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M.B.Om Podcast | Mastering the Business of Yoga

M.B.Om is a play on "M.B.A", and instead of learning about "administration" (whatever that is!), you will learn about the business of yoga. This podcast was designed for yoga teachers who want to create a successful and sustainable career in yoga, but don't know where to start, or how to take their career to the next level. Each episode features different, successful and inspiring yoga teachers who share their experiences in the yoga world, and the business lessons they have learned throughout their careers. Guests range from full-time yoga teachers, yoga studio owners, teachers who have branched off to create their own businesses, teachers who have developed their own teacher training, and much more.
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Feb 19, 2018

This week on the podcast I am joined by Colynn Vosburgh from Frik-Shuhn Yoga. Colynn came to yoga from a nursing background, and after discovering her love of teaching, she quit nursing and med school to dive into teaching full-time. From there, she transitioned into teaching yoga teachers and working as a business coach.

On this episode, we dive into the power of investing in yourself and how it will pay back once you do it. Investing in yourself can come in a lot of different forms, but we really dive into the power of a great business coach, because part of what helped Colynn dive into her full-time yoga teacher career was hiring a business coach.

We discuss the importance of defining what you want with your life and your career, getting clear on the fears that are holding you back, and how to break through them in order to figure out how to be successful in the yoga industry. We also talk about how to break through limiting beliefs around making money, learning to trust your intuition, and turning your "failures" into steps towards success.

Enjoy! 

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by FavYogis. Here’s a business tool that’s really going to change the lives of yoga teachers…. Do you teach yoga? Then this is the app for you. The FavYogis app puts control and freedom in your hands. Update your class schedule, offer YOUR OWN classes ANYWHERE, ANYTIME; and GET PAID all from your phone!
 
No more updating your schedule in multiple places for students to MAYBE stumble across it. Students simply open FavYogis and your schedule will be there.
 
With FavYogis, you can receive donations or tips from students, send students notifications about class updates, set prices and ticket availability, and auto-send reminders to students.

Just your yoga. Teachers add classes. Students add teachers. Students and teachers stay connected. Get the FavYogis app on any app store for free. Use code MBOM and let them know I sent you!


I am so excited to be launching Yoga Business Bootcamp, a 12-module course to help you with all things yoga business! I take you from dream job creation, through building a website, creating a yoga teacher resume, expanding your offerings, building your sales funnel, expanding your offerings and much more. If you are looking to grow and expand your yoga business, this is for you. Learn more here!

Feb 12, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Kristen Sweeney from Edge of the Mat. Kristen came to yoga from an acting and performing background, and since then has grown her business to teaching yoga and supporting yoga teachers to help them grow their businesses.

On this episode, Kristen and I dive into the yoga of money. The biggest complaint we hear from yoga teachers is that they are overworked and underpaid and we both firmly believe that it's possible to make money in the yoga industry! We chat about how we can reframe our thoughts around money, and Kristen shares tips for shifting your perspective around money, including shifting thoughts around non-attachment, and the scarcity mindset.

She also talks about tips for getting jobs as a yoga teacher, and how to ask for a raise. Finally, we discuss the pros and cons of being online in a profession where we encourage being present, and how we can find the balance between being present for our students and building a following and additional revenue stream online. Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by FavYogis. Here’s a business tool that’s really going to change the lives of yoga teachers…. Do you teach yoga? Then this is the app for you. The FavYogis app puts control and freedom in your hands. Update your class schedule, offer YOUR OWN classes ANYWHERE, ANYTIME; and GET PAID all from your phone!
 
No more updating your schedule in multiple places for students to MAYBE stumble across it. Students simply open FavYogis and your schedule will be there.
 
With FavYogis, you can receive donations or tips from students, send students notifications about class updates, set prices and ticket availability, and auto-send reminders to students.

Just your yoga. Teachers add classes. Students add teachers. Students and teachers stay connected. Get the FavYogis app on any app store for free. Use code MBOM and let them know I sent you!


I am so excited to be launching Yoga Business Bootcamp, a 12-module course to help you with all things yoga business! I take you from dream job creation, through building a website, creating a yoga teacher resume, expanding your offerings, building your sales funnel, expanding your offerings and much more. If you are looking to grow and expand your yoga business, this is for you. Learn more here!

Feb 5, 2018

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Brytta Byers from Xanadu Yoga. Brytta is a traveling yoga teacher, who is currently based in Chicago.

Brytta came to yoga from an acting background, and fell in love with teaching in Greece. Since then, she has combined her love of yoga and travel and formed her company Xanadu Yoga, where she helps yoga teachers get jobs teaching around the world. She has taught and studied yoga around the world, traveling to Ireland, Greece, Aruba, and many other places. Brytta is passionate about helping refugees, and she also just helped a yoga studio open in Chicago, called Studios FUZE.

On this episode, Brytta shares about her love of travel and yoga, tips for getting an international teaching job, what it's like to teach yoga to refugees, what she's learned through helping open a yoga studio, and more.

Enjoy! 

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by FavYogis. Here’s a business tool that’s really going to change the lives of yoga teachers…. Do you teach yoga? Then this is the app for you. The FavYogis app puts control and freedom in your hands. Update your class schedule, offer YOUR OWN classes ANYWHERE, ANYTIME; and GET PAID all from your phone!
 
No more updating your schedule in multiple places for students to MAYBE stumble across it. Students simply open FavYogis and your schedule will be there.
 
With FavYogis, you can receive donations or tips from students, send students notifications about class updates, set prices and ticket availability, and auto-send reminders to students.

