enhance your offerings greatly. You will be able to offer group meditation work alongside your one on one sessions, which will add variety and interest to your job, and an additional service for you to offer. You may also be able to receive referrals from other practitioners or colleaugues in your clinic or network. Being creative and resourceful is a key to how to find work as a meditation teacher.
If your business is brand new, it may be best for you to gradually reduce your regular-waged job as your business grows, rather than immediately quitting and leaving you with little to no cash flow. This takes the pressure off your new business making money to begin with and allows you to grow your business with love and passion, rather than fear and lack.
- Use the fast-growing interest in Meditation to your advantage
In the last decade, the surge of scientific research into Meditation and the effects it has on the body and mind has caused a huge shift in interest in this age-old practice. While depression is currently the leading cause of disability worldwide (Beyond Blue), the World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that mental health issues are likely to form the biggest burden on healthcare resources by 2030. Your service as a Meditation Teacher can be the answer to many individuals’ problems and there has been no better time than now to tap into that interest and need within your community.
- Discover the plethora of Meditation work opportunities
The range of Meditation Teaching work opportunities within your business are endless. You can take your skills to corporate workplaces, schools, community centres, kindergartens and health centres including Yoga Studios, Day Spas and Retreats. You can hold Meditation classes, workshops and retreats, offering a theme that you are passionate about. You can offer Meditation online via audios sold through your website, already-existing apps, via online Meditation programs and courses and videos on Youtube, Facebook or other social media platforms. The various work opportunities as a Meditation Teacher is limited to your own opinions and beliefs. Honestly, the sky is the limit in terms of finding work as a meditation teacher. We are so lucky to have so much user-friendly technology at our fingertips. With your passion and commitment to your endeavour you can create an abundance of work as a Meditation Teacher through a full range of pathways.
- Make the most of the ongoing support at ACHS
Once you graduate at ACHS, you receive a Graduation and Marketing Pack. This in-depth 57-page document supports you to plan the key elements to developing your Meditation services within your business. You’re carefully guided to consider the detail of marketing, advertising, brand, website, videos, blogging, podcasts, email database and so much more. In addition, you can stay a part of our ACHS Students and Graduates community where you can receive the online support and friendship you need to trouble shoot, be inspired, learn new ideas and ultimately grow as a successful Meditation Teacher via continued access to our community forum. Our coaches are all working in the field and can give you expert advice gleaned from real experience about how to make your business work. Personal mentoring sessions are also available at an extra cost.
- Share your passion for Meditation
Your success as a Meditation Teacher will largely depend on how passionate you are about meditation with your clients. If you share your love of Meditation with your students, they are more likely to see the value in it. Individuals are more likely to believe in a product if others around them believe in it too. By sharing your story of how Meditation changed your life, you are supporting your students to create that possibility for themselves. Consider how you have benefited from your Meditation practice and share with your students how they can benefit too. Positive energy is infectious! If you have a real love for Meditation, express this openly and authentically with your students. They will see the real advantages you experience and want to experience it too.
Talk to your family and friends about what you are studying and how meditation has helped you. As people see what a difference meditation makes in your life, and see how passionate you are about what you do, they will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others. We often see students attracting new opportunities before they have even completed their studies due to people around them finding out about what they do.
Towards the end of your studies, you will create a case study group. This will be a group of friends or colleagues that you will practise guiding through meditation. We find that for most students, this evolves into their first paying group, since participants simply don’t want to stop at the end of the sessions!
So in short, your Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation will open up many employment pathways for you. Do you have further questions about our Certificate? Give us a call.
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Written by Bronte Spicer and Lisa Forde