Pay for your Yoga Teacher Training + Jump Start Your Career
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Pay for your Yoga Teacher Training + Jump Start Your Career

a Guide to Jump-Starting your Yoga Teaching Career and Realizing Returns on your Investment of Heart, Soul and Money
4.4 (32 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
177 students enrolled
Created by Dr Ariele Foster
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to get a gig teaching yoga (or make your own gig!)
  • How to leverage each and every class you teach (for more ease in your life)
  • Why you must develop workshops and special events
  • Why getting a "niche" is necessary AND will make you massively more confident
  • How to negotiate pay. (i.e. Know average % splits, ways that studios pay yoga teachers)
  • What your weekly schedule should look like, and how it might change over time
  • Realistic number-crunching for annual and weekly income from yoga
  • How and Why you MUST stay inspired long after teacher training is over
Requirements
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Description

The story often goes like this: your deep love of yoga, and the gifts it gave you, inspires you to take the leap into yoga teacher training. You want to shout from the top of a mountain to share this incredible practice with the world. 

Meanwhile, your family members and significant other all have their eyebrows raised when you tell them what the training costs. You secretly also wonder if it will be worth it from a financial perspective. 

Once the training is over, the question is "How?" Is everyone and their sister* a yoga teacher these days? The landscape can feel impossibly competitive: studio owners don't respond to your job inquiry emails, the pay offered by gyms makes you wonder if you are being swindled (or worse, that you were swindled...by the high cost of yoga teacher training). You are struggling to GIVE away private lessons, and meanwhile 5 of your closest friends have now started on THEIR yoga teacher training journey. 

I've been there. Don't give up hope. It IS possible to have a thriving career teaching yoga. It is possible to make a good income teaching yoga. It will require a bit of sacrifice, a strategy, and deep consideration of your values - around money, time and, yes, whether yoga as a full-time career is a good fit. 

I will guide you through those personal, inner conversations, and teach you as much insider-knowledge ("external information") as I can pack in. We'll explore

  • What are the different payment models that studios use? And is there one that is best for me? 

  • What should I aim for in my weekly teaching schedule? and how will that change over time?

  • How the heck do you even get yoga teaching gigs in a highly competitive market? 

  • What should my resume look like? 

  • Is it really possible to make a living teaching yoga? Let me see some $$$ numbers...

  • Where do I even start? 

This course is a massive download of information that I've learned over 17+ years of teaching yoga -- taught to you in a conversational way, like I would share with a friend. It's full of links for all sorts of resources that will take you deeper. You will walk away with knowledge about how to leverage every class, how to estimate your yearly income (and increase it!), how to develop a niche (hint: this is a major part of how you give yourself a raise), and how to think creatively about each class or interaction as a genuine opportunity to grow your "brand" (in the most authentic way possible). 

By the way, I am NOT a business coach. I am a yoga teacher who teaches many other yoga teachers. I'm also a doctor of physical therapy = practical, hardworking soul. I am a multi-passionate human who has tried on a remarkable number of jobs (yoga and otherwise) and careers over the last 20-some years, who has worked hard and been poor, worked hard and been paid, and finally -- around 7 years ago -- started to see myself as my own boss.

That changed everything

I've seen the trends go up down and around in the yoga world, but I've also seen lasting patterns. This course is a passion project of mine to create more ease in your life, so you can get where you want in your yoga career faster than me (if you should so choose). 

* Oh and yes, my sister is also a yoga teacher :) 

Who this course is for:
  • A graduate of a yoga teacher training program who wants a career teaching yoga.
  • A current yoga teacher trainee who would like to get a jump start on her or his career
  • Someone about to put down a deposit for yoga teacher training, who would like to know what they are getting into!
  • Someone who hopes to make a living teaching yoga
  • New yoga teachers wanting to accelerate their new career
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 01:16:32
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:12

I'm Dr. Ariele Foster, a US-based physiotherapist (Doctor of Physical Therapy), Yoga Teacher since 2001, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com and creator of the Yoga Journal online course Fascia Release for Yoga. I created this little course because new yoga teachers deserve to know the basics about how to build the foundation of a yoga career smartly. 

Preview 03:27
+ Overview of How Yoga Teachers Make a Living
5 lectures 21:07

"And to be your own boss and to work for yourself, it's amazing. It takes a lot of sacrifice. When you work for yourself, you don't clock in in the morning and clock out at night. It never ends. It can be grueling and relentless and people don't always see that side of it because oftentimes they just see when people have made it. So they're like, "Wow, this person's so successful", but they don't see the behind the scenes like Oh you missed Christmas with your family how many times. Oh you had to travel, that's cool. They see all the snapshots of all the good stuff. They don't see the crappy food people have to eat on the road. And like dealing with all kinds of interesting situations and scenarios. I don't know. I've just really come to appreciate entrepreneurs and people who figure out a way to be successful in this world and do it in a way that is not orthodox or the status quo." - MC Yogi

Preview 04:05

IMHO, you gotta start this career by saying YES a million times over. But guess what? After 6 months or a year, you have earned the right to say NO, and it feels SOOOOO sweet. You have earned the right to ask for a raise, or to shop around and re-apply for the gigs that you didn't get the first round. 

If you follow my advice on Leveraging Classes (another section of this course), you'll also have a meaningful mailing list. It might be small, but it will be worth its weight in gold -- full of real humans who know and trust and like you. Some will be ready to follow you wherever you go, or attend whatever event you create (workshop, retreat, etc).  

Great quote -- and relevant! "You can't be nervous when you are in service"

Why you might want to *Start* off Teaching Tons of Weekly Classes
05:24
Other Ways to Do the Math
00:41

How to forge a relationship with a studio so that they are *more likely* to hire you, and how to make yourself available to sub the tricky-to-fill classes, PLUS see my resume. 

How to Get Teaching Gigs
07:40
How to Make a Yoga Teaching Resume
03:16
+ The Long View
4 lectures 12:27
Leveraging Your Classes (AKA Make the Hustle Worth It)
03:09

"And to be your own boss and to work for yourself, it's amazing. It takes a lot of sacrifice. When you work for yourself, you don't clock in in the morning and clock out at night. It never ends. It can be grueling and relentless and people don't always see that side of it because oftentimes they just see when people have made it. So they're like, "Wow, this person's so successful", but they don't see the behind the scenes like Oh you missed Christmas with your family how many times. Oh you had to travel, that's cool. They see all the snapshots of all the good stuff. They don't see the crappy food people have to eat on the road. And like dealing with all kinds of interesting situations and scenarios. I don't know. I've just really come to appreciate entrepreneurs and people who figure out a way to be successful in this world and do it in a way that is not orthodox or the status quo." - MC Yogi

Why Side Hustles Are Good Business
05:24
Be Abundant NOW
03:21

A few simple tools to enhance your mindfulness about money.

You NEED to do THIS with Your Money
00:33
+ There Is Something Special About YOU
2 lectures 15:31
Why It's VITAL to Carve a Niche
08:26
Why You MUST Run Workshops, Series, +/or Special Events
07:05
+ Back to Business
3 lectures 13:20
How Payment Works for Workshops, Etc.
05:00
Running Your Own Classes or Donation Classes
03:09
Your Website and Social Media Presence
05:11