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How to teach private yoga classes?

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How to teach private yoga classes?

People generally take a private yoga class for a more intimate yoga experience.

Teaching private yoga classes can be an intimidating experience for new and even experienced yoga teachers.

This is our guide on how to create a good experience for yourself, and your private yoga students! 

Know your students

You should get to know your clients and what they want and expect from the practice. 

Ask them questions about their history and style of practice.

What do they want from the session?

What are there goals?

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Teaching private yoga clients!

Create terms up front

Make sure you set some terms and conditions for your private class.

How much will the class cost?

What happens if they don’t show up or cancel late?

This will help create a better outcome for everyone if things don’t go to plan. 

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Be professional

Your student is trusting you with their body.

You should be aware of your duty of care and make sure they feel comfortable in a one on one environment. 

Make sure you are respectful of their intentions of practice. 

 

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Know your value

Yoga Teachers spend a lot of time becoming experts on their niche area of yoga.

You have spent a lot of time, and probably money, on your Yoga Teacher Training – so have confidence in your skills. 

Don’t undervalue yourself and know your skills! 

It’s important to know your value, as this will influence the service that you provide.

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Keep it real

If someone wants a private yoga lesson from you, they probably already know what your about and what you do.

With this in mind, trust yourself and keep it authentic with your style.

If you have the experience, teaching what you know will come naturally.

It costs nothing to be real!

It is important to always be learning as a yoga teacher. 

This way you can continue to share what you know with others.

Keeping up with your self-practice and discipline will make it easy to share it.

And the best part,

People will naturally want to learn from you! 


Here is a link to our top 5 tips on marketing yourself as a yoga teacher. 

If you would like to learn more about improving your Yoga Teacher Training

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Why your yoga studio should have mirrors

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Practicing Yoga with Mirrors

Why use mirrors in yoga?

Our yoga studio is looking amazing with some new yoga mirrors. Mirrors can be helpful in a yoga practice to check you are doing the poses correctly and see what needs to be improved on.

For example, in Warrior I or pigeon pose you can check your hip and shoulder alignment to make sure you are doing the poses correctly, leading to maximum benefits.

Poses done incorrectly over long periods of time can lead to injuries and you may not be getting all the benefits. Yoga mirrors can help prevent this by keeping students actively engaged in there alignment and form.

A mirror is also great for making the yoga studio look better and more professional and it can help to take the focus on to the student rather then the walls. 

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Yoga with Mirrors

Should you practice yoga with mirrors? 

In every yoga pose the student should be aware of the muscles being stretched, purpose of the pose and the breath and checking in with yourself and your points of alignment.

It is easier for students to be aware of these steps with a mirror although there is a case for not having mirrors in the studio.

Overall, it is up to the student, teacher or studio to decide whether mirrors are suitable or not.

If you are interested in learning more about our studio, you can find out more about what we do here.

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5 Tips on Getting Clients as a Yoga Teacher

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Yoga Teacher Training: Getting Clients

Let’s face it, it’s hard getting more yoga clients.  

In most cases, new teachers spend thousands on a yoga teacher training course, just to hope someone shows up for your classes.

Or, you get some jobs teaching yoga, and you end up running to 10 different studios a week for $30 per class.

You’ll spend more on petrol.

Most yoga teachers have been there, our trainers sure have. 

But, it doesn’t have to be like that.

Here are our top 5 tips on getting more yoga clients (that actually work). 

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Use Social Media

Facebook. Instagram. LinkedIn. Twitter. Website. Youtube.

If you’re a yoga teacher you should be on at least two of these platforms as your brand.

The more the better.

They help you connect with your current following and also new clients.

Provide value to people through sharing helpful hints and tips.

Think about what you would like to see if you were following your yoga teacher.

On a side note, it’s good to keep your business and personal social media life separate to an extent, to keep your brand consistency. 

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Brand Yourself

Think about what you want your brand to be and how you want to be perceived.

Simple things such as colours and font can influence how people will perceive you.

Think about the value you are bringing to people and why people will come to you over someone else? Build a brand around that and don’t undervalue yourself or your brand.

Remember to consider the intellectual property rights when creating your brand.

This is important if you are engaging others and when using other peoples content (e.g. photos or memes on Instagram). 

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Build a Network

Humans are social animals and emotional beings by nature.

Get to know others in the industry and similar industries who can help you get started.

Build connections with students by getting to know them and don’t just try to sell things to them.

If you have value in your ability to teach yoga, people will ask about it, or you can bring it up indirectly.

From there, you can start to build a relationship.

This could lead to them coming in for a class or even a private yoga session.

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Good Service

It’s not as easy as following the above steps and magically having a bigger yoga business or client base.

You need to know what you are doing back to front.

Yoga is becoming more competitive with more people offering similar services, and more so, different services.

That breaks up the market even more!

So you have to provide good service, consistently.

This is the approach we take on maintaining our good service and having a 5 star yoga studio.

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Be Consistent

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

If you want to get new clients you need to be consistent with the way you teach yoga, and more importantly, the way you brand yourself.

People will gradually learn who you are and what your brand is.

Be productive and proactive, but don’t be too pushy. 

Once a seed is planted, it grows.

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Here is a link to our top 5 tips on teaching private yoga sessions.

If you are interested in some general yoga coaching, feel free to contact us or check out our Yoga Teacher Training for our next intake.

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5 Tips on Finding A Good Yoga Studio To Train At

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Good Yoga Studio Guidelines

Here are our top 5 tips on finding a good yoga studio to train at. Here are the questions our trainers ask themselves when they train at other yoga studios. 

Online Presence

Read a yoga studios website and look for their presence online. Learn about the style they teach, the history of the studio and the size of the classes. 

Does the yoga studio have an online presence? Do they have an Instagram or Facebook page? Who owns the yoga studio and are they practicing yoga? 

Research Teachers

Find teachers who are experienced and are qualified to teach the style of yoga that they are teaching.

Is there sufficient information online about the teacher?

When was their most recent qualification?

Note that the generally accepted minimum certification for a yoga teacher is a 200hr teacher training

Research Classes

There are many different styles of yoga and no two classes are the same. With the popularity of yoga rising it is very important to narrow in on the specific style of yoga you want to practice, which often stems from the purpose or benefits from yoga which you want to attain.

Is the class appropriate for your level? Is the teacher teaching the class trained in that style? 

Reputation

Look for reviews and testimonials online and ask friends what they think.

Many yoga studios have an online presence and a good yoga studio will be listed on databases such as Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. 

Some styles of yoga such as Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga have their own databases of listing certified yoga teachers in that style. 

Form an opinion

When all is said and done, the only real way to know if a yoga studio is good for you is to experience it first hand.

Do you feel comfortable at the studio and in the classes? 

Do you feel comfortable asking questions during or after the yoga class?

Does the style of yoga fit with your beliefs and values of yoga?


Learn more about the major types of yoga or the yoga classes we offer here.


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Being a Good Yoga Teacher

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10 Qualities of  a Good Yoga Teacher