The necessary essence of a Hatha Yoga teacher's practice is found in his daily self-practice. There's nothing wrong with going to a yoga class, but that's not practice. That's entertainment.
Self-practice means that I practice by myself.
No teacher, no DVD, no yogaglo, no friends, no instagram, no lululemon.
Self practice. Savvy?
And for a Hot Yoga teacher, self-practice is the shortcut to becoming an independent teacher, and understanding how Hot Yoga sequencing works.