About George


Yoga & Pilates Lesson Planning Made Easy 

Hi, my name is George Watts. I’m the creator of the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner and Pilates Lesson Planner. That’s me over there in Crow Pose.

My mission is to make Yoga lesson planning and Pilates lesson planning as quick and easy as possible for my fellow Yoga and Pilates teachers. Why? Well, because I used to spend several hours creating “one lesson plan”.

I realised that I had to make a change to my lesson planning, or quit teaching. So, I created a Yoga Lesson Planner for myself way back in 2010. It was originally a simple MS word document. I could copy and paste poses into a lesson plan. I showed it to a few fellow Yoga teachers, and they asked to use it. Before long other Yoga teachers, who I didn’t know, began emailing me asking for the lesson planner. It became clear that it wasn’t just me taking so long to create lesson plans. It was everyone!

By 2015 that simple word document morphed into an online Yoga Genie Lesson Planner and Pilates Lesson Planner which now has 10,000+ shared lesson plans, and is used by 2,000+ Yoga and Pilates teachers. Also, just in case you’re interested, we’ve also created an online Kids Yoga Lesson Planner and an online Pregnancy Yoga Lesson Planner.

And in 2020 we created a free Yoga and Pilates Pose Directory (where you can search through 5,000+ poses). 

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