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Do Yoga Teacher Trainees Need Insurance?

What does it mean to be a teacher? Forget yoga for a minute and just think about the fact that you are a teacher first, and yoga practitioner second.

Being a teacher means you have the responsibility of caring for your students. As a yoga teacher trainee, you are going to assume the role of teacher, and will be given the great responsibility of taking good care of your students.

This means you need to encourage them when their motivational is down. You need to provide them with confidence when they stop believing in themselves.

But it also means you need to take the necessary steps to protect them should anything happen during their training with you. If the unexpected were to happen in your class, you should take the necessary steps to make sure your students get the care they need.

This is why getting trainee yoga teacher insurance is a must according to Yoga Alliance Professionals. I know what you’re thinking, nothing will happen to you. But this isn’t about you. This is about your students.

If you’re thinking this is an unnecessary investment, and you don’t need insurance for your classes, then you’re making the decision for all of your students. Chances are they won’t realise you are not insured, but this is not the point. You should get insured to cover yourself or your students if any of these things happen:

  • Your student gets injured while receiving instruction from you and they decide to take action against you both at the time you are doing your training and retroactively for previously insured work performed.
  • Legal coverage for anything that arises out-with your teaching, for instance tax issues or misconduct allegations against you (includes 24-hour advice line)
  • Getting insurance will give you cover for these scenarios for up to 2 hours per week.
  • Accidents happen, especially when you’re just starting out.
  • Don’t risk it for yourself and your students. Show them you’re committed to your craft and do it responsibly.

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