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- Gary Kissiah Law: check out his book Light on Law and his website for advice
- Destination Legal: thorough documents for online teachers to cover their assets
Insurance for Yoga Teachers
- Fitness and Wellness Insurance (The Philadelphia)
- Yoga Journal Teachers Plus
- Alliant Insurance (USA, Yoga Alliance discount)
- Gallagher (Canada, Yoga Alliance discount)
Ask your accountant what they prefer. Two major options:
The links below are affiliate links; I encourage you to shop at your local electronics store, too, or at B and H Photo, where you can get expert advice online.
- First, try upping the recording settings on your phone to 1080p or 4K!
- Or use a quality SLR camera on a tripod, if you have one
- The Canon Vixia is small and easy to use
- You might get by with AirPods, AirPods Pro, Powerbeats Pro, or a similar wireless headphone with a mic. It’s worth a try, especially if you already have them handy. One bonus with the Powerbeats Pro is that they loop over your ears, which can hold them in place if you are demonstrating yoga poses. Or add some aftermarket silicone accessories, like these for the AirPods or these for AirPods Pro.
- I love my Røde Wireless Go. It’s tiny and charges easily. You can use it with or without an exterior lavalier mic. It is so sensitive that you may need to turn down the output from the receiver or the input to your camera (on a phone, use a video recording app like Pro Movie).
- If you want to add a lavalier mic, this inexpensive one by Sony is decent. Or use the Røde Lavalier Go.
- Sensing a theme? I also like the Røde VideoMic Pro+ for talking-head videos. But start with the Wireless Go.
- If you prefer a Madonna mic or are looking for amplification while you move, my brother, a professional videographer, likes this one by Shure.
- You can get by with clamp lights like you’d find at a home improvement store, especially if you are adding to an already-lit space. Here’s a cheap one.
- You’ll do better by adding lighting rigs. I have this inexpensive LED set by Neewer, and it’s fine in a room with other light.
- If you want help with lighting, again, I recommend talking to B and H Photo or your local photography/videography store. They can save you a lot of trial and error.
- Video is better shot on a stable tripod. To affix your phone to a tripod, use a mount like this. A cold shoe will provide a place for you to attach the microphone.
- Slik makes good tripods; here’s one.
- If you are shooting on a cell phone, you will need adapters for your mic:
- A TRS to TRRS adapter like this one by Movo
- If you’re on a Lightning device like an iPhone, you’ll also need a Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter (which may have come with your phone)
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