This behaviour is not a thing exclusive to the yoga world. I have seen this occur in various forms, whether it was yoga, therapy or some sort of ‘personal development’.
I don’t accept this.
I am a teacher as well. So, you can hold me to my word. And that is what I would like you to. I am a person doing my best and making mistakes while doing my best. Like most of the teachers are, because there are a lot of sincere people teaching their hearts out to empower people.
However: a teacher should not behave like someone that is ‘more special’ than you. A teacher should be like a friend, someone who really cares about you.
A teacher should only empower you so that you can follow your own direction.
Anyone that seduces you to think that you need to become a better person and that there is a special person that can give this to you, (if you follow their truth), keeps you trapped in a vicious circle of disempowerment.
Anyone that tells you one thing and does another themselves. Anyone that keeps you from being you:
The beautiful being you already are.