Your Business

Your business – as a yoga school, studio owner, yoga trainer, or teacher – is important to us at IKYTA. During this global health emergency, one which has caused a great deal of anxiety and worries, we are dedicated to keeping you informed and offering tools and suggestions for authentic online connection and teaching.

We have compiled and are continually updating the information below, in order to offer you guidance from a range of respected resources. In many ways, we are all leaping into the unknown together. Let’s all pull together and find our wings.

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

– Tony Robbins –


Zoom’s video conferencing (perfect for small or large groups) is perfect for teaching online. The free plan can host up to 100 participants for 40 minutes.

Google Hangouts Meet 

Easy-to-join video calls, you can meet face to face while still adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Meet is fully integrated with G Suite, so you can join meetings directly from a calendar event or email invite.

Google Duo/Skype/Facetime 

For those who just want to stay connected, see a familiar face, or casually show what you’re up to in your studio, these are all great (and free!) options for video chat on your smartphone or computer.

Facebook or Instagram Live

Live is the best way to interact with the students in real time. Host a workshop or class — and most importantly stay connected with your audience.

Teach from Home

A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. More focused on school teachers, but includes information that is directly applicable to yoga teachers.

BeYogi: Yoga Instruction Amidst COVID-19

BeYogi: Taking Yoga Teaching Online ASAP

BeYogi: How to Teach a Virtual Class Without Seeing the Students – How to Adjust Your Teaching Style to Be Able to Teach Online

KRI Aquarian Development Series: Best Practices for Online Teaching

Free Webinar – Aligned Marketing: Market Authentically with Ramdesh Kaur and Sat Avtar – You have an important mission. You are sharing something that has changed your life. You know you can serve people to have healthier, happier lives. Marketing authentically can be a personal practice.

We have spent years working with yoga teachers and wellness entrepreneurs to help them market with success without compromising their integrity. We will share our marketing insight with you to help you become the lighthouse you are meant to be.

Aligned Marketing: Marketing Sutras for Yogis and Wellness Professionals with Ramdesh & Jaime – A six-week course designed to:

  • Bust Through Your Blocks
  • Simplify and Strategize Your Marketing To-Do List
  • Create a Visual Brand That is Uniquely YOU
  • Build Your Active and Engaged Email List
  • Send Soul Stirring Newsletter Campaigns
  • Become the Master of Your Social Media
  • Build a Functional Website

MINDBODY: Strategies for Operating During COVID-19 – The wellness industry is reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mindbody CEO Rick Stollmeyer opens up about its impact on his own business, and offers business owners some practical advice for succeeding in the COVID-19 era.

KRI Aquarian Development Series:  Best Practices for Creating Meaningful and Authentic Online Learning – Join Sutra creators Natasha & Lorenz Sell as they share their best practices for creating authentic human engagement an online environment. Maybe you have wanted to design your own meaningful online learning experience ? This is your opportunity to learn more!

All trainers and teachers, especially in this time when online learning is so relevant, can benefit from this Webinar. If you’ve always wanted to be able to teach online and engage people in a truly meaningful way, watch this webinar.

Sutra: Transformational Teaching Online – Transformational learning experiences online are part technology, part process, and part content. In person, you have people’s undivided attention for entire days. Online, you’re lucky if you have a few hours here and there. How do you build a container to hold a transformative process that engages people and leaves everyone truly inspired and uplifted? Join this six-week mentorship program to delve deeply into what’s possible for you and your work online.

The New York Times: Together Apart – Together Apart is part guide, part reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit to still creatively meaningfully gather, even while we have to be apart. The show is hosted by Priya Parker, a conflict facilitator whose expertise is in how we gather. This show helps us all reimagine our virtual gatherings to honor all the life that keeps happening to us in isolation: birthdays and births, graduations, funerals, and endless, endless Zoom calls.

Sutra: Presence for Peace – How do we become present to the many layers of our direct experience and what is the possibility of peace in our daily lives? Sutra is launching a free webinar series called Presence for Peace. These gatherings will invite us to explore what is happening in the world in a relational way. No matter how the global situation may be affecting you, there is likely a range of nuances to the composition of your experience. Our time together will explore this territory in a safe, supportive, and even playful way. Presence for Peace offers a safe space to discover our common humanity through the practice of deep listening and embodied presence. This is an experiential and experimental space, where we lovingly step into new ways of being together and hold space for a deeper and more personal understanding of peace to emerge.

Many IKYTA members in the United States opt into the discounted yoga teacher insurance offered by our partner, beYogi.

We are pleased to inform you that their coverage includes online live streaming. Also, in light of the national COVID-19 pandemic, pre-recorded coverage is being included for no additional cost at this time.

See a 20-minute Facebook Live Q & A session between Amanda McKinney (Marketing Yoga with Confidence) and beYogi where we answer all of your questions in detail.

Telehealth Through beYogi

beYogi has recently added the option to obtain Telehealth through their Insurance Marketplace, allowing policy holders to consult with a physician 24/7/365 via telephone, video, or mobile app – with only a $10 copay. Current members can log-in to their beYogi member portal to access.

What if you don’t need yoga liability insurance right now? For $39, you can get access to all beYogi benefits including affordable access to health, vision, dental and telehealth. Plus, when you do need insurance, they will subtract the $39 from your policy.

beYogi is Ready to Help

Additionally, if you are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak please call beYogi at (888) 285-8691 to see what additional assistance on new membership pricing or renewals they might be able to provide.