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A Yoga Teacher Marketing Toolkit: How to Promote Yourself

A Yoga Teacher Marketing Toolkit: How to Promote Yourself

Being a yoga teacher is a great job. You’re doing something you love, and teaching other people to love yoga as much as you do. But there’s a lot more to being a yoga teacher than just teaching yoga.

Students don’t just turn up by magic – sadly. In order to get students through your door, and then keep them coming, you need to do some marketing. Which for some yoga teachers is a thing they love to hate.

If you have a background in marketing then congratulations, you’ve got a big advantage! But most of us don’t, and have to learn from scratch how to keep our classes full. So here’s a basic ‘how-to’ of yoga marketing, just to get you started. And who knows, you might even start to enjoy it!

Your Yoga website

Some teachers maintain that they don’t need a website, and use Facebook and other social media to get their details out there. Others think that having a website means that there’s a more structured way that potential students can search for you and find out information. It’s up to you, but as a way of controlling and updating your ‘brand’ image, as well as coming up in Google searches, having a website is very helpful.

It’s worth bearing in mind that having a website is an extra cost, as you have to pay an annual fee for the domain name, the site, and fees for other ‘add ons’ (for example, you opt for an email address to go with your website).

Squarespace and WordPress are popular website platforms, but there are loads of well-designed platforms out there that make it easy to build and maintain your website. Wix and Mailchimp are also currently offering a free website-building service – although it’s worth noting Mailchimp’s offering is pretty basic at this stage as it’s not their core product (see Mailchimp Emails, below!).

The key is to keep it simple. Look at other yoga teacher’s websites that you admire, and take notes. Keep your home page uncluttered, clear – and don’t forget to keep it updated.

A Yoga Blog

A regular blog is a great way to keep your students engaged, and it should also mean that your website goes higher up the Google search list. The key is to keep it regular though, so once you’ve decided to write one, think about how often is realistic. For example, publishing a monthly blog can fit into most people’s schedules. It also means you’re not filling up the inboxes of your email list.

Mailchimp Emails

And talking of email lists, Mailchimp is a pretty essential marketing tool. It’s also free up to a certain amount of people. Find a way of collecting every student’s email address. For example, you could use a medical form that you give to every student who attends your classes. As part of the form you can ask for their email address, just make sure to add a clear paragraph about them agreeing to be sent information, in line with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that came in in 2018.

You could also add a landing page to your website, perhaps offering something for free in exchange for an email address. That way you can grow your mailing list from online sources.

Use your Mailchimp email list to notify students and prospective students about upcoming workshops, or send out your blog to your students before posting it on your website. Regular contact using high-quality content will keep you in mind and mean that they’re more likely to get in touch.

Taking Online Bookings

The current crisis has highlighted our reliance on the internet, and this is set to increase, especially as cash is being avoided at the moment. As up-to-date yoga teachers, it’s worth working out how to take online bookings for your classes.

In order to set up online bookings for regular lessons, you can use scheduling apps that link to your website. Many yoga studios use Mindbody as an external booking system for the classes. Or, using Paypal or Stripe, for example, you can set up a ‘products’ page on your website, so that people can pay for each class separately.

Posting on Social Media

The main social media platforms are Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Each one is used in slightly different ways and attract different users.

Starting your own Facebook page is a useful way of reaching out to local people, Instagram is about the yoga community, and Twitter is more about interesting info on the subject.

Once you get into posting on social media this is when the small job of marketing can consume your every waking hour. It’s helpful to pick a platform that you feel the most comfortable on – being aware of your target market too. For example, if you’re going for slightly older students, then Facebook is probably the platform.

Once you’ve decided which one to focus on you can start to get organised, using a scheduling tool such as buffer. Due to the algorithms that these platforms are run on, you have to keep up a regular stream of posts in order to come high up in people’s news feeds.

However, there’s a balance. Some experts would have you posting twenty times a day, but personally I feel this would make me come across like some demented egomaniac. Be consistent, engage with your audience, and make sure you believe in the content that you’re putting up; quality is important.

Leaflets, Flyers, and Posters

This may not be relevant just yet, but once we’re out of lockdown, people will be out and about again and possibly desperate to get back to in-person yoga (when it’s safe to do so, and when you’re ready). This is when good old-fashioned flyers can do the trick, especially if you’re hoping to get new students in your local area.

