{video} Teaching Private Yoga Lessons Online

I’ve avoiding doing this for years, but I just started teaching a private yoga client via video conferencing software and it has actually been awesome! Watch the video to hear my recommendations for tech set up, what to charge and tips for sequencing and cueing.

I also recommend you listen to this podcast: The Case for Teaching Without Demonstrating if you haven’t already!

Comment below and let me know what questions you have!

8 Responses to “{video} Teaching Private Yoga Lessons Online”

  1. Julia

    What microphone do you use?
    Will you be willing to share a short clip from your online teaching?
    Thank you for sharing your expertise. Love your work.
    Yes do a podcast about it – awesome idea

    • Francesca Cervero

      I have just been using the apple ear buds with a built in mic. They work just fine!

      I am so happy to share what I have learned with all of you here! I probably won’t share clips from these sessions just to protect my student’s privacy, but I will try to find other ways to share more about this! <3

  2. Linda Adams

    Thank you so much for this video! I have a private student who keeps telling me that her cousin in Trinidad would benefit so much from my teaching. Wow! I never even considered teaching over video but may discuss this as an option to try out. I have taken a wonderful meditation class using Zoom and it is an excellent tool. I presently go to my 2 private students houses to teach and carry a big laundry basket of props and a bolster. Did you recommend a prop “kit” for your online student? I love your energy and thank you so much for sharing so much with the yoga teacher community!

    • Francesca Cervero

      You are welcome! I think you should absolutely give it a try!

      Something I didn’t mention in the video is that I have only done this so far with students who I taught in person for a long time. That definitely makes it easier to teach a really good session in an online format, but I don’t think it is impossible to do this even with students who you haven’t met in person. It will just take some extra time to learn their body.

      The only official yoga props I really require students to have at the beginning is a mat and two blocks. Then we can collect other things from around house like towels and couch cushions. I usually have people buy a theraband or similar at some point. All the other fancy yoga props are certainly nice, but it is possible to make due without them.

      If you try this out, let me know how it goes!

  3. Morgan

    Thanks Francesca! This is perfect! I teach privately now and am moving, some of my clients have asked me if we can continue to work together and I’ve also been like…yea maybe we could…? Found this very helpful thanks!

    • Francesca Cervero

      Good question Kelly! I invoice all my clients at the end of the month for all the sessions they had; both in-person and online students. I don’t have them sign a contract, but they do know about the 24 hour cancellation policy and that is the same for them as it is for in-person. Let me know if you have any other questions! xo


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