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Baptiste Yoga Insurance

Baptiste Yoga Insurance

Baptiste Yoga Insurance

Also known as Baptiste Power Yoga, Baptiste Yoga is a style of hot, power yoga that originated in the mid-1900s by founders Baron and Walt Baptiste. This unique style of yoga incorporates the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar, gurus with whom Baptiste studied from at an early age.

Baptiste Yoga, a style similar to Vinyasa yoga, is commonly practiced in a heated room (90F), uniquely blending its three main elements; asana (the practice of yoga postures); mediation (the practice of focusing the mind); and inquiry {the practice of self-transformation). Typically, Baptiste Yoga classes are taught in 60, 75, or 90-minute increments, and instructors (generally) don’t teach from their own mat, instead, moving freely about the room and offering physical assist or verbal cues.

This style of yoga is built on a few important pillars—breath (the primary pranayama used is ujjayi breath); heat (in order for students to stoke their internal fire for a loose—not to mention sweat—practice; flow (no fixed series, but often classes will begin with fixed rounds of surya namaskara A and B); gaze; and of course, core stabilization.

Like any other style of yoga, Baptiste Yoga is a healthy, positive exercise that can benefit your students—but also like other styles of yoga (and any exercise in general), there are inherent risks involved. Unfortunately, accidents can happen to anyone in the yoga studio—no matter how novice or experienced your yoga students are.

Any style of yoga practice can present inherent risk like bending until something breaks, tweaking muscles, slipping and falling, etc. But Baptiste Yoga itself can present unique risks that others might not.

Because Baptiste yoga is typically practiced in a heated room, the additional sweat and moisture in the room and on mats could put students at greater risk of slipping and hurting themselves. Further, like other forms of Vinyasa-based yoga, Baptiste Yoga builds its foundation on powerful movements and creative exercise, movements that some students might not be acclimated to and could hurt themselves attempting to perform—even with proper instruction.

Oftentimes, yoga instructors are the ones left on the hook for dealing with the repercussions, claims, and legal issues that arise from these cases—even when it’s not directly their fault or even when false claims have been filed.
The best way to safeguard yourself, your reputation, and your career from these allegations? Invest in Baptiste Yoga Insurance.

At beYogi, we understand the unique risk associated with all of the specific styles of yoga—that’s why we proudly offer liability insurance to help protect and safeguard you, no matter which style of yoga you teach.

We’re proud to provide Baptiste Yoga instructors with general, professional, and product liability coverage plans that put their needs first—we even offer all-inclusive plans that can cover multiple styles of yoga (even for those of you who are part-time instructors!)

Ready to learn more about how beYogi can help you protect yourself, your career, and your reputation against claims, allegations, and liability issues? We’ve got you covered.

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