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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!

Dec 18, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I'm reflecting on 2017! A practice I've gotten into in all aspects on my life is to reflect on the previous year before I head into the new year. This is a great way to look at where you've been, how far you've come, and to help set goals for the upcoming year.

During the episode, I talk about where I've been, highlights and lowlights of the year, how M.B.Om and my business has grown, what I've learned and more. I also share what's on the agenda for next year, and a couple of upcoming offerings that I am very excited to be launching! 

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by YogaBossBabe! YBB is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for passionate and motivated female yoga entrepreneurs who want to build and grow their business. Each month you receive a box of goodies to keep you on track and feeling inspired with your business. For more information, please visit www.yogabossbabe.com and use promo code MBOM15 to get 15% off your first box.


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!


I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Dec 11, 2017

Gregory Ormson is a yoga teacher, writer, and a motorcycle enthusiast! On this unique episode of the podcast, Gregory and I chat about his story becoming a yoga teacher and what inspired him to create his signature program: Yoga & Leather.

Yoga & Leather is a unique offering based out of a Harley Davidson store in Arizona where Gregory teaches yoga to motorcycle riders. Gregory shares the links between riding motorcycles and yoga, including balance, mobility, and feeling relaxed while riding a bike that weighs so much more than you.

Gregory teaches at the Harley Davidson shop because this is a place where motorcycle riders feel comfortable. He does his best to make them feel comfortable in the setting, by allowing them to show up as they are. Gregory also teaches classes that are geared towards the muscles that are tighter from riding motorcycles and are geared towards people who don't normally practice yoga.

On this episode, Gregory and I discuss how to find a niche that you resonate with and how to pitch, market, and teach speciality classes to a very niche audience. 

Enjoy!


This episode of the podcast is brought to you by YogaBossBabe! YBB is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for passionate and motivated female yoga entrepreneurs who want to build and grow their business. Each month you receive a box of goodies to keep you on track and feeling inspired with your business. For more information, please visit www.yogabossbabe.com and use promo code MBOM15 to get 15% off your first box.


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!


I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Dec 4, 2017

Dr. Ariele Foster is the founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy, and has been practicing yoga since a young age, as she has a grandmother who is a yoga teacher and practitioner. After living at the Kriapulu Institute as a seva, Ariele was inspired to become a yoga teacher and begin teaching. After suffering an injury, she decided to get her doctorate in physical therapy, and is now a practicing yoga teacher and physical therapist. 

On this episode, Ariele and I talk about some of the common wording that yoga teachers can shift to be more anatomically correct. We discuss the anatomy of the shoulders, lumbar spine, and the feet, amongst other things. Ariele and I also delve into the business of yoga and how to create a streamlined brand when you have more than one topic of interest! 

Don't miss this episode!

This episode of the podcast is brought to your by Ceterus. As a yoga entrepreneur, dealing with your finances, accounting, and tax preparation can be a headache. Ceterus specializes in accounting for yoga studios and takes care of all of that work for you, while giving you full access to your financial data and benchmarked reporting through their platform, Ceterus Edge, which is built on top of QuickBooks Online and integrates with MINDBODY Online. While they offer tax accounting, many of their customers also retain their current CPA and use Ceterus for month-to-month accounting and benchmarked reporting, which their CPAs love.  To learn more about Ceterus' yoga accounting and benchmarked reporting solution, please visit www.ceterus.com/mbom. If you sign up through this podcast, you will get 50% off your first two months!


This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by FavYogs! 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!


I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Nov 27, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by the CEO of Ardor SEO, Kris Reid. Kris is from Australia originally, but is joining me from Cambodia, where he currently calls home. Kris has been working in digital marketing and SEO for a number of years, and shares how he got into SEO and started Ardor.

On this episode, we talk about some basic SEO concepts, like backlinks, SEO vs. SEM, keywords, and the importance of page ranking. We also talk about white hat vs. black hat, and what Google looks for when they are ranking your website. Kris also dives into some tips on how to to improve the SEO on your website, the importance of a morning routine for an entrepreneur, and how to sell yourself confidently as a yoga teacher.

