Experience the true essence of yoga!
January 2013, Golden Heart Yoga is transforming into a new studio offering a wide range of affordable yoga classes for both yoga instructors and students. Golden Heart is one of the ﬁrst yoga studios in Maryland to offer an easy path for instructors of all styles of yoga to teach in a professional studio setting without having to give up a large commission (typically 50% or greater) and the ability to connect directly with their students.
Times have changed. Many studios now have trouble ﬁlling classes and rely on free-lance instructors to market and attract students to their classes, yet still pay instructors a small portion of student fees and prohibit instructors from contacting students directly or making them aware of other classes the instructor may offer at different venues. Yoga instructors put in considerable time marketing their classes – whether it’s printing up ﬂyers, sending emails to
friends or spending time promoting classes on Facebook, blogs, etc.
This leads to two common situations…
1. Some instructors are able to attract large regular classes in prime time slots – typically based on a combination of their experience and skills as an instructor, as well as signiﬁcant time spent marketing their classes. These instructors typically fare much better than others in the studio environment, but still typically only receive a small percent of class fees.
2. Some instructors teach smaller classes in less popular time slots. Due to limited space, many never get to teach and for those who do, studios are forced to cancel many small classes making it difﬁcult for newer instructors to build a larger following. As a result, many instructors get discouraged – scrambling to ﬁnd inexpensive community space, toting around large bags of mats, blocks and other props; hence, students typically become discouraged by the change in environment.
We think there’s a better way…
If you are a yoga instructor, we realize you are already running your own business. At the new Golden Heart Yoga, we give you the tools you need to do what you love, teach yoga! At the same time, we respect the time you spend developing and promoting your classes and have structured a unique solution which allows you to teach more, reach more students and earn more in the process.
Later this month, we will make available a limited number of Instructor Memberships available for instructors interested in teaching their own individual, private and public classes using either of our two fully equipped studio rooms.
Instructor Membership includes the following beneﬁts…
The old way: Teach 8 students (each paying $15) and earn $60 (50% of $120)
The new way: Teach the same 8 students and earn $100 ($120 – $20)
Cost: Membership has its privileges – a discounted $25 startup fee for the ﬁrst 6 months with no yearly contract. After the first 6 months, the fee becomes $49.
Studio fees: Smaller Studio: $20-$25 per class, Large Studio $30-$40 per class.
Availability from 6AM – 10PM, 7 days a week. Fee includes up to 90 minutes of time and varies depending on time of day.
We are only offering a limited amount of Instructor Memberships and will be awarding them on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis starting December 15th.
To be considered and added to our priority waiting list, please call (410-224-3278) or e- mail Elizabeth Lloyd at GHY@GoldenHeartYoga.com and include the following…
– your name
– level of training (e.g. RYT 200, E-RYT 200, etc.) and school attended
– style(s) of yoga taught, including any specialties
The program is expected to ﬁll rapidly, so if you have any questions or would like to be considered, please contact us as soon as possible.