Create a Virtual Yoga Classroom
At Audible Yoga, we've worked hard to make teaching for us as easy as possible for our yoga teachers. We've shared the types of microphones that work best and apps that let you send your audio yoga class file straight from your phone to us.
The following are the top yoga class recording tips our teachers use to create their virtual yoga classroom right here on Audible Yoga:
1. Give plenty of verbal cues.
You can't be sure that your students know how to get into a pose, so talk them through it (closing your eyes when you record helps). That said, the typical Audible Yoga student is very familiar with yoga (they know their down dog from their child's pose) but it helps them move from pose to pose if you talk them through it.
2. Take yourself lightly.
If you mess up while recording, don't worry. First, students love it when you sound like a real person (giggles are perfectly OK, sneezes too), and second, if the sound really needs to be removed (door slam or dryer buzzer) we can edit it out. Try to note the time when the noise occurred and put it in the notes when you load the audio file.
3. Plan on recording all the time.
As a yoga teacher, you may have studio classes, private classes and community yoga you teach for free. Keep your recording equipment with you and let students know that they can take the class again on AudibleYoga.com.
4. Try out new stuff.
One of the top benefits of recording your classes is that you can try out one-off classes that you might be hesitate to share with your regular students but your online students may just love them!
5. Let your personality shine through.
Your students can't see you, but that doesn't mean you should try to sound like every other yoga teacher. Trust us, the classes that stand out are the ones with plenty of personality.
6. Record in different places.
Backgrounds sounds are awesome with audio yoga classes and the sounds of nature are the best. Wind rustling through chimes in your backyard, even better. Try out different times of day and different locations and listen to your class to see how it sounds.
7. Load new classes often.
Students are easily bored and they want different classes all the time. Lucky for you, you can easily record what you are already doing and load it here where we'll get it published - usually in about a day!
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