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to your by Ceterus. As a yoga entrepreneur, dealing with your finances, accounting, and tax preparation can be a headache. Ceterus specializes in accounting for yoga studios and takes care of all of that work for you, while giving you full access to your financial data and benchmarked reporting through their platform, Ceterus Edge, which is built on top of QuickBooks Online and integrates with MINDBODY Online. While they offer tax accounting, many of their customers also retain their current CPA and use Ceterus for month-to-month accounting and benchmarked reporting, which their CPAs love.  To learn more about Ceterus' yoga accounting and benchmarked reporting solution, please visit www.ceterus.com/mbom. If you sign up through this podcast, you will get 50% off your first two months!


This episode of the podcast is also brought to by YogaBossBabe. YBB is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for passionate and motivated female yoga entrepreneurs who want to build and grow their business. Each month you receive a box of goodies to keep you on track and feeling inspired with your business. For more information, please visit www.yogabossbabe.com and use promo code MBOM15 to get 15% off your first box.


This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by FavYogs! 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!


I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Nov 20, 2017

I am so excited to be joined by the founder of YogaBossBabe, Liz Nguyen. On this episode, Liz shares her journey as a yoga teacher, doing her YTT at Core Power Yoga and then completing a 2 year yoga therapy program from LMU. We talk about how she successfully started a corporate yoga business, and then became inspired to create YogaBossBabe, a monthly subscription service for yoga entrepreneurs. 

We talk about everything from getting yourself out there as a new yoga teacher, to finding your teaching voice, to how to get corporate yoga gigs, advice for new yoga teachers, as well as what Liz has learned from creating YogaBossBabe. 

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to your by Ceterus. As a yoga entrepreneur, dealing with your finances, accounting, and tax preparation can be a headache. Ceterus specializes in accounting for yoga studios and takes care of all of that work for you, while giving you full access to your financial data and benchmarked reporting through their platform, Ceterus Edge, which is built on top of QuickBooks Online and integrates with MINDBODY Online. While they offer tax accounting, many of their customers also retain their current CPA and use Ceterus for month-to-month accounting and benchmarked reporting, which their CPAs love.  To learn more about Ceterus' yoga accounting and benchmarked reporting solution, please visit www.ceterus.com/mbom. If you sign up through this podcast, you will get 50% off your first two months!


This episode of the podcast is also brought to by YogaBossBabe. YBB is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for passionate and motivated female yoga entrepreneurs who want to build and grow their business. Each month you receive a box of goodies to keep you on track and feeling inspired with your business. For more information, please visit www.yogabossbabe.com and use promo code MBOM15 to get 15% off your first box.


This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by FavYogs! 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!


I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

 

Nov 13, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Arianne Traverso from Bizzy Yogi and the Yoga Expo in Miami. Arianne came to yoga from the graphic design and marketing world, and has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. On this episode, Arianne and I chat about her experience as a yoga teacher, a yoga studio owner, a mentor for yoga teachers, and the founder of Bizzy Yogi.

Arianne and I chat about the importance of sales funnels and how you can set up an effective sales funnel, the importance of digital marketing and how you can create an online presence, as well as why it's important to have multiple revenue streams and how to create a side hustle that makes you money doing something that you love.

One of the big lessons that Arianne shares in this episode is to bring harmony into your business. Take what you learn on the mat and bring it into your life off the mat and into your business.

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to your by Ceterus. As a yoga entrepreneur, dealing with your finances, accounting, and tax preparation can be a headache. Ceterus specializes in accounting for yoga studios and takes care of all of that work for you, while giving you full access to your financial data and benchmarked reporting through their platform, Ceterus Edge, which is built on top of QuickBooks Online and integrates with MINDBODY Online. While they offer tax accounting, many of their customers also retain their current CPA and use Ceterus for month-to-month accounting and benchmarked reporting, which their CPAs love.  To learn more about Ceterus' yoga accounting and benchmarked reporting solution, please visit www.ceterus.com/mbom. If you sign up through this podcast, you will get 50% off your first two months!


This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by FavYogs! 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!


I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Nov 6, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Or Shahar, who is joining me all the way from Germany. Or shares how she came to yoga from a place of depression and found that yoga was very healing for her. She decided to take her first teacher training in India, and then proceeded to take another training in Germany.

Or shares how her teaching journey led her to teaching and living in Berlin, Germany and what the yoga landscape is like in Germany. She also shares how she has taught yoga to individuals with special needs and how she has expanded her business online through trainings and videos. We discuss the importance of being patient with yourself and your business, stepping outside of the traditional idea of what a yogi and a yoga class should look like, saying "yes" to as many opportunities as you can when you're a new yoga teacher, and so much more!

