By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Does the idea of making money create an illusion for those in need? Is money the cause of wars, or could we prevent wars with prosperity? Money has been a mystery to humankind since it was first invented. Would that create happiness if we had enough money to pay our bills? Indeed, medical bills, housing, energy, food, insurance, taxes, clothing, and transportation can take happiness away. However, are the rich happy? Many of our problems with money have to do with how we see it. Some of us feel that we do not deserve to be paid a fair wage or are not worthy of material wealth. Others view money as an evil thing. Money is just a source of energy. Our personal view of money is a factor in attracting it or pushing it away.
Opportunity and Morals
There is no shortage of opportunities in this life. This is where going into business for yourself can be lucrative and fun. With the current state of the Internet, anyone can go into business doing anything. To ethically make a living, one has to be driven by morals and a passion for their work. I spend a lot of time coaching teachers to get over their “hang-ups” about making money. Yoga teachers tend to be givers, but they do not usually take. Some instructors have problems with accepting gifts of appreciation.
You Can Always Give It Away
My viewpoint is: If you make too much money doing anything, give it to others. Help local charities and causes that exist for the good of the entire planet. If you want world peace, to feed the hungry, to clothe the poor, or to save the whales, there is a charity for it. If you want to create a new charity, take your money and start one. My point is simple; it’s not easy for many people to have huge surpluses of money. If you fear making too much money, just give it away. This is not the concern of most people because they need more money and to change their path.
About Marketing and Business
You can interject your personality into your business by designing and offering your services, programs, and products. Depending on your location and marketing skills, you can make a great living as long as you have a real passion for your work. If you’re in a location where many people are looking for your services, then the sky’s the limit. If this isn’t the case, you must develop some marketing skills. Many Yoga teachers need to work on their marketing skills, and money doesn’t fall from the skies for most of us.
About Marketing Yoga Services
To get students, you must be able to make Yoga instruction appealing. You must tell them that you can make them healthier with your teaching. It’s going to take a bit more work, but if you’re dedicated to improving the health of your community, then you’ll succeed. Yoga is one of the greatest examples of an ancient discipline remaining relevant in the modern age. Whether you’re looking to focus on the art’s spiritual, mental, emotional, or physical aspects, being a Yoga instructor can be a profitable career path. If this is the path, you want your life to take, get off your yoga mat and take the necessary steps to start teaching!
For Anyone Who Wants to Find Prosperity
If you have a true passion for something, the development process is a labor of love. At this time, anyone can create a legitimate source of income. If a person wants to write, create art, or create music, the Internet gives everyone an equal chance. The path to prosperity is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and walking forward. If you want to make a change, get rid of negative energy, and attract positive energy. While it is possible to make a good living teaching Yoga, it is important to keep in mind that it takes hard work and dedication to build a successful career in this field. It is also important to remember that there are no guarantees when it comes to finding success in the world of Yoga teaching. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, there is certainly potential for making a good living as a Yoga teacher.
About Making Money
Some studio owners might suggest you apply for their substitute teacher list and wait a few years. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a master-level instructor to make money teaching Yoga. There are many ways to make money teaching Yoga; the best depends on your unique skills and talents. For example, you can give private Yoga classes, lead Yoga retreats, or write Yoga-related books or articles. You can also teach Yoga online through video conferencing platforms like Skype or Zoom. Whichever way you choose to make money teaching Yoga, the important thing is that you enjoy it and are good at it.
Teaching Yoga Online
There are many ways to make money teaching yoga, but one of the most popular methods is to teach online Yoga classes. This can be a great way to reach a wider audience and make some extra money. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you want to be successful at teaching online Yoga classes. First, you need a good internet connection and a webcam, so your students can see you. Secondly, you need to be able to engage your students and keep them interested in the class. Finally, you must provide quality instruction so your students can get the most out of the class. Additionally, a teacher who masters working with a camera knows how to reach into students’ minds.
Offer Pre-Recorded Classes and Material
This concept has led to a steady and stable income for some teachers. If you’re looking to make money teaching Yoga, one option is to offer paid content subscriptions on your website. This could include video classes, e-books, or other resources people would pay to access. You could also create a membership area on your website where people would pay a monthly or annual fee to access exclusive content. Another option is to sell products related to Yoga, such as clothing, props, or accessories. Whatever route you choose, create high-quality content that people will be willing to pay for.
Offer Live Online Classes
If you want to make money teaching Yoga, one of the best ways to do it is by offering live online yoga classes. This way, you can reach a wide audience of students who may not be able to come to your studio in person. You can also charge a lower rate for online classes, which makes them more affordable for students. Additionally, online classes are convenient because they can be done from anywhere. So, if you have a strong internet connection and a quiet space to teach in, live online Yoga classes are a great option for making money as a Yoga teacher.
Launch Videos Online
Yoga instructors cannot usually make much money by launching videos on In Motion, Facebook, TikTok, or YouTube channel. However, you can establish a mighty Internet presence by creating and sharing helpful content, instructors can attract a following of dedicated viewers. These viewers can be monetized through advertising revenue or selling products and services. Additionally, instructors can use their YouTube channels to promote in-person classes and workshops. This is a great way to reach a wider audience and boost income. This is a great lead for hosting a Yoga vacation, retreat, or cruise.
Social Media Monetization
Monetizing social media has become a popular way for yoga instructors to make money. While it may seem like an easy way to make money, there are some drawbacks. First, you need to have a large following on social media to make a significant amount of money. Second, you must constantly promote your Yoga classes and events to keep your followers engaged. This can be time-consuming and may take away from your Yoga practice. Therefore, this is a gradual process and will be more successful if you have a social media team. To be honest, we only focus on a handful of platforms because it requires so much time to reach out on every platform.
