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The world has really changed for yoga teachers! We are all trying to figure out how to offer our yoga community new and innovative ways to teach, maintain practices, and, most importantly, stay connected.
As we know, many yoga teachers are beginning to offer online yoga classes via Zoom, a video conferencing platform that allows for live streaming of a virtual yoga practice. Through Zoom meetings, yoga instructors are giving their students the live interaction they crave amid these times of social distancing. But doing it well, especially for those who are totally new to online teaching, is a challenge.
YTA member Jen Netrosio is taking on that challenge. Jen teaches Ashtanga inspired vinyasa yoga, HIIT yoga, yin yoga, and mediation. She has led 200-hour yoga teacher trainings and is in the process of completing her 300-hour training.
When the studio she was managing (where she led a team of 21 yoga teachers) closed because of COVID-19, Jen and her fiancé (also a fitness instructor) quickly turned their living room into the stage for their virtual studio. They moved furniture to create space and set up sound, lighting, and video equipment to provide a meaningful yoga experience that would feel familiar to their students. Jen branded her teaching style as Limitless Soul Yoga, and she and her fiancé launched a website to function as hub for their virtual classes: superhumansoul.com. Along the way, they learned a lot.
Jen is providing her fellow teachers a road map to teaching yoga virtually. She will discuss:
- Technology—audio and visual setup
- Scheduling Zoom meetings and registering students
- Setting the stage: brand your environment
- How to adapt your teaching style to a virtual platform
- Setting your class intention: What do you want your students to feel upon entering the Zoom room?
- Ways to foster and maintain connections with your students and your students with each other
- Overall best practices
What you'll need: yoga mat, notebook, and pen.
YTA is grateful to Jen for stepping up to help her colleagues with this program. We’re sure you’ll agree that she is passionate about making the practice accessible to all and helping teachers and students deepen their connection to self and others through yoga.