In this post, you’ll learn over 501 ways to make money as a yoga teacher.

“Covid 19 has hit Yoga teachers hard. If you need ideas for adding new services, here’s my list of 501 yoga services. Hope you find it helpful.” – George Watts

My Strange Yoga Services Detecting Hobby

collecting yoga services ideasI have a confession.

A strange hobby of mind is detecting and collecting “yoga services” that my fellow yoga teachers provide.

I know. I’m weird. But I can’t help myself.

Every time I stumble across a yoga teacher’s website and discover a new “yoga service”, I feel the same joy a metal detectorist must feel when finding a glistening gold coin.

To my mind, there’s no point in reinventing the “yoga services” wheel when thousands of amazing yoga teachers around the world have already tested and proven their yoga services in the real world. They’ve essentially handed the “gold coins” to us on a silver platter.

The services you provide for your yoga teacher business are absolutely crucial for your financial sustainability. Get your services wrong, and you probably won’t be teaching for more than three years after you gain your teaching certificate (most yoga teachers quit teaching after three years!).

You can kinda view this blog post as a yoga teacher business plan for coming up with profitable yoga services. Get inspired by the services of your fellow yoga teachers.

Don’t wait!

If you ask a business consultant this question:

“What is the most important thing for my business?”

All the good ones will immediately say:

“Cashflow.”

Nothing is more important for your yoga business than consistent cashflow. No cashflow means death for your business.

The good news is that Yoga teachers can have a near limitless amount of services.

As soon as you get a strong gut feeling for a new yoga service, act on that feeling by immediately adding it to your services.

157 Zoom Yoga Classes You Could Teach

Online Zoom Yoga classes come in all flavours. You don’t have to only teach traditional yoga classes (e.g. Hatha for beginners).

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You can use these class names as inspiration for your own Zoom Yoga classes, or recorded YouTube classes, or traditional/offline yoga classes.

Zoom Yoga Classes You Could Teach

  1. 30-minute power yoga class
  2. 45 minute everyday vinyasa flow class
  3. 45-minute full-body yoga
  4. 45-minute Hatha yoga class
  5. 60-minute vinyasa yoga class
  6. Aerobic yoga to energize
  7. Ashtanga yoga class in [name of your location]
  8. Ashtanga yoga class with [your name]
  9. Awaken your soul yoga class
  10. Beginners yoga class
  11. Body mind and soul yoga class
  12. Chair yoga class
  13. Chair yoga for seniors class
  14. Flourish [name of your county] yoga class
  15. Flow yoga class
  16. Gentle flow yoga class
  17. Gentle morning flow class
  18. Gentle yoga class
  19. Get strong yoga class
  20. Go with the flow yoga class
  21. Hatha yoga class
  22. Iyengar [Your Location] online yoga class
  23. Morning yoga class
  24. Name Of Your County Iyengar yoga class
  25. Nothing but core yoga class
  26. Online daily vinyasa class
  27. Positive pregnancy yoga class
  28. Postnatal yoga class for you and your baby
  29. Power yoga class
  30. Pregnancy yoga and birth preparation class
  31. Seniors yoga class
  32. Slow flow yoga class
  33. Sunrise yoga class
  34. Sunrise to sunset yoga class
  35. Traditional Hatha yoga class
  36. Zoom yoga class
  37. Yin yoga class
  38. Yin yoga with [your name] class
  39. Yoga for all class
  40. Vinyasa flow yoga class
  41. Vinyasa flow nurture class
  42. Yin yang yoga class
  43. Yoga body workout class
  44. Yoga for beginners class
  45. Yoga for complete beginners class
  46. Yoga for life class
  47. Yoga for mental health class
  48. Yoga for mindfulness class
  49. Yoga Mid Wales class
  50. Yoga movement for health and meditation class
  51. Yoga South Wales class
  52. Yoga spirit class
  53. Yoga stillness for peace class
  54. Yoga West Wales class
  55. Your name yoga class
  56. Your name yoga online class

For 101 more yoga class ideas, you might like this post I wrote in 2016 called 101 Tantalising Title Templates To Help Unleash Your Yoga Lesson Plan Theme.

