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Welcome to our workshop archive--our free resource for members to access tools and tips from leaders in the yoga community. All workshops in the archive are eligible for Non-Contact Continuing Education Hours. Choose one of the categories below to get started:

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Teaching and Program Design

Yoga Nidra: Meaning, Benefits, and Common Misconceptions

Yoga Nidra: Meaning, Benefits, and Common Misconceptions

Join us as we learn how to bring the practice of Yoga Nidra into our teachings and how it connects the brain and the mind.

Teaching to Make Yoga Accessible to All

Teaching to Make Yoga Accessible to All Closed Captioning Available

Jivana Heyman shares ways in which teachers can bring yoga to all individuals, regardless of ability or background.

Making Your Class a Refuge During Stressful Times

Making Your Class a Refuge During Stressful Times Closed Captioning Available

Cyndi Lee provides tips to make your yoga class a supportive environment for those that are overwhelmed by the stresses of life, community, and the world.

Incorporating Pranayama & Meditation in General Classes

Incorporating Pranayama & Meditation in General Classes  Closed Captioning Available

Prashant and Manju Joshi moderate a discussion on how to integrate meditation and pranayama in class as a spiritual compass and source of inner peace.

 

My Best Playlist: Creating a Soundscape that Represents You

My Best Playlist: Creating a Soundscape That Represents You Closed Captioning Available

Join DJ Taz and Sadie Nardini, E-RYT 500 and recording artist, to learn how to build a professional music playlist to amplify the student experience!

Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers

Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers Closed Captioning Available

This workshop will look at key Sanskrit terms that will provide clarity on the principles behind asana, pranayama and other practices we find in modern yoga.

 

How to Incorporate Pregnant Women in General Yoga Classes

How to Incorporate Pregnant Women in General Yoga Classes Closed Captioning Available

What should you do if a pregnant woman joins your class and you are not a RPYT? Should you send her away? Are there any special liability considerations?

How to Bring Chanting Into Your Yoga Classes & Daily Life

How to Bring Chanting Into Your Yoga Classes & Daily Life Closed Captioning Available

Join Deepti Sastry, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, to learn the basics of Vedic chanting. Deepti shares tips to begin a chanting practice and ways to introduce it to your students.

Using Bhavana to Keep the Yoga in the Asana

Using Bhavana to Keep the Yoga in the Asana Closed Captioning Available

Bring yoga to life and transform your yoga class with the simple tool of Bhavana . Learn how Bhavana helps us move away from the performance of postures as a series of tasks to the embodiment of asana.

Click to watch ''Eight Steps to a Fuller Group Yoga Class

Eight Steps to a Fuller Group Yoga Class Closed Captioning Available

Discover eight ways to enhance class attendance, increase student retention and make your yoga class an event students won’t want to miss!

Profitable Yoga Retreats

Profitable Yoga Retreats: How to Get Enough Students Closed Captioning Available

Join Liza Bertini and Sarah Bond of One Hundred Skies to learn ways to fill your retreat and make it profitable!

Sutra 2.1: The Art of Kriya Yoga

Sutra 2.1: The Art of Kriya Yoga Closed Captioning Available

Join Jafar Alexander as he applies the three principles of "Kriya Yoga," Tapas, Svadhyaya, and Ishvara Pranidhana and sheds light on how to apply them on the mat and in daily life.

Core Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras

Core Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras Closed Captioning Available

Join Sreedevi Bringi for a guided exploration of texts from The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The Role of Anatomy and Biomechanics in Yoga

The Role of Anatomy and Biomechanics in Yoga Closed Captioning Available

Two experienced and inspiring yoga teachers come together to discuss the role of anatomy and biomechanics in yoga.

Creating an Inclusive Culture in Yoga Class

Creating an Inclusive Culture in Yoga Class Closed Captioning Available

Dianne Bondy, Cherie Hotchkiss, and Sid McNairy share how they personally create an inclusive culture through representation, environment and outreach.

