Female Yoga Teachers’ Motivators for Teaching and Engaging in Yoga

dc.contributor.advisorDwyer, John
dc.contributor.authorTung, Angela Hsin
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-19T19:15:11Z
dc.date.available2022-05-19T19:15:11Z
dc.date.copyright2022-05-17
dc.date.created2022-05-17
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeApplied Nutritionen_US
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study examined female yoga teachers’ autonomy, competence, and relatedness, and their motivational factors for teaching and engaging in yoga. Interviews guided by two Self-Determination Theory mini-theories, Organismic Integration Theory and Basic Psychological Needs Theory, were conducted with 20 female Canadian yoga teachers. Thematic analysis was used to examine their lived experiences. Participants emphasized freedom to teach authentically, confidence in themselves, feedback from students, and connecting with students as ways that teaching yoga lead to their need-fulfilment. Giving students choice, providing meaningful encouragement, challenging students, and collaborating with students were described as need-supportive techniques. Motivations for yoga engagement included fitness, social benefits, mental health, maintaining health, feeling of community, sense of identity, love, and curiosity. Motivations for yoga teaching included encouragement from others, financial reasons, idealization of the profession, sharing the benefits of yoga, building human connections, inspiration from other yoga teachers, integration of yoga teaching into their lifestyles, sense of purpose, and enjoyment of teaching yoga.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/26988
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
dc.rightsAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectself-determination theoryen_US
dc.subjectyogaen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectbasic psychological needs theoryen_US
dc.subjectautonomyen_US
dc.subjectcompetenceen_US
dc.subjectrelatednessen_US
dc.subjectintrinsic motivationen_US
dc.subjectextrinsic motivationen_US
dc.subjectorganismic integration theoryen_US
dc.titleFemale Yoga Teachers’ Motivators for Teaching and Engaging in Yogaen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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