Entries by garyk

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Stop The Music! ASCAP Is Hitting Yoga Studios For Music Royalties

  ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 500,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. It represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic […]

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Should You Ask About Injuries Before Class?

I have been in many yoga classes where, at the beginning of class,  the teacher asks whether any students have an injury.  Sometimes the students describe their injuries openly in the class.  Other times the teachers visit with the students privately (usually in child posture) because some students may be reluctant to discuss their injuries […]

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Don’t Sign That Lease (Yet)

Don’t Sign That Lease! (Yet) Signing a lease is one of the most important economic actions that you will take as the owner of a yoga or wellness studio. The key point of this post is that you must read, understand and negotiate your lease. There is no such thing as a “standard” lease and […]

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Releases From Liability-Make Sure You Are Covered!

 Why You Need A Release of Liability  All yoga teachers and studios must obtain a release of liability from each student. An effective release will place you in a better position to negotiate a settlement if a complaint for personal injury is brought against you and may provide a defense to a lawsuit.  The release […]