Create Balance in Your Joints: Flexibility or Stability

Create Balance in Your Joints: Flexibility or Stability Closed Captioning Available

Explore your expression and depth in asana to establish joint balance on and off the mat.

Portable Yoga: Teaching Retreats and Training Programs Abroad

Portable Yoga: Teaching Retreats and Training Programs Abroad Closed Captioning Available

Join seasoned yoga teachers and yoga travel business owners as they discuss the logistics of offering retreats and yoga teacher training abroad.

 

Effective Cueing for Yoga Teachers

Effective Cueing for Yoga Teachers Closed Captioning Available

Join Cara Bradley to learn how to speak simply and directly and to say less and empower more.

Creating Courses: The Key to Attracting More Students

Creating Courses: The Key to Attracting More Students Closed Captioning Available

Tired of attracting students one class at a time? Learn how to shift from offering classes to courses, and why this is a powerful tool to build a following of regular students.

 

The Power of Sequencing: 5 Ways to Create Unique Sequences

The Power of Sequencing: 5 Ways to Create Unique Sequences Closed Captioning Available

Learn five tools to create unique and engaging sequences that will make you feel inspired, creative and confident to come up with a surplus of sequences for your classes.

Click to watch 'Bridging the Divide: Diversity in Yoga'

Bridging the Divide:
Diversity in Yoga
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Yoga teachers will become empowered to encourage diversity within their classes and create strategies for offering yoga to underrepresented populations left out of mainstream yoga culture.

Share Your Yoga Classes on the Internet

Jennifer Hoffman, E-RYT 500, explains how online yoga classes can transform the way teachers reach their students and presents tips to start offering your classes on the Internet.

The Intersection of Three Classic Philosophies from India: Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga

The Intersection of Three Classic Philosophies from India: Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga Closed Captioning Available

Join yoga teachers and scholars Nicolai Bachman and Shawn Parell as they explore the foundations of three Indian philosophies: Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga.

Yoga Beyond Asana: Teaching Tips for Pranayama and Chanting

Yoga Beyond Asana: Teaching Tips for Pranayama and Chanting Closed Captioning Available

Amy Ippoliti and Deepti Sastry share practical knowledge and insights for expanding breathwork and chanting in your classes.

Teaching a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class

Teaching a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class Closed Captioning Available

Judy Weaver and David Emerson talk about the yoga teacher’s responsibility for understanding the effects of trauma on the body.

Darren Main Answers Your Yoga Teaching Ethics Questions

Darren Main Answers Your Yoga Teaching Ethics Questions  Closed Captioning Available

In this workshop, Darren Main will answer your questions about ethics in the yoga-teaching world.

Practical Tools for Sharing Yoga Philosophy with Your Students

Practical Tools for Sharing Yoga Philosophy with Your Students Closed Captioning Available

This workshop will cover tools to help teachers move past their blocks, so that they feel comfortable and confident sharing yoga philosophy with students.

 

Click to watch 'Yoga Nidra: Unlocking Your Creative Potential'

Yoga Nidra: Unlocking Your Full Potential Closed Captioning Available

Learn about yoga nidra and how to utilize it to create experience in the world. Dr. Halpern will also discuss classical knowledge, stories and the writings of legendary teachers from the 1800's about yoga nidra.

 

Click to watch 'Get Started Teaching'

Get Started Teaching:
Set Goals and Get Gigs

Start teaching yoga professionally and gain the clarity and skills needed to succeed.

Click to watch 'Creating Themes for Yoga Classes'

Creating Themes for
Yoga Classes
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Learn how themes add value to your classes and support the lives of your students on and off the mat with Noelle Cormier.


The Science of Private Classes

Francesca Cervero, E-RYT 200, discusses strategies for running profitable private yoga classes, including managing your energy and dealing with difficult clients.

The Art and Science of Profitable Private Teaching

The Art and Science of Profitable Private Teaching

Offering one-on-one instruction can be personally and financially rewarding. Francesca Cervero shares strategies for running a profitable private yoga practice.