Keep your posters, simple, colourful and with only the KEY information – don’t write an essay, no one will read it and it will distract from your eye-catching image.

To design your poster you can use apps such as Canva and Adobe Indesign in order to give your finished piece a professional look. Canva in particular is a great tool for non-designers, as it’s extremely easy to use and comes with lots of (free) templates.

Images

Before you do any of the above you’ll need to have some good images. You can, of course, buy high-resolution images (please don’t use low-res pixelated images on your marketing material) from websites such as Shutterstock (as well as some good free ones on Pexels), but having some great pictures of you in action will be worth the money.

Check out images of other yoga teachers that you like and ask them who took their photos. It’s helpful to find a photographer that specialises in yoga photography as they’ll be able to guide you on the shoot.

Have a wide range of photos taken in different outfits and with different backgrounds. If possible, having a few with a plain white background is very useful for flyers and as background pictures.

Word of Mouth

Marketing is important. But it’s also about putting the time in. Once you’ve been teaching regular classes for a few years you will find that you’ve developed a yoga community of your own. You will have regular students who tell their friends about you, and suddenly you’ll find that you haven’t had to do a hard marketing push for a while.

However, this doesn’t mean it’s time to rest on your laurels. There are always reasons why people stop coming to yoga, and you’ll always need new students coming through your doors.

Poppy Pickles

Getting Ready for Yoga Teaching After Lockdown

Getting Ready for Yoga Teaching After Lockdown

The global pandemic has changed all our lives – there will be BC (Before Coronavirus) and AC (After Coronavirus)  – and it may well be that the way we teach yoga will be altered for a while to come. Rather than being depressed or concerned, we can be prepared for this new way of working. And just as teaching online has given us a whole new skill set, as well as some surprising advantages, there may well be some pros to easing back to in-person teaching.

As our European counterparts start to come out of lockdown and pictures of Italian squares being filled with people emerge, we are currently awaiting announcements from the government as to how and when social distancing restrictions will be lifted. Normal life will resume, but not quite as we know it.

To help you prepare for getting back to in-person teaching, we’ve put together some best-practice guidelines, aka handy hints and tips, ahead of studios re-opening.

Safety First

When it comes to a pandemic, the motto is safety first. Our yoga students, employers, employees, and the people we hire our spaces from – we want to make sure that getting back to teaching is with the health and safety of our whole yoga community in mind.

This means that, just because the government says that we can get back to work, it doesn’t mean that we should. It’s worth thinking about the risks before you agree to go back to teaching in person.

  • Does the place where you teach adhere to any new government-issued health and safety requirements?
  • Will you be able to ensure that the yoga studio is kept properly clean?
  • Will your students’ health be put at risk due to the space in which you teach?
  • Will your own health be at risk?

If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’, then you might want to think carefully before committing to in-person classes again.

Plan your Return

Before planning in-person classes again, you should be clear on what the government guidelines are. We’d also recommend checking with your insurance providers, to make sure you’re covered for teaching in-person classes before you make any plans.

We’ve now spent six weeks adapting to lockdown life and, within a few weeks, we could be getting back to teaching in person. Instead of finding that you’re caught between the two, have a plan of action.

This plan could include checking with your students whether they’d be happy to return to classes yet. Also, check with the studios or venues that you teach to see what their plans for re-opening are. If you have your own yoga studio then make sure you’re completely aware of the health and safety guidelines published by the government or by the World Health Organisation.

A Phased Return

This could be the approach that many yoga businesses take. Instead of rushing from all-online to all-in-person, a gradual return to physical classes could be a safer and more considered way of doing it. By bringing back half your classes and keeping the rest as live-streaming or online classes, then you can reduce the number of students per class, which will help keep social distancing measures in place.

Practical Safety Measures

Social Distancing – In all likelihood, social distancing measures will be in place for a while to come – some scientists have been saying till 2022! So it will be worth thinking about keeping student numbers down to a level where 2 metres between students can be maintained. For smaller venues, this will be very challenging and could mean that it’s not financially viable to go back to teaching in-person yet. To help keep control of numbers, it could be worth taking advance bookings only and avoiding drop-ins for now.

Props – At the moment it would be a good idea to restrict the use of communal mats or props. As an Iyengar yoga teacher, I usually lug a huge bag of bricks and blocks to each class. Post Covid-19 I will no longer be doing this (internal cheer) as I will be asking all my students to bring their own. That way, the risk of cross-contamination is greatly reduced.

