San Diego folks, save the date for our upcoming FREE Workplace Wellness Workshop! We still have vendor spots available as well.
Welcome to Stretchtopia! We are the go-to legal resource for yoga teachers everywhere. Running any business can be overwhelming.
With our articles, legal templates, and other instructor tools, we hope to help you build a strong and thriving yoga business. Whether you have your own yoga studio or you freelance as an instructor at different studios, you have a business to run. This means that you are tasked with tracking your finances, marketing, paying taxes, following guidelines for hiring employees, and figuring out how to limit your liability. We’re here to help so you can focus on doing what you love: teaching yoga.
Resources for Yoga Studios and Instructors During COVID-19 | Stretchtopia
The COVID-19 outbreak has hit small businesses hard, including yoga studios and anyone who teaches in-person classes. Trust that you are not alone and there are people and organizations that want to help. Here are a few of the resources available to you during this difficult time.
The COVID-19 outbreak has hit small businesses hard, including yoga studios and anyone who teaches in-person classes. Trust that you are not alone and there are people and organizations that want to help. Here are a few of the resources available to you during this difficult time. Grants and Loans R...
Employee or Independent Contractor: Guide for Yoga Teachers in 2020 | Stretchtopia
Employee or independent contractor? An essential question for every yoga teacher and studio! Here are a few tips on how to answer that question, and what it could mean for you.
Being a yoga instructor or running a yoga studio can be a rewarding way to earn a living. However, it’s important to be aware of the fact that your employment relationships are often more complicated than in other industries. That said, the most basic question you should be asking yourself is whet...
Here's How Much You Can Really Expect To Earn As A Yoga Instructor In 2019 | Stretchtopia
How much money can you really expect to earn as a yoga instructor in 2019?
Check out the results to our salary survey here! The answers may not shock you, but our report is a bit gloomier than anything else we've seen.
The results of our Yoga Instructor Salary Survey are in! Click to see how much you can expect make as a yoga instructor in 2019.
Win A Free 1-Month Subscription to Yoga Boss Babe! | Stretchtopia
We are excited to announce a collaboration with Yoga Boss Babe to offer you a chance to win a free yoga teacher subscription box. Simply take 5 minutes to answer a quick salary survey!
Take our brief 5-minute survey for a chance to win a free yoga instructor subscription box from Yoga Boss Babe!
How To Thrive As A Yoga Instructor In 2018
Make no mistake about it: Those that choose yoga as a career are entrepreneurs in every sense of the word.
What does it take to thrive as a yoga instructor in 2018? We asked 12 teachers. Here's what they had to say.
Dissatisfied with the lack of good information on how to increase your teacher salary? Click for advice from 10 sucessful yogapreneurs!
Chair Yoga 2018: The Ultimate Guide For Yoga Instructors + FREE Chair Yoga Routine
✨✨ Our epic Guide to Chair Yoga is now live! ✨✨
In this article, learn from the experts on how to get started with Chair Yoga, as a teacher or a student. Plus, a FREE routine!
I kid you not: Chair Yoga can be performed by nearly anyone, anywhere! Chairs are the most readily available of all yoga props, and chair yoga movements can be done in many places outside of the traditional studio.
Interested in teaching chair yoga? Wondering how to get started as a student? Click to discover what the experts have to say about this wonderful practice.
The Best Way To Increase Your Yoga Instructor Salary | Stretchtopia
Looking to boost your salary as a yoga instructor? Click for a step-by-step guide on how to maximize your income as a teacher. http://ow.ly/mpUa50ikC4a
Looking to boost your salary as a yoga instructor? Click for a step-by-step guide on how to maximize your income as a teacher.
LLC vs. Sole Proprietor: Quick Business Tips for Yoga Instructors - Stretchtopia
Unsure which business type to form as a yoga instructor? Click for answers to the most common questions yoga teachers have about LLCs and Sole Proprietorships. http://ow.ly/vXMf50ihF9R
Unsure which business type to form as a yoga instructor? Click for answers to the most common questions yoga teachers have about LLCs and Sole Proprietorship.
Attention yoga teachers! Today we are offering a FREE liability waiver and consent template. This form is a must for all instructors and will help protect you should an accident occur. http://ow.ly/HdnF50igNeE
Click here for a free yoga instructor liability waiver and consent agreement template. Free yoga teacher tools.