Healthy Teacher-Student Relationships

Darren Main, E-RYT 500, explores the unique – and often misunderstood – relationship between yoga teacher and student on an emotional and psychological level.

Take Your Yoga Teachings on the Road

Lynann Politte, owner of YoniSpeaks.com, shares success stories, practical tips and guidance to help you take your yoga career to the next level.

Click to watch 'Bring Ayurveda into Your Yoga Class'

Bring Ayurveda into
Your Yoga Class
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Brush up on the basics of Ayurveda to gain valuable insight to enhance your yoga practice and teaching.

Q&A with Francesca Cervero

Francesca Cervero sits down to answer additional audiences questions following her workshop that taught strategies for running profitable private yoga classes.

The Art of Setting an Intention in Yoga Class

The Art of Setting an Intention in Yoga Class Closed Captioning Available

Learn how to brainstorm rich and topical themes and intentions, creating classes that provide a profound experience for your students.

Click to watch 'Doing Well by Doing Good'

Doing Well by Doing Good:
Teach Yoga in Community Nonprofits
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Learn how to “pitch” a yoga class to appropriate nonprofits. Discover how to price and promote classes, set your teaching fee and create engaging class descriptions.

How to Tap into the Senior Yoga Market

How to Tap into the Senior Yoga Market

Sherry Zak Morris provides tips and her expertise on how to open yourself and your studio up to the senior yoga market.

Click to watch 'Sequencing All Levels Classes'

Sequencing and Teaching
All Levels Classes

Learn how to successfully sequence and modify for all levels! Expand your knowledge in writing safe, effective yoga sequences.

From Yogi to Yogipreneur: Success Beyond the Studio

Learn how to break free from yoga studios, grow your business and become a yoga leader in this Online Workshop from Racheal Cook, small business consultant.

The Fundamentals of Workshop Design: Creating Success for You and Your Students

The Fundamentals of Workshop Design

Rolf Gates offers lessons on how schools can offer workshops that maximize their benefits for yoga teachers.

Creating High-Value Yoga Programs

Creating High-Value Yoga Programs

Kellie Adkins, E-RYT 500, covers how to write and design compelling content, attracting best-fit clients and studio partners and streamlining schedules.

Tips from Wanderlust: Producing Yoga Events, Big and Small

Julia Kadarusman of Wanderlust Festival offers tips on how you can make your next yoga event – be it big or small – a well-attended success.

What Happens If State Agencies Disagree with How You Classify Your Teaching Staff?

Join us for this informative session to learn about important issues regarding proper worker classification. In this workshop, you will learn what you can do to comply with state and federal laws and protect yourself and your business.

A Crash Course in Music Licensing in the U.S.

Does purchasing a song or album mean you're allowed to play it in your yoga studio's classes? Learn the answer to this question and many others from three representatives from Performing Rights Organizations (PROs).

Transitioning from Independent Contractors to Employees

Are you considering converting to the employee-employer business model? In this session, legal expert Gary Kissiah will discuss the steps to reclassifying independent contractors as employees.

How to Build Your Strongest Case that Teachers are Independent Contractors

Attorney Gary Kissiah teaches how to properly classify yourself and teachers at your studio.

The Horns of the Dilemma: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Gary Kissiah explains how state and federal worker classification laws directly affect your business, what your legal obligations are and how the IRS responds to misclassification.

Essential Legal Issues for Yoga Teachers

Gary Kissiah offers tips to help studio owners protect themselves from liabilities and comply with the many laws that apply to their business activities.

Essential Legal Issues for Studio Owners

Gary Kissiah offers tips to help yoga teachers protect themselves from liabilities and comply with the many laws that apply to their business activities.

Learn about Yoga Liability

This Online Workshop discusses sources of legal liability within our yoga businesses.

Opening a Studio: Legal Considerations

Former studio owner Darren Main and legal expert Gary Kissiah discuss leasing, partnership arrangements, registrations and permits.