122 Yoga Retreats You Could Host

During Covid-19 lockdown, hosting Yoga retreats isn’t an option, but people will be falling over themselves to book into Yoga retreats once lockdown ends, and we return to a bit of normalcy. That’s why I’ve added this list of 100+ yoga retreat ideas for you. You can add a retreat to your BookOm services with a date far into the future (e.g. one year). You can start booking people into your retreat a year in advance and only ask for a small deposit (e.g. £50).

My hope is that this list gives you inspiration and courage knowing that these niche yoga retreats have proven to be successful. Each retreat in this list is hosted by a yoga teacher!

I think you’ll be amazed at how many niches there are for you to tap into.

The best part is that most of the time you can simply piggyback onto another business.

Here’s a quick “piggyback” example…

If you like football, you may choose the “Bend it like Beckham Yoga Retreat” (for football players).  All you’d need to do is contact local football clubs to let them know about your Bend it like Beckham Yoga Retreat.  Within no time you’ll come across a football club that thinks your retreat sounds perfect for their players. The football club will then supply the venue for free (their football club) and the paying students (their football players).

Allow your imagination to soar when picking yoga retreats to host.

If you’re an action taker, follow the steps below…

Step 1
Look through the 100+ themes.

Step 2
Pick one or more, or come up with my own idea for a yoga retreat.

Step 3
Write the name of the yoga retreats you choose in large BOLD LETTERS in your Notepad.

Step 4
Add the yoga retreats as services within your online booking system, so that you can take early-bird bookings.

Yoga Retreat Themes

  1. 10 days revitalizing yoga retreats
  2. 10-day yoga retreats
  3. Alpine yoga adventure retreats
  4. An introduction to yoga retreats
  5. Ancient healing ways yoga retreats
  6. Asana, Mudhra, Bandha, and meditation retreats
  7. Ashtanga yoga retreats
  8. Be well yoga retreats
  9. Beach and yoga retreats
  10. Beachside yoga retreats
  11. Become a Reiki healer on a Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, and Holistic Spa therapy retreat
  12. Beginners yoga retreats
  13. Bend it like Beckham (yoga retreats for football players)
  14. Bikram yoga retreats
  15. Blue beach yoga retreats
  16. Buddhist meditation yoga retreats
  17. Build an eco-house yoga retreats
  18. Cleanse, Energize and Rejuvenate yoga retreats
  19. Connect and replenish wilderness yoga and kayaking retreats
  20. Cooking and yoga retreats
  21. Corporate yoga retreats
  22. Depression & Burnout summer yoga retreats
  23. Detox and weight-loss yoga retreats
  24. Detox your body yoga retreats
  25. Developing a personal yoga practice retreats
  26. Discover the silence within retreats
  27. Easter yoga retreats
  28. Eco skills and yoga retreats
  29. Eight steps to happiness yoga retreats
  30. End of summer yoga beach retreats
  31. Energy yoga retreats
  32. Energy for life yoga retreats
  33. Find clarity yoga retreats
  34. Gardening and yoga retreats
  35. Golfing yoga retreats
  36. Golf hypnosis yoga retreats
  37. Hatha yoga retreats
  38. Healthy living yoga retreats
  39. Holistic bodywork yoga retreats
  40. Horse riding and yoga retreats
  41. Indian summer beach yoga retreats
  42. Inner light yoga retreats
  43. Inner quest yoga retreats
  44. Juice Fasting, Yoga, and Detoxification retreats
  45. Kundalini yoga retreats
  46. Learn to meditate yoga retreats
  47. Life-coaching yoga retreats
  48. Luxury yoga and meditation retreats
  49. Luxury yoga and spa retreats
  50. Moving into stillness yoga retreats
  51. Nourish and nurture your body and soul retreats
  52. Personal alchemy yoga retreats
  53. Power yoga retreats
  54. Power yoga total body retreats
  55. Quest for balance yoga retreats
  56. Radiance yoga retreats
  57. Reawakening Souls retreats
  58. Red sea paradise yoga retreats
  59. Reflective spiritual focus yoga retreats
  60. Restorative yoga retreats
  61. Rock climbing and yoga retreats
  62. Scuba diving and yoga retreats
  63. Snow yoga retreats
  64. Swim with dolphins and yoga retreats
  65. Subliminal power and yoga retreats
  66. Summer solstice yoga retreats
  67. Sustainability yoga retreats
  68. Sun-kissed yoga adventure retreats
  69. Surf yoga retreats
  70. The £99 yoga retreat
  71. The path of liberation yoga retreats
  72. The peaceful warrior yoga retreats
  73. The rainbow within yoga retreats
  74. Veggi yoga retreats
  75. Way of the chakras yoga retreats
  76. Wellbeing Yoga retreats
  77. Wellness and yoga retreats
  78. Windsurfing yoga retreats
  79. Yoga and meditation retreats
  80. Yoga and mediation in the rain forest
  81. Yoga and photography retreats
  82. Yoga and climbing retreats in the French Alps
  83. Yoga and sea kayaking retreats
  84. Yoga and Spanish course retreats
  85. Yoga by the beach retreats
  86. Yoga cleanse and pamper retreats
  87. Yoga cruise retreats
  88. Yoga for beginners
  89. Yoga for golfers
  90. Yoga for life retreats
  91. Yoga for real-life retreats
  92. Yoga for stress release retreats
  93. Yoga for you retreats
  94. Yoga Nidra retreats
  95. Yoga on the farm retreats
  96. Yoga on the water retreats
  97. Yoga walking and holistic retreats
  98. Yoga retreats in Africa
  99. Yoga retreats in the Austrian mountains
  100. Yoga retreats in the Caribbean
  101. Yoga retreats in Costa Rica
  102. Yoga retreats in Crete
  103. Yoga retreats in Devon
  104. Yoga retreats in Egypt
  105. Yoga retreats in France
  106. Yoga retreats in the French Pyrenees
  107. Yoga retreats in Goa
  108. Yoga retreats in the Himalayas
  109. Yoga retreats in India
  110. Yoga retreats in Morocco
  111. Yoga retreats in Norway
  112. Yoga retreats in Sri Lanka
  113. Yoga retreats in Spain
  114. Yoga retreats in Sweden
  115.  Yoga retreats in Thailand
  116. Yoga retreats in Turkey
  117. Yoga retreats in Tuscany
  118. Yoga retreats in Wales
  119. Yoga retreat with YOUR NAME HERE
  120. Yoga Safari retreats
  121. Urban yoga retreats
  122. Zest for life yoga retreats

