Goodness knows all of us are trying hard to get fit and stay healthy, but it’s not easy. Fortunately, there are entrepreneurs out there who are using their ingenuity – and Skype – to make it easy for the rest of us to stay in shape.
Amber Swanson from California, is one of those people. She launched in her business, “Skype Yoga,” last August. She teaches through Skype and currently has 17 students spread across U.S. (Indiana, Utah, New Jersey and California) and England. Amber can adapt her teaching to both the level and the schedule that suits her pupils. And she is able to continue with the classes even if they have to travel on business to other parts of the world, regardless of the time zone difference.
“Skype Yoga has many benefits, both for me because I can save money avoiding the rent of a space to teach and also gives me the ability to be available to my students when they can, so that they can organize their schedule and include an exercise routine regardless the type of life they have,” says Amber.
The Skype Yoga idea came to Amber because she has a sister in England and really wanted to teach her yoga. She was already using Skype regularly to see her nephews and thought why should we try yoga over Skype? “It’s a perfect way to stay in touch with my sister and teach her something that it is important to me, in addition to launching a new form of my business,” she explains.
Skype Yoga gets everyone closer. You can do it with your family from the living room (no matter how old the participants are), you can do it jointly with your partner, and even allows singles to combine their busy social life with the practice of yoga. All you need is a computer, a good camera and some space at home.
It’s exciting to imagine the possibilities that Skype Yoga allows – we can connect with each other across the miles and grow our businesses. What could you imagine yourself doing on Skype? Let us know in the comments.