Yoga Law: What You Must Know

Gary Kissiah reviews the top ten legal issues affecting our yoga community today.

Internet Laws for Yoga

Discover the legal issues related to operating online, including copyrights, trademarks, product liability, privacy policies, blogging, product endorsement and social media law.

Employees or Independent Contractors?

We will cover the many issues involving the characterization of yoga teachers and other yoga studio workers as either independent contractors or employees.

Click to watch ''Blissful Business: Tap Into Your Passion

Blissful Business: Tap Into Your Passion Closed Captioning Available

Build a purposeful, profitable yoga business and leave a legacy. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies to focus your time, effort and commitment based on your core passion.

Feng Shui for Yoga Studios

Learn how feng shui is a powerful tool for increasing your client base and sustaining your studio by identifying the imbalances in your life and the life of the studio.

Studio Client Retention: Keep Your Students Coming Back

Explore the studio owner’s leadership role and what it means for your retention rate. Learn to structure your class schedule and packages to support client commitment.

Own It: How to Open a Successful Yoga Studio

In this workshop, sixth-degree black belt and Zen Yoga studio owner Jason Campbell covers what drives the business of yoga studios, how to save money creatively and how to avoid mistakes.

Run It: How to Prosper as a Yoga Studio Owner

Jason Campbell offers suggestions for making decisions as a yoga studio owner. He’ll also share stories about turning around one studio and helping another succeed.

Rock It: How to Inspire and Attract New Students

Zen Yoga studio owner Jason Campbell discusses how yoga teachers can attract new clients and reviews some case studies about teachers growing their businesses.

Open Strong, Stay Open: How to Keep Your Yoga Studio Successful

Former Yoga Alliance board member Andrew Tanner offers lessons about opening a successful studio based on his experience in Mississippi.

Optimize Your Yoga Business With User Experience

Katie Myer explains user experience and provides tips on how you can optimize students' interaction with your yoga business.

Rapidly Improve Your Business with Customer Feedback

Brandon Hartsell provides a systematic approach for tapping into and making use of an invaluable resource—customer feedback.

Conscious Mind, Conscious Business

Tom Gardner speaks about Conscious Capitalism and outlines how yoga studios and schools can flourish to the benefit of their stakeholders.

How to Manage Yoga Teachers at Your Studio

Moderator Carissa Ciuca and panelists Rob Walker, Lynn Bushnell and Mary Catherine Starr share experiences about managing yoga teachers.

Developing a Sales Culture at your Studio

Phil Swain focuses on steps to drive your personal enthusiasm for your yoga business into the culture of your organization.

Find Your Unique Voice: Public Speaking for Yoga Teachers

Find Your Unique Voice: Public Speaking for Yoga Teachers Closed Captioning Available

In this workshop, Courtney and Amber discuss how to find your voice, gain confidence, and improve your public speaking.

Get Your Yoga Business on the First Page of Google Searches

Write and Publish Your Yoga Book This Year Closed Captioning Available

Dr. Aileen McCabe-Maucher shows you how yoga philosophy and your practice can help your writing flow. She also shares practical strategies to develop, market, and publish your own yoga books.

Zero-Budget Marketing Strategies

Zero-Budget Marketing Strategies Closed Captioning Available

How do you market your classes, workshops, and events if you have no money? Lucas shares his zero-budget strategies to promote your services with little to no marketing dollars

Less Stress and More Ease: The Energetics of a Yoga Business

Less Stress and More Ease: The Energetics of a Yoga Business

Discover why building your yoga business is part of your yoga and why your success is related to energetic frequency.


Email Marketing

Email Marketing Closed Captioning Available

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to setup your very first automated email campaign to welcome new students into your world and create raving fans for life.

Maximize Your RYT Presence on the Yoga Alliance Directory

Maximize Your RYT Presence on the YA Directory

Discover the best ways to utilize your RYT profile on Yoga Alliance’s Directory to maximize visibility, attract new clients and share your unique story with the world.