Just your yoga. Teachers add classes. Students add teachers. Students and teachers stay connected. Get the FavYogis app on any app store for free. Use code MBOM and let them know I sent you!

Jan 29, 2018

Awilda Rivera is a yoga teacher based in Atlanta who specializes in kids yoga and running retreats! On this episode of the podcast, Awilda shares her journey as a kids yoga teacher. She shares tips for getting certified as a kids yoga teacher, the challenges of starting a kids yoga program, and tips for being successful as a kids yoga teacher.

Awilda and I also chat about being a yoga instructor vs. a yoga teacher, and how to embody yoga on and off the mat, while still charging what you're worth and making a sustainable living as a yoga teacher. Finally, we chat about running successful yoga retreats, and everything that Awilda has learned from leading a number of successful yoga retreats! She shares tips for budgeting your time and energy, setting deadlines for pricing, and how to plan a successful international retreat.

Enjoy! 

Here’s a business tool that’s really going to change the lives of yoga teachers…. Do you teach yoga? Then this is the app for you. The FavYogis app puts control and freedom in your hands. Update your class schedule, offer YOUR OWN classes ANYWHERE, ANYTIME; and GET PAID all from your phone!
 
No more updating your schedule in multiple places for students to MAYBE stumble across it. Students simply open FavYogis and your schedule will be there.
 
With FavYogis, you can receive donations or tips from students, send students notifications about class updates, set prices and ticket availability, and auto-send reminders to students.

Just your yoga. Teachers add classes. Students add teachers. Students and teachers stay connected. Get the FavYogis app on any app store for free. Use code MBOM and let them know I sent you!

Jan 22, 2018

Patricia Lohan is a yoga teacher, female entrepreneur, and a feng shui expert! On this episode of the podcast, Patricia talks about how feng shui for yoga teachers and yoga studio owners. We talk about how to align your workspace with your career goals, how to create a yoga studio that aligns with your goals, and how to reframe the way you think about abundance and making money. 

Patricia also shares how feng shui always starts at home, and shares ways to improve your feng shui from the comfort of your home, whether it is cleaning up your space, or rearranging your area to focus on a different area of your life. 

I hope that you learn as much as I did in this episode! 

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast was brought to you by YogaBossBabe. YogaBossBabe is a monthly subscription service designed for female entrepreneurs. You get a box of goodies that help support your business delivered to your house every single month. To get started with YogaBossBabe, visit www.yogabossbabe.com 
and use code MBOM for a discount! 

Jan 15, 2018

Crystal Gray is a yoga teacher, yoga business coach, and the founder of Yoga Goddess Academy. Crystal has been teaching for a number of years, and has gone from owning a yoga studio to running teacher trainings, to transitioning everything online.

On this episode, Crystal and I talk about everything from how to tap into the devine feminine, the importance of collaboration over competition, how to find your niche in the yoga industry, and how to create a successful business online.

Enjoy! 

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by FavYogis! FavYogis has been sponsoring the podcast for a while now, and if you haven't tried out their app, you definitely should. FavYogis allows yoga teachers to post regular class schedules, one-time offerings, workshops and retreats, and allows students to easily find these offerings. They have also added some exciting new features that I'm excited to share with you, including the ability to register and pay for classes right from the app, send donations or tips to teachers any time, get notifications for all activity around registrations and payments, as well as teachers set prices and ticket availability limits for registration, and students receive reminders about attending upcoming classes. Head on over to your app store and download FavYogis for free! Use code "MBOM" and let them know I sent you!

Jan 8, 2018

Kelly Smith is a yoga teacher, a yoga teacher teacher, the founder of Yoga for You Online and the host of the Mindful in Minutes podcast!

On this episode of the podcast, Kelly shares how she grew her yoga business by owning a yoga studio in small town Missouri, how she built a following, and how she has transitioned it all online when she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kelly believes that a great yoga class is not simply a class, but a yoga experience, and on this episode, she shares how to create a great yoga experience for your students.

With Mindful in Minutes, Kelly creates weekly meditations that are 20 minutes or less that she shares online with her students. When it comes to creating a great meditation, it comes back to creating an experience and telling a really good story. She walks us through some of the key steps to creating a really great guided meditation experience. 

Finally, Kelly and I talk about the power of accepting that as a yoga teacher, you will never be perfect and it's okay to just be human!

Enjoy! 

Join Kelly and I for Elevate Your Yoga Biz in Nicaragua at the end of April!  Elevate Your Yoga Biz is a 6 night, 7 day retreat designed for yoga teachers in beautiful Nicaragua. Led by Kelly Smith (E-RYT 500, YACEP and founder of Yoga for You) and Amanda Kingsmith (RYT-200 & founder of Mastering the Business of Yoga), each day you will experience a yoga or meditation class, a masterclass to help you create your dream yoga business, a workshop to help you implement what you've learned into your business, and a dharma/community chat to discuss fears and challenges in the yoga industry.

This retreat includes 22 hours of continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance and 1-on-1 time to talk all things yoga biz with both Kelly and Amanda.

Use code ADZENTURE to get 15% off the retreat! Learn more & register at bit.ly/elevateyouryoga.

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by FavYogis! FavYogis is the newest yoga app designed specifically with Yogis in mind. It was built out of Santa Monica, CA by a practicing yogi and software engineer from MIT. FavYogis connects yoga students with their favorite teachers through a simple to use app that is free to download. Teachers can post one time events like workshops and retreats as well as regular weekly classes, and students can easily find teachers offerings from anywhere in the world. Use the code “MBOM” when you sign up and make sure they know I sent you! Sign up here!

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