Video Equipment Recommendations for Yoga Teachers

By Ashley HagenΒ 

 

Updated 11/11/20. See all of these recommendations in pictures and links atΒ kit.co/ashesyoga/online-yoga-teacher-kit

What you see below are all of my recommendations for getting started with online video, whether you are teaching yoga classes or sharing tips videos. I always tell people to start with what you have an upgrade once what you have isn’t working anymore. You can gain a lot of confidence on video by just using your phone. My first recommendation is to invest in better audio, specifically if you are teaching yoga classes. You will want something that is wireless. After that, upgrade when needed.

Scroll even further down and you can see MY exact set-up and product links that have been working for all of my yoga videos in 2020.

*As an Amazon Affiliate I earn commission from qualifying purchases

 

#1 AUDIO – MICROPHONE

I have a YOUTUBE PLAYLIST dedicated to microphone comparisons for yoga teaching.

 

Rode Wireless Go – Wireless Microphone for $200

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Rode Wireless Go: https://amzn.to/2woxoLd

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Rode SC7 cord: https://amzn.to/3e612pm

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ AUX input to USB cable: https://amzn.to/2Can5x0

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ AUX input to USB-C cable (2018 Mac and newer): https://amzn.to/352hh2R

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Apple Lightning Headphone Adapter: https://amzn.to/33filB5

 

(ALTERNATE) Pixel Voical Air – $100

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Pixel Voical Air: https://amzn.to/34huSmI

 

Bluetooth Headphones

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Airpods Pro: https://amzn.to/3pmFdaU

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Airpods: https://amzn.to/32BYn2H

…or any other brand of wireless earbuds with microphone

 

Best for voice-overs or podcasting

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Blue Yeti: https://amzn.to/2JZzojs

 

#2 VIDEO – CAMERA

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Start with just using your Phone or internal computer camera. Just make sure your lighting is really good.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Logitech C920 Webcam: https://amzn.to/3liPQJj

^^ This is what I have been using for years.

You can get extra fancy with a camera, but try to keep it simple to get started.

 

Fancy Cameras for 4k Video Recording

Canon EOS M50: https://amzn.to/36s4I1FΒ 

Sony Alpha 6400: https://amzn.to/2Uh9nxJΒ 

 

EXTRAS:

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Wide angle lens attachment for phone: https://amzn.to/3eQnO5k

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Basic Tripod: https://amzn.to/2Ug9Hgi

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Selfie Stick Tripod for Phone: https://amzn.to/3ncK4cP

 

#3 – LIGHTING

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Natural window light is the best, but when you don’t have that…

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Neewer Ring Light: https://amzn.to/38wMleM

Ring light is better for selfie-style videos and bright straight on light.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Softbox Light Kit: https://amzn.to/36wB5wc

A light kit is better for a stage, or full studio set-up.

 

#4 – EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

You’ll want a place to store all of your video files.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 1 TB External Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/3nhdO8g

Here is MY exact set up for filming yoga classes and YouTube videos:

 

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Macbook Pro 2015, and I use iMovie to edit

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Rode Wireless Go: https://amzn.to/2woxoLd

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Rode SC7 cord: https://amzn.to/3e612pm
This cable does not come with the Rode Wireless Go

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ AUX input to USB cable: https://amzn.to/2Can5x0Β 
This is to attach the microphone to my computer

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Logitech C920 Webcam:Β https://amzn.to/3liPQJj

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Softbox Light Kit: https://amzn.to/36wB5wc

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 1 TB External Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/3nhdO8g

 

Below, you’ll see an example of a class I filmed and edited using all of the equipment above, with music pulled in from EpidemicSound.com.Β