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Each week, through long format interviews, host, Cora Geroux uncovers answers to tough questions about Teaching Yoga. How can we truly make our yoga spaces inclusive? Is it possible to make a sustainable living doing this work? How do we shift from cultural appropriation to appreciation in yoga? This show is a space for real, raw conversation, a place to remind you that you’re not alone, and a resource for your life and work on a spiritual path. Stay connected with your host, and follow the ...
 
Looking for inspiration as well as step-by-step marketing advice for your yoga business? Then you’ve come to the right place. Amanda McKinney is a Marketing Coach for Yoga Teachers specifically. She takes all the marketing advice and tailors it specifically to you, the yoga teacher looking to grow your business but more importantly, your impact. No sleazy marketing tactics here, it’s all about marketing yourself as a yoga teacher in an authentic way. From using Instagram to launching online ...
 
Welcome to the Yogipreneur Podcast, brought to you by Digital Yoga Academy - the leader in business and marketing education for yoga teachers worldwide. The Yogipreneur is for entrepreneurial yoga teachers who want to stop the hustle and overwhelm and instead create more income, freedom and success. In each episode, you'll learn business and marketing strategies to grow your community in a way that makes it easy for you to take action today. Hosted by Kelly McHugh, the founder of Digital Yog ...
 
Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer ...
 
How do I start an online business that aligns with my values? How can I teach yoga online? How can I sell more without being ‘salesy’? And the biggest question of all, can I *really* turn my passion for yoga and wellness into profits? Welcome to the Blissful Biz podcast where digital expert and yoga teacher Susanne Rieker and guest experts answer these questions and help you build a thriving wellness online business that truly aligns with your passions and values. Susanne shares actionable t ...
 
On the Spirited Entrepreneur podcast we believe that all pieces of business + life are interconnected and with each new episode we attempt to bridge the gap between typical business, marketing and social media advice and the lessons of awareness, mindfulness + intention. As spirited entrepreneurs we believe in the connection between passion, purpose + play we believe in abundance, creation + marketing with heart. From the best marketing strategies, to launching with the moon -- we'll cover a ...
 
Healing Happens shares inspiration, stories, and holistic tips from experts who have cured medical diseases such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and mental emotional issues. Enhance your health, energy, and happiness. Avital Miller, best-selling author of the book Healing Happens, inspires people to experience boundless energy, absolute happiness, and true success in order to live the best life possible. For over fifteen years Avital has been serving thousands of people worldwide ...
 
The Yoga Business Wisdom podcast gives yoga professionals proven tips and tools to create a prosperous business. This podcast offers an easy and timely platform to share the answers to many of the yoga business questions I get from clients I work with, to a larger community. My goal is simple: To help you run your business smoothly and authentically so that you have more time to teach yoga, transform the lives of your students and live your life more abundantly. If you have a question you wo ...
 
Women are dropping out. They’re dropping out of the workplace to become yoga teachers. Leaving behind careers to sell essential oils and fitness programs. Opting out of STEM to focus on their Paleo diet cookbook. And even when they stay in, they’re spending their lunch hours talking about their latest diet, getting up from their desks to do burpees or add a few more steps to their FitBit, waking up early or staying out late to beat their bodies into submission at hot yoga or Crossfit. They’r ...
 
Welcome to the RockStar In Life Podcast. Where you learn the secrets to unleashing your inner-RockStar So you can make the world your stage! Each week they will be teaching you everything from life, health, wealth, relationships, entrepreneurship, homeschooling, yoga, meditation and much more. The RockStar message is clear, “We are all born RockStars in Life!” For more about what the RockStar in Life Movement is… check out Episode “Why RockStar”. Best Selling Author Dr. Dan & his lovely wife ...
 
YB2C Live! is the podcast for our company Your Business Your Brand Creatively (YB2C). Our guests offer inspirational and informative messages about their entrepreneurial journeys, discuss overcoming challenges, and tips for success. At YB2C we work with entrepreneurs, freelancers, and solo professionals to improve and enhance their branding, marketing, web and blog design, and social media marketing projects.
 
So, the big question is this…. How are every-day, spiritually minded women like us who don’t love the spotlight, who are willing to risk everything to create lives we LOVE, how do we market ourselves in a way that feels GOOD, while still becoming profitable? That is the question and this Podcast will give you the answers. My name is Mona Lisa Ondevilla and welcome to the Love, Light and Business Podcast.
 
