Recording Yoga Classes
At Audible Yoga, we understand that technology isn't always friendly or even fun, but it's never been easier to record your classes and share them with your online students.
Step 1 Choose a Mic
Our teachers use both Bluetooth (wireless) headsets and over-the-head headset microphones, and it's really up to you to choose the one that works best for you.
The advantage of an over-the-head mic is the cheap price and it’s super easy to use and the sound is amazing!
- Sound is great
- Connects easily to your phone
- Mic can be positioned where you want it
- Stays secure even through arm balances
- Simply plug it into your phone and start your recording app
The advantage of Bluetooth is that it’s hands-free and you can walk around (not too far from your phone, however, about 5 feet max).
- Mic is positioned close to your mouth
- Designed to stay in place
- Echo elimination, noise cancelling technology
- Your phone needs to recognize it before you start recording
Step 2 Choose an App
iPhones - Voice Recorder HD
Full featured voice recording with a simple interface. This app works with or without Bluetooth. Designed for both iPhone and iPad.
- Super easy to use
- Sends files directly to Audible Yoga via dropbox (password GoAudibleYoga) or by email (email@example.com)
- Presets work great – no reason to make changes
Android - Smart Voice Recorder
Designed for high-quality sound recording, this app is ideal for recording yoga. It features automatic sensitivity control and includes the option to pause your recording.
- Super easy to use
- Settings work great – no need to change
- Share files directly to dropbox (password GoAudibleYoga) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3 Record
Record Indoors or outside?
No matter where you record, you'll want to be aware of background noise. When recording outside, you can get a great recording with inspiring background sounds like windchimes, chirping birds, rustling leaves. If an unexpected sound occurs - like a plane overhead or a dryer buzzer - simply wait through the sound and continue. No need to stop recording - although you can if it's easy - we will edit out the sound.
Alone or with Students?
Lots of our yoga teachers record their regular gym and studio classes for their students who can't attend that day. The most important thing is to be respectful of your students and tell them you're recording (this is a great time to let them know where they can access more of your classes too). Don’t let recording stop you from giving verbal cues as individual assistance – your Audible Yoga students appreciate them just as much.
Music On or Off?
Modern microphones are very sensitive to voice as long as the mic is positioned close to your mouth, so in most cases the mic won’t pick up the background music. That said, do a quick test with the music playing and listen to the recording yourself. This is the best way to determine if you need to turn the music down or move farther from the speakers – both are great options. You can also play music that is royalty-free.