Thumbtack — a site that connects folks seeking services with people who offer them — has put together a list of the best and worst places in the United States to be a yoga teacher. Along with the average price for a private yoga class and the growth of yoga in any city or area, it also included its own metric, the Market Opportunity Index:
The MOI is an index of the number of requests per active professional on Thumbtack in that market. The more requests per professional, the more opportunity there is for pros to come in and clean up by meeting excess demand. The more saturated the market is, the fewer requests there are per yoga instructor, and the harder it is for a yoga instructor to find work in that market.
The best places to be? Nashville, San Antonio and Kansas City, Mo. The worst? Springfield, Ma., Oxnard, Calif (just northwest of Los Angeles), and Hartford, Ct. San Diego is also pretty low on the list.
Posted by Steve