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Thoughtful Gifts For Yoga Teachers This Holiday Season

Spooky season is gone and the season of gratitude is here!

That means the season of giving will be here before you know it, and finding the right gift for someone can be extremely difficult, but we all know how good it feels to find that perfect thing for the person you love. 

You may have a yoga teacher in your family, a dear friend or perhaps you want to treat the teacher that you do your weekly practice with to something special.

No matter how you know the yoga teacher in your life here are 8 great gift ideas to get them this year. 

8 Gift Ideas for the Yoga Teacher in Your Life

A Class Planner ($)

yoga class planner

Yoga teachers put a lot of thought into their classes.

They have to craft a powerful theme, design a sequence that is both safe and effective, as well as create playlists, utilize props and offer modifications for students who may want or need them.

This is a lot of information, and having a place to keep your entire class plan, brainstorm new flow ideas, and even make note of what playlist or essential oil blend you want to use with this class can help keep teachers organized, and on track.

Getting a yoga teacher a designated notebook or journal for these class plans could help make their lives easier, and also give them a way to keep all of their old class plans together.

 The Yoga Teacher Journal is a popular one, and the Yoga Teacher Planner and Sequence Builder is great for yoga teachers and enthusiasts alike.

NewMoon Beginnings Candles ($)

Candels

A candle is a classic gift, but put a twist on this classic by ordering a crystal infused candle from NewMoon Beginnings.

Each candle is hand poured, infused with essentials oils, herbs and crystals to create a one-of-a-kind candle and ritual.

You can get a candle for their birth month, or maybe their favorite new moon manifestation practice, or to ward off evil with a tourmaline infused spiritual protection candle.

Their best selling Sacred Smudge candle will be sure to please any yoga teacher in your life.

A Yoga Mat Backpack ($$)

Yoga Backpack

Every yoga teacher knows it is hard work to drag along all the things you need for a yoga class.

You bring your class plans, yoga mat, maybe a singing bowl or essential oil diffuser as well as anything else that you need for a day of teaching.

Give your yoga teacher the gift of two free hands by getting them a backpack designed to fit all the things and also hold your yoga mat snugly, making transportation to and from class a breeze.

This backpack by Aurorae is a classic, but you can also mix it up with this zero waste cork alternative.

Unique Yoga Decor ($-$$)

This one is for the yoga teacher that loves a yoga novelty gift. Getting something cute and special for their home or studio that screams I love yoga is always a fun option.

With the explosion of yoga in the last few decades there is no shortage of yoga decor and objects that range from bespoke and elegant to delightfully kitsch.

A few favorites are this yogi shaped cutting board, yogi garden sculptures or a yoga pose christmas ornament

Yoga Inspired Reading 

This is for the literature loving yoga teacher who loves to cozy up with a good book and a cup of tea.

With so many yoga books, manuals, and magazines out there catered to yoga teachers and lovers alike, it can be hard to choose a book but a few of the best books to gift this season include Teaching Yoga Beyond The Poses The Inspired Yoga Teacher, The Yamas and Niyamas.

You could also consider getting your yoga teacher a subscription to Yoga Journal or Meditation Magazine to give them something to read each month. 

Crystal Singing Bowl or Metal Tibetan Bowl ($$-$$$)

If the yoga teacher in your life is looking for new ways to incorporate mindfulness, introspection, or just a new tool in their teaching tool box getting them a Tibetan singing bowl, or even a crystal singing bowl for one of the chakras would be a one-of-a-kind gift to give them.

Singing bowls can be used during savasana to bring a deep sense of relaxation, and decrease pain and fatigue in the physical and mental body.

When searching for a singing bowl, you can check your local metaphysical shop or check out one of these top sellers on Etsy like this shop for metal Tibetan bowls or this shop for chakra crystal singing bowls. 

Singing Bowl

A Yoga Retreat ($$$$)

Yoga Retreat

There is no doubt that if you give the yoga teacher in your life a yoga retreat you will become their all time favorite person.

Yoga teachers spend so much time planning classes, events, and possibly even retreats for other people that they can begin to feel like they are losing their own practice.

Giving them the gift of taking time away to relax, unwind, and do the thing that they love is an extremely thoughtful and generous gift.

Although there are many retreats to choose from, I recommend one from Adzenture Retreats.

Their bespoke yoga and meditation experiences are truly the adventure of a lifetime and taught by some of the best and notable teachers in the yoga game. 

Your Review or Referral (Free)

To be completely honest, this gift might be one of the most thoughtful things that you can give a yoga teacher and might be what they want most of all.

They are working so hard to share the practice of yoga with you, grow their classes and get the word out about their teaching.

Taking the time to leave a review for the business or studio that they work for, giving them a shout out on social media, or referring a new student or client to them is something that you can do which is free, thoughtful, and extremely supportive of what they do.

It tells the teacher in your life that you love their teaching, support what they do and want to help them thrive. 

Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith
Kelly is the founder of Yoga For You, and the host of the Mindful in Minutes podcast. She is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, and a location independent yoga and meditation teacher. She spends her days traveling globally offering trainings in restorative yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, writing blogs for beYogi, and recording meditations from her closet.