Episode 195: Teaching Yoga Online? Here’s How to Protect Yourself Legally

If you’re a yoga teacher who teaches online, you might wonder if there are extra steps you should take to protect yourself.

The short answer is, “Yes!” But it isn’t as difficult or confusing as you might think.

This week, I ask Sarah Waldbuesser, an attorney for coaches and online business owners, to explain, in simple terms, the legal documents and liability releases for online businesses we need to protect our business.

We cover:

* Why types of legal documents and disclaimers you need on your website to protect you legally

* Is it OK to crowdsource legal documents?

* What precautions you need to take if you offering yoga classes online for free or accepting donations vs. paid online yoga classes or courses

* Plus, we talk about how to find out whether your liability insurance will cover your online yoga classes or not


DestinationLegal.com — Save 15% off by entering coupon code YOGALAND at checkout.

Sarah on Facebook

Sarah on Instagram


If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! It makes it easier for others to find the podcast. If you don’t know how to leave a review, here are some step by step instructions. Woohoo! So easy!


Get your yoga studio in a flow with Acuity Scheduling, the all-in-one scheduling tool for classes and private sessions. How Acuity works is simple: we clear the minds of busy studio owners and managers (just like you!) by handling all of the day-to-day booking and billing drudgery, freeing you up to be fully present in the moment. As a special bonus for our friends at Yogaland, your first 45 days of Acuity are 100% free – no credit card needed! All you have to do is sign up at acuityscheduling.com.


Episode 228: Jason talks about the six cores of yoga

Today, Jason shares his approach to the six cores in yoga -- the philosophical core, the traditional hatha yoga core, the respiratory core, the skeletal core, and the two muscular cores. RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS: Jason's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training  WRITE A...

read more

Episode 220: On Yoga and Leadership

Today Jason and I dive into the topic of leadership in the yoga community. People love their yoga teachers--a lot! And while there’s a lot of good that comes from that, it can also set up an unbalanced power dynamic. We talk about the student-teacher power...

read more

Episode 212: How to Stay in Your Lane as a Yoga Teacher

What do you do when a student comes to you hoping you can help them with an injury? Just what is appropriate or inappropriate? How can you help students heal while not overstepping into the realm of medical clinician? Find out on today's episode! RECOMMENDED AND...

read more

1 Comment

  1. This podcast was good to listen. Didn’t know people could sued you teaching a online class. I do have question what if you don’t have website to put the disclaimers?

    Thank you for Clarity on this subject.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This