Class Plan – if your classes involve a lot of student movement, it may well be worth reducing this for the time being – keeping students to their mats to avoid students going near each other’s equipment or getting too close by mistake. Think about poses that need a lot of physical adjustments; you might want to avoid those for now or think of other ways to do them.

Payment – by keeping your bookings to advance bookings only you’ll reduce the need for cash payments, which aren’t a good idea at the moment. If you haven’t set up online payments yet then you could try using PayPal or stripe on your website. If this is too technical for you, you could get a website designer to add them for you for a small fee.

Records – it’s always been important to keep clear records and registers, but even more so now. Make sure your registers are kept up to date, so that if a case of COVID-19 is reported you can immediately notify anyone else who was in the same class. But don’t forget privacy laws – don’t name the person without their permission.

Cleanliness – this is doubly important now. Ask your students to regularly clean their yoga equipment. Ask them to wash their hands before coming into the class. Make sure you wash your hands (for the regulation ‘Happy Birthday’ x2 length of time) before and after each class.

Face Masks – the UK still seems to be in two minds about whether face masks are a good idea or not, but other European countries are making them compulsory in public spaces. If government guidelines recommend them, you’ll need to decide whether you want to teach a class wearing a mask. It might be that you ask students to wear masks to the class and outside while waiting, and then take them off once inside. You will need to be clear on what the guidelines are for this. (Our marketing team here is thinking of creating colourful designs for our teachers… Face masks, the new fashion accessory?! Let us know on instagram if you’d wear one of ours!).

If YOU Get Ill – have a back-up plan in case you’re taken ill. You can’t take any chances, even if you think it’s just a cold  – and remember, it’s also YOUR health that you’re protecting. If you’re self-employed, your health is your business and you can’t teach if you’re ill.

Reviewing your Classes

Once you’ve made the decision to teach in-person classes again, it will be worth reviewing how things are going a few weeks in. If student numbers are very low, and the restrictions are affecting your ability to teach yoga properly, it might be better to go back to online teaching. As we said earlier, just because you can go back to teaching in-person doesn’t mean you have to.

On the other hand, it might be a lifeline for those students who haven’t been able to use online technology to keep their yoga going. For those people that live on their own, the social aspect of yoga classes is what keeps them coming week after week, and if you’re able to provide even small classes then it might be worth the financial hit.

Poppy Pickles

YogaLondon’s Guide to Lockdown Yoga in the Capital

YogaLondon's Guide to Lockdown Yoga in the Capital

London is in lockdown and the once-bustling streets, shops, and cafes of our beautiful city have fallen quiet for the first time in our lifetimes.

Along with a lot of other businesses, yoga studios all over the capital have had to shut up shop for now too. But out of adversity comes creativity, and many studios have adapted their lessons to online delivery.

Using Zoom, YouTube and other social media platforms there are a whole host of yoga studios offering a tempting array of online lessons, so rather than there being less yoga in your life in lockdown, if anything there could be loads more! And, as well as keeping your yoga up and running, you can also support yoga studios to get through the current crisis.

Here’s YogaLondon’s guide to some of the wide range of studio yoga classes on offer at the moment:

The Shala

Based in West Norwood, this small, independent yoga studio has moved all its classes online using Zoom, which is the online platform that most closely resembles a live class. They are keeping class sizes small so teachers can easily see all the students in the classes for a more intimate experience. Styles of yoga on offer include Flow yoga, Restorative yoga, Dynamic yoga, and Post-natal yoga. They are offering several price packages, but you can do a trial class for free to make sure it works for you. www.theshalalondon.com

Light Centre

With three of their Central London studios all closing their doors, the Light Centre have taken their extensive timetable of classes online, offering Power yoga, Yin yoga, and Mandala Vinyasa yoga, among others. They have an introductory offer of 7 classes over 7 days for £7, and classes are free for NHS staff. They are also offering workshops including an online yoga workshop for better sleep. www.lightcentremonument.co.uk

YogaWorks

Set in the leafy South London suburb of Wandsworth, this small studio’s goal is to provide yoga classes from all levels from the absolute beginner to the more advanced yogi. They have moved a large selection of their classes online including a Gentle Beginner’s yoga class for those unused to stretching and Vinyasa and Yin yoga for all levels. They have an introductory offer of £20 for 4 classes to be used over a month. www.yogaworkslondon.co.uk

