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Is It Advisable to Get Teaching Insurance?

One of the common questions that both freelance yoga teacher and new yoga studio owners will ask is, do I need insurance and if so, what kind? The answer to this question is: most definitely. Not only do you need insurance, but you need the right kind. – Jules Barber


Despite a yoga instructor’s best efforts to teach safe yoga practices, injuries do happen. Students sometimes push themselves beyond their limits, fail to communicate medical conditions, or practice postures incorrectly. With over 5,000 yoga-related emergency room visits each year and possibly even more doctor’s visits, injuries happen more often than we’re aware of. Lawsuits are expensive and yoga insurance protects you against claims regarding unexpected yoga accidents and occurrences that come along with teaching even if you’re not at fault. – beYogi

Provider Links

Reports to date indicate that no insurance providers require Yoga Alliance registration. If any of them do, please let us know and we’ll call them out here.

Here’s the list of insurance providers we’ve found over time. Please write in if you know of others.

  1. beYogi — Insurance for Yoga Teachers
  2. IDEA Health & Fitness Association — Yoga Insurance
  3. NAMASTA – Liability Insurance for Yoga
  4. National Association of Complementary & Alternative Medicines — Yoga Teachers Liability Insurance
  5. Philadelphia Insurance Companies — Yoga Instructor Liability Insurance
  6. Yoga Journal —Liability Insurance