“I’m the yoga teacher.
I’ve been there for two decades, and I’m going into the eighth year,” he said.
“I’m not going to be the only one losing their job.”
The 29-year-old had just finished a six-week course on the basics of yoga when he had an unexpected medical problem that required a hospital stay.
He said he was told the cost of his insurance would cost $10,000 and he was now “the most overpaid” person in the community.
His experience in the local community has made him think about how his community can improve.
The man has been a teacher for nearly 20 years, but he has struggled to keep a job after his insurance premium was so high that he was unable to cover the cost.
‘It’s a lot to ask of a teacher’ “It’s pretty much impossible for a teacher to keep their job in a community where you have such high unemployment,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“[You’re] talking about teachers being the only people who have a job.
There’s a big gap between what they can get paid and what they’re actually getting paid.
It’s really hard on people.”
His fellow teachers said it was important to have a diversity of voices in the yoga community.
“I think it’s important to be diverse, to be inclusive of different backgrounds and different genders and different ages,” one said.
“There’s so many teachers who don’t fit in that I feel really sorry for them.”
Another teacher said he felt sorry for his fellow teachers who might not have been able to keep jobs if they didn’t want to.
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