Guerilla Yoga - guest teacher information
Here comes a little How-To guide on organizing a Guerilla Yoga event. Our Guerilla Yoga events take place once or twice a month. When it's still cold, we find a cool indoor location and in the warmer months, we're also happy to in a nice park or any other cool outdoor location.
Here's a step by step plan on how to organize a Guerilla Yoga event:
1. Find a friend and a location
To organize an event, find a co-teacher as it's more fun to do it as a team - and also less work. Once you found your buddy, find a location and a date. Start early as it might sometimes be a bit tricky to coordinate two agendas and make sure the place is available on that exact date and time.
2. Create Facebook event
Once you found a place, create a Facebook event on the Guerilla Yoga Zürich Facebook page. Please make sure this happens between two and 3 weeks before the event. You can reveil some information about the location, but pssst, keep it secret until three to five days before your event. Further, you can add something about you and the topic of your class. Please also add the following (you can copy-paste it or write it in your won words):
- The class is donation based. All contributions will go to the Swiss4Syria.ch | Hilfe für Syrische Flüchtlinge im Libanon Organization. Make friends with them via https://www.facebook.com/groups/swiss4syria.
- No sign up needed but BRING YOUR OWN MAT.
- The location will be revealed a few days before the event.
- Class language (German, English or both?).
- Any other information you consider important.
3. Share FB event and post hints
Share the event on FB, your website, invite friends etc. To attract more people, we started postin hints about the location every once and then.
4. Reveil location
Post the location three to five days before the event happens. Make sure you post this on the Guerilla Yoga Zürich Facebook page, the event page and all other paged you shared the event before.
5. Post signs
Make sure people find your location. You can print little signs, hang baloons or find any other way to make sure all the yogis get to the right spot.
6. Information about Guerilla Yoga
Besides your personal welcome before class, tell people a little about Guerilla Yoga and make sure you mention that the classes are donation based and that all the money collected is going directly to Swiss4Syria. Have a donation box ready where people can put their money at the end of class and mention this again after class. Don't be shy to encourage people to give ;)
7. Take pictures & thank you
Make sure that you, or someone else, takes goog pictrues before, during and after the Guerilla Yoga session. It's a nice memory to share on the Facebook page after the event. After the event, write a little thank you note on the Guerilla Yoga facebook page and don't forget to mention how much money was raised.
8. Send money to Swiss4Syria
After the event, please transfer all the money you raised to the following account of Swiss4Syria:
Alternative Bank Schweiz AG
4601 Olten 1
IBAN: CH05 0839 0033 6384 1000 5
c/o Tamer Amr
Please include your name as well as the information that the money was raised during a Guerilla Yoga event.
9. Plan you next event....