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by FavYogs! 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!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Oct 30, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Thai massage teacher and best selling author, Shai Plonski. Shai is the founder of the Still Light Centre, and has been teaching and practicing Thai massage for over 15 years.

Shai shares how he got into Thai massage, how he has grown his business, and how Thai massage can expand a yoga teacher's business offerings. We touch on how Thai massage can expand your offerings in privates, help you to become more comfortable offering adjustments in your regular classes, as well as how you can use Thai massage in your regularly scheduled classes (think head massage in savasana!). We also touch on how Thai massage gives you an opportunity for a new workshop offering, and how, overall, it can help yoga teachers make more money in a really fulfilling way.

I left this episode feeling inspired to learn more about Thai massage, and I hope you do too!

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Fitbizzle! Fitbizzle is a simple booking and payment system for yoga teachers. It's an affordable alternative to MindBody because with Fitbizzle, you only pay for what you use instead of a large monthly fee. For a 1 month free trial click here!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by YogaBossBabe! YBB is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for passionate and motivated yoga instructors who want to build and grow their yoga business. When you sign up for your box, use promo code MBOM and get $5 off! Sign up here.

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Oct 23, 2017

Shannon has been a yoga teacher for over 10 years. She has specialized in prenatal & postnatal yoga, she's done thai massage, she's worked with yoga teachers 1-on-1, she's managed a yoga studio, and so much more. Now, Shannon has 3 children so she's learned to say "no" and to hone in on what she really loves to do, and right now, her personal teaching revolves around yoga for pelvic health.

On this episode, we talk about Shannon's evolution as a yoga teacher, how she has come to specialize in yoga for pelvic health, how and why she created The Connected Yoga Teacher, how she has created a successful online community with live shows and online courses, as well as tips for creating your own personal brand and successful online community. Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by YogaBossBabe! YBB is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for passionate and motivated yoga instructors who want to build and grow their yoga business. When you sign up for your box, use promo code MBOM and get $5 off! Sign up here.

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Oct 16, 2017

On today's episode of the podcast, Dawn Mauricio is joining me from Montreal, Quebec to share her journey as a yoga and meditation teacher. Dawn came to yoga after a painful break up while she was working in marketing in a corporate setting. After having a really powerful healing experience through yoga, Dawn decided to do a yoga teacher training, and quickly became a teacher.

Dawn shares how she went from teaching upwards of 20 classes a week to teaching workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and at festivals. We chat about her biggest learnings as a yoga teacher, how she has grown her yoga business, the power of a great mentor and cultivating relationships, and how professionalism can help you take your yoga career to the next level.

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by bookyogaretreats.com! I used bookyogaretreats to book my very first retreat and loved it. It's a great platform for people who want to book a retreat or training and for yoga teachers who want to lead a retreat. Check it out here!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Oct 9, 2017

Kelly McHugh is the founder of Digital Yoga Academy and Good Yoga Life based out of the UK. She is a yoga teacher, a digital marketing expert, and a consultant for yoga teachers to help them grow their businesses.

Kelly fell in love with yoga a number of years ago, and within the first year of teaching decided to leave her corporate job to become a full-time yoga teacher.

On this episode, Kelly and I talk about the teaching community in the UK, the struggles that she found that yoga teachers were having with their yoga businesses, the importance of digital marketing and being online, and why yoga teachers need a mailing list and a newsletter. Kelly also gives tips for creating an effective email list and newsletter campaign that your students will love!

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by bookyogaretreats.com! I used bookyogaretreats to book my very first retreat and loved it. It's a great platform for people who want to book a retreat or training and for yoga teachers who want to lead a retreat. Check it out here!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Oct 2, 2017

Jessica Winderl is originally American, but is joining me all the way from Norway today. On this episode of the podcast, Jessica shares her path as a yoga teacher, how she overcame perfection in her teaching, taking her career to Norway and all of the challenges that came along with starting a business in a foreign country.

Jessica also shares how she was able to transition from teaching part-time to full-time in a sustainable way, and how she was then able to transition to doing what she loves: leading teacher training programs. We talk about what Jessica has learned about the business of yoga, including how to get your offerings out there and to create a brand that serves you and is sustainable long-term. She shares how she has overcome the challenges of running a business in a foreign country and how, as yoga entrepreneurs, we can learn to be resilient through any challenges that come our way!

