Katerina Maskova
1 year ago

Digital Yoga – Yoga Teachers’ New Frenemy

Teaching yoga can be in incredibly rewarding intimate and personal experience. We as yoga teachers know this – I guess this is one of the reasons why we became yoga teachers in the first place. And yet, this intimate and personal space is increasingly disrupted by digital yoga – yoga teachers’ new frenemy. Why frenemy?

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Teaching yoga can be in incredibly rewarding intimate and personal experience. We as yoga teachers know this – I guess this is one of the reasons why we became yoga teachers in the first place. And yet, this intimate and personal space is increasingly disrupted by digital yoga – yoga teachers’ new frenemy. Why frenemy? On the negative side, free yoga classes posted on YouTube and proliferation of “do it at home” yoga apps remove the need for clients to attend paid classes, often compromise client safety and remove the personal touch that yoga teachers offer. On the positive side, social media provides us with fantastic tools to market our studios/services in your local communities and beyond, source competitively priced equipment from e-shops and gain access to yoga-teacher training from around the world. Yoga teachers can also use video streaming technology to deliver their classes remotely.

Ultimately however, we cannot ignore digital yoga as it is here to stay. But what impact does it have on your practice? How is your studio/school keeping up with digital yoga developments and how do you intend engage your frenemy? The good news is that unlike YouTube videos (which are static), you can choose to continuously keep your classes fresh, interesting and most of all personal, perhaps with some assistance from Asanas For You  - the digital platform that helps yoga teachers develop new class sequences in minutes :-)

We would love to hear from you how you engage digital yoga in your practice, or if you’d like some assistance with how to deal with it.

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