Hosting an in-home Group Yoga Class

So you’ve decided to or are considering hosting a yoga class in your home

  • Flexible times: We work together to find a convenient time that works with our busy schedules. We set a regular re-occurring time that I set aside for you/ your group.
  • Practice in your own convenient space: no travel, traffic, parking or packing gear to worry about. Just clear enough space for your mats and if you want to learn/ practice inversions, some wall space, too. I bring music and speakers, and sometimes props (straps. blocks, balls) depending on the style/ type of practice we’ll be doing.
  • Set hourly rate: if you have a group of people, split the cost between attendees and benefit from a smaller group class. Just let me know where to be and when. My rates range from $100 – $160 per hour, depending on location.

 

Tips on Hosting a Group Class

Here are some tips on hosting one of my classes.

Managing attendees

  • My rate is set for the class. You can split the cost equally between attendees every week, but if the number is potentially variable, this could get confusing (not to mention tricky when it comes to making small change). Groups I have worked with in the past found it best to set a specific rate per person, perhaps a little above the rate/ person, or rounding up to a easy number for change. For weeks when there are last minute cancellations or just fewer attendees, the excess funds would then help to cover the class rate.
  • Maintain a spreadsheet of attendance – projected availability is a good way to manage the group’s attendance and classes can be cancelled for the weeks where there are insufficient attendees.

Hosting a Group Yoga Class at your Facility

If you’ve decided to or are considering hosting a yoga class in your facility (business, gym, dance studio, condo room, etc)

  • Flexible times: We work together to find a convenient time that works with our schedules. We set a regular re-occurring time that I set aside for your group.
  • Your space: I bring music and speakers, and sometimes props (straps. blocks, balls) depending on the style/ type of practice we’ll be doing.
  • Management of Attendees: You choose who manages attendees and handles registration
    • Set hourly rate: if you organize and manage the group of attendees, I charge a set hourly rate, ranging from $100 – $160 per hour, depending on location.
    • Minimum attendance: if you would like me to handle registration and payment, I charge per attendee and will set a minimum (and possibly maximum) number of attendees in order for a class to run.

Room/ Facility Setup

  • You need only enough space to lay out mats for attendees. I do not require space for a mat for myself.
  • Hardwood flooring is best, otherwise low-pile carpet could work. Tile is too cold and jarring for the body, and yogis may struggle with balance and ‘grip’ on thick carpet.
  • If the group is a little more advanced, and want to learn/ practice inversions, enough clear wall space is a good idea.
  • If you have any props that you want to use, or make available for the group, have them lined up within easy reach.
  • Access to water for during or after practice is always a nice touch.
  • I need access to the light switches, and how any dimmers work (for evening adults only yoga).
  • I may need access to a electrical outlet for music.
  • Silence any phones (landlines, too!) or remove them from the room.

Other Considerations

  • Let others who may be in the area know what time they need to be just a little quieter.
  • You may wish to have attendees sign a waiver form. (Contact me for the password)

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