Essence of Good Health

With a real belief that no one should be exempt from the benefits of yoga, Essence of Good Health Yoga has been providing free hatha yoga classes in the southeast of London for over 15 years. They have continued this offering during lockdown, with all their classes available for free via Zoom links on their website. They’re even offering Saturday morning yoga for kids if yours are starting to bounce off the walls! www.freeyoga.co.uk

Yogarise

Set in trendy urban spaces in cool London areas like Brixton, Yogarise has attracted a loyal following over the years. They have moved their classes online and have adapted their price packages accordingly. Prices are per household, so the whole family can join in if they (or you) want – prices start at £7 per class. Styles of yoga available are Ashtanga, Jivamukti, and Vinyasa yoga classes, and they are hoping to add more. www.yogarise.london

Triyoga

Not exactly a small yoga studio, but they are a London stalwart and have been providing top-quality yoga classes for twenty years. They have now moved their impressive array of classes online so that you can still enjoy a class with your favourite London teachers, as well as adding to their workshops with ‘visiting’ yoga luminaries from abroad. Their most popular payment package is a 10 class pass for £70. www.triyoga.co.uk

The Yoga Hutch

A small but perfectly-formed studio in Surbiton, The Yoga Hutch are running Zoom classes including a Guided Ashtanga class and a Mysore-style led practice, which is suitable for more advanced Ashtanga yogis. They are keeping classes small in line with their usual practice. Prices start from £10 for a drop-in class and £30 for 5 classes over 7 days. www.theyogahutch.com

Flex Chelsea

This is a relatively new studio set in Fulham with a dynamic timetable to keep toned yoga bunnies busy. Power Flow is a strong vinyasa flow, which promises to be as much a cardio workout as it is a yoga class – rigorous practice with longer holds and the introduction of more advanced postures. If that sounds too full-on for you there’s also Slow Flow, Chill Flow and Yin yoga. Prices include a package of 10 lessons for £50. www.flexchelsea.com

Sangye Yoga School

Formerly Jivamukti Yoga London, this studio, based in Ladbroke Grove, has moved a selection of its Vinyasa and Jivamukti lessons online.  Sangye means awakened in Tibetan, and their yoga classes will definitely wake you up with ‘vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating’ classes on offer. They have an introductory offer of £40 for 30 consecutive days of yoga… Well, what else are we doing? www.sangyeyoga.com


YogaLondon is also offering free Vinyasa flow and Exam Sequence practice sessions to graduates and students this May.

 

Poppy Pickles

Coronavirus: how to claim financial support and other tips

Coronavirus: how to claim financial support and other tips

With the world as we know it on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, it leaves plenty of unanswered questions in the average yoga teacher’s mind.

When will everything return to normal? When will I be able to teach regular classes again? And how will I survive financially without my yoga teaching income?

At the moment no one knows the answer to the first two questions, but the last one can be answered to some degree. Due to the huge loss of income suffered by people across the country the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised to give self-employed people a financial lifeline through a government grant.

Yay! And – phew!

However, if, like me, you find HMRC-speak intimidating and hard to understand, then read on for a plain-speaking, practical guide for how you can get some money back during this scary and difficult time.*

Am I eligible?

This is the first question you need to ask yourself. And there are a few parameters:

1. You need to be registered as a sole trader or have your business registered with HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs to give it the full title) to qualify. So, if you’ve only just qualified as a yoga teacher, or haven’t been paying any taxes because you’ve been earning way under the threshold and haven’t got around to registering yet, then, unfortunately, you won’t be able to claim anything for loss of earnings.

2. You need to have submitted your Self-Assessment tax return for the last tax year, which is April 2018 – April 2019. Although kindly, HMRC is giving a deadline extension and is saying you’ve got till the 23 April 2020 to do it.

3. You need to be currently teaching yoga. So, you’re not eligible if you’re recently retired, or have decided to stop teaching.

4. You need to have lost potential profits because of coronavirus. So, if like many enterprising yoga teachers you’ve made the leap into online yoga then you need to consider whether you have actually made a loss. However, even if there’s only a small loss in income, you’ll still be eligible to make a claim.

5. You won’t qualify if your income is a mixture of part-time income and self-employment, so if you’re a yoga teacher on the side, but you’re employed elsewhere, then you won’t be eligible to apply

6. You won’t qualify if anyone in your household earns more than £50,000. If, on the other hand, your other half earns £49,000, you will both qualify for support – that’s the craziness of cut-off points!

