Let’s say we paid the $620 per day. And regarding the space–we find a dance studio, armory, gymnasium, or some suitable space where they would be happy to rent it for $80 per day, so our cost is $700 per day for a total of $17,500 or roughly $1,400 per student.
This approach requires a lot of “sweat equity”, so let’s say that one of the 12 students is the coordinator of it all, and in exchange, she doesn’t have to pay any costs, so the costs are divided among the other 11 students, which brings the cost to about $1,600 per student.
So we’ve still cut the costs in half.
But I think we could do better.
I don’t think we need you for the entire 200 hours. We will incorporate DVDs, books, and other materials into our program. We will go to extra classes and analyze other teachers and have meetings and discussions teaching each other what we’ve learned. We will then approach our hired teachers knowing better what we need to know.
Perhaps we would only need you for 50 hours. And maybe 50 hours with someone else.
Then we could get the costs back below $1,000.
As far as having a manual–that’s an unknown and I don’t have a clue, but I would think we could piece something together from books and other materials.
Of course I’m stacking the deck by presuming we could get 12 people together. These numbers all fall apart if it’s substantially less. I believe there are about 12 people going through the training right now at our studio, so it seemed like a reasonable number.
I’m just crunching these numbers for the fun of it. I don’t aspire to be a teacher. But if I did, and if I had a pile of 30 hundred dollar bills, I would be very careful how I spent them, and would search out any possible way to come up with a scheme to reduce the expense.
$3,000 is a lot for someone to spend on a course, especially since there’s no guarantee of a yoga teaching job. Afterall, where are all those teachers going to teach? Is yoga growing THAT fast that a studio in a small city could crank out 25 to 50 teachers a year who would each have a following of students of their own?