5 Hours |  Navigating the Business of Yoga as an Independent Contractor

5 Hours | Navigating the Business of Yoga as an Independent Contractor

5 Hours | Navigating the Business of Yoga as an Independent Contractor

Sunday, October 6, 2024


With Sarah Spence & Julie Myers

At Hot Asana COS

Tuition: $150

So you've completed your 200 hour (or more), you're passionate, and you've started teaching--but feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed with the business side of studios and yoga? Whether teaching yoga is your primary income or simply a meaningful addition, get tips on how to market yourself through professional photos, website, and social media; learn how to avoid burnout and make healthy choices for both your well-being and your career; and delve into ways to build classes and become known in your community, all while being true to yourself and the 8 Limb Path. Explore best practices based on Julie and Sarah's experiences of teaching yoga sustainably as independent contractors and a studio owner.

Hours can be used towards a 300-hour certificate through Hot Asana Yoga University or towards Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.


Sarah Spence

COS Studio Owner, ERYT-200, Hot Asana Certified Hands On Assist, Certified Restorative & Meditation Instructor, Reiki Master Practitioner, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty

I began practicing yoga at home in 2012. I quickly became hooked on the movement, breath, and the way I felt after my practice. Since taking my first in-studio class in 2014, my practice grew exponentially and I fell in love with the shared breath and energy of practicing yoga in a hot room. It was then that I knew I wanted to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher. I trained for my 200 hour certification under Virginia Gallagher and Angela Hsu in Danville, Virginia and am currently working towards my 500 hour certification through Hot Asana Yoga University. It’s a privilege to lead others through yoga and I love what I do! It’s my hope that through this practice, I can help others in the way it’s helped me with my journey of freedom, healing, and self-discovery.

When I’m not teaching yoga, I’m taking reiki and tarot clients, reading, roller skating or biking around town, hiking, or studying to become a certified astrologist. I’m also the mom of two fur babies and more plants than I can count.

Julie Myers

CYT 500, Certified Hot Asana Assist

Julie completed her first yoga training in 2012, but she feels she has been studying yoga her whole life. She has always found movement to be a nurturing, powerful force in her life. Always up for a new experience, she went to her first yoga class on a whim and fell in love with the expansive feeling that asana practice gave her. The encouraging and nurturing community that yoga creates has inspired her to grow and expand in ways she never imagined. It is this experience she hopes to share with her students. She aims to inspire students to deepen their practice and realize their potential through all yoga has to offer.

Julie trained with Siva Power Yoga in Wichita, KS where she earned her 200 hour certification and has continued her education through Corepower Yoga. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University and Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Kansas City Kansas Community College. She has been working in the field of health and fitness for 10 years with experience in personal and group training, yoga, athletic performance, and rehabilitation.