What will I get?

If HMRC reckons you’re eligible you will get up to 80% of your average earnings, capped at £2,500 per month.

This will be paid as a taxable grant, so in layman’s terms you’ll get one lump sum, which will then be tax-deductible, ie you’ll need to declare it in your next tax return.

The lump sum will be worked out by taking an average of your income from the last three years, so you’ll need to have submitted three years’ worth of tax returns. However, if you haven’t submitted three tax returns, don’t worry as they will calculate the grant based on a period of continuous self-employment within the years you have submitted tax returns for.

And – although this hasn’t been confirmed yet – the amount will be to cover at least three months (and may be extended at a later date, though this is still to be confirmed by the government). However, as mentioned above, the maximum payment will be £2,500 per month. I bet we all wished we earned that much working as yoga teachers!

How do I get it?

The simple answer to that is that you can’t – yet.

The government aims to contact anyone eligible for the scheme by mid-May, with the aim of paying you in one go in June. You will be invited to claim using an online form on the gov.uk website. If you don’t have online access then alternative ways to claim will be made available.

What do I do in the meantime?

If you haven’t yet tried online yoga teaching, then you might want to give it a go. Even if you just teach one class a week it’s a way of keeping your hand in, as well as keeping your students from drifting off to other online offerings.

Alternatively, do you have any other skills that you could call on? Diversification is a keyword in this pandemic – it might be time to consider taking other work, again just to keep things ticking over.

If you have tried and it’s not for you, then you might be able to apply for a deferral of your income tax or VAT payment.

If you own your home, your bank should offer a mortgage holiday; here’s Money Service Advice’s guide on these. If you rent and you’re struggling, you should approach your landlord or landlady to discuss a temporary discount or rent holiday as soon as possible – it’s worth noting you should be protected from eviction for the next 3 months, as reported by the BBC.

If things get bad, don’t forget that you are also eligible to apply for Universal Credit in full, which, if you’re urgently running short of funds and are the main bread-winner, may be the best shot to tide you over till things get back to normal.

 

*Just to be clear, this is not legal advice, just a handy guide to make sense of the government’s financial bail-out.

 


Remember that even though the studios are closed, our school remains open. If you’re a current trainee or YogaLondon graduate, you can continue to work towards your 500-hour certificate and develop new skills by studying online: 

Online Anatomy Module Intensive: starts 25th April – 45 hours of training over 8 days

Online Philosophy Module: starts 23rd May – 45 hours of training over 3 weekends

Poppy Pickles

10 Top Tips to moving your Yoga classes ONLINE

10 Top Tips to moving your Yoga classes ONLINE

The global COVID-19 crisis we’re experiencing has changed everyone’s lives overnight. Just a few weeks into being told to stay at home, the impacts are being felt on a personal, national and global scale.

But how is this affecting the yoga industry?

Just like every other service, yoga teaching has had to stop in real life. We are no longer allowed to gather together and teach or learn yoga all together in one room. The only people we can practice with are those that we live with – and they might not be so keen on doing yoga!

 

But what about all our students?

Like many yoga teachers in this country, I felt I had to cancel all my classes after Boris Johnson made the announcement that any unnecessary socialising should be avoided. I felt that from that point I was duty-bound to protect my students and myself from further social contact.

I spent that first week frantically researching how I could transfer my classes online. Since then I have moved all my classes online, and most of my students have made the transfer with me. This process hasn’t been easy and I could have done with a Top Ten Tips to move your yoga classes online – which I why I’m doing this for YOU!

 

1. Attend some online classes

The age-old adage ‘try before you buy’ applies here in spades. Before embarking on a completely new way of teaching, make sure you attend at least one online class, preferably in the same style as you will be teaching. Take notes afterwards to remember what you liked or didn’t like about the experience.

