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The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook contains dozens of prompts to help you determine everything from the right teacher training to take to the appropriate fee structure for private lessons. Download a workbook file here, and access sample waivers and contracts.

Thanks for reading the book and for visiting! You can download individual files by right-clicking the links below. Or find a collection of all the files in this Dropbox folder.

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Recommended Services

Legal Advice

Insurance for Yoga Teachers

Bookkeeping

Ask your accountant what they prefer. Two major options:

Website Hosting/Building

Video Hosting/Streaming


Recommended Equipment

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.

Video Camera

  • 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

Microphones

Lighting

  • 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.

Accessories

  • 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)


Let Me Plan Your Next Class

Feeling uninspired when it’s time to plan? I’m here to help!

Give me your email and I’ll send you my go-to class plan with ideas for every minute. This is the class I teach when my energy is low—but it’s the favorite of my students from 20 to 80 years old! I’ll even give you tips on how to adapt it for various class formats.

Let Me Plan Your Next Class

Feeling uninspired when it’s time to plan? I’m here to help!

Give me your email and I’ll send you my go-to class plan with ideas for every minute. This is the class I teach when my energy is low—but it’s the favorite of my students from 20 to 80 years old! I’ll even give you tips on how to adapt it for various class formats.