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July 31, 2014
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Editor's Note: The Yoga Insider will be taking a summer break this month! Stay tuned for the latest news in
yoga in August and enjoy your summer!
Being a Visionary: How to Manage Yoga
Teachers at Your Studio
This week we present our next business of yoga video session
release—the panel discussion, "Teacher Management to
Transform Your Studio." Moderator Carissa Ciuca and panelists
Rob Walker, Lynn Bushnell and Mary Catherine Starr share
experiences about managing yoga teachers, staffers’ schedules,
pay and substitutes at their yoga studios and how their lessons
can apply to your yoga studio.
> Watch the presentation
Sponsor Our Scholarship Fund!
Do you know a business or organization that might be interested in
contributing to the Yoga Alliance Foundation scholarship fund?
We are seeking underwriters to join our founding sponsor prAna
and fellow sponsors Hays, Hugger Mugger and LiveEdit in funding
scholarships designed to help our members share the gift of yoga.
Last year, two RYT 200s earned scholarships of $2,225 to attend
a RYS 300 training as part of the Gift of Yoga Scholarship. Visit
our website for an application to contribute. Information about our
2014 scholarship offerings will be available this fall.
> Learn more
Online Workshops:
Run It: Developing Key Skill Sets to Operate
Your Yoga Studio
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Join sixth-degree black belt and Zen Yoga studio owner Jason
Campbell and learn the secrets to Zen entrepreneurship. Jason,
who has trained hundreds of yoga professionals in Zen
entrepreneurship, will focus on some of the key skill sets yoga
studio owners need to run successful studios. Jason will also
present at the 2015 Business of Yoga Conference. Watch a short
video of Jason discussing what he has planned for his second
workshop about running a yoga studio.
>Sign up now (free for members, $35 for non-members)
Rock It: How to Succeed as an Independent
Yoga Teacher
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Jason concludes his online workshop series with discussion about
the best practices for becoming a successful independent yoga
teacher. Jason previewed the workshop in a short video message,
saying he plans to talk about some of the entrepreneurial aspects
you’ll need to turn your “cultivation” (training) into your
“vocation” (career).
>Sign up now (free for members, $35 for non-members)
Online Workshop Recording:
Stress Less, Teach More: Secrets to
Creating and Filling High-Value Yoga
Programs to Enhance Your Income
In this workshop, Kellie Adkins, E-RYT 500, discusses how to
create and market high-value yoga programs. Kellie covers
programming essentials, how to write and design compelling
content, the secret to attracting best-fit clients and studio partners
and how you can streamline your schedule around programs so
that you teach fewer classes while earning more.
> Learn more
Presenters for 2015 Conference
August 6-9, 2015 in Los Angeles
Earlier this month, we posted the list of presenters on our 2015
Business of Yoga Conference website, which included Waylon
Lewis, Lisa Walford, Darren Main, Francesca Cervero, Felicia
Tomasko—and more! Check out the full presenter list and register
today to take advantage of our early bird pricing. Spots are also
open for business sponsors and exhibitors at the conference. Will
we see you in L.A.?
> Learn more
Symposium on Yoga Research
September 24-26, 2014 in Lenox, Massachusetts
Presented by the International Association of Yoga Therapists
(IAYT) and the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Studies, the 2014
Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) is the West's foremost
academic yoga research conference. SYR showcases some of the
best new research and poster sessions while presenting ample
opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and
professionals in the field. The conference will be held at the
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in The Berkshires of western
> Learn more
Wanderlust Yoga Festival Comes to
July 31 - August 4, 2014 - Whistler, British Columbia
Are you ready to celebrate and discover the extraordinary? Our
friends at Wanderlust host multi-day yoga and music festivals all
over the world. Join Wanderlust next month for the group’s next
festival in Tremblant, Quebec, featuring world-renowned yoga
instructors, live music, inspiring lectures, outdoor expeditions,
organic food, wine and art. Kids programs as well as spa and
healing services are also available.
> Learn more
Member Perks¬
To access these benefits, visit the Member Perks page on the Yoga Alliance website (you must log in to your
YA account to access).
Sustainable Apparel for Half Price (prAna)
Our partner prAna offers members 50% off full-priced items. They
use sustainable materials in styles designed for yoga and your other
activities, while promoting conservation and positive change.
> Access this perk
Discounts on Yoga Gear (Gaiam)
At Gaiam, individuals receive 20% off the retail price on purchases
of $100 or more (excluding clearance items). Business owners
receive 45% off retail prices on purchases of $150 or more. Use
the Gaiam mat finder to find your mat(ch).
> Access this perk
Wholesale Products for You and Your
Business (Hugger Mugger)
Members receive 10% off of wholesale prices on all applicable
products and merchandise. Products may be purchased for your
own personal use, your students or your studio. You can see the
selection of bolsters available online from Hugger Mugger.
> Access this perk
Protect Your Health, Business and Finances
Our health insurance provider AHP (Association Health Programs)
offers Yoga Alliance members the lowest rates available, if there
are no restrictions, for policies on and off the health care
exchanges. Meanwhile, the professional and general liability
insurance from our partner Hays is specifically designed for yoga
teachers, schools and studios with preferred rates for Yoga
Alliance members. AXA Equitable Programs also provide
retirement and investment plans to all Yoga Alliance members.
Member Tip
Get helpful tips on managing your registration, using our online system, making the most of your member
benefits and much more.
How to Synchronize Your RYT and RYS
If you manage or own a Registered Yoga School (RYS), avoid
logging in twice to check your Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
and school accounts by following these steps to link both to your
teacher account:
1. Log in to the “Manage Schools” section of your RYS
account. Click the "Staff" menu tab.
2. Click the "Add Staff" button and search for your RYT
account using your email address. Once you find your
name, click "Select."
3. Check the box for "Owner" and click "Add".
4. You will now be able to access your RYS account by
logging in to your RYT account.