Coverage is key, even for yoga teachers
Article by webmaster Eoin Finn
Whether they are teaching a soothing, restorative yoga class or a blood-pumping, physical form of “power” yoga, or any one of the many kinds of yoga in between, all we have several threads in common. For one, yoga instructors work with members of the public, from one on one private sessions to small groups to large classes. For this reason, it is a good idea that all instructors seek and secure a solid yoga instructor insurance policy.
instructor insurance is there to protect yoga teachers from any one of the many unexpected occurrences that could unfold in and around a yoga practice. When a person is working with the public, whether that person is a yoga or a clothing retailer, it is important to have coverage for factors that can be out of one’s control.
For example, one of the key components of instructor insurance is going to be general liability insurance. Also know as “slip and fall” insurance, this aspect of your coverage is going to protect you in case someone slips, trips, falls or otherwise has a harmful accident on the property where you teach yoga.
A scenario such as a student tripping over a yoga mat and breaking her wrist could result in a lawsuit if the student decides to go that route. In such a situation, you would be mighty glad to have general liability on your side. This type of accident insurance is one of the main reasons nearly every person who does business with the public takes the time to secure insurance.
Of course, there are several other forms of protection that come along with a strong yoga instructor liability insurance policy. One of these coverage categories is malpractice insurance. This is the kind of protection that kicks in in case one of your yoga students claims damage or injury due to a lack of skills or competence on your part as the yoga instructor.
For instance, if one of your students believes that the method in which you had him hold a pose caused or contributed to an injury, then that student might take it upon himself to sue you for malpractice. Certainly, it is hard to imagine any one of your students making such a claim, but liability insurance is in existence exactly because of these rare but entirely possible happenings.
Among the other aspects of protection you should receive upon enrolling in a solid yoga instructor insurance program are product liability insurance, rental damage coverage, reimbursement for lost or stolen equipment and even identity theft protection. Besides the amazing peace of mind you will get when you have such thorough protection, the best thing about a good instructor liability policy may be its reasonable rate.
For less than a couple hundred dollars each year, you can have all the security that comes with instructor liability insurance. Do your homework, and find the right policy for you and your yoga practice.
About the Author
The National Association of Complementary and Alternative Therapy (NACAMS) is a national insurance provider offering CAM professionals comprehensive liability insurance and practice support. While providing the best value to the practicing CAM professional, NACAMS liability insurance package is the most comprehensive in the CAM industry. By focusing our liability insurance exclusively on the complimentary and alternative medicine professional we are able to provide a personalized experience and a comprehensive plan of member benefits.