Organize Yoga Retreats
One way of making money while teaching Yoga is by organizing retreats. Yoga retreats are usually held in locations conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation, such as near a beach or mountains. During a Yoga retreat, participants will stay in comfortable accommodations and access all Yoga classes and activities. Retreat organizers typically charge per person daily and often include meals and other amenities in the price.
Teaching in a Studio
Sometimes, instructors think this is the only option for making money. However, there are more options to cover if you want to make money teaching yoga. Studios typically pay their instructors per class, so you can make a good hourly wage if you teach multiple classes per week. You might also be able to negotiate a higher rate if you have a lot of experience or a large following. In addition to teaching classes, you may also be able to give private lessons or lead workshops, which can help you earn even more money. Some teachers stay with established studios because the work is steady throughout the year.
Health Club Atmosphere
Teaching Yoga in a health club can be a great way to make steady money. Health clubs usually have a lot of members, which means there is potential for many students in your classes. In addition, health clubs typically have good amenities, which can make your classes more enjoyable for you and your students. Finally, teaching in a health club can help you build relationships with other fitness professionals, leading to referrals and other opportunities down the line.
Teaching in a Community Center
Any place where people meet is a place for a Yoga class. Teaching in a community center is a blessing. You’ll be able to reach a wide range of people, including those who might not be able to afford private classes. You’ll be satisfied knowing you’re helping people improve their health and well-being. Of course, ensuring you’re teaching in a safe and comfortable environment is important. That means having adequate liability insurance and ensuring that your students know any health conditions that might affect their practice. Senior living complexes and senior centers are in this category, so classes need to be modified for student needs.
Corporate Yoga Classes
Teaching Yoga to corporate clients can be a great way to meet new people and make money. You can typically charge more per hour than you would for teaching a regular Yoga class. Plus, you can often get companies to sign long-term contracts, which means you can count on a steady income stream. To land corporate clients, start by reaching out to local businesses and offering to give a free demo class. Once you’ve got a few clients, word will spread, and you’ll be able to build up your business steadily.
Teaching Sports Leagues
There are many opportunities, but one of the most lucrative is teaching Yoga to sports leagues for children. Yoga can help improve flexibility and coordination, which are essential for young athletes. It can also help them learn to focus and control their breath, which can be beneficial both on and off the field. If you’re interested in making money by teaching Yoga to kids, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, you need to have a certification for teaching children. Secondly, you’ll need to be insured. Lastly, getting references from parents or other adults who have seen you teach is always a good idea.
There are plenty of opportunities at martial arts, dance, and gymnastic centers. This is because these centers are always looking for ways to add more classes and activities for their students. Yoga is a great option because it helps improve flexibility, focus, and concentration. It’s also a low-impact activity suitable for all ages and abilities. If you’re interested in teaching Yoga to children, you should contact your local martial arts, dance, or gymnastic center to see if they have any openings. Also, these teaching positions can lead to family or adult classes.
Teaching in Schools and Preschools
There are many opportunities to make money teaching yoga, but one of the most popular options is teaching yoga to school children. This can be a great way to earn a steady income, as there is always a demand for qualified yoga instructors who can work with kids. It’s also a great way to make a difference in the lives of young people, as yoga can help them develop focus, concentration, and self-awareness. If you’re interested in teaching yoga to children, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, you need to be certified by a reputable yoga organization. Second, you need to have experience working with kids. Lastly, you must be prepared to market your classes to parents and school administrators.
Family Yoga Opportunities
If you’re thinking about making money by teaching yoga, one of the best ways to do it is by teaching family Yoga classes. This type of class is becoming increasingly popular as more and more families are looking for ways to bond and connect with each other. And, since yoga is such a gentle and accessible form of exercise, it’s perfect for families with young children. If you’re certified to teach yoga, teaching family classes can be a great way to make a steady income
Office Yoga Classes
These are specialized classes in small companies. No fancy corporate locker rooms here, but you may need to use chairs. You can actually make a pretty decent living teaching office Yoga classes. Companies are always looking for ways to promote wellness and healthy living among their employees, and what better way to do that than by offering Yoga classes? Office Yoga classes are becoming more and more popular, and as a result, there is a growing demand for qualified Yoga instructors. If you’re a certified instructor, teaching office Yoga classes is a unique way to earn some extra income.
Teaching Seniors with Chairs
Many Yoga teachers make the mistake of thinking that they can only make money by teaching Vinyasa or Hatha Yoga classes. While these classes are popular and can be lucrative, there are other opportunities for yoga teachers to make money. One such opportunity is teaching senior Yoga classes with chairs. These classes are becoming increasingly popular as Baby Boomers age and want to find a form of exercise that is gentle on their bodies. Yoga teachers who specialize in this type of class should receive a higher rate than they do. In fact, you have to know how to modify, but these are not high paying classes for teachers. To be honest, I’ve taught these classes for over two decades because I like the students.
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3 thoughts on “Making Money Teaching Yoga – The Truth”
Thank You Dr. Paul!!! If you have a true passion for something it shows and your students pick up on it. About making money; the development process is a labor of love.
Making money teaching yoga isn’t easy for anyone. Even if you have developed quality yoga products or services, they’ll be turned to waste because of low conversion if you’re not promoting them to the right customers or clients.
Thank you, Dr. Paul! Making money teaching is easier when you drew us a map. Having a true passion for what you love to do will always bring health, wealth, and happiness. The love inside you shows up in your writing. ~ Missy