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Too often folks forget these four important things when launching and filling events: Schedule your events with marketing in mind Build up your audience before you start selling Plan your budget Set a sales target! Thanks to @Vanessaflow_yoga for suggesting this week’s podcast! Also, if you haven’t yet get yourself registered for ‘Social Media Conf…
 
This is for you if you're dreaming of going from your 9-5 to being your own yoga boss, doing work that truly lights you up, gives you location independence and allows you to break the financial glass ceiling that you're currently experiencing. In this episode you'll discover five steps to make this transition. Join SUPER YOGI! ⁠ Connect with us... …
 
If you’ve worked in the yoga industry for a while, you may have had the feeling that something “wasn’t quite right”. We’ve had many conversations on this podcast about issues inside of the industry, and how yoga businesses are set up. Being a former studio owner myself, I don’t believe it’s (usually) the fault of malicious intent on the part of stu…
 
If you’ve ever stared at a blinking cursor or a blank screen thinking “what should I write?” then this episode’s for you. Allison Evelyn, a copywriter, is sharing her writer’s block secrets with you and they are GOOD! She’s on a mission to help people banish writer's block so you can get your message to the people who need it. Get ready for some su…
 
Writer and social-justice lawyer Savala Trepczynski joins us to discuss how she stopped a lifetime of dieting and started decolonizing her relationship with food, why pathologizing emotional eating is problematic, how fatphobia shows up even in social-justice-oriented communities, why there’s so little legal protection for discrimination based on b…
 
You know it’s time. In fact, it’s beyond time. And (this is weird, but apparently it happens…) you’ve got my voice in your head telling you to do it. And you’ve still not actually told everyone that the prices are going up! What to do? Do this! Also, consider supporting this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald…
 
The last year has been extraordinary for yoga studios & teachers and has been really hard for a lot of you I know - but there have also been opportunities. I’m excited to share with you the story of my guest in this episode. I’m talking to Kayse Gehret, the founder of Soulstice Mind & Body Spa, a healing art studio based in Northern California. Fou…
 
With arthritis comes pain in the joints. In this meditation imagine relieving that pain, increasing your self-love, and gaining greater freedom of movement. Avital Miller has over fifteen years experience leading yoga and meditation programs and is known as the Healing Breakthrough Facilitator. For more guided meditations, please visit http://www.a…
 
Sally Kempton is one of my yoga heroes. I found her work at a time in my practice life where I felt stunted, and a bit lost. I was hungry for something that wasn’t on offer to me, at least not in the yoga circles that I found myself in. I wanted to meet a teacher who had depth, experience and as my friends and I say, is the “real deal”. Sally Kempt…
 
Now that you know if you’re a “Be-er” or a “Do-er”, it’s time to take the next step to know who you will work best with in your yoga business. [Part 1 of this conversation can be found in episode #97] My guest, Jessica Eley, shares how to work with the gifts we have and serve the students who are best fit to work with us. This is a game-changer in …
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Alissa Rumsey shares her experience with intuitive eating personally and professionally, how adopting a Health At Every Size® approach shifted her work with food companies, how stopping exercise helped her examine her relationship with movement and with her body, what she learned w…
 
After a year of teaching yoga online, you might be wondering, what now? Where’s it going? What’s next? In this episode I’m talking to Kyle from Interval about teaching yoga online, how to provide the best experience to your students that will allow you to stand out, what equipment you really need to film great classes, why you should add a video li…
 
Kristin Campbell is a true entrepreneur - in 2002 she founded Whistlers first ever yoga studio, in 2012 she created Tapasya Yoga School, and in 2015 she co-founder Squamish Water Kefir. I was incredibly excited to speak with Kristin because she embodies the intersection of yoga and entrepreneurship that is currently captivating me. In today’s episo…
 
Do you take action quickly or do you need to think about it for a while before you move? This is just one question that will help you understand if you’re a “Be-er” or a “Do-er”. This concept is from my guest, Jessica Eley, and it’s powerful. Knowing the answer to this question will help you grow your business in a way that serves you and your stud…
 
Mental-health counselor and fellow podcaster Tiffany Roe joins us to discuss how diet culture paints false pictures of what health and eating disorders “look like”; the connections between religion, shame, diet culture, and eating-disorder recovery; why we need to fight fatphobia in the eating-disorder-treatment field; why even therapists have inte…
 
Let’s talk about websites, because they are kind of my jam! In my 20+ years in the industry, I learned a thing or two of what works when it comes to websites, and what doesn’t. And today I’m sharing all my best tips with you! Here’s what you’ll learn: Why done is always better than perfect when it comes to your website Why you should prioritize cop…
 
