Considerations in Yoga Teacher and Yoga Studio Representation

Production Date: October 15, 2015 Practice Areas: Business, Corporate, & Securities Law and Health Care Law Estimated Length: 5584 minutes


$ 89 Business, Corporate, & Securities Law and Health Care Law In Stock

The Yoga Journal’s “2012 Yoga in America Market Study” found that over 20 million people in America practice yoga and spend over $10 billion dollars. Today there are more than 70,000 yoga teachers and 26,000 studios and it is estimated the total spend is $27 billion. Yoga has become a big business.


As yoga has grown, it has entered the mainstream media and is featured in movies, TV shows, newspapers, advertisements, conferences, books and articles. It is being offered in hotels, resorts and airports.


However, this exposure has also led to a spotlight on injuries to students, the rise of legal issues similar to those found in any other small business, and the attention of regulatory bodies who are interested in regulating and taxing the yoga community.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Gain insight into the unique culture of yoga and challenges in representing yoga studios and teachers 

II.   Understand the standard business model of yoga studios and teachers 

III.  Grasp how federal and state audits over misclassification of yoga teachers is reshaping the yoga industry and how to properly classify independent contractors 

VI.  Know the most common intellectual property issues you will encounter representing the yoga industry 

V.   Recognize the risk of injury to students and the three-limbed approach to managing that risk 

VI.  Understand the key agreements most commonly used in the yoga world 

VII. Learn the corporate issues most commonly seen in the yoga world

Elizabeth K.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ


Kevin L.
Memphis, TN

The thing that attracts me to lawline courses most is the unique industry knowledge I can get from niche courses like this. Keep it up!

Donald S.
San Angelo, TX

Niche topic, but directly on point - he got this one right!

Ruth G.
Chicago, IL

Very interesting presentation, well organized, and specific to the legal challenges of yoga studios.

Benjamin S.
Allen, TX


John K.
woodbury, NY

This was an engaging and great lecture covering a multitude of issues relating to yoga practices in general. Thank you very much.

Ann-Kathryn S.
Alexandria, VA

Very knowledgeable faculty member! Raised my level of awareness on many possible issues!

Mark V.
Tubac, AZ

Great industry specific class!

Lawrence C.
New Hyde Park, NY

Very interesting and very well covered.

Daniela F.
New York, NY

This was interesting. Enjoyed how the instructor discussed all of the different aspects of the law which overlap in this specialty.

david m.
Williamsburg, VA


Thomas I.
Omaha, NE

This course greatly exceeded my expectations - it was very interesting, with so many more issues than I anticipated!

Andrew H.
San Francisco, CA

This is a relaxing, edifying and phenomenal CLE

Julie S.
Fairfax, VA

very interesting topic

Richard C.
Kerrville, TX

Excellent course. Provides a really good broad-brush overview of issues for yoga studios, and should also be of interest for people representing (or just "using") health clubs, gyms, swimming clubs, and similar facilities.

Marie C.
Charlotte, NC

Great course, very comprehensive

Andrea L.
Lincolnshire, IL

Interesting topic and enjoyable speaker.

Claire O.
Jupiter, FL

Excellent topic and excellent coverage of the issues. Thank you!!!!

Sebastian G.
Charlottesville, VA

very interesting and excellent presentation!

Glen K.
Sleepy Eye, MN

good personal experience shared

Jennifer A.
Naperville, IL

Very organized presentation and hits all major areas.

Tanja P.
Chicago, IL

very interesting topic and good presentation

Thomas M.
Midlothian, IL

Excellent overview

Daniel C.
Huntington, NY

Re-entering law practice after years working in fitness business. This was a great program.

Susana F.
Miami, FL

Excellent presentation, excellent power-point, interesting and easy to follow. I appreciate the speaker's personal knowledge of the the industry. This added a lot to the presentation.

Jennifer S.
Bellingham, WA

such a great course!

Thomas B. M.
Austin, TX

Very informative. My daughter teaches yoga.

Dane R.
Hanover, PA

Excellent presentation. Good advice for lawyers.

Ramsay W.
Sparks Glencoe, MD

Very informative and genuinely interested speaker.

Robert D.
Fresno, CA

I thought the program was very well organized and presented effectively.

Thaddeus B.
San Francisco, CA

Good overview, consistent with what I've seen and got some new info out of it too.

Steven S.
blackburg, VA

Good. I've read Iyengar Yoga Sutras and appreciated the substantive background regarding Yoga.

dante d.
Hopewell, NJ

good examples

Rena S.
Rockville, MD

Not something I thought I would ever see a CLE about but I represent a crossfit owner and it totally was on point.

Noelle O.
Indianapolis, IN


Zara W.
New York, NY

Thank you so much for this. I'm also a yoga teacher and you had some good advice for me! I also see how I could help the yoga world in my role as a lawyer, which I have not yet tried to do.

Chukwuka O.
Houston, TX

Very Insightful

James F M.
Alexandria, VA

Novel material and interesting application of traditional small business, physical training issues.

Jordana K.
Midlothian, VA

I really loved this speaker. He was informative and passionate about the topic. I would watch him again.

Lin C.
Woodland, WA

One of the best CLEs I have attended.

Donna S.
Herndon, VA

Found it extremely helpful.