Yoga instructors in Texas are not required to carry a Texas yoga insurance policy to shield them from personal liability. Many employers, such as large gym facilities require it, however. Additionally, certain cities or counties may require a policy to be held, along with licensing, so it is important to find this out in advance of becoming licensed and prior to starting work as a yoga instructor in a certain city or locality.
When earning your license in Texas, like most other states, there is a 200-hour basic instruction, or a 500-hour advanced licensing that you can attain. The 200 hour is generally undertaken by those who want to teach a specific form of yoga and will not deviate from that. For those who own a studio, work at larger gyms or health clubs, or individuals who simply want to learn all forms of yoga, the 500-hour advanced course is the better option. Not only do you learn all forms and instruction, you learn modifications, proper breathing techniques, and you will attain the special licensing that is required to train younger children and elderly individuals that might take part in the classes you teach. Although licensing is not required everywhere, it is a great way to expand your instruction, and to allow you the opportunity to find better employment. You may also have more students join the classes that you do teach.
A Texas yoga insurance policy is not required to teach. With certain employers, you will have a minimal coverage policy, but this is only going to shield you a certain amount. Some employers might require you to have your own policy, and as an owner of a facility, it is just smart practice to own a Texas yoga insurance policy. This will give you professional liability coverage, and will often include general liability coverage protect you in the event someone is hurt while they are on your property or in the studio. Although it is not required, as a trained or licensed professional, it is really the only option that you have to shield yourself from liability in the event a client is injured in your class. You never know what can happen, even if you are the best, highly trained instructor. Investing in great yoga liability insurance coverage is something that should be done, and it is the best way to know you are covered from liability issues if students are ever injured.
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