This weekend I had some interesting feedback, both in person and online. Combined with some coaching conversations I’ve had today it’s reminded me of the importance of NOT trying to be everything to everyone. I’ll explain the three reasons and one great opportunity why. Also, get registered for Social Media Confidence for Yoga Teachers here: https:…
 
How to scale to consistent 10k months and why it's possible for you! Uncertainty is the only thing that is certain in life. It's how we navigate it that matters and as the saying goes "what got you here, won't get you there". In this episode, you'll receive practical strategic advice on how to scale your yoga biz. This is for you if you feel like y…
 
This episode of the podcast is brought to you by… YOU! After several requests from you, the listeners, this week’s guest is Laurel Beversdorf. Laurel's teaching style is very near and dear to my heart, and during our conversation you’ll hear me reminisce about a time in the not-so-distant past when I used to teach group classes. But don’t worry, we…
 
Feeling stuck with the idea of niching down? It’s really tough! But in this episode Sheridan Bibo shares her experience with how she took the time to recognize what her true passion was and once she realized it, she went all in on her niche and now her business is growing. You’ll hear her talk about the struggles and also her thoughts on how you ca…
 
Non-diet dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author Jenna Hollenstein returns to discuss her new book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, the role of self-compassion and non-judgment in recovery, how to rebuild trust in your body and inner wisdom, the importance of having enoug…
 
Are you ready to take your business to the next level and get more visibility? I’m talking to Journalist-turned-PR strategist Dina Behrman about how to get started doing your own PR, like guest blogging or pitching yourself to podcasts or journalists, and how to get the best results. Dina launched her business following a decade working as a journa…
 
How to increase engagement inside your Facebook group One thing is for sure is that you should absolutely have a Facebook group for your yoga community. People are spending more time online looking for the answers and guidance than they've ever done before, and one place they are certainly looking is within Facebook groups. Discover three strategie…
 
Over the last 18 months or so, I have been a loud advocate for yoga teachers not relying on studios & gyms for their sole source of income. In Australia, the median rate of pay for yoga teachers is around $50 AUD per class. At 15 classes per week, a teacher would make $750.00. The national minimum wage is $753.80.⁠ We all know that to teach a 60 mi…
 
When I ask “do you know your numbers in business” do you get excited or do you get a sick feeling in your stomach? If you’re like me a few years ago, it’s the sick feeling but I’m happy to say I’m on the other side of this and I want you to join me. In this episode I’m talking with Dondrea Owens all about accounting, knowing your numbers and being …
 
The word ‘sales’ can bring with it a lot of fear and bring up words like slimy, sleazy and difficult. But selling is a really important part of your yoga business - without sales you have no business. In this episode, you'll discover five steps to embrace selling as "serving" your yoga community. Join SUPER YOGI! ⁠ Connect with us... The Digital Yo…
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and friend of the pod Kimmie Singh joins us to discuss her experiences being diagnosed and living with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fatphobia and racism in healthcare and dietetics training, how reframing beauty ideals helped in her eating-disorder recovery, why eating-disorder providers need to talk to their clien…
 
If you feel like you’re doing everything that you’re ‘supposed’ to do, like creating free yoga videos, posting captivating captions on Instagram, creating workshops and offers, and are still not getting the traction you’d like to see, what you may be missing is brand personality. People want to buy from people they like. In this episode, I talk abo…
 
Over the weekend I caught myself in a pattern I thought I’d dropped. In this episode I’m looking at how I’m choosing to manage energy and power both as the teacher and the student moving forward. I’m referring to Matthew Remski’s article here. Sign up for Social Media Confidence for Yoga Teachers here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/social For the …
 
Whether you have an issue with asthma, breathing deeply, freedom to be you and take up space, use this meditation to help you relax, gain greater confidence and accomplish more in life. Avital Miller has over fifteen years experience leading yoga and meditation programs and is known as the Healing Breakthrough Facilitator. For more guided meditatio…
 
In today's episode, you'll discover free organic marketing strategies to grow your yoga community. When you grow your community organically it's because people have come across your website from a search result in Google or maybe they've discovered your post because they're following a particular hashtag in Instagram. Perhaps they wanted to listen …
 
If you’ve been kicking around the yoga world for a number of years, I feel like my guest, Jules Mitchell will already be on your radar. Jules is a Las vegas based yoga teacher and massage therapist who also holds a masters of science in biomechanics. She blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop …
 
