FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
For Yoga Teachers

 

“How do yoga teachers make money on this site? ” 

You, the yoga teacher, plant self growth seeds by recording your classes and publishing them on this site.  You don’t pay anything to us for your eStore (where you upload and sell your audio classes). You’ll earn 70% of your asking price (e.g. if you sell an audio for £1, you will receive 70 pence when someone purchases it).

 

“Will this help me drive more students to my classes?” 

Creating “audios of your yoga classes” is very similar to writing a book.  The moment you upload your first yoga class to your free profile page here at SelfGrowthSeeds.com, your students will perceive you as more professional.  That “perceived expertise” has the wonderful effect of turning more students into lifetime students.  And having more lifetime students means you need to do little or no traditional marketing to find new students!

So to recap…

Not only will you drive more students to your classes by having “audios of your classes” here on SelfGrowthSeeds.com, you’ll also attract more lifetime students.  I was a business consultant for 15 years before becoming a full-time yoga teacher.  Would you like to know the quickest, easiest and most efficient way to build a sustainable, profitable yoga business?  Ready?  Keep your current students coming back for more!

Most yoga teachers (and other micro businesses) think “marketing” is all about attracting new customers.

Wrong!

That’s a really, really, really bad marketing strategy.

I personally only spend 10% of my time doing prospecting activities (e.g. putting up flyers, putting adverts in my local directory, etc).  The rest of my precious time, a whopping 90%, is spent on tactics that keep my students coming back week after week after week.

The fastest way to get students coming back for more is to “become a better yoga teacher”. The fastest way to become a better yoga teacher is to strap the jogging armband to your arm, insert your phone, pick a yoga class from SelfGrowthSeeds.com and learn from your peers.

The second quickest way to get students coming back for more is increase the “perceived expertise” in the eyes of your students.  You can effortlessly do that simply by recording your classes and uploading them here on SelfGrowthSeeds.com.

 

“Will recording my classes help me become a better teacher? ” 

The fastest way to become a better yoga teacher is to strap the jogging armband to your arm, insert your phone, pick a yoga class from SelfGrowthSeeds.com and learn from your peers.

The second quickest way to become a better yoga teacher is to strap a jogging armband to your arm, insert your smartphone, insert your microphone, record your classes and upload them to your free profile page here at SelfGrowthSeeds.com.  Knowing that your recording will be available forever online (unless you delete it) to everyone all over the world is powerful motivation to “step up” and go deeper into the craft of teaching yoga.

Time for an example…

To go deeper into the craft of teaching yoga, you might want to take a quick peek at the 100+ free blog posts on yoga lesson planning at GeorgeWatts.org.  You might like this post on how teach yoga like a poet.

Be warned!  Once you strap on your jogging armband and record your first class, you very well may get hooked.  It’s great fun.  You’ll love it.

 

“Can I use the Yoga Lesson Planner Software? ” 

If you like the idea of creating yoga lesson plans easily, effortless and professionally then use the Yoga Teacher Lesson Planning Software available at GeorgeWatts.org to create a yoga lesson plan at the click of a button.

You can use the “Yoga Genie Button” to create a yoga lesson plan instantly.

You can effortless create a lesson plan from scratch using the easy to use drag and drop feature.

You can use one of the 1000+ shared yoga lesson plans.

You can save all your lesson plans in one place (your profile page) and feel mega organised.

Armed with the Yoga Teacher Lesson Planning Software you’ll never again need to stare at a blank page and spend hours burning the midnight oil creating a yoga lesson plan.  If you’re like most yoga teachers, you are probably a very busy little bee.  Your life is busy enough without wasting so much of your life’s energy planning classes.  Make it easy on yourself.  Sometimes in life, less is more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
For Yoga Students

 

“What are the main benefits for students?” 

A typical class is 90 minutes which makes it hard to slip out of work, take the class, and get back to work.  If you’re in a hurry (e.g. at work), you can put your headphones on your smart phone or iPod, log in to SelfGrowthSeeds.com and choose a 15 minute yoga class.

 

“Can I download the yoga class?”

Yes.

 

“Can I download the classes onto multiple devices?”

Yes.  You can download the audio files (mp3’s) onto any device such as:  Mp3 player, iPhone, iPad, Android Tablet, Android phones and your Computer.

 

“Why is audio better than video?” 

A yoga DVD requires a TV or computer.  If you’re like most people you’ll probably end up watching the video instead of actually practicing yoga.

 

“Where do the downloads go?” 

Where your files are downloaded depends on which web browser you are using. It also depends on your phone because different phones have different operating systems.

You can download yoga classes from SelfGrowthSeeds.com to your:

  • Computer
  • Laptop
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Android smartphone
  • MP3 Player
  • Any Internet-connected device

You can then transfer the classes from device to device if you want to.

 

Where are the yoga classes on my phone?

iPhone

  • Use your laptop or PC to download any classes you’d like.
  • Use iTunes to upload the classes to your phone.

Android Phone

  • Open My Files on your phone, and select the yoga audio file.

 

Where are the yoga classes on my computer?

  • The first place to look for any recently downloaded file is in the Downloads folder.

Safari (Mac) Downloads

  • In Safari, press Option+Command+L.
  • Control-click the downloaded file.
  • Choose Show in Folder.
  • Select the audio file (mp3) and drag it to your phone.

Google Chrome Downloads

  • In Chrome, click the Chrome Menu (3 horizontal bars in top-right corner).
  • Select Downloads or press Ctrl-J to see your recent downloads.
  • The downloads display by date. Select the audio file (mp3) and drag it to your phone.

Mozilla Firefox Downloads

  • In Firefox, click the Downloads button (it looks like a downward pointing arrow) on the toolbar.
  • The downloads display by date of download, so that makes things easy.
  • Select the audio file (mp3).
  • Drag it to your phone.

Internet Explorer Downloads

If you’re using Internet Explorer, you may be asked where you want to store the file and in that case you can put it directly on the phone connected to your computer or laptop. If you don’t specify where to store the file, IE will put it in the most appropriate place – for audio, this is the Music folder. If you can’t find it in the Music folder, do this:

  • In Internet Explorer, click the Tools icon or press Alt-X to open that menu.
  • Click View Downloads or press Ctrl-J to open the downloads.
  • Select the audio file (mp3) and drag it to your phone.

 

“What if I haven’t got a clue how to do an asana?” 

Most yoga teachers will provide a PDF of the yoga lesson plan (and handouts).  We provide training tutorials for the yoga teachers on how to teach an “audio class”.  The biggest thing we teach is to be very clear with their directions.  In a normal yoga class a yoga teacher can get away with demonstrating the poses without much verbal input.  When recording an audio class everything needs to be verbalised clearly.

 

“I don’t have much time. “

A typical yoga class is 90 minutes which is great for a home practice, but not so great for a lunch break at work practice.  If you’re in a hurry, you can put your headphones on your device of choose (e.g. iPhone or Android smartphone), log in to SelfGrowthSeeds.com and choose a 15 minute yoga class.

 

“How do the yoga teachers make money? “

The yoga teachers plant the self growth seeds by recording their classes and publishing them on this site.  They earn 70% of the Audio Price.

 

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to email us anytime.