Yoga’s de-stressing effects have gained popularity throughout the years, which makes it a great practice that many companies can share with their employees. As a yoga instructor, teaching yoga several times a week can be great to convert new students to the practice and to have a stable source of income.
Teaching corporate yoga, however, can be different from the kind of yoga you teach at a typical yoga studio. The environment, class length, crowd, and general rules will depend on the kind of office culture of the company.
Here Are 10 Tips for Teaching Corporate Yoga:
Below are 10 tips that can serve as a guideline, so you know what to expect before teaching your first corporate yoga class.
1. Be Clear About Expectations
What style of yoga are you offering and what do your future students need from the classes? Will you bring mats and props yourself or do you want the company to provide them? What kind of room will you be using? How much are you asking for every class and how often will you send invoices?
Answers to these questions will ensure you can walk into the room with your focus fully on yoga rather than on practicalities. And finally, make sure you know who you need to communicate with if you have to cancel a class or if you’re running late.
2. Invest in Yoga Insurance
More often than not, studios will provide their teachers with yoga insurance but that insurance usually only works within the walls of the studio. However, when you teach outside of a yoga studio, you have to make sure you have your own yoga insurance in case something (such as an injury) occurs.
It can also reassure the corporation that you’re teaching for if you’re fully covered. Having yoga insurance not only shows that you are a responsible teacher, but it also allows you to be in control of your own business.
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3. Be Professional, On Time, and Organized
The corporate environment is very different from the one you’ll encounter in studios or private practices. Employees will often have meetings to attend and pressing deadlines to get back to after class, so you need to be aware of that.
Keep track of time, and finish the class when planned. Avoid invasive adjustments, partner work, and sharing overly spiritual quotes. And use examples or references…