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How do I Become a Teacher on Insight Timer?

We are very happy that you have decided to join us! To start publishing your content and teachings on Insight Timer, please sign up for a Teacher account. First, review our Guidelines for Teachers to avoid delays. 

Once you've read these, fill out the necessary information on our website. Start by clicking on 'Become a Teacher' and then follow the instructions.

You will be prompted to register or sign in using your Insight Timer login credentials.

After registering, you'll be directed to the Teacher Dashboard. This serves as your admin portal, allowing you to build your publisher profile, add payment details, and upload/manage your content.

Build Your Publisher Profile

On the 'Publisher Profile,' fill in all necessary information. For detailed requirements on creating a standout teacher profile that adheres to Insight Timer's guidelines, check here.

Name, Username, and Location
Teachers should provide a name, a unique username, and their location. Ideally, include both a first and last name, but we also welcome the use of artist pseudonyms and aliases. It's recommended to use a username similar to your Teacher Name for easier discovery by our users. Including your location will enhance your discoverability.

Profile Photo
Your profile photo should be a high-quality headshot with a resolution of at least 1600 x 1600 (square) and a maximum file size of 20MB. Ensure it is well-lit, taken at a suitable angle, and not overly edited or heavily filtered. The photo should not depict nudity or violence, and black-and-white images or selfies are not allowed. Avoid busy backgrounds or plain white backgrounds, as well as any text or borders in the image. 

For a comprehensive guide on profile image requirements, please check here.

For a group or organization, logos are accepted. The logo should just be the “icon” and not include any text. Musicians may use a full-body photo, but only if it shows them using or with their instrument/s. Live Yoga teachers may likewise use a full-body photo of them in yoga poses.

Short Bio

Ensure your bio follows the criteria below:

  • Written in the third person
  • Falls within the 200 to 1500 characters range (approximately 60-80 words)
  • Has no external links or promotional content 
  • Has no emojis
  • Is not written in ALL CAPS



In the "Website" section of your teacher profile, you have the opportunity to share a web link that allows our team and community to explore more about you.

Please note that, for identity verification and safety purposes, if you do not provide a link in the "Website" section for our team to verify your background as a teacher and confirm your authenticity as a real person or organization, you will be required to upload accreditations (as indicated in the next section).

Credentials and Qualifications

To submit this information, visit the Teacher Dashboard and navigate to Publisher Profile > Accreditations. Here, you can include any relevant credentials, certificates, or degrees you hold, which will be accessible to our team during the review process.

To secure the approval of your publisher profile, please ensure you provide a web link (as specified in the preceding section) and/or proof of accreditation. This helps with identity verification and offers more insight into your background as a teacher, contributing to the safety of our community.

After filling in your Publisher Profile information, click 'Save' in the bottom right corner.

Fill In Your Payment Details

In the 'Payment Details' section, choose whether you would like to receive payment for your work or if you'd prefer to donate it to charity.

Learn more about how teachers can earn revenue on Insight Timer.

If you choose to receive payment for your work, please complete all the required fields. Keep in mind that we pay teachers via PayPal, so you must register with PayPal and provide us with your PayPal ID (the email address linked to your PayPal account).

Click 'Save' after adding your payment details.

Upload Your First Free Track and/or Apply For Live Yoga Classes

After setting up your profile and payment details, you have two options:

Please note that submitting a track or a Yoga application does not make your teacher profile visible on Insight Timer. Your submission will be reviewed by our team, and only after approval, your Publisher Profile will go live within the platform.

After publishing 2 Free Tracks, you will unlock the ability to publish Premium Content (Premium Tracks and Courses) and host Live Events (beyond just Live Yoga Classes). Explore Insight Timer's content formats and possibilities here. 

If you need further assistance, please reach out to publishers@insight.co.

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