These are strange times. It's a hard time for many dance and yoga and fitness instructors, who thrive on in-person teaching. I know, because I'm one of them. I've been teaching at my local YMCA for 20 years this year --for the moment just outdoor classes in the parking lot, but I was teaching up to 20 hours a week on busy weeks, between yoga, Pilates, Barre fitness and bellydance. I've traveled all over the world as a well-known teacher and performer of Egyptian folk dance and bellydance. I miss the in-person interactions with my students that I had in such abundance pre-Covid. But I've also benefited from the online setup I began in late 2016, and have been able to work with students all over the world, in live classes and workshops, lectures, and recorded training programs.

Now is a time for introspection as well as online community. It's an opportunity to empower yourself to create something valuable for your teaching business during this time. I know what it feels like to have major material to share as a teacher, and to feel the pressure of needing to make it work online: I was there in 2016, I've done a lot since then, and I can help you through this process now. 

MOVING IT Online is a crash course in online teaching for dance, yoga, and fitness teachers, from my experience in online teaching, recording, and marketing over the last few years. It will be given in a webinar format with slides and video demos, plus Q&A to answer all your questions. There will be different times to accommodate different time zones, but even if you miss it, you will have access to the recording - so no worries about missing anything. Sign up today for lifetime access to the program materials and videos.

I have priced this very affordably to enable as many people as possible to up their game right now in this field. And no, I'm not worried about the competition: We all have something special to offer, and we may as well do it with quality and with consideration for our students, while keeping our confidence up in this medium. I'm detail-oriented, so even if you are already teaching online, I can pretty much guarantee you'll learn something new that helps you improve your presentation or makes your life easier in this arena.

I have seen many of my colleagues struggling to get up to speed, worrying about their unfamiliarity with the tech rather than about what makes them shine as teachers and movers. And I've also gotten burned out on other teachers' Zoom classes when the audio or the class management wasn't easy to follow. I don't want this to be the case for you. It's worth developing the confidence to know you are in command of your class, providing the best experience for them, and have also protected yourself and your content, for your own peace of mind.

Over the last three years in *non*-crisis times, I did tons of tech experimentation, spending literally hours on the phone with Zoom tech support to troubleshoot and problem-solve (hours they likely don't have now!). I'd like to help you not only get past that short-term tech hurdle but also to start to plan ahead for the long term, when you'll have specialized videos available online that can keep generating income for you even when you are back teaching your in-person classes.

In the intro webinar for this program (recorded and divided into easy-to-digest searchable chunks for you), I go over the important settings and processes (and equipment needed) to get up online fast via Zoom or Facebook Live, with the tweaks that will make your presentation more professional for live classes and private lessons, and allow you to improve your spoken sound and (if applicable) background music.

I'll also give an overview of all the important things you need to have in place regarding lighting and sound, streaming vs. archive-recording, legal considerations, promotion, different options for class structure based on your equipment and teaching goals, automation of online processes including payments and onboarding, methods for protecting your content, and what you'll need to adjust for different tech setups and locations (after you can finally leave home...or even within your home!).

You'll learn what precise settings on Zoom will give the best results for quality sound, music playing, screen sharing of still photos or videos ...and how to avoid embarrassing yourself or your students with awkward mute-unmute confusion :-0 or unexpected video sharing. I'll walk you through all this on a video that you can play over and over, with lifetime access to the webinar recording as reference for yourself.

As soon as you join the course, you'll get a short survey to fill out about your needs and interests, along with time preferences for any future meetings scheduled for participants. You can also set up a consultation with me about your setup, to get some tailored advice based on your situation, your existing equipment vs. what you might be able to acquire, and your goals.

The recorded office hours sessions are more informal than the webinar, where teachers show their setups with us and get coaching on the spot to make it even better. We offer these sessions periodically, but you can also get feedback through the discussion forum or a consultation to get faster service.
All previous MIO office hours recordings are up and available in the course program area, and there is a community discussion area to ask specific questions.

KEEP ON MOVING IT... ONLINE.  You can really do this. Join me - it's enjoyable, and empowering, to take control of your own online teaching and build your income and your legacy for the future.      -Ranya RenĂ©e

PS - After you sign up, you'll start to receive emails immediately - if you don't receive it within the first few minutes after you sign up, make sure you have entered your purchase email correctly - if it bounced, just message us at to fix it so you get onboarded into the course!  Please fill out the short Google forms survey linked from the email you receive - that will help me address as many of your issues and questions as I can during the live presentations!