Teaching yoga is being an instrument to transmit the teachings of yoga. There’s no egoism involve in the act of teaching. There’s no attachment and identification with the act of teaching and the fruit of the act of teaching. There’s no ‘I’ teach yoga, or ‘I’ am a yoga teacher. There’s no ‘I’ am performing action to benefit other beings, or other beings are benefited from the action of teaching from ‘I’. It’s like all the elements exist to allow everything to be forming and dissolving. They have no intention to form or dissolve anything, but everything forms and dissolves because of the elements. There’s no egoism, self-interest, selfish desire, or good and bad intention.
One who has realized unconditional love and peace from one’s self-realization of the truth, being free from ignorance and egoism, one can share one’s knowledge or experience of the path of liberation with others out of compassion, although one isn’t obliged to perform action in the world. One can only share one’s knowledge and experience, and inspire others to learn and practice yoga, but one cannot make others be free from ignorance and egoism. One can guide others how to realize the truth, but one cannot make others to realize the truth.
The realization of unconditional love and peace and the act of sharing or teaching the knowledge or experience of oneself out of compassion, are nothing to do with yoga teacher’s training courses, yoga alliances and yoga certifications.
One might hasn’t attained direct experience about selflessness, non-attachment, non-identification, dispassion, right discrimination, craving and aversion, impurities, suffering and the cause of suffering, but one might still be able to teach some forms of yoga practices to other people.
In the end it is coming from everyone’s self-effort, self-discipline, determination and perseverance to attain self-realization of the truth. It is nothing to do with the teacher is good or not, or is liberated or not. Coming in contact with a liberated being, or learning and practicing yoga under a liberated being also cannot guarantee that one will be liberated from ignorance and egoism.
Be free from pride and arrogance that derived from egoism about what we think we know, who we think we are, and what actions we think we perform, if we truly want to inspire others to be practicing the same, to be free from ignorance, egoism and all sorts of impurities.