If you are, or plan on becoming a licensed yoga instructor in West Virginia, you will have to purchase (at a minimum), a liability West Virginia yoga insurance policy in order to protect you from liability in the event of an injury. If a student does experience an injury in a class, you are protected, along with your finances.
When obtaining your license in the state, the 200-hour standard schedule will provide you sufficient training for a few forms of yoga. Depending on the instruction and where you receive your license, you are going to have a certification to teach certain forms, in different facilities. For those who want to teach all forms of yoga, the option to receive the advanced, 500-hour course of study, is the better option. Not only can you teach any form of yoga, you are also going to be able to teach in any facility, gym, or any health club; and, if you own your own studio, it is best to have the most experience and as many credentials as possible to ensure you are going to have new students coming on a regular basis. With special licensing requirements to teach students and elderly students, you also have to find out what other requirements are in place, based on where you would like to work.
Getting a comprehensive West Virginia yoga insurance policy is the best idea. Instructors should to compare the rates before they purchase to ensure they are going to find the best deal when they are ready to buy the policy. By comparing policies, not only are you going to pay less for your liability coverage, you are also going to find the best insurance program to suit your needs. It is important to have a good policy in place, and it is truly the only way to shield you from liability in the event of an injury during a class or on the property where you teach. So, as a licensed instructor, not only may there be some minimum requirements to have some form of West Virginia yoga insurance, it is also simply in your best interest to get optimal coverage to protect yourself from the liability that does exist.