Depending on your familiarity with yoga, the thought of dating a yoga teacher could either terrify or intrigue you. There are so many hilarious misconceptions out there about what it means to be a yoga teacher, thanks to social media. While some of us do meditate every day, drink loads of green smoothies , and celebrate each full moon, dating a yoga teacher doesn't necessarily mean that your apartment will turn into an ashram. That being said, we are a different breed with some ideas of normal that can differ from the general public. So here are some things you should know before you enter a relationship with a yoga teacher.
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I had no job and was suffering the fallout from things ending badly with my first love while I was abroad. In my vulnerable state, I felt pulled toward a path that had long interested me: Buddhism. I looked him up online. Within a few days, I was meeting him for coffee, which turned into dinner.
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Take it from an instructor who has been in more than one long-term relationship that started in a class: Yoga studios can be great places to meet women. Show up. Yoga teachers love to see their students each week because it allows us an opportunity to witness growth. Show up regularly. Demonstrate commitment to your practice because it reflects an ability to make commitments in your life, and we ladies appreciate that quality in a man.
There's been a lot of talk recently about men who do yoga. More guys than ever are trying it for the first time — even Don Draper — and people are even calling it Broga a new term I don't find particularly clever, but I suppose there are more important things in this world to complain about. Slowly, we are letting go of the hackneyed idea that yoga is just for women.