How to Teach Yoga Online Like a Ninja – Even If You Are Not Tech Savvy


It’s safe to say that never in our lifetime has so much dramatic change happened in such a short time. In a few short weeks, everything we’ve come to take for granted has changed, and we are having to deal with new potential threats to our health, our financial status, the stability of the economy, and so much more.

In the yoga community, the change has been particularly dramatic as yoga studios were forced to close and individual yoga teachers ceased teaching.

Faced with the option to pivot or perish, the yoga community went for the pivot, and with gusto. In a few short weeks, a large percentage of the yoga community has  taken their classes online.

Large studios were first on the scene with live streaming yoga classes, but individual teachers and smaller studios are getting online in droves as well – offering anything from live streaming classes to live, interactive options where students can stay connected with the teachers they know and love.

With the yoga community quickly rising to the challenge of this brave new world in which we find ourselves, the question is, is this just a short-term fad, or are we living through a lasting transformation of how yoga is being taught and practiced? In other words, will yoga ever be the same again?

And, if you are a yoga teacher, how can you stay on the forefront of the migration towards online yoga classes and how can you make sure you don’t get left behind?

How can you get online and reach your students without getting lost in the tech rabbit hole and spending hours and hours on customer service?

Join YogaUOnline-founder Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D., E-RYT-300, C-IAYT and yoga therapist Lynn Crimando, C-IAYT for this online course with the practical steps to start teaching yoga online. Eva will draw on her extensive knowledge about online technology from her work with YogaUOnline to show you which are the simplest ways to set up your own online presence. Lynn will share her experiences from teaching live online classes to as many as 75 students with how to cue to make it work, and how to keep students engaged and safe.

Learn the key knowledge you need to get set up with the technology in a way that’s easy for you and your students, and the essential skills for running a class online to keep it safe and make it interesting and engaging for  students.

What You Will Learn

  • Why live online yoga teaching is likely to be here to stay, and why it enables you to attract students you’d not otherwise attract
  • How to stay ahead of the curve and offer something that few other teachers who are teaching online are offering right now
  • The basic tech gear you need to get up and  running without spending a fortune
  • The best platforms to use for running online classes and why
  • 3 ninja tricks for offering a superior online experience
  • How to keep your classes interactive and lively
  • The 5 most common tech disasters and how to avoid them
  • How to navigate legal matters, insurance and so on
  • How to price your product and easiest way to take payments
  • The key marketing skills you need to have to get the word out and stay in touch with your students

This Course Also Includes:

  • Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.

This course qualifies for 4.5 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

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Eva Norlyk Smith is co-founder of YogaUOnline & creator of the Healthy Back, Healthy Body program, aimed at restoring posture integrity. Lynn Crimando serves as teaching mentor for YogaUOnline’s Wellness Educator Program.

$147/ Lifetime Access

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