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Mastering the Business of Yoga

Mastering the Business of Yoga (M.B.Om for short) is a 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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May 30, 2022
This week on the podcast we are talking about burnout, boundaries, and the importance of rest in your yoga business. Burnout often happens when we aren't setting boundaries and aren't making time for rest, so in this episode, we talk about how to identify burnout and how to elevate it by setting boundaries, making time for daily self-care practices and adding in more rest to our days. I share some of my favorite ways to get more rest in each day and how resting more and making more time for rest has benefited me personally and in my business. 

Enjoy! 

In this episode:

  • Why hustle culture and mentality isn’t working for me 
  • Checking in with ourselves and our business and identifying what’s working and what isn’t before we hit burnout 
  • Acknowledging when we’ve hit burnout and making changes 
  • Setting boundaries in our businesses that allow us to take time for ourselves 
  • Self-care vs. rest
  • Definition of rest: cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength
  • Why rest is important for ourselves and our businesses and ways that we can add in moments of rest to our days 
  • What truly resting is - ie. disconnecting from screens, social media and truly giving ourselves time to rejuvenating physically, mentally and emotionally 
  • How I add a few minutes of rest to my days 

 

This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom.

This episode is also brought to you by MagicMind.

As yoga teachers and business owners, we are often juggling a million things at once so productivity and efficiency are super important! That’s why I am very excited to be partnering with MagicMind. 

MagicMind is a productivity drink that is made of all-natural ingredients and has adaptogens to help decrease stress, nootropics that boost blood flow, and Matcha to help keep you focused. 

I am super sensitive to caffeine, which means that I can’t pound coffee all day to stay energized and productive and that’s one of the reasons that I love MagicMind. There is minimal caffeine so you can get energized without getting the caffeine jitters and then the caffeine crash. 

Whether you are someone that needs a boost of productivity in the mornings or the afternoons, MagicMind is the perfect drink! I love to use MagicMind for a quick pick-me-up during the afternoon lag and I love to make it as a Matcha Latte! It’s healthy, it tastes great, and it helps me get into my flow state.

If you’d like to experience the benefits of increased productivity and mental energy, you can get MagicMind at www.magicmind.co/yoga and use code yoga20 for 20% off. 

May 23, 2022

This week on the podcast, I am joined by Joanna Sapir. Joanna is a sales expert who works with entrepreneurs to help them with their businesses. This episode originally aired on M.B.Om: Behind the Scenes, and in it, Joanna is teaching us how to get out of the mindset of freelancer or contractor and start considering ourselves business owners and entrepreneurs. As yoga teachers who work for themselves, this can be a super challenging shift to make and Joanna has some awesome tips for how to do that. 

Enjoy! 

In this episode: 

- Come back to your why as a yoga teacher

- Is offering people a class going to create the transformation that you want it to?

- You want to set your prices so that you can be profitable

- How many client facing hours do you want to have in your life?

- What is my ideal schedule?

- You take that number against how much money you want to make per month and that gives you a "base hourly rate"

- This can shift you from trading time for dollars, which makes it really hard to make a sustainable living

- Clients feel good when they invest in themselves and in a program vs. just purchasing a one-off class

- Talking about your pricing and your packages will become more comfortable the more that you do it

- When you feel uncomfortable, it means that you are growing!

 

Learn more about Joanna at joannasapir.com!
Join Joanna’s Practictioner Business Roundtable here: https://joannasapir.com/roundtable/

 

Join MBOM: Behind the Scenes! 

Each week you will get bonus content from the weekly guest or me diving deeper into how you can take the teachings and apply them to your business. This podcast is designed for yoga teachers & studio owners who are ready to take it to the next level. 

If you enjoy M.B.Om, and have been looking for an affordable way to learn more, this is it! For less than the cost of 2 lattes per month, you will get never before heard content that you can't access anywhere else that will give you tangible ways to dive deeper into your yoga business.

 

This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom.

May 16, 2022

This week on the podcast I am joined by Katie Arnold. Katie is an RYT-200 vinyasa and restorative-based yoga and meditation instructor helping women reconnect with themselves and stress less through movement and mindset practices. After years of burning the candle at both ends, she discovered the five habits that helped her reconnect with herself every single time. These 5 components of connection are mindful movement. meditation, self-care, journaling, and community. In this episode of the podcast, we are diving into these 5 components of connection, and talking practically about how to apply them to life and business. 

Enjoy! 

This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom.

This episode is also brought to you by MagicMind.

As yoga teachers and business owners, we are often juggling a million things at once so productivity and efficiency are super important! That’s why I am very excited to be partnering with MagicMind. 

