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How do I use Live Yoga Teachers?

Live Yoga Teachers is a platform designed to help you organise your online classes stress-free. You create your account, create classes and sessions, and we do the rest. Except the teaching! You can watch our 4 mn Live Yoga Teacher Demo to find out more.

What can I teach on Live Yoga Teachers?

You can teach any type of yoga you are qualified for. The platform is also open to pilates and meditation teachers. You can decide on type of yoga, class duration, class price, add a more specific audience, number of participants, language and more!

Let us know if a type of yoga you'd like to teach is missing.

How much commission do you take?

We take 20% commission on the class price. This allows us to cover the video costs, the payment fees and to invest in marketing to help fill your classes.

So if you charge your students £8 for a class, you’ll pocket £6.40 per student.

Teachers who teach consistently to more than 5 participants a week get a lower commission. Rates might change in the future, but we guarantee they’ll stay reasonable.

Number of students / week.

% Commission

1 to 5

20.00%

6 to 10

17.50%

11 to 20

15.00%

21 to 30

12.50%

31 to 45

10.00%

46 to 60

7.50%

61 and over

5.00%


When do I get paid?

You get paid once a week for all sales made during one week. Some cancellation will happen, but it should balance itself out. In case you have more cancellations than booking revenue, we’ll wait until you’re above zero to start paying you again.

Will Live Yoga Teachers be emailing my students?

We will only send marketing emails to students who opt in our newsletter. We will not use your students contact list for other teachers.

The platform will send automated emails to your students : booking receipts, class reminders, video links and weekly schedule update.

We reserve the right to email the entire user database for platform changes : technical update, new feature, T&Cs changes, etc...

Overall we'll try and avoid spamming students while getting them the right reminders at the right time.

How do I create a Stripe account?

We use Stripe to collect payments. For you to be able to get paid, you’ll need to create a Stripe account and link it to you own bank account. All you need is your own bank account details, an ID, and to fill in the online form. You can do all this from your dashboard once you have created an account with us.

Why do I need to upload an ID?

Stripe requests to verify your identity to comply with local regulators and bank partners. Verifying identity is a common process when you open a bank account, to avoid money laundering, terrorist financing, and tax evasion. Depending on where you are based, you can use a valid passport, ID card or drivers license to verify your identify.

Payout delay

There is a seven day delay between the payment made by the student and the moment it reaches your Stripe account. Once it's cleared in your Stripe account, it gets sent immediately for payout to your bank account. This can then take two to three days. A summary of the payouts is available on your dashboard.

You can find a summary of your revenue per class on the “Classes” tab.

I have seen some bad reviews of Stripe, is it safe to use?

Stripe is a reliable interface used by big tech companies like Deliveroo, Lyft, Booking, Asos Market Place, and Open Table. Payment platforms have a lot of anti laundering regulations to abide by, and a lot of customers, and sometimes people's accounts can get suspended which can lead to extremely irate reviews. Other payment platforms (like Paypal) have similar customer feedback, and we have chosen Stripe as it is globally the best reviewed and the most suitable for the platform.

What kind of insurance do you require?

Most yoga teachers have an insurance as members of their yoga association. We either need a copy of your association membership, or a copy of your private insurance.

What kind of diploma do you require ?

We require a copy of your latest teacher training certificate. If you dont have any, or you can’t find it, please upload a Yoga CV with up-to-date experience.

How long will you keep my account live?

if your account has been inactive for more than 2 years, we will pause it. You can email us to reactivate it.

Can I cancel my account?

You can request an account cancellation anytime, it will be effective within 2 business days. All future classes will be cancelled and the students will be refunded.

How to fill in your profile description

The goal of the profile description is to let student know what to expect from a yoga class taught by you. Any information on you, your background, your yoga experience and teaching style will be helpful.

Answer questions about who you are:

Where you come from, how old you are, previous / current other sports or activity, previous / current professional background

Answer questions about you and yoga:

How long you’ve been doing yoga for, how you started practising, how did you become a yoga teacher, who is your reference teacher, If you ever went to India, what type of yoga you teach, what is your teaching style

Early Adopter Program

Our early adopter program is open to the first 10 teachers who join the platform. Teachers get 3 months for free and a lower commission for life (to compensate for the lack of traffic to the platform in the beginning).

Teachers get to use the platform for free for 3 months and they get free visibility and paid advertising to help fill their classes.

If early adopter teachers end up teaching to more than 5 students a week, we will lower the commission even more to a maximum of 5% (standard commission rate minus 7.5).

Classes FAQs

How much can I charge per student?

