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Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions.

ABOUT HELLOYOGA CO., LTD.

THE HELLOYOGA.COM WEBSITE

FOR TEACHERS & STUDIOS


ABOUT HELLOYOGA CO., LTD.

Is HelloYoga a NPO?

No. HelloYoga is a Japanese corporate entity known as a “kabushiki gaisha,” which translates as “stock company.”

How does HelloYoga make money?


THE HELLOYOGA.COM WEBSITE

Can you please tell me where I can find a yoga class, studio or teacher close to me?

We do not offer such services currently. However, you may try searching in the following resources:

Also, you may try these websites, but they are only in Japanese:

How can I find English-speaking yoga teachers in other parts of Japan, outside of Tokyo?

To find yoga classes in other parts of Japan, you may try the following websites; however, they are all in Japanese and English-speaking yoga teachers are rare outside of Tokyo.

Alternatively, try searching Google for yoga classes in your area. The information is likely to be all in Japanese.

Where is your yoga studio?

HelloYoga is not a yoga studio, but rather, it is a website giving information from various yoga teachers and studios across Japan.

I’d like to contribute an article to HelloYoga.

Great! Please see our article contribution guidelines.

Are work exchanges available? I’d like to do work for a yoga studio in exchange for free classes. Can you help me find a work exchange?

Most yoga studios in Japan are open to a work exchange arrangement on a case-by-case basis. If you are a qualified yoga teacher, many studios will allow you to attend other teachers’ classes either for free or at a large discount.

If you are not a qualified yoga teacher, there are still many tasks you could help a studio with. A yoga studio is a business and therefore has lots of administrative tasks in order to run. Foreign visitors need to be aware, however, that any work which involves dealing with studio customers, computer use, or paperwork may require a certain level of Japanese language ability. However, if you have other skills that may be attractive to the studio owner such as IT, website design/development, graphic design, or video production, then you may be able to come to a great win-win arrangement.

  • HelloYoga is not a yoga studio—we just maintain this website. However, you could contact the ones listed in our directory of yoga studios in Japan.
  • Also, you could try posting a note on our Facebook Page specifying that you are looking for a work exchange.

What is your copyright policy?

HelloYoga respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to helping third parties protect their rights. Our Terms of Use prohibits users from posting content that violates another party’s intellectual property rights. When we receive a valid notice of IP infringement, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. We also terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

To report claims of copyright or intellectual property infringement, please send an email to info@helloyoga.com.


FOR TEACHERS & STUDIOS

Can you let us use your space for our yoga class or event?

We do not operate a studio or any other kind of facility or venue. We only operate the HelloYoga website and its associated social media.

If you do not know of any venues, you could:

  • Try contacting one of the studios listed in our Studio Directory.
  • Post a note on our Facebook Page specifying that you are looking for a venue.
  • Ask your local municipal community hall. They often rent rooms at low cost. However, they may have restrictions regarding the playing of music, exchange of money or advertising the event publicly, so you should confirm with them first.
  • Find a restaurant, bar or nightclub that is only open at night and see if they will allow you to use their facility during the day.

When seeking a venue for teaching yoga classes or holding an event. What terms should I negotiate?

It’s case-by-case depending on the type of venue, the time or day of the week, and the venue owner’s expectations:

  • Many venue owners will require payment for the use of the venue. In some cases, they may allow you to use it for free, depending on whether or not you can bring them a lot of publicity through your classes.
  • Some venue owners may allow free or heavily discounted use of their venue for charity fundraising events.
  • A venue such as a bar or restaurant may allow you to take an entrance fee, but require the guests to still pay the standard price for food and drinks.

We are seeking to hire someone. Can we advertise on HelloYoga.com?

  • You are welcome to post your job listing on our Facebook Page for free.
  • If you need help promoting your job listing, we offer various promotion services.

We just opened a yoga studio. We’re holding an event. Can HelloYoga promote it?

Can I post information about yoga events or courses outside of Japan?

HelloYoga is open to featuring information about any events that would be of interest to Japan’s yoga community.

Can I post information about non-yoga-specific events?

HelloYoga is open to featuring information about any events that would be of interest to Japan’s yoga community.

Are the lists of studios, teachers, and events on HelloYoga exclusive?

HelloYoga is open to featuring any teacher or studio in Japan. However, we reserve the right to refuse content if we deem it is off topic or not in the best interests of our community. We do not feature content affiliated with religious organizations, multi-level marketing businesses, or any organizations or individuals that we judge as having a significant amount of negative publicity surrounding them.

Can I reproduce your content on my website/blog?

You are most welcome to reproduce any content from HelloYoga on your website or blog as long as there is a link to HelloYoga and HelloYoga is quoted as the source. For more details, please see the HelloYoga Terms of Use.

I’d like to visit Japan to teach yoga. Can you organize everything for me?

We currently do not organize Japan visits for teachers from abroad. If you do not have anyone to help organize your visit to Japan, you could try contacting one of the studios listed in our Studio Directory. Alternatively, post a note on our Facebook Page specifying that you are looking for someone to help you organize your trip to Japan.

Can you organize an event for us?

We do not get involved in organizing events.

If you do not have anyone to help organize your event, you could:

  • Try contacting one of the studios listed in our Studio Directory.
  • Post a note on our Facebook Page specifying that you are looking for someone to help you organize your event.

If you need help promoting your event, we offer various promotion services.

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