Category Archives: For Yoga Teachers

Does a Yoga Teacher Need a Website?

Yoga Websites

The short answer: yes.

The long answer: YogaTrail is an awesome platform for yoga providers to communicate with students, promote their events, take bookings and appointments, and generally connect with the yoga community… but a yoga instructor should still have their own website.

Among all the different ways to be online, your very own website gives you the most control, maximum visibility, and lots of options to do many different things. Most importantly, a website provides credibility and establishes that you are a real pro — not only in the minds of potential clients, but also when it comes to making an impression with a studio or other kind of job opportunity. Continue reading

Help, I’m a yoga teacher – and so is everyone else!

If there’s one word that makes a yogi feel uneasy, it’s ‘competition’ – and we’re not talking about the annually debated Yoga Asana Championships. We’re talking about the fast-growing amount of competition in the yoga teaching world.

David La Spina for The New York Times

David La Spina for The New York Times

According to the latest 2016 Yoga in America Study, for every yoga teacher in the States, there are currently two people doing a yoga teacher training – and another two who are interested in doing so. Comparative statistics for the rest of the world aren’t readily available, but if other American trends are anything to go by, the rest of the world is following suit shortly. Continue reading

5 Things to Know Before Opening a Yoga Studio

Open for Business

Jules Barber recently quit her 9-5 job, packed her bags and hopped on a flight to a small island in the Gulf of Thailand to take over a struggling yoga studio… here’s what she wished she had known before embarking on that adventure! Take it away Jules:

Though I had over a decade of other business experience, running a yoga studio came with its own unique lessons, and it wasn’t until I shared my story with several other brave yoga studio owners that I realised: most of us had dealt with the exact same obstacles and wish someone had prepared us for them beforehand…

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Making Money as a Yoga Teacher

Tree Pose

Money doesn’t grow on Tree Pose!

Erin Aquin has been teaching yoga a long time. In this guest post she writes about that all important taboo that yoga teachers love to hate and hate to love: $money$. Take it away Erin!

New teachers or people who are considering a teacher training often ask me if it’s possible to make a good living as a Yoga Instructor. Many yoga teachers will fire back with a definitive “no, it is not!” But I disagree: it is possible. Certainly, there are things in the yoga world as it exists today that do make it difficult, but with the right tools you can earn a comfortable living by teaching yoga… Continue reading

The Class Guru – Your Personal Yoga Menu

Yoga Class GuruTrue or False? When you drag yourself and your mat half-way across town to your favorite yoga class, only to find out when you get there that there’s a substitute teacher, you’re not in a state of bliss. We’re guessing: ‘True’. A recent survey about the Habits of Yogis in the Wild totally confirmed what you already know: it’s the teacher, stupid! Your yoga teacher is why you go a particular yoga class… but keeping track of him/her can be difficult. Well, this week YogaTrail is launching the ‘Class Guru’ to help. Continue reading