If you like my list of Yoga retreats, you might also like my Yoga Retreat Kit – it has all the tips, tools, and templates you need to host a profitable yoga retreat.

Wait! Let Me Show You How To Set Up A Zoom Yoga Class

One of the best Yoga teacher services is setting up a Zoom Yoga class. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s fun. And it will open up a world filled with potential new students. If you teach in the UK someone in California might join your online class. How cool is that!

Don’t worry. I’ve got your back.

In this blog post, I’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to set up a Zoom Yoga class.

Zoom Yoga Class FAQs

Is it a good idea to do a test run before a live class?

Yes! Email a few of your long time students asking if they’d be up for a test run to see if everything works okay. You can send a test link through Zoom. Pretend that you are teaching a proper class, and familiarize yourself with Zoom while under the pretend pressure of hosting a class to all your students.

How can I test my connection and audio in Zoom?

The golden rule is to “always test your connection and audio” before going live each time, even if you’ve done it a 1000 times. Issues will rear their heads from time to time. It’s not rocket science. All you need to do is log into your zoom 10 minutes early and make sure it’s working. 

To test your audio, go through these steps with Zoom open:

  • Click the upward pointing arrow next to the microphone icon to open the audio options.
  • Select Test Speaker & Microphone.
  • Follow the prompts to test your speakers.
  • Follow the prompts to test your microphone.
  • When you’ve finished testing, click finish and close the window.
How early should I open the Zoom room?

I recommend opening your Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start time. You’ll want to check for software updates, that your speaker is working, that your microphone is working, and your internet connection hasn’t dropped off.

If you live in a rural area, like me, and have slow connection speeds, you’ll need to let anyone in the house not to upload or download any videos to YouTube, or play any online video games. 

Logging in early is just the same as getting to your normal classes early, it will give you time to get into the “teaching headspace”. 

