Covid-19 Resource Guide
The word yoga is derived from its sanskrit root “yuj” meaning “to join,” or “to unite.” At its very origins, yoga suggest bringing us together through the practice of this beautiful philosophy.
To continue to help you through getting back to teaching in the studio or fully commiting to your online practice, we've created this resource center below to help you continue your path as a yoga instructor. It includes legal information, how to teach and grow your online business, instruction amidst Covid-19 (in studio & online, how to take care of yourself personally, and how to keep your kids busy with yoga.
Important Updates & News
Now over a year since the Pandemic has began we can take a look back on the updates within the yoga industry. See what safety changes are being made & also updates to the Yoga Alliance standards.
Yoga Law 101 During Covid-19
Conscious Counsel, a heart-leading legal firm for yoga professionals, and beYogi have created comprehensive resources to help you get back to work legally and safely.
Getting Back to the Studio
Yoga studios have experienced for massive change in the past year. Some were able to pivot to online, unfortunately some of our loved gathering places were forced to close their doors. As each state begins to reopen, students and teachers are all eager to return to their home studios. But with the threat of the unknown hanging in the air, some studio owners are proceeding with caution. Below will help you make the changes to be safe and successful.
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Teaching Yoga Online
Whether you are back in the studio or still at home, teaching yoga online has become the new normal. If you're studio is open, it may be a good idea to simultaneously livestream to fill your class while adhering to social distancing practices. Also, continuing to livestream can be a great way to overcome scheduling issues related to not being able to do back-to-back classes.
Yoga Salary Guide
An important responsibility as a yoga instructor is managing the business side of yoga as well so that you can support yourself financially and continue doing what you love. Here are some resources that outline average yoga teacher salaries & retreat profits.
Taking Care of Yourself
Everything right now can be stressful. Whether it's the uncertainty of getting back to work, figuring how how to fill up our classes, or just the fear of contracting Covid-19. Here are some resources to get through it with medication and inspiration.
Finding Your Yoga Niche
A niche is a small slice of a larger piece of pie, so to speak. It helps you narrowly focus on a specific type of yoga, a particular ideal student or demographic, or even a personal interest.
According to the Yoga Alliance/Yoga Journal 2016 Yoga in America study, there are two people interested in becoming a yoga teacher for every one actual teacher. And, there are two people in teacher training for every active yoga teacher. You’ve got to set yourself apart to get noticed.
You need something to help you stand out. This is why you need a niche. Here are some examples:
Other Important Resources
Center for Disease Control
An updated map of reported cases, links to White House releases, how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick, information for health care professionals, latest news and more. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
Facebook Small Business Grants
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses to keep workforces going strong, help with your rent costs, connect with more customers and cover operational costs. Learn more at facebook.com/business/boost/grants
Small Business Administration
SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance. Learn more at SBA.gov/disaster