Here’s what you need to know.
The award-winning The Yoga Nomads Blog has over 20k subscribers and attracts more than 100k monthly visits, and we’re always looking for more brilliant contributors to join our ranks.
If you have exceptional writing and/or design skills and would like to share your expertise with a large audience of yoga teachers, yoga students, and wellness entrepreneurs of all kinds — we’d love to hear from you.
Please take some time to review this entire page — it should answer any question you have about what kind of content we’re looking for and how the submission process works.
The Bare Essentials for Every Post We Publish
Successful guest contributions are comprehensive and interesting posts that teach our readers something new about the world of yoga and/or being a yoga teacher/student.
While we tend to skew toward “how to” content about specific tactics, that’s not all we talk about. We’re also interested in publishing any topic that yoga students/teachers care about, which includes things like marketing, retreats, workshops, building a following, brand building, among other things.
We also look for a few things in everything we publish:
- Original concepts, compelling arguments, and high-quality writing. We will not re-publish anything that’s been published elsewhere.
- Article reflects the writing style/tone/language that yoga teachers use. We aim to be casual, yet helpful.
- All images must be either owned by the author or have proper attribution.
- No more than one link to your website / your company’s website in the body of the post.
The Different Post Types We Accept
We’ve conducted extensive studies to uncover which types of blog posts work — and which don’t.
Here are some of our most successful blog post types:
#1 Yoga Nomads location guides — help a traveler dive into a new yoga scene
- Examples: Ubud, Koh Phangan
- These are LONG, at least 2,000 words
- Writers must have visited the city/county and have a good grasp on the yoga students, healthy food hangouts, travel requirements, etc.
- Locations we’re interested in include, but are not limited to: Boulder (CO), San Diego CA), Portland (OR), Austin (TX), Tuluum (MX), Guatamala, Australia, New Zealand, Anywhere in India, etc.
#2 How to guide that helps yoga teachers (or yoga students) do something specific
- Example: Find a yoga teacher job abroad, start a yoga blog,
- This guide should be teaching a yoga instructor some skill in a step-by-step way
- Provide screenshots when appropriate
#3 Gear guide: review or compare your favorite yoga/well related products
- Examples: Travel yoga mats, Manduka PRO vs PROlite
- Writer must have personal experience using the product, use high quality images take my author is prefered,
- Writer may not add any affiliate links into the article
#4 Vulnerable story that tells a message
- We’re picky about these and rarely publish “dear diary” posts because they rarely perform well.
- However, if you have a GREAT piece of content that is vulnerable, heart warming, or otherwise very engaging we’re open to it.
While we certainly publish posts from time to time that don’t fall into any of those categories, your post has the best chance of being accepted if it matches one of these formats.
What We Won’t Accept
There are some things we simply can’t accept:
- Anything that’s been covered on our blog before. Please search on our site before submitting your articles.
- Anything that may be construed as a link-building scheme.
- Anything that’s too promotional for your company or organization.
- Anything that’s offensive or inaccurate.
- Anything that’s overly critical of individuals or companies — this is not a site to air grievances.
How to Submit Your Post
Please email TheYogaNomads [at] gmail [dot] com with the following:
- Your completed post as an HTML file or Google Doc (If you use Google docs, be sure we can “Edit the document”)
- Image files (with attribution). For reference, our blog is 700px wide.
- Short author bio including a maximum of one anchor text link to your own website.
If your article meets editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published. That process may take up to 2-3 weeks.
Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot respond to all submissions.
- Submissions must meet TYN blogging team’s quality standards in order to get published.
- We cannot allow you to republish your guest post to your own blog, LinkedIn, Medium, or Inbound.org afterward.
- TYN blogging team reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
- TYN reserves the right to include calls-to-action to TYN content, including but not limited to email newsletters and other downloadable content.
Thank you so much!
Lots of love,
Anne, Brandon, Eryn, Nina, and the rest of the TYN team 🙂