Authentic Business Practices | Teacher Training | VIRTUAL

This two part interactive livestream workshop with Barrie Risman, gives you the knowledge, insight, skills and experience to create an online membership. You will get a chance to create a strategy for your yoga membership programme and platform and receive feedback to help you with your future visions and goals as a yoga teacher.

Building an Online Membership | VIRTUAL 

9 May & 28th May 2020 VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM with Barrie Risman

This short workshop is both theoretical and immersive, giving you the tools and the inspiration with which to sustainably create a strong student base and build a loyal and enthusiastic community of loyal practitioners. The course can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Course Overview

Building an online membership can be a positive way to create a sustainable and strong student base and build an enthusiastic community of practitioners. In this interactive, hands-on workshop you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started on creating an online membership.


Course Content

From the training you will:

  • Learn how to design and structure a membership that highlights your offerings 
  • Clarify the kind of membership that you want to create 
  • Research and choose the best platform to bring your vision into reality 
  • Brainstorm, design, and present a proposal for your online membership
  • Refine your ideas based on peer input and expert feedback
  • Troubleshoot challenges so you can maximise the benefits of a membership for you and your students
  • Practicalities

    • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but not essential for this particular course
    • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
    • The course is VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM and will be conducted via Zoom
    • You will receive 10 hr accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-hour training; 4 hrs contact hours plus 6 hours of prep and homework
    • Once you have completed your 300-hour training you can register as a RYT 500 teacher

    Teacher Bio

    Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. Her best-selling book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, is a guide for teachers and continuing students to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives. She's the creator of online classes, courses, and trainings that fuel the inner journey of yoga teachers and students from around the globe.

    Barrie is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the wisdom teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life. As unpretentious and down-to-earth as she is wise and inspiring, Barrie teaches with a remarkable combination of rigour and challenge balanced with sensitivity, humour, and compassion.

    Barrie was the co-founder and co-director of Shri Yoga, Montreal’s seminal place for the practice of Alignment-based, Heart-centered Hatha Yoga from 2011-2016. A certified Anusara Yoga teacher, she was a Senior Anusara Yoga teacher and teacher trainer from 2003-2012. Barrie led Anusara Yoga events throughout Canada, the US and internationally and served on the Anusara Yoga Teacher Certification Committee from 2006-2012, mentoring new teachers toward certification.

    She has been a dedicated student of Iyengar Yoga for more than 25 years. She continues to study regularly with her primary mentor, Kevin Gardiner, a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher and co-founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. From 1997-2003, Barrie served as a full-time staff member for the SYDA Foundation in India and the US, immersed in the study and practice of the traditional yogic disciplines.


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    Course Dates

    The course has the following modules scheduled:

    Sunday 9 May 2021


    Friday 28 May 2021

    6-8 pm


    • The cost is £60 for the two sessions LIVESTREAM ONLINE. 
    • The fee is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another course should you wish to transfer

    Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. 

    • The livestreamed elements of this training will be recorded and anyone who is unable to attend this part can email us to request a link to the recording, which will be available for 7 days after the event. 
    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event