MagicMind is a productivity drink that is made of all-natural ingredients and has adaptogens to help decrease stress, nootropics that boost blood flow, and Matcha to help keep you focused. 

I am super sensitive to caffeine, which means that I can’t pound coffee all day to stay energized and productive and that’s one of the reasons that I love MagicMind. There is minimal caffeine so you can get energized without getting the caffeine jitters and then the caffeine crash. 

Whether you are someone that needs a boost of productivity in the mornings or the afternoons, MagicMind is the perfect drink! I love to use MagicMind for a quick pick-me-up during the afternoon lag and I love to make it as a Matcha Latte! It’s healthy, it tastes great, and it helps me get into my flow state.

If you’d like to experience the benefits of increased productivity and mental energy, you can get MagicMind at www.magicmind.co/yoga and use code yoga20 for 20% off. 

In this episode:

  • Katie’s Yoga journey; burning out in the music industry
  • Finding the balance between working, Yoga teaching, and personal/professional boundaries
  • Practicing mindful movement, meditation, self-care, journaling, and community
  • Starting small and building positive routines
  • Katie’s favorite self-care practices
  • Practical tips for journaling as an adult
  • Katie’s top yoga business lessons

Guest Links:

Website: https://iamkatiearnold.com

Podcast: https://iamkatiearnold.com/category/podcast/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkatiearnold/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KatieArnoldTLSM

Episode References: 

Setting Boundaries in Your Yoga Business: https://traffic.libsyn.com/mbomyoga/MBOm_Boundries_Solo_Episode.mp3

May 9, 2022

This week on the podcast I am joined by Patti Montella. Patti is a yoga and meditation teacher and a best-selling author of the book "Becoming Unshakeable: Wisdom Learned on the Journey to Inner Freedom". In this episode, we talk about Patti's journey and career with yoga over the last 3 decades, what her own practice has taught her about being unshakeable, and how we can use our practice to be unshakeable in life and business (even during hard times). Patti also shares what it was like to write and publish a book, as well as some of the business lessons that she's learned throughout her career.

Enjoy!

This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom.

In this episode:

  • Patti’s Yoga journey; corporate executive to yoga teacher
  • Evolving perspectives on Yoga. 90s vs today
  • What does it mean to become unshakeable?
  • The power of your breath 
  • The power of human connection
  • Patti’s tips for practicing the discipline of Yoga
  • Patti’s book writing and publishing process
  • Business lessons from Patti’s career

Guest Links:

Website: https://pattimontella.com

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Unshakeable-Learned-Journey-Freedom-ebook/dp/B07SQH1CW3



May 2, 2022

This week on the podcast I am joined by Joy Ravelli. Joy is a yoga teacher, as well as the owner of an accredited IAYT Yoga Therapy School called Purusha Yoga School where they run 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher training programs. Joy also runs her own online business offering yoga therapy, mentoring and more. In this episode of the podcast, Joy shares her journey and career with yoga, including what it's been like to run a yoga school during the pandemic and how they've pivoted. She also shares what it means to find your dharma and allow that to truly help you lead a heart-centered and aligned yoga business. 

Enjoy! 

This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom.

This episode is also brought to you by Magic Mind, the little magical elixir which makes your body humm. Magic Mind is the world’s first productivity drink that not only gives you the alertness that coffee and other energy drinks do, but also has ingredients to support memory, increase creativity and boost focus. 

 

Magic Mind contains minimal caffeine, and the caffeine it does have comes from the matcha tea. It also has all natural ingredients, adaptogens to help decrease stress and nootropics to boost blood flow and cognition. 

 

Magic Mind has all natural ingredients, including ceremonial grade Matcha and Lion’s Mane mushrooms to extend your morning energy. It also contains turmeric, ashwagandha, vitamin C, Echinacea and much more. 

It helps me with procrastination and brain fog, but doesn’t give me the jitters and crashes the way that coffee does. 

Since having a baby, my mind has been all over the place. That’s why I love starting my day with Magic Mind! 

Magic Mind gave me a 20% off code to share with you guys! It’s YOGA. Go to magicmind.co/yoga  and use the code YOGA to get 20% off your first order. With Magic Mind’s money-back guarantee, any first purchase will be refunded no questions asked if it doesn’t meet your expectations.


In this episode:

  • Joy’s Yoga journey
  • Starting Parusha Yoga School
  • Pivoting a Yoga Therapy School online during a pandemic
  • How to find your people to serve
  • How to practically act on your vision and ideas
  • The relationship between Karma and Dharma
  • Practicing Yoga by serving your community
  • Joy’s top Yoga business lessons

 

Guest Links:

Website: https://purushayoga.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purushayogaschool

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purushayogaschool/

Email: joy@purushayoga.org

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