July 31, 2014 Sections News Events Member Perks Member Tip 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! News 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 Events 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 Announced! 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 Massachusetts. > Learn more Wanderlust Yoga Festival Comes to Canada 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 Accounts 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.
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