 

2. Choose your platform

If you’re not that ‘techy’, this is where it can start to get intimidating. But don’t worry, there are a whole host of ways to teach yoga online, most of which are pretty user-friendly. Here’s a sample of the most popular apps and platforms out there:

  • Zoom – the most popular due to high-quality audio-visual and connectivity. The free service allows 40 minutes per meeting and up to 100 participants.
  • Microsoft Teams – to access this meeting app, you need an Office 365 account.
  • Google Hangouts – many yoga studios have used Hangouts for a while.
  • House party – Possibly better for group games, and there have been hacking issues, but also a good live interface.
  • Whereby.com – offers ‘meeting rooms’ rather than minutes allowed per meeting or numbers of users.
  • Facebook Live streaming – this would be good for sharing previously recorded classes with your Facebook followers.
  • YouTube videos – another way to share recorded lessons with your students, but wouldn’t be an interactive experience.

 

3. Tech comes first

Once you’ve chosen your platform and whether you want to pay for it or not, then you’ll need to work out what device to use. The platform you go for may be dependent on what devices you have available. I attended a class where the yoga teacher has done online classes regularly before, he had a huge up-to-the-minute computer, a light, bright studio space, and lighting set up.

It’s easy to feel intimidated by all the technology and think that it’s not for you. But I also attended a class with a teacher who’d balanced her laptop on the mantelpiece and had no fancy lighting or sound. I got equal gratification from both classes.

If you only have your iPhone and a small space then maybe Zoom classes aren’t for you. But you can record and edit classes on your iPhone and send them out to all your students using a YouTube video.

 

4. Test and test again

You can’t test too much. The issue here being that time is of the essence especially if yoga is your only income stream. The week before I went ‘live’ with my classes I did three tests with some very kind ‘guinea-pigs’. Each time I learnt something new, e.g. the wifi wasn’t good enough in one room, the phone was too small for me to see the other person and that I needed to check the light before teaching.

 

5. Choose your times

You might just want to transfer all your live lessons into online lesson slots, sticking to the same time and group of students. This works for them as they feel they still have the same routine, as well as get to see the same faces. Or, if you were teaching for a studio, you could have a daily slot at 8 am every weekday so that it’s simple, and any of your students can join any (or all) of the lessons on offer. Think about what works for you, ask your students, then be clear and decisive.

 

6. Decide on a payscale

For some teachers, the income is a secondary one, and the money isn’t important. For others, it’s their main source of income and at the moment, every little helps! Don’t be afraid to ask for payment. You will have outgoings if you decide to go for a paid-for platform, as well as the time and energy that you will spend on the administration side of moving everything online  – as well as getting to grips with the new way of teaching. Many students are grateful that you are putting all this effort into still being able to teach them and want to pay for it.

However, it’s important to be mindful that this is also a huge financial crisis. People’s jobs may well be at risk, or they may be facing worrying bills. You could ask for pay-what-you-can donations, or let your students know that they should get in touch if money is an issue. You could also offer the first online lesson for free so that they can be sure they enjoy the experience before committing to paying for it.

 

7. Prep your students

Email all your students well in advance to let them know the changes. Be very clear about what they have to do. It’s all new for them too, and the more detail you can give, the easier it will be for them.

For the first class ask your students to come online 15 minutes before the class starts. That way you can interact with them before muting them (if using Zoom), and give them some feedback on whether you can see them or not before the class starts.

 

8. Get organised

Once you’ve decided on where you’re going to teach from, set up your ‘studio’ so it has everything in it that you will need for your class. Make sure it looks neat and clutter-free so your students won’t be distracted by looking at all your messy belongings. Give yourself plenty of time before the class starts so that you can be in position when they start to come online – and not frantically clearing furniture!

 

9. Be flexible and improvise

As yoga teachers it’s in our nature to be flexible – both physically and mentally. And we must be the same in our online teaching too. It might be that a class you’d planned isn’t working as the students are too tired, or don’t have the right equipment. Read the students and respond to them. In this strange and lonely time, a yoga class is all the more important, so make sure you put their needs first.

 

10. Ask for feedback

Once you’ve taught your first online lesson or sent your first recorded yoga lesson, don’t be afraid to ask for feedback. We’re all new to this! And even if they all say how much they loved it, well, that’s also really nice to hear. More likely you’ll find that some students struggled with the tech, couldn’t see your legs because of the light,  couldn’t hear you at one point because someone had forgotten to mute their mic and their kid came in – and so on. But then you know for next time!

 

And finally…

…Remember that what you deliver doesn’t have to perfect. We’re all doing our best in what is an unprecedented event in all our lives. And if we can keep sending yoga out into the world, then that HAS to be a good thing.

 


You might also be interested in the Cheeky Yogi’s experience of taking her classes online

Poppy Pickles