Have you ever wanted to support your yoga teachers MORE, but didn’t know the next step to take?
Or maybe you’re a yoga teacher and need more support from your studio manager.
These are my five favorite ways to support yoga teachers and I think they’ll be yours too!
Pay Your Yoga Teachers Properly
Something I’ve experienced as a yoga teacher are studios paying their teachers once a month or paying after the 1st of the month which honestly doesn’t make any sense. To show your yoga teachers support, pay them bi-weekly and make sure the second paycheck is paid before the end of the month, not after.
Email Communication Is Key
Send your yoga teachers a monthly email with studio updates and gratitude shout outs. Give your teachers shout outs, because the work they do is needed and appreciated. The work they do also keeps your studio doors open and your students coming back.
Everyone Likes a Yoga Party
Host seasonal party’s with studio updates for your yoga teachers. This is probably my favorite part about being a studio manager, because this meeting is an opportunity to really get to know your yoga teachers and to learn what’s working and not working in your yoga studio. I suggest making this party one hour long, bring snacks and pay your yoga teachers for attending. And if you want it to be super fun, add in a yoga class!
Social Media Promotion
Promote your teachers on social media. I feel like this is a no brainer, but also needs to be said. Ask them to provide three photos of themselves in addition to fun facts about them and why they teach yoga. When you post their photo on social media include their teaching schedule and don’t forget to tag them.
If you already promote your yoga teachers on social media then learn how to repurpose your content with Jen Morilla’s guide:
Set aside weekly office hours that are dedicated for your teachers. This is a boundary for you and a safe space for your teachers to share with you anything they need to in regards to the studio. This is THEE opportunity for you to listen and provide support for your teachers. Listening is medicine and truly brings people together so make the time and effort to do this so you can grow your yoga studio community to the highest vibration.
Supporting yoga teachers is vital to studio growth and creating a safe and compassionate space for your teachers and students.
Are you ready to create that space for your teachers and grow your studio to the highest vibration?
Then read my latest guide for studio managers:
Brytta is a world traveling yoga instructor from NYC. She is a lover of glitter, SUP Yoga and climbing waterfalls. When she's not adventuring around the world and teaching yoga, she's writing about her adventures, interviewing inspiring souls and coming up with new ways to take her yoga off the mat and into the world! A big fan of discovering new poetry, her current favorite poets are: Rupi Kaur, Lena Moon, and Carlos Andres Gomez.