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by bookyogaretreats.com! I used bookyogaretreats to book my very first retreat and loved it. It's a great platform for people who want to book a retreat or training and for yoga teachers who want to lead a retreat. Check it out here!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Sep 25, 2017

Anne & Brandon of The Yoga Nomads are back on the podcast and on this episode, we're chatting about becoming a successful yoga teacher. We touch on why it's important for yoga teachers to have a website, ways to focus on creating revenue streams outside of the student, why yoga teachers should never stop learning, and much more.

Anne & Brandon have recently launched their signature course, Create Beautiful Yoga Websites, and we dig into the importance of a website, debunk how creating a website is not actually as hard as many people think, and discuss how having a website can help yoga teachers make more money. If you've been thinking about setting up a website, get the Beginners Guide for Creating a Yoga website here!

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by bookyogaretreats.com! I used bookyogaretreats to book my very first retreat and loved it. It's a great platform for people who want to book a retreat or training and for yoga teachers who want to lead a retreat. Check it out here!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Sep 18, 2017

Lauren Rudick is an international yoga teacher, running teacher trainings in Costa Rica through Yoga Academy International, and running retreats around the world. On this episode, Lauren shares her teaching journey and how she has got to where she is now. She shares the challenges, the ups and downs of being a yoga teacher, and what she's learned along the way.

We chat about teaching yoga while traveling, why Lauren didn't like teaching full-time yoga in her home city of Montreal, how she went from yoga employee to yoga entrepreneur, finding gigs at festivals, hosting teacher trainings, how to persist through rejection, how to build a big following on Instagram, and so much more!

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by bookyogaretreats.com! I used bookyogaretreats to book my very first retreat and loved it. It's a great platform for people who want to book a retreat or training and for yoga teachers who want to lead a retreat. Check it out here!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Sep 4, 2017

Welcome back for Season 3 of M.B.Om! I am so excited to kick off this season with an interview with Namastream co-founders Sandy Connery and Jennifer Barcelos. Sandy and Jennifer share how they got into the yoga industry, what inspired them to create Namastream, and what Namastream does for yoga teachers.

In this episode, we chat about the struggles of developing an online software business, as well as what Sandy and Jennifer see the Namastream teachers struggle with when it comes to creating an online business. We touch on imposter syndrome, producing content even though it's not perfect, putting yourself out there, and how to create and market a successful online yoga business.

Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by bookyogaretreats.com! I used bookyogaretreats to book my very first retreat and loved it. It's a great platform for people who want to book a retreat or training and for yoga teachers who want to lead a retreat. Check it out here!

I've also launched a private community on Facebook for yoga teachers who want to learn more about business. Join me here!

Jun 6, 2017

Season 2 of M.B.Om is coming to a close, and I wanted to take this episode to reflect on Season 2 and all of the amazing guests that I've had the chance to talk with and all that I've learned.

Don't worry, M.B.Om is finished - we'll be back in a couple of weeks with a fresh season for you!

In the meantime, join the newsletter + the community on Facebook + Instagram to stay up to date with all things business of yoga.

As always, thanks SO much for being a part of this community and thanks for listening!

Namaste.

 

May 29, 2017

On this Q&A style episode of the podcast, I answer a few of the questions that I've received throughout this season from listeners, fellow yoga teachers + 1-on-1 clients. This is short episode featuring 5 of the questions I get asked the most and that I think are the most important to address as a yoga teacher, particularly as a new yoga teacher.

We cover teaching for free and how you know when you should stop teaching for free, how to determine your maximum capacity for teaching each day + week, how to prevent burnout, when you can consider yourself a "real yoga teacher", and how you will know when you're ready to teach.

I pull from guests advice from the show, my own personal experience and my knowledge of the yoga industry to answer these questions.

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May 22, 2017

Chanelle Neilson is a mother of 5 and a part-time yoga teacher based out of southern California. Chanelle's priority has always been her family and being a mom, but she's found a way to set her own schedule and create a career around yoga that fits within her life as a mom.

There is no perfect job for a mom, so to have the perfect schedule, you have to create your own opportunities. This is always easier said than done, and on this episode, Chanelle shares what that process has been like for her, what she has learned along the way, and how she has allowed her passion for yoga to support her as a mom through teaching at a gym, running her own part-time studio, and teaching outdoor classes.

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