We have a minimum fare requirement of £8 (€9) per 90mn class at the moment. This minimum price might change in the future. You can charge as much as you want - well as much as you think your students are willing to pay!

Class DurationMinimum fare
From 01:01 £8.00
From 00:31 to 01:00£7.00
From 00:00 to 00:30£6.00

How do I update my contact list ?

If you want to add students to you contact list, you'll just need to send them the invite link, located on your student page. They can sign up and they'll follow you straight away and get your updates.

You own your contact list and if you were to decide to leave the platform, you'll be able to download it. You have access to your contact list all the time on your students tab.

Can I record my classes?

We do not provide any recording features at the moment. You can record your screen with a third party, but we ask you to not have any students on your screen if you decide to record your screen. It's forbidden to use people's images without their consent.

We are working on adding a recording option for the students to be able to re-watch for 24h (or in case they missed the class).

Can a student cancel a class?

Students can cancel up to one hour before the class, they’ll get refunded. We are working on offering a credit instead of a refund.

They can book up until the beginning of the class, but are advised to book at least 15 minutes before the class to have time to get ready.

Can a teacher cancel a class?

You can cancel a class but we recommend regularity and reliability to build up students. You could plan fewer classes to make sure you get enough participants each time, and only add a class when the other ones are full!

Students will be refunded for any class you cancel.

How do I get students?

Live Yoga Teachers is first targeting teachers who already have a student contact list for their current Zoom classes.

We provide a link, and an email example, for you to send to your students. When they click on the link, they are asked to sign up to the platform and they follow you straight away.

They'll be able to book your classes and they'll get your weekly class reminder. You can identify those students in your student list, they are marked "referred by you", so you know who hasn't made the switch yet (and you can re-email them).

You're welcome to promote your Live Yoga Teachers classes on your own social media channels and website.

We have started promoting the platform on digital marketing channels to get new students (Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter etc...) , and we have a lot of good ideas to make the platform successful and democratise access to yoga.

Will the student have the camera on?

We ask all students to have their camera on. If a student refuses to have its camera on, you're welcome to disconnect the student from the class (after a kind warning), unless you don't mind or you know the student, and unless it helps the student attend the class (internet connection issues).

It is recommended to mute all participants at the beginning of the class to avoid background noise (if not muted, a noise could shift the video to the "noisy" participant, instead of staying on the teacher)

What is the difference in between a class and a session?

When you create your class, you decide on type of yoga, level, language, price, specific audience and a class description.

When you create a session for a class, you pick the date, the duration, location, and whether its a private class or a class open to everyone.

How do I set up for the class?

Make sure you plug in your device to have sufficient power for the entire class, position yourself in front of a white wall if possible, and avoid being backlit so the students can see you!

Will you provide a cover in case I can’t teach?

Currently, the best way to organise a cover in case you become unavailable to teach a class is for you to ask teachers in your network directly. They will need to register to our platform so they agree with our T&C's, and you will need to send them the class link, and organise to pay them back yourself. We're looking into providing a more automated process, and also of a way for you to find cover teachers outside your network

Can I offer a discount for concession, or offer a free first class?

The best way to organise a discount or a free class, is for you to share the student link that you will get one hour before the class. You can offer your concession students one free class every 5 classes for example. We are working on providing coupons for teachers to give the students.

How to fill in the class description

Any teaching or equipment information you may want to give to a student:

  • What type of students is this class suitable for (beginners, advanced, pregnancy)
  • What type of props will you be using
  • Poses to expect (standing poses, backbends, forward bends, inversions, twists, restorative)
  • What style of teaching to expect, what kind of pace
  • Recommended playlist

How to start your class

One hour before the class you will receive a teacher link by email. You can click on this link and it will start the class automatically on Zoom.

Your students who booked on the platform will at the same time receive their student link, with which they can join the class.

You can also find both those links on your session page (one hour before the class): https://liveyogateachers.com/classes/

If you inadvertently leave the class before it finishes, you can go to the session page to regenerate a meeting link. If you do that, your students will automatically receive the new link.

How to invite your students to book a class

On your “Students” tab there is a link, unique to you, that you can copy and send to your students. They will automatically follow you, have access to your classes and get your updates. You'll see them listed under your "Students "tab.

Here is an example of a message you could use to invite them on the platform:

Please follow this link to sign up and book for my next class that takes place the (date and time): "student invite link"

Please note this is not a video link, you need to sign up and book before the class.

You’ll be able to book online using a credit card, you’ll get receipts and class reminders, and you will have access to my full schedule.
See you soon on Live Yoga Teachers!