How To Find A Job Teaching Yoga + Q&A About Job Opportunities For Yoga Teachers Online

If you are like me, you want to diversify your income opportunities as a yoga teacher and make more money! The good news is that jobs for certified yoga teachers in this digital era are plentiful. It is literally the most lucrative time to be teaching yoga (I’m not kidding). How? By going virtual! If you are ready to tap into your creative business mind and discover how you can create massive success for yourself as a yoga teacher, I wrote this easy-to-read article with actionable tips about online yoga teacher jobs and how to find them for you!

Nowadays, you can find everything online, and online yoga classes, courses, and memberships have become increasingly popular in recent years. As a result, new and experienced yoga instructors are moving to the online teaching model.

But is teaching yoga online worth it, and how do you find online yoga teacher jobs? This article will answer all your burning questions about teaching yoga remotely. Let's get right to it!


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Is teaching yoga in high demand? 

Nearly everyone has heard of yoga and its benefits, and you can find yoga studios worldwide and online. That said, yoga teachers are very in-demand to be leading yoga classes virtually and in-person in this global yoga movement that has migrated from the east to the west.

Yoga has become in demand, mainly for its de-stressing benefits that are much-needed in our modern, fast-paced society. As more and more people learn about the incredible benefits of yoga, the increase of people practicing it increases. As a result, 2022 statistics show that yoga is now a $37.46 billion industry. And of course, most all of these yoga practitioners around the world need a yoga teacher. You want in on that, right?!

Is teaching yoga a good career? 

As yoga is now so popular, it's easy to assume that training to teach it would be a smart career move. However, it's not only the number of practitioners that has increased in recent years but also the number of qualified yoga instructors. So now, yoga teachers need to be more business savvy than ever to make serious money.

But while there are many qualified yoga instructors on paper, not all of them aspire to teach. This is because many yogis do yoga teacher training purely to deepen their personal practice and experience a personal transformation.

Although there is a lot of competition in the yoga teaching industry now, there are many benefits to teaching yoga as a career. If you love yoga, teaching it to others can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling. You'll get to spend your days elevating the collective consciousness and helping others make healthy, positive choices in their own lives. An ideal way to spend your days, right?!

Should you become a freelance yoga instructor? 

Like all jobs, being a yoga instructor has pros and cons. Many yoga teachers don't get rich, and teaching can be a tiring job that can result in burnout.

That being said, there are ways to make a decent income from teaching yoga without overextending yourself. One of these is to teach yoga online, particularly by creating memberships, courses, and even physical products so that you have multiple sources of income.

Of course, this all takes a lot of work, so in answer to whether you should become a yoga teacher – yes, but only if you are genuinely passionate about it. Building a successful yoga teacher career will take time and dedication, but if your life purpose is to share the magic of yoga with others, it will be more than worth it!

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How to find remote yoga teacher jobs

Teaching yoga online requires less time and energy than in-person classes, as you don't have to travel across town from one studio to another as a remote yoga teacher. Virtual classes also have a higher capacity, allowing you to teach more people at once and, thus, earn more money.

So how do you find online yoga teacher jobs?

It depends on the type of remote yoga job you're interested in. Here are a few common ways to find opportunities to teach yoga online. 

  • Browse job sites – Many corporate companies seek online yoga instructors to hold classes for their employees (yes, even online). They may post on job search websites, LinkedIn, or freelance marketplaces like Upwork. Be sure to update your LinkedIn and Upwork profiles and make it known you are available for work so potential employers can contact you.
  • Reach out to companies – if you want to teach on an established yoga platform like YogaDownload, Glo, or YogaAnytime, check their website or contact them to find out their hiring process. 
  • Look (and post) in Facebook groups – You can find various opportunities on Facebook (seriously Facebook groups for everything yoga is a goldmine). There are many remote work and yoga job groups worth checking for options. Moreover, Facebook is a great place to network and find collaborations, so don't be afraid to post in groups advertising your services.

Unique freelance yoga jobs every yoga teacher should know about

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Aside from teaching live classes online, there are many other ways you can use your yoga skills and knowledge to make money remotely. Here are a few unique ideas to consider. 

1. Create a yoga course

If you want to create a passive income through teaching yoga, why not create a yoga course? This is the real way to make serious money teaching yoga online. Creating success in courses can easily equate to a six-figure income teaching yoga online (seriously).

To create a yoga course, you'll need to plan and film a series of on-demand content that you package together.

You can create a course about any yoga-related topic, really. For example, it could be focused on asana, either general or niche, such as yoga for better sleep or yoga for runners. Or, you can create a meditation, pranayama, or yoga philosophy course, depending on your interests and expertise. You could even launch your own 200-hour online YTT.

Creating courses is without a doubt a serious investment of both time and money, but done right (and marketed right) the ROI (return on investment) can be very lucrative.

2. Create a yoga blog or write for yoga blogs

If you love to express yourself through the written word and have a creative flair, why not consider writing for yoga blogs or even creating your own blog? Yoga and other wellness-related brands regularly create online content like articles. Collaborating with websites and blogs can be a different yet great way to share your yoga knowledge and make additional money. I do a lot of this!

3. Create a yoga podcast or be a guest on yoga podcasts

I don't know about y'all, but I listen to podcasts and a lot of them! Most known brands and names in the yoga industry have podcasts, you just may not know it. Some yoga podcasts that I can come up with off the very top of my head are: Alo Mindfull, The Yoga Room with Mark Stephens, Life in Commune with Carling Harps and Patrick Beach. Millions of people are still hooked on podcasts and they are certainly another angle to consider when building a brand.

4. Create a yoga Youtube channel

If you're interested in finding success in online business that could become a significant passive income, look into starting a Youtube channel. This is a great ways to share your knowledge with a broad audience and build a following.

YouTube channels take a long time to grow and monetize, so this is not an immediate money maker. Still, it is estimated that the top Youtube yoga teacher, “Yoga With Adriene,” makes over $10K monthly, with most of her revenue coming from ads.

5. Establish brand partnerships/influencer marketing

You may be aware of some of the social media influencers in the yoga space. There are a lot of them! Perhaps you have noticed that many of these yogis and yoginis have established huge brand partnerships, and promote certain brands with their audiences in the form of reels, posts, stories, etc. To be honest, this is a viable way of making significant income these days. It certainly doesn't happen overnight, but it is absolutely possible to make a ton of cash as a yoga influencer.

How much should I charge for a yoga session as a yoga teacher? 

For private online classes, you can charge anywhere between $25 to $100 (or more) per hour. But this depends on your experience and expertise as a teacher. Online group classes are not usually done on a drop-in basis, those types of online yoga classes are done on a monthly membership fee kind of structure.

The average cost to attend an in-person group yoga class is $10 to $25, though newer teachers may charge as low as $5.

There is no set standard for what you should charge for a yoga class. However, brand-new yoga teachers typically charge a lot less than those with years of experience. 

Takeaway online yoga teacher jobs

There are various ways you can find online yoga teacher jobs, from job sites to social media to reaching out to companies directly. Moreover, teaching live classes is only one of many types of online yoga jobs. If you think outside the box, you will discover many interesting ways to build an online yoga business!

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Gemma

Gemma

Gemma is a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher. She is passionate about sharing her expertise of yoga and wellness through words, guiding others along the path of personal and spiritual development. Aside from helping others find more peace and stillness, Gemma runs a kitten rescue project in Thailand, where she is currently residing.

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