I used to think that being a Yogi meant that my restless spirit got to live a carefree life.
Of course, Yoga philosophy has taught me, and others to see obstacles as lessons and to trust the universe. However, one thing I didn’t consider when I opened my studio was the importance of scheduling. At that time, I had a lot of enthusiasm and great ideas for workshops and trainings, but I ended up spreading my energy too thin.
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There are FOUR availability considerations we encourage Yoga Teachers worldwide to think about when deciding the best time to offer Yoga Teacher Training.
Learn about the simple criteria we use to streamline our schedule, optimize our profits and maintain work-life balance.
00:00 – Intro
00:39 – Space for your training
01:28 – Your and your student’s availability and time zones
03:18 – Your availability
04:05 – Avoiding Trainer Burn out
07:05 – Your training’s flexibility and your control over it
09:27 – Your scheduling: We can help you!
Consideration #1: The Availability of the Space
Some studios have more than one practice room, so you may be able to add teacher training to your schedule without disrupting your current drop in classes. If this is not the case for you, we recommend talking a close look at your existing offerings to determine if there is a natural quiet time in your schedule that could be dedicated to teacher training. For example, many trainings are offered on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons because the studio is quiet then. Alternatively you may consider removing drop in classes that are not full to make room for teacher training which is often more lucrative.
Consideration #2: The Availability of the Students
However, those naturally quiet times that seem like a great place to schedule a teacher training may not work for your students. In our experience, the studio is often available weekday afternoons, but the students are not. The student’s availability must be accounted for, so start asking students what times they are available any time someone asks about YTT.
Consideration #3: The Availability of the Trainer
Trainer availability is a huge consideration because you’re probably doing back end work on your business during the down time. Keep in mind, you cannot divide yourself into 1000 pieces to serve every individual’s schedule and get your work done. If you gauge your training dates entirely on your students availability, you may risk burning out. Look for a balance that what works for you and your students because once their 200 hour training is over they will move on, but you will continue doing it all over again with your next cohort.
Consideration #4: Seasonal Availability
Every business has a quite time. Here in North America, it’s usually the summer. When the warm weather arrives, even the most dedicated Yogi’s head outdoors or to their cottage. In order to prevent revenue from decreasing at this time, you could add a teacher training. This is why summer intensives are so popular where we live. Think about the natural breaks in your current annual schedule and get creative.
A Well Thought Out YTT Schedule Helps your Clients
Fast forward many years and I’ve come to realize that my businesses benefited the most from me being more organized and consistent because my clients become able to budget and prepare for what I was offering. I also learned to analyze registration trends and it became clear that I could maximize my profit and keep the work-life balance I needed by streamlining my schedule using four simple criteria.
Variety of Creative Ways to Bring Yoga Teacher Training
At Ambassador Yoga, we’ve worked with many trainers worldwide and know there are a variety of creative ways to bring Yoga Teacher Training to your students, but since it’s a two hundred-hour time commitment for everyone involved, scheduling logistics are one of the most important factors for success.
If you’ve got a community of students that you serve, you’re likely already making yourself available for others during evenings and weekends. Do you ever wonder how you could possibly make yourself two hundred hours more available without risking burnout?
Yoga Teachers, we encourage you to think about the availability considerations when deciding the best time to offer your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Use the effective simple criteria from the YouTube video to streamline your schedule, optimize your profits and maintain work-life balance.