Financial Assistance for Yoga Teachers & Fitness Instructors During COVID-19

Financial Assistance for Yoga Teachers & Fitness Instructors During COVID-19

 

Imagine this… You just moved through a 60 minute core igniting, glutes firing, total body toning power vinyasa class. You have finally made it to savasana. This is no ordinary savasana. It is an absolutely epic, much deserved, complete and total rest. The kind where the entire body melts into the earth, only to be caught by the hammock that is your mat. You think to yourself, “this could not possibly get any better.” Just at that moment, it does. You hear the soft footsteps of your teacher tip-toeing in your direction. You are the chosen one. A juicy and restorative savasana assist takes the next three minutes of your practice, and life, to a whole new level. 


Well, this is pretty much what has happened to the digital age. Just when we thought society had reached a virtual peak, in a blink of an eye, the online world as we knew it became elevated even more. The digital age received an A+ savasana assist. 


Although the reason behind this transformation is tragic (aka COVID-19), it has pushed pretty much everyone to think quickly and outside the box in order to adapt their businesses to the virtual space. As yoga teachers and wellness business owners, we are no exception and are doing everything within our powers to offer a range of healing practices to the global community through this time by utilizing technology. 


Of course, this requires help.
Just as we are ensuring we see and hear our students through this time, there are many companies which have been at the forefront of seeing and hearing us through this time. Ah, karma strikes again. The cycle of true global wellness. These companies are providing COVID relief to yoga teachers and fitness instructors with opportunities for grants and funding as we all navigate through the current circumstances. 
 
Below is a list of resources which provide COVID aid to yoga teachers and fitness instructors:


  1. https://movemeantfoundation.org/financial-relief-grants
    “We are awarding Covid-19 Relief Grants to fitness and wellness instructors. With these grants, we'll grant financial assistance up to $1,000 to teachers and instructors who are implementing new resources for their new digital business ideas”

  1. https://www.givebackyoga.org/yoga-grants/ 

“We provide yoga teachers with funding to launch and sustain outreach projects that expand access to yoga”

  1. https://www.lendio.com/ppp/mind-body/
    “The Paycheck Protection Program provides federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that qualify. If you have 500 or fewer employees whose primary residence is in the United States, you are eligible.”

  1. https://bodypositiveyoga.com/covid19/

A complete resource guide for yoga teachers and movement instructors with information to best adapt to the “new normal” during the outbreak.


While this time undoubtedly provides challenges, there are so many ways to grow and learn; to expand and reach others; to be of service during the pandemic and beyond. Hopefully, with these tools and resources, and with the help of each other, we teachers can craft an online presence which will not only guide those around the world to peace and ease through COVID-19, but also be the foundation of wide-spread virtual programs to follow.

While it may be difficult to see the end while deep in the midst of the journey, we,  as a global community, will arrive fully to savasana with an elevated digital age to support our endeavors. In the meantime, enjoy at-home savasana during COVID-19 by joining the Llamaste Family Yoga Center virtual community. Check out our online schedule for live streamed adult, kids, and family yoga classes and events! We’ve got some exciting trivia nights, shopping parties, and other fun social distancing events planned!

June 16, 2020 — Llamaste Family
10 Fun Facts About Llamas!

10 Fun Facts About Llamas!

So what do we know about llamas besides the fact that they’re ADORABLE, MYSTICAL, and MAGICAL??? Here are our top ten FUN facts that we LOVE about these magnificent creatures! 

  • Llamas are related to camels! They’re close family members. 
  • Llamas can grow to be as tall as 6 feet.
  • They can weigh anywhere from 280 pounds to 450 pounds.
  • Llamas are vegan! They eat only plants and herbs! And lots and lots of grass! 
  • They’re sassy! If you force too much weight on their back...they’re not putting up with it! They’ll throw it right off of their load. Probably in your face :) 
  • Baby llamas are able to start running around with the rest of the herd within HOURS of being born.

  • Llamas symbolize success, strength, and perseverance on the totem. 
  • They have a calming presence and can help with stress build up! 

  • Llamas are originally from South America! 

  • Llamas are ancient beings! One of the few animals that are over 40 million years old!
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    These creatures are special and so unique! If you ever get the chance to meet one, we suggest you take a trip to one of our sister farms:

     Dakota Ridge Llama Farm 

    Buck Hollow Llamas

    Second Winds Farms

    Long Island Yarn Farm 

     

     They are  all reputable and internationally recognized farms with the best llamas! Let’s help support the safe domestication of these animals and protect their lineage! Llamaste!

    August 07, 2019 — Llamaste Family
    Teaching Kids How to Yoga

    Teaching Kids How to Yoga

    Practicing yoga can sometimes come with huge expectations of what a yogi is and who practices it. But actually, holding on to these stereotypes goes against the whole purpose of yoga- that anyone and everyone can practice it! Even children! So how exactly do we teach such a mature and disciplined practice to kids? Introducing [...]
    June 06, 2019 — Llamaste Family