Develop Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Niche Market

Develop Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Niche Market Closed Captioning

Sherry Zak Morris provides insights on how connecting with your community can be a valuable investment in your yoga business.

Get Your Yoga Business on the First Page of Google Searches

Get Your Yoga Business on the First Page of Google Searches Closed Captioning Available

Join Phil and Kate for a discussion on search engine optimization (SEO) tactics.

Pop-Up Yoga: Creating Unique Yoga Events

Pop-Up Yoga: Creating Unique Yoga Events Closed Captioning Available

Whether you are fundraising for a cause or looking to supplement your income as a yoga teacher, learn what makes a successful pop-up yoga event.

Beyond Social Media: Creating Community the Old Fashioned Way

Beyond Social Media: Creating Community the Old Fashioned Way Closed Captioning Available

Learn how to make connections that last, forge powerful relationships and build loyalty the old fashioned way, in person.

Panel Discussion: Business Planning the Yogic Way

Panel Discussion: Business Planning the Yogic Way

Our four presenters discuss building a business plan and minimizing risk, turning vision into action and creating a model-specific growth and marketing strategy.

Maximize Your RYS Presence on the YA Directory

Maximize Your RYS Presence on the YA Directory

Learn the best ways to use your school Directory profile to maximize visibility, market yourself and share your unique teacher training offerings with the world.

Five Questions to Consider Before Making a Yoga Video

Five Questions to Consider Before Making a Yoga Video

Kellie Adkins, E-RYT 500, shares best practices for creating compelling teaching videos with a low budget and minimal technical savvy.

Use Marketing to Serve Your Customers

Use Marketing to Serve Your Customers

Jacob Griscom, president of Everyday Ayurveda, offers tips for yoga professionals on marketing practices that will benefit your customers and potential customers.

Seven Tips for Creating and Marketing Engaging Workshops

Seven Tips for Creating and Marketing Engaging Workshops Closed Captioning Available

Get ready to offer engaging workshops to your community! Learn seven tips for creating workshops.

Getting Gigs at Yoga Conferences and Festivals

Getting Gigs at Yoga Conferences and Festivals Closed Captioning Available

Lynann Politte shows you how to connect with producers, decide which events to pursue, and how to use these bookings to expand your yoga business.

The Basics of Blogging for Yoga Teachers

The Basics of Blogging for Yoga Teachers

Learn the basics of blogging to gain an even bigger following as a yoga teacher or supplement your income.

The Modern Yogapreneur: Instagram & Periscope with a Purpose

The Modern Yogapreneur: Instagram & Periscope with a Purpose

Turn your passion into profit by discovering the skills necessary to successfully market your classes, events and trainings though social media with purpose and intention.

Tap Into Your Vision, Create the Plan, Get the Results

Tap Into Your Vision, Create the Plan, Get the Results

Join Joan Dwyer to re-align with your vision for the grand work you are called to do and focus on the business side of being a yoga teacher.

Facebook Marketing for Yoga Teachers and Studio Owners

Facebook Marketing for Yoga Teachers & Studio Owners

This workshop offers an easy and manageable publishing plan that will take only 90 minutes of your time each week.

Say It Like You Mean It: Writing Tips for Yoga Teachers

Say It Like You Mean It: Writing Tips for Yoga Teachers

Felicia Tomasko, E-RYT 500, recommends embracing silence to aid in the brainstorming process as a way to free your mind as a writer.

Yoga and Social Justice

Yoga and Social Justice Closed Captioning Available

This workshop will address how yoga can act as a movement for change and evolution, and how the practice of yoga can give us the tools to stand for justice for all beings.

What Yoga Teaches Us About Death and Dying

What Yoga Teaches Us
About Death and Dying
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The ultimate transition brings death itself, but who teaches us how to die? There is strength in the graceful micro movements that transition us from asana to asana, but even greater is the presence of breath and surrender to life changes.

Are Your Ready? Become Empowered to Teach

Are You Ready? Become Empowered to Teach

If you just finished teacher training, you may wonder: “Am I really ready to teach?” Don’t get stuck in paralysis of analysis.

