How do you support your local community, online?

July 9, 2011 § 2 Comments

This post is especially for yogis and teachers, but I’m sure folks outside of the yoga community have creative, mindful and practical tools as well (please don’t be shy!).

I’m dreaming up a web-home for my local yoga community – an online portal to help build and foster off-line relationships, providing a simple and effective connection point for students, teachers, studios and lineages to find and support one another in our education, service, and path.

I have some specific ideas and a shell in the works, but for it to be the connection tool I’m dreaming of, it must be built with the suggestions and feedback of folks who might use it. I’m interested in the thoughts of the wider online community who might have experience with similar sites as well as my local yoga peeps. If you would be willing to take a few minutes to comment on any of the questions below, I would be most grateful:

  1. Are there websites out there with this mission now that I should view/contact?
  2. What would be useful to YOU in your path (study groups? community fellowship? affordable/accessible classes?)
  3. Would you use such a site? For information only, or would you be likely to jump in and participate?
  4. What would you like to see in such a website? (i.e. calendars? profiles? blog posts & discussions?)
  5. Would studio/club profiles be helpful or just foster competition?
  6. Are there ways I could connect participants (student:student, student:teacher, teacher:teacher) without providing forums?
  7. Any other thoughts/feedback?

Thank you!!

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