If you are talented, if you are persistent, if you can afford to be patient, and if you are resourceful, then you can positively affect hundreds or thousands of people's lives and earn an honest living doing so.
Hands down (ha ha), my favorite yoga teacher is Kia Miller. Kia Miller is my favorite because every class of hers inspires me to want to learn more. For me (besides safety), that is the most important characteristic of a great yoga teacher: that he or she inspires me to want to learn more.
I've often been taught that there is "One mountain... many paths" and I teach that everyone must find the individual tools that work for him or her in correspondence with his or her personal paradigms.
For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.
I've been in this business for seven years, and Wanderlust Fest is the first time I've ever seen first tier yoga in a context of "hip," or big-time music in a context of mindfulness (green, yoga, etc.).