Should I chat with students before the class starts?

Yes. It’s just like chatting to your “early arrivals” in your normal class. Plus, it will also give you a chance to make sure the audio is working. Can you hear them? Can they hear you?

What online yoga packages can I offer?

Below are four examples of “online yoga packages” that you can set up if you have an online yoga class booking system.

Unlimited Online Yoga Monthly Pass: A one-time monthly fee to join as many “Live Online Yoga” classes as you fancy (billed monthly).

15-day Free Online Yoga Trial: This pass, exclusive to new customers, gives you the opportunity to sample Live Online Yoga in any of our classes with any of our teachers.

1 Online Yoga Class Pass: A pass to attend any single class of your choice.

4 Online Yoga Class Pass: A pass to attend any 4 classes of your choice.

1-2-1 Private Online Yoga Session: A pass for a one to one yoga session through Zoom 

Should I record the Zoom yoga class?

Yes. The recording is important because you might want to share the video of the class in the future, upload it to YouTube, or sell it within your online shop.

Will I be able to see all the students who participate in the Zoom yoga class?

Yes. That means you’ll be able to give adjustments and variations of poses to students if you see they are struggling in a pose. You do, however, have the option of turning the gallery feature off, if you don’t want to see the students.

If you want to see all your students, you’ll need to use an iPad or Tablet. The smartphone screen is too small. 

The video below explains how to see all your students.

If I record using my phone should the camera be front facing?

Yes. The camera should be facing you, not the screen. The video below explains why. 

How much room do I need between my recording device and yoga mat?

Approximately 5 paces. The video below shows the yoga teacher pacing off five steps between her tablet and yoga mat. 

Can I record using my laptop?

Yes. The video below shows that you can either use a smartphone, tablet, iPad, or laptop when recording. 

Most people will use their smartphone for recording (because it’s better quality video than using a tablet or iPad) and have their tablet (or laptop) next to the yoga mat with Zoom’s “gallery view” so that they can see the students on their mats during the class. 

Should I use my laptop or tablet for gallery view?

Gallery view allows you to see your students while you’re teaching the class. I recommend you use the device with the largest screen, so you can see your students more clearly. Laptops usually have larger screens than tablets or iPads. 

The video below explains the importance of “gallery view” when teaching a yoga class…

If I'm recording using my laptop should I use a web cam?

Yes. If you use the camera installed on your laptop the video quality will be horrible. 

If I have slow internet connection can I use Zoom's HD video quality?

No. It’s probably best to untick the “Enable HD” from your Zoom video settings. 

Is it worth getting a Rode Wireless Go to improve audio quality if I record using my laptop?

Yes. If you’re going to be doing lots of online Zoom yoga classes, investing in a good quality microphone. The Rode Wireless Go is the most popular choice for yoga teachers who teach using Zoom.

The video below gives a demo of how the Rode Wireless Go works…

And this video shows a yoga teacher using it…

Below is the equipment mentioned in the video…

Rode Wireless Go: https://amzn.to/3j5lGKt
Rode SC7 cord: https://amzn.to/3DNj3Ff
AUX input to USB cable: https://amzn.to/3DIe5tm
AUX input to USB-C cable (for 2018 or newer Macs): https://amzn.to/3j18aaG

Should I have "mirroring" enabled on Zoom?
Yes. A mirrored image presents the view of yourself that you’re used to seeing. That means when you raise your left hand, you’ll see your left hand raised (without “mirroring enabled” if you raise your left hand, you’ll see your right hand raised).
Should I mute all the students in the class?
Yes. If you don’t select “Mute All” within the participant’s section, it means all of your students will be able to speak during the class. That’s a recipe for disaster. You could untick the “Mute All” box after the class if you have a Questions and Answers session at the end. 
Should I record to the cloud?
A typical 60-minute online yoga class will take up 200Mb. The Zoom Pro account gives you 1 gig of memory, which means you have enough space in the cloud for five 60-minute classes. That’s why most yoga teachers will select “Record to this computer”.

Celebrate Your New Yoga Service!

Let out a little whoop of joy, because if you’ve spent time choosing new services for your yoga teacher business. It means you are an action-taker and fully understand the importance of adding new services to your portfolio of services. 

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