I’ve been asked to talk about “finding new connections online” a lot lately. Because love it or hate it, we live in a digital world. And so we’re tackling this today and I’ve got 4 ideas for you. By the end of this episode I want you to focus on just one thing and I’m even going to tell you what that thing is - you don’t even have to pick this time…
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Amee Severson joins us to discuss why intuitive eating is NOT a weight-loss plan, her experiences as a fat dietitian, how she moved from the weight-management paradigm to Health At Every Size®, the social-justice side of HAES and intuitive eating, how social media can be helpful and harmful in recovering from diet culture…
 
We all know that email is important, right? But where do you get started? What should you share with your new subscribers, and how often should you email them? There are so many questions. I’m really excited about today’s episode because I’m talking to Francis Nayan. Francis is a freelance copywriter working globally with coaches, mentors, and majo…
 
Are you putting off a project or the pursuit of a goal until the confidence miraculously appears? I’ve got news for you, Gorgeous! In this episode the 6 questions to ask yourself to stop delaying and get doing!. Also this week a reminder that registrations are open for my Keep Growing Mastermind here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/keepgrowing Appl…
 
You might remember in Episode 33, I had the chance to speak with Theo Wildcroft, PHD, who is a yoga teacher, scholar, and author of Post-Lineage Yoga: From Guru to #Metoo. In this episode we dive deeper into the release of Theo's book, and even have a broad conversation about what it means to be religious. Theo’s work considers the democratization …
 
The truth is, no strategy (no matter how good it is) will be effective in your business if you don't have the right mindset to make it work. Working on your mindset is a daily job and when you do it right you cultivate a mindset that will... ... allow you to break through limiting beliefs that hold you back ... support you to work through your fear…
 
Things change quickly when you’re running your own business and it’s easy to feel scattered. One thing that will help you feel less scattered is to choose a business model, a business path, that’s best for you. In this episode, Danait Berhe, walks through the different paths you can take so that you can make your choice and move forward with clarit…
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and podcaster Kirsten Ackerman joins us to discuss how diet culture steals our time and energy, why intuitive eating is the default mode (and how diet culture robs us of that innate skill set), how to recognize true self-care versus diet culture’s version, why there’s so much unchecked privilege in weight-loss marketing, …
 
When you’re an entrepreneur, the biggest hurdle you’ll likely ever face is your own mindset. I experienced this myself and you know what’s crazy? When I was starting out, I thought all this talk about mindset was a bit ‘woowoo’ and not something that affected me, I wanted to take action instead. The truth is, in order to achieve success, we must fi…
 
OK, it's time to put the kettle on, make a tea and snuggle in for a great conversation on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast.⁠ This week I'm speaking with Kylie & Emily of @brightyogaspace about their journey as two country town Yoga teachers, mothers, Yoginis and partners to creating a thriving in-person and online Yoga business, all the while cele…
 
To celebrate the first official release of Lost-to-Launch (my level 1 online business foundations course) as a stand-alone course, I’m doing a few fun, free things for you that I hope will help you jumpstart your business. And since I speak a lot about creating a sustainable business here on the show, I wanted to pop on today to tell you about thos…
 
Wowee, this was a fun episode. I had a whole host of questions compiled, but today’s guest, Alexandria Crow, was just bringing so much gold, I had to follow it. If you don’t know, early on in her yoga career, Alex appeared in several famous yoga journal ads, performing incredibly complex asana. As a new teacher, I was heavily influenced by those ad…
 
Thinking of hosting a special event? Whether it’s a workshop, a teacher training, a retreat or something else - the ideas are endless. My guest today, Allison Rissel, is a yoga teacher who has hosted many events (in person and virtual) and she’s sharing all the good stuff about how events can help you grow your business and how the marketing can be…
 
Comedian, fat-positive activist, and fellow podcaster Jana Schmieding joins us to discuss using comedy to call out diet culture, why there needs to be more Native representation in the media, how Western values contribute to oppression and ill health, how diet culture’s demonization of emotional eating causes additional distress, and so much more. …
 
You probably hear a lot of talk about 6-figure businesses. If your Facebook feed is like mine, it’s easy to believe that money grows on trees... The truth is that starting a business, any business, is rarely easy. In this episode I’m sharing my story, how I grew my business to 6-figures and what it actually means. I hope you’ll learn something from…
 
Thanks to one of my fab 1:1 clients for bringing this topic to our attention! Service Leakage happens when we offer additional services without charging, stay longer after class, include value-added options without adjusting the rates… In this episode I’m working through why it’s really important to STOP service leakage, and how to go about it. Als…
 
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