Transitioning to online teaching has been a handful. 2020 has handed us circumstances that we couldn't have seen coming, and right now there's no end in sight.
I've spent the last few months updating and changing the way I do things, and I've learned a lot. I'm sharing the tools that have helped me create something new. These are the things that work for me, and all but the first two are referral links. This means that if you use my link, I get a referral bonus for recommending things that I actually use and truly believe in.
Zoom for Teaching Classes and Workshops
They have robust online resources including articles and videos. It takes a while to get the hang of it and some time for your students to get the hang of it, but the challenges have been worth it. It's a powerful tool for connection and community.
Wireless Microphone by Azden
After seeing lots of recommendations for the RODE Wireless Go, I tried to purchase it, but it was out of stock everywhere. So, the sales associate at B&H recommended this. He said it was better, and I'm happy with it.
This program integrates with Zoom, and you can use it for individual sessions and group classes. Check out my scheduling page for an example of how it looks when Acuity's program is embedded into a page on your web site. This is what it looks like on its own.
Square for Payment Processing
When you use the referral link, you'll receive free processing on up to $1,000 in credit card transactions for the first 180 days. You can connect it with Acuity so that your students and clients can schedule and pay in one transaction. Square has detailed reports which come in handy at tax time. You can also create an online store or purchase links separate from Acuity.
ConvertKit for Mailing List Management
If you don't already have one, I highly recommend creating a mailing list.
My referral link will give you 1000 free subscribers. This is a high quality program, and it has fantastic support documentation and videos.
Teachable for Teaching Online Courses
Online course creation was something that I had thought about, but it wasn't part of my 2020 plan. Then March happened. Teachable is easy to use, and they have courses to walk you through each step. It felt like someone was holding my hand through the process. You can visit my school to see how the system works. Also, if you're a Yoga Alliance member, they have member discount.
If you have questions, comment below. I'm happy to help.
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Even in the madness, especially in the madness.
A student at heart, Jen is passionate about learning and sharing what she has learned to empower yoga students and teachers. Jen is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, and yoga teacher. She teaches online classes and workshops.