Teach Yoga Online Masterclass with Shannon Crow

Teach Yoga Online Free Masterclass with Shannon Crow & Amanda McKinney

Where To Start?

  • Go live on your Facebook Business page and then share it on your personal page. This is going to help you separate your personal and business page. Plus you get analytics about who is watching your videos when they’re on your business page. Super bonus!!!
  • Facebook Live videos live on forever unless you take them down. You likely won’t have as many people live with you when it’s happening but people can watch it later so it’s still beneficial.
  • You can also download your Facebook Live video to use later if you have plans for that. But as you’re getting started, don’t worry about that. Just go live and be done.
  • Instagram Live videos live for 24 hours and show up in your “story” rather than the grid. Some of your followers will get a notification when you go live.
  • If you want to save the Instagram Live video you will need to download the file within the 24 hours that the video is live. So don’t forget to do that before it goes away. There is also a setting to automatically download your video files for any live you do. This is located in the Settings section of Instagram.
  • You can also go live on your YouTube channel and can download the file after you’re done with the live as well.

Using Zoom (or a similar system) to Host Yoga Classes or Private Sessions

  • If you’re concerned about the tech from your side or your students’ side, schedule a “meet and greet” or a practice session where you aren’t teaching an asana practice but rather navigating the tech and trying things out.
  • Grab a biz-bestie, a friend or family member and test out using a live-streaming video service before you host a public class.
  • Breath. Remember that there will likely be tech issues but just like you would handle an in-person hiccup in class, you can handle the tech hiccup too. You can! Trust yourself in this. You’re the leader in the room. You’ve got this!
  • Practice Makes “Perfect”. You won’t get better if you don’t get started. Just like teaching, so get started and move forward.
  • Suggestion for teaching: test out which you prefer — being further away from the camera and demoing the class or being closer to the camera and verbally cueing instead of demoing the class.
  • Free account: you can host a 40 minute “meeting” (aka: yoga class) for up to 3 people. You cannot record on the free account.
  • Pro account ($14.99 USD): you can host longer “meetings” for up to 100 people. You can record on this account.
  • Webinar account ($40 USD): you will be the only person visible and can have people register for the “meeting”. You can have a co-host if you make them a panelist during the “webinar”.
  • If your students want to broadcast Zoom on their TV, they can do this through Apple TV or other devices. For Apple TV specifically, have the student mirror their screen on their TV BEFORE joining the Zoom call or else it will not work correctly.

Using YouTube to Share Yoga With Students

  • Public — this allows anyone to search, find and watch your videos. This is great for your free marketing content.
  • Unlisted — this doesn’t allow people to search and find your videos but you can send the link to your paid students. Whoohoo! Get paid for your work!
  • Private — this only allows YOU to see the uploaded videos. This is a great option for you to use if you want to upload videos and then publish them later. You can do the work ahead of time but set it as “private” and then switch it later.

Tech Tips for Sharing Yoga Online

Get Paid for Teaching Yoga Online

  • Paypal — most people already have a paypal account so it’s easy and integrates with a lot of other platforms. https://www.paypal.com/us/home
  • Stripe — you can connect this to your website and charge for your classes or private sessions. https://stripe.com/
  • Acuity — if you need a scheduler and a payment system, Acuity is a great option for this. https://acuityscheduling.com/
  • Offering Tree — if you need a website, payment system and scheduler, they have a great opportunity for you. Plus for a limited time, there is a discount for the Covid19 situation. https://offeringtree.com/covid-19-support/ (50% off the first 3 months)

Your Next Step

About Amanda McKinney (Marketing Coach for Yoga Teachers)

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