Document the learning process in an ePortfolio. Choose an online platform to share your ePortfolio. The intention is to record your reflections, acquired knowledge, questions and videos in one sharable location. You’re learning about yoga and its application in your current context, but you’re also discovering creative avenues to share your knowledge. If you’re not tech-savvy, this is your opportunity to learn a new skill! Yoga’s beauty is its adaptability to any circumstances. Capturing your entire 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in an ePortfolio exemplifies yoga’s enduring relevance.
Sample ePortfolios from former students:
Options for your ePortfolio:
WordPress: The most customizable option for blogging. The options for formatting and additional plugins are infinite. I use wordpress to host my website and my learning management system (LMS). Free if you use their .wordpress suffix. i.e. katecovello.wordpress.com
Wix: Lots of simple design options. Beginner-friendly. Unfortunately, once you choose a template you’re stuck with it and it’s difficult to migrate your content to a different website later on. Free if you use their .wix suffix. i.e. katecovello.wix.com
Squarespace: Customizable options and easy-to-use page setup. Offers a 14-day free trial but after that you have to purchase a licence. Useful if you’re interested in setting up an online store or other business later on.
Google drive: A simple place to organize all your material. The most readily-available formats are charts (think Excel) and word-processing docuements (think Word). If you don’t think you’ll need a personal website (ever), Google drive will suffice to share your content for this course. Simple, straightforward.
A professional Facebook page can help organize your brand’s content and get your name out there. Keep in mind that Facebook is saturated with brands, so if you’re a tiny brand, Facebook isn’t the most helpful way to push your content to a broad demographic. It is useful for sharing events and information with your own followers.
If you’re exclusively going to produce your content via video, Youtube has the broadest reach of any video sharing platform. Youtube’s platform is full of ads and their customer service is frustrating though. If you want a smaller video-sharing platform consider:
The free space on Vimeo won’t be large enough for all your videos (they only offer 5 GB free), but you can pay to upgrade for more space. Vimeo is a very appealing platform if you’re considering selling your yoga content online because it is exclusively available to your customers and the videos aren’t preceded by advertising.
Any other blogs, social media platforms, document sharing options you’re familiar with.
If you already use a particular platform to generate and share content, please use that to create your ePortfolio. Let me know if it’s a good one and I’ll add it to this list.