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Yoga Hero: Teachers Podcast – Episode 32

32: How to Teach Yoga Workshops

Yoga workshops are almost limitless in terms of their potential for you as a yoga teacher, and for your yogis, as well.


Just some of the many benefits of teaching yoga workshops are:

  • Workshops are one-off, there’s no ongoing commitment, so you can deliver workshops without having to be free every week, for the foreseeable future (like you would have to be for a weekly class)
  • Workshops can be a fabulous way to go deep in to a subject, or a topic that you’re passionate about
  • You can test the water on something, such as teaching in a different way, or teaching a different style of yoga
  • Earnings from workshops generally have the potential to be higher than classes
  • You can team up with people who have similar, or different but complimentary skills set
  • Once you’ve planned your workshop, the plan is ready to go for you to repeat in the future, maybe after a few months

Yoga workshops offer an incredible opportunity for yoga teachers to dive deeper into specific themes, techniques, or aspects of yoga practice. Whether you’re a seasoned yoga instructor or just starting to explore the world of workshops, this complete guide will walk you through the process of planning and executing engaging and transformative yoga workshops that leave a lasting impact on your participants.

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    Previous Episodes of Yoga Hero: Teachers Podcast

    Episode 43: Should yoga teachers care about money?

    Episode 42: Should yoga teachers demo while teaching?

    Episode 41: Should yoga teachers use Sanskrit?

    Episode 40: The business of teaching Yoga Nidra

    Episode 39: How to develop a consistent Yoga Nidra practice (even with a busy life)

    Episode 38: A Yoga Nidra for yoga teachers

    Episode 37: Yoga Nidra: The art of sleeping to wake up

    Episode 36:: How I Became a Full-Time Yoga Teacher

    Episode 35: How to Become a Full-Time Yoga Teacher

    Episode 34: Balancing having a job and teaching yoga

    Episode 33: Balancing Parenting and Teaching Yoga

    Episode 32: How to teach yoga workshops

    Episode 31: How much to charge for your yoga classes

    Episode 30: How to create your yoga brand

    Episode 29: How to layer your asana classes with yoga philosophy

    Episode 28: What’s your WHY as a yoga teacher

    Episode 27: Setting up your own classes as a yoga teacher

    Episode 26: How would you teach yoga if you weren’t afraid?

    Episode 25: Do I need a yoga brand?

    Episode 24: Tips for new yoga teachers

    Episode 23: Define who you are as a yoga teacher

    Episode 22: Yoga adjustments: Some important considerations

    Episode 21: Tips for teaching yoga beginners

    Episode 20: The joys of being a yoga teacher

    Episode 19: Overcome imposter syndrome as a yoga teacher

    Episode 18: Create your social media calendar

    Episode 17: A complete guide to sequencing yoga classes

    Episode 16: Do you need to teach a new yoga sequence each week?

    Episode 15: Introducing yoga philosophy in to your asana classes


    Transcript – How to teach yoga workshops

    Hello and welcome to the For Yoga Teachers podcast. This podcast has been created to help yoga teachers teach with passion, avoid burn out and earn a fair living.

    I’m pretty excited about this episode – it’s a complete guide to planning yoga workshops, and I’m really, really passionate about workshops, I think they’re absolutely limitless in terms of potential; for you as a yoga teacher and for your yogis, too!

    Just some of the many benefits of teaching yoga workshops are:

    • Workshops are one-off, there’s no ongoing commitment, so you can deliver workshops without having to be free every week, for the foreseeable future (like you would have to be for a weekly class)
    • Workshops can be a fabulous way to go deep in to a subject, or a topic that you’re passionate about
    • You can test the water on something, such as teaching in a different way, or teaching a different style of yoga
    • Earnings from workshops generally have the potential to be higher than classes
    • You can team up with people who have similar, or different but complimentary skills set
    • Once you’ve planned your workshop, the plan is ready to go for you to repeat in the future, maybe after a few months

    Yoga workshops offer an incredible opportunity for yoga teachers to dive deeper into specific themes, techniques, or aspects of yoga practice. Whether you’re a seasoned yoga instructor or just starting to explore the world of workshops, this complete guide will walk you through the process of planning and executing engaging and transformative yoga workshops that leave a lasting impact on your participants.

    Step 1: Define your yoga workshop theme or intention

    The first step in planning your yoga workshop is to determine the theme or intention. Consider your area of expertise, passion, and what your students might be interested in exploring. Whether it’s a specific asana practice, meditation techniques, chakras, or yoga for stress relief, choose a theme that aligns with your expertise and resonates with your audience.

    Step 2: Set clear goals

    Outline the specific goals you want to achieve with your workshop. Do you want participants to deepen their practice, gain a better understanding of specific poses, or experience a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation? Clearly defined goals will help you structure your workshop effectively.

    Step 3: Plan the workshop structure

    Taking time to define the structure for your workshop will make sure that you cover everything that you want to, within the time available. Consider the duration of the workshop, the flow, and the balance between theory and practice. You could – if you like – include icebreaker activities, and an opportunity to share at the end of the workshop.

    Step 4: Choose your venue

    We’ve not shied away in the past from talking about how hard it can be to find that perfect location. Listen to the Yoga Hero: Teacher podcast episode 8 for help here.

    Step 5: Choose your date and time

    Think about day / date / time of day, and your audience.

    Step 6: Promote your workshop

    Again, on the face of it, this can be tough! Hopefully you already have a following that you can tap in to here, plus listen to the Yoga Hero: Teachers podcast episode 12 for some help.

    Step 7: Host your workshop

    Deep breaths, stay present, and try to enjoy it!

    • When will you need to arrive
    • How are you getting there
    • What do you need to take
    • Plan the workshop

    Step 8: Reflect and gather feedback

    After the workshop, take some time to reflect on how it went; successes and areas for improvement. Additionally, collect feedback from participants through surveys or group discussions to help you refine and enhance your future workshops.

    So yoga teachers, that’s your complete guide to planning yoga workshops. I really hope you’ve found that inspiring and you can’t wait to start planning your offerings! Wishing you the best of luck with all your workshop planning and executing, and don’t forget to let us know how you get on!