The Past, Present and Future of Yoga Alliance

The Past, Present and Future of Yoga Alliance

Learn about Yoga Alliance history, how our standards were formed and how we have become the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community.

Serve, Lead and Succeed the Yogic Way

Serve, Lead and Succeed the Yogic Way

Learn to examine yogic leadership and how it can help you serve the community and succeed personally, professionally and spiritually.

Finding Your Purpose as a Leader: Karma Yoga for Our Times

Finding Your Purpose as a Leader: Karma Yoga for Our Times

Suzanne Sterling offers advice about how to work with others and find your individual voice and role within the greater yoga community.

Focus and Flow: Attention Management

Focus and Flow: Attention Management

Nathanael Chawkin provides specific tips and techniques you can use to enhance your focus in your work as a yoga teacher or studio owner.

Radical Collaboration: Forming Alliances

Radical Collaboration: Forming Alliances

Suzanne explains how individuals within the yoga community can find their voices and share power with others.

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Kellie Adkins Gael Chiarella Alba Jafar Alexander Lara Alexiou Indu Arora Nicolai Bachman and Shawn Parell Liza Bertini and Sarah Bond Liza Bertini, Joan Dwyer, Sarah Bond, Carol Dimopoulos, and Martena Wilson Sarah Bond and Liza Bertini Sarah Bond, Liza Bertini, Joan Dwyer, Carol Dimopoulos, and Martena Wilson Dianne Bondy Dianne Bondy, Cherie Hotchkiss, and Sid McNairy Cara Bradley Sreedevi Bringi Jason Campbell Amber Campion and Courtney Sunday Annie Carpenter Francesca Cervero Nathanael Chawkin Racheal Cook Noelle Cormier Amanda Correa Ashley Cottrell Carol Dimopoulos, Liza Bertini, Sarah Bond, Joan Dwyer, and Martena Wilson J. Haunani Chong Drake and Justine Hernandez Joan Dwyer Joan Dwyer, Liza Bertini, Sarah Bond, Carol Dimopoulos, and Martena Wilson David Emerson and Judy Weaver Phil Frost and Kate Lombardo Tom Gardner Rolf Gates Andrea Gilats Jacob Griscom Peter Guinosso Dr. Marc Halpern Brandon Hartsell Justine Hernandez and J. Haunani Chong Drake Jivana Heyman Laurel Hicks and Liat Philipson Jennifer Hoffman Cherie Hotchkiss, Dianne Bondy, and Sid McNairy John Immel Amy Ippoliti Amy Ippoliti and Deepti Sastry Chelsea Jackson and Hala Khouri Manju and Prashant Joshi Julia Judish and Gary Kissiah Julia Kadarusman Hala Khouri and Chelsea Jackson Gary Kissiah Amy Kraft Cyndi Lee Jennie Lee Chris Livanos Kate Lombardo and Phil Frost Lisa Long Darren Main Aileen McCabe-Maucher Marion "Mugs" McConnell Sid McNairy, Dianne Bondy, and Cherie Hotchkiss Jules Mitchell and Arturo Peal Crystal Moore Sherry Zak Morris Music Licensing Professionals Katie Myer Sadie Nardini and DJ Taz Rashid Kisma Orbovich Panel Discussions Arturo Peal and Jules Mitchell Gabrielle Pelicci and Deborah Williamson Liat Philipson Liat Philipson and Laurel Hicks Lynann Politte Elle Potter DJ Taz Rashid and Sadie Nardini Lucas Rockwood Deepti Sastry Deepti Sastry and Amy Ippoliti Christina Scalera Suzanne Sterling Courtney Sunday and Amber Campion Phil Swain Andrew Tanner Michelle Thielen Felicia Tomasko Judy Weaver and David Emerson Deborah Williamson and Gabrielle Pelicci Martena Wilson, Liza Bertini, Sarah Bond, Joan Dwyer, and Carol Dimopoulos Yoga Alliance Staff and Board Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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