I’m on the opposite spectrum of yoga teacher as guru. I have respect for the teachers whose classes I attend, it’s pretty much the same crop of 7; I like practising with them for different reasons- teaching style, posture awareness, attention they give my practice, how funny their jokes are.
They are universally motivating and caring, they all deliver their classes in their own way, they are all gifted individuals who make meaningful contributions to my development. They make a difference, aiding the transformation you go through as you practice. They aren’t Gurus, we are all Buddhas.