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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Apr 28, 2021

Running a yoga business involves more than just the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yoga.  Corey Sterling is here to help you understand potential legal issues that can come up and what to do about them. 

Cory is the founder of the law firm Conscious Counsel; and is a lawyer, small business owner, group fitness instructor and yoga teacher. He wrote The Yoga Law Book and has presented at conferences around the world. In March 2020, he completed the MindBody Business Consulting Program in order to learn overall best business practices for studios and is the only lawyer to hold the certificate.



-Corey talks about how yoga professionals have the heart of service but struggle with the business aspects. 


-Differences between an employee and independent contractor and why it matters for teachers AND studio owners.


-Why you might not want to use prefabricated contracts from online resources


-The proper way to handle refunds


-Online content, waivers, disclaimers and injuries.


-Intellectual property…who owns it?


-Key things we need to know when shopping for insurance.


-Corey discusses business entities and which one might be right for you.


-The importance of trademarks and intellectual property


-Using music for in person and online classes


-Liability with multiple credentials



Connect with Corey:


The Yoga Law Book (affiliate link)


Music Licensing Companies


Connect with Pamela:

Clubhouse:  @pamelacrane


Work with Pamela


Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.