Top 10 Tax Deductions For Yoga Instructors - Stretchtopia
Curious what tax deductions you can take as a yoga instructor? In this post, Christine walks you through the 10 most popular write-offs a yoga teacher can take. http://ow.ly/ZRpm50igMX3
Curious what tax deductions you can take as a yoga instructor? In this post I walk you through the 10 most popular write-offs a yoga teacher can take.
Men & Yoga - Stretchtopia
"In the Western commercialization of yoga, it is being sold as a feminine practice, one that will make you slender and long, while our society teaches men to build muscle and get big. That might be helpful for selling a few more yoga mats to a particular population of women, but the image they’re selling of yoga is not based in reality."
Why aren't more men taking up Yoga? Here are a few thoughts on how we can overcome these barriers so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of practice.
Simple Tax Tips For Yoga Instructors
Attention Yoga teachers! Need help with understanding accounting and deductions? In today’s video, Christine explains a few simple tax tips for yoga instructors that will keep you in the good graces of Uncle Sam.
Woohoo! You’ve earned your first paycheck as a yoga instructor. Now what? Well, unfortunately, with every bit of income earned comes one of life’s great cert...
A meetup with Stretchtopia and a yoga teacher about marketing.
Christine finally had the chance to sit down with Tony Baker of Yogi Tones and Courtney Anne Wigner to talk about Stretchtopia, working in , networking, and more. Check it out!
Stretchtopia is a mobile yoga and wellness studio based in sunny San Diego. This is a Meetup between myslef, the founder of Stretchtopia and a yoga teacher.
It's June, which means it's Employee Wellbeing Month! Are you ready to join the pledge to invest in your employees' health and happiness?
Employee Wellbeing Month spotlights the workplace’s role in helping to create healthier, happier employees and human beings. The month highlights how wellbeing-minded organizations lead to more productive, engaged workforces and creates magnetic company cultures that drive recruitment and retentio...
Stretchtopia June Newsletter
Check out our June newsletter here! Exciting news about our new Workplace series, tips, teacher training, and another meetup.
Welcome to our June newsletter. We have an exciting new offering to announce, plus great events, instructor tools, and workplace wellness tips. Please enjoy, and feel free to contact us with any feedback or questions.
Work-Related Stress Is a $300 Billion Problem. Here's What Your Company Can Do to Stop It
"There is plenty of data connecting wellness at work with better corporate performance. Don't think you have the budget? As Drizly demonstrates, founders can initiate some of these benefits without breaking the bank." http://ow.ly/Hmgx50hAkjl
Promoting a healthy lifestyle in the office has proven benefits, including lower health care costs. Can't afford free gym memberships? There are many low-cost options.
How laughter makes you a better worker
"But what if, rather than signalling inactivity, laughing together is something that improves team collaboration and stimulates innovation?" http://ow.ly/FXKj50hzbm2
The quintessential human social social signal
Welcome to Stretchtopia! We are the go-to legal resource for yoga teachers everywhere. While we are based in California, we have resources that can be used by teachers across the country. With the use of our articles and templates, we will help you create a thriving and profitable yoga business.
Whether you have your own yoga studio or you freelance as an instructor at different studios, you have a business to run. This means that you are tasked with tracking your finances, marketing, paying taxes, following guidelines for hiring employees, and figuring out how to limit your liability. Running any business can be overwhelming. We’re here to help so you can focus on doing what you love: teaching yoga.
Hi, I’m Christine Mathias, licensed attorney and owner of Stretchtopia. With over ten years of legal experience, I use my skills to help businesses and nonprofits thrive. You can learn more about my law practice at mathiaslegal.com.
Using my experience running a workplace yoga organization, I am excited to help other yoga business owners tackle their legal issues and other organizational, financial, and marketing obstacles.
I understand the circumstances that are unique to the yoga industry, and why many of the other resources available for small businesses are not suitable for yoga teachers.
I started this website after finding a lack of reliable legal resources for yoga instructors. Sadly, there is a lot of misinformation out there. I am also very aware of the financial restrictions many yoga teachers encounter, making hiring an attorney impossible for many.
I hope that teachers everywhere will use our articles and templates to limit their liability and stay in compliance with the law. I want to help you prevent major issues before they happen, so you can focus on what you do best: teaching yoga.
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Currently offering daily in person and virtual classes; we are known for our excellent teaching and warm community of students. Classes are Iyengar and Hatha style. We also have a lovely spa where we offer massages, facials, reiki and more.