Healthy Boundaries as Yoga

Healthy Boundaries as Yoga

So I'm sensing that it's time to talk boundaries again.

Perhaps you have a student that always stays late.

Maybe someone is behind on their payments.

Or are you teaching at a studio that hasn't upped your rate in years?

GOOD NEWS!

Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries is a part of your Yoga... just as much as Asana and Pranayama.

I've got a 45 minute Yoga and boundaries lesson planned for you.

Don't miss it!

PS: I've created a brand new masterclass:

'6 Weeks to Full Classes'

In it I'll teach you my 3-part system to market your new classes (or top up your existing ones) without drama or overwhelm... just simple steps.

Register for it here: 

https://mailchi.mp/amymcdonald.com.au/marketingmasterclass

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Instagram Basics for Yoga Teachers

Instagram Basics for Yoga Teachers

Are you confident on Instagram?
 
Not sure what to post?
 
Wondering how it can be GREAT for your Yoga biz?
 
GOOD NEWS!
 
On the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast today I’ve got 5 great tips for you if you’re ready to share your Yoga and attract your perfect students with Instagram! 

Tune in for an hour for some fun EASY Insta training!

PS: Are you all registered for GYYB?
 
Make sure you get yourself registered because class starts THIS MONTH!
 
Here is the link to save your place: 

http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/

 

The Hanuman Chalisa in Your Yoga Biz

The Hanuman Chalisa in Your Yoga Biz

Hello from Paris!
 
Ah, I’m still bathing in post-Ashram Ananda!
 
I’ve spent the past week at the Yogaville Ashram in Virginia, US for Krishna Das’s Yoga of Devotion Retreat. (Check out Insta if you want to see more of the KD pics! @amyyogabizcoach).
 
One of the things I find so moving about being with Krishna Das are the stories he tells about being with his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, or Maharaji.
 
For his devotees, Maharaji was an avatar of Hanuman and so he LOVED hearing the Hanuman Chalisa. And as a result, KD chants it a lot.
 
… and after 6 years of retreats with him at Yogaville, I’ve become totally addicted to it myself!
 
On the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast today I’m sharing more about:

  • What the Chalisa is

  • Why I chant it every day

  • How I taught it to myself (in case you want to try yourself!)

  • Why it is SO beautiful for biz and life support

PS: Yoga travel is one of the BEST parts of my job!
 
If you want to serve more to make more money in your Yoga biz so you can enjoy the travel, retreats and trainings around the world register for Growing Your Yoga Biz here:
http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/
 
And if you’d like to come hang out with me while I’m in Europe, there are a couple of places left in the Abundant Yoga Teacher Immersions here:
http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/yogateacherimmersions
 

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Kavita Chandran

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Kavita Chandran

Really Create Your Dream Yoga Job (Hint: Be Careful What You Wish For!)

Kavita Chandran is a former business journalist who, after 20 years of working in newsrooms across the United States, Europe and Asia, took the plunge to bring her passion for yoga and writing together by launching Yoga Journal Singapore.

She has written and edited news stories for BridgeNews, Bloomberg and Reuters, and also anchored news shows for CNBC. She is also the author of “The Head that won’t Stand”, a novel that weaves in true stories of eight ambitious and enterprising women she met in Mysore in a yoga shaala.

Kavita lives in Singapore with her husband and two daughters.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Jennie Lee

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Jennie Lee

Living the Eight Limbs of Yoga.

Jennie Lee is a certified yoga therapist who has spent two decades coaching people in the healing tradition of classical yoga mediation. She is also the author of two books - Breathing Love: Meditation in Action, and the award winning True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Kia Miller

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Kia Miller

Founder of Radiant Body. Honing Your Craft and Your Business.

Kia and I cover A LOT in her interview.

We chat about the value of subbing and how to do it well, honing your craft and being an apprentice of Yoga teaching as a process of discovering your area of speciality, divine abundance and letting that flow into your business and life, choosing the right URL and having great collaborative photoshoots, and choosing ongoing trainings that inspire you and give you more 'tools' to share and use as your service.

We also touch on blending modalities with respect and awareness.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Laura Burkhart

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Laura Burkhart

How to Craft a Powerful Yoga Teaching Community.

Get ready for some AMAZING amounts of wisdom, including how to craft a powerful Yoga teaching resume (even if you're brand new), what to look for it you're hiring Yoga teachers for your studio, being discerning in choosing your teacher trainings and some hot tips on teaching retreats.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Jennica Mills

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Jennica Mills

Neurogenic Yoga teacher. The Importance of Relationships in Business, Yoga and Life.

Join Jennica and I while we chat about how to create lasting business partnerships and grow in the process, how being authentic is the only way to show up in life and online and why doing what you love is the pathway to making change and creating abundance.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Meg McCraken

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Meg McCraken

Co-Founder of Alaya Yoga School. The Keys to a Successful Yoga are in the Teachings.

Meg have so much to share about leaning back into the lineage of our teachers and tradition and about discovering our 'leading edge' and what this means in teaching, business and life.

We also talk about how we love attracting students and clients that really make get teary with joy (and just having a VERY fun conversation all round!!).

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Erin Motz

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Erin Motz

Why Being a BAD Yogi is very GOOD + Radical Authenticity.

Erin is not your traditional Yogi: she's the carnivorous, red wine and French cheese-loving type. Erin aims to keep classes fun and accessible, both in the studio and online. You won’t hear much Sanskrit, she'll totally forgive you if you don’t know your asana from your elbow, and she firmly believes that yoga is for everyone, from the kale-loving vegan to the prize-winning deer hunter. She may be a Bad Yogi, but teaching yoga has been one of her greatest pleasures; Erin practices to feed her teaching, but teaches to feed her life.

Artha, Satya and Raising Your Rates

Artha, Satya and Raising Your Rates

I’m often asked to speak on the topic of bridging the gap between spirituality and wealth.
 
I get it.
 
I used to think there was a gap.
 
No, a chasm.
 
Want proof?
 
I did my entire 200 YTT with a $6 yoga mat from Target than had an attached valcro strap that got stuck in my hair EVERY Savasana.
 
I shaved my head for 12 years because who was I to deserve long locks? And it was a cost saver with shampoo.
 
I went to the cheapest, coldest Yoga classes, including a class with a teacher who didn’t even take her work boots off during class, because it was cheaper than going to a studio.
 
On my first trip to India I stayed at the cheapest guest house for a month EVEN THOUGH there was a stalker who slept outside my door EVERY NIGHT!
 
I could go on (and on and on!!)
 
Perhaps this does make me somewhat of an expert when it comes to bridging the gap!
 
So today on the podcast I’m going to give you a Yoga philosophy throw-down about money, having a business and being a Bhakta!
 
And that INCLUDES why I lovingly invite you to raise your rates!

PS: If you’re ready to do the healing work on your beliefs when it comes to money so you feel great AND in service being an Abundant Yoga Business Owner, check out the GYYB curriculum here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/
 
I believe that aligning your money beliefs with your spiritual practice is the most important part of moving from Yoga teaching hobbyist to Yoga teaching professional.
 
That’s why GYYB starts with ‘The Money Mindset of an Abundant Yoga Business Owner’.
 
If this work calls to you, you’re in double the luck!
 
There are some AWESOME bonuses still available to GYYB, so head on over to the info page and take a peek.
 
Here is the link again: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Simon Borg Olivier

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Simon Borg Olivier

The Keys to Health, Happiness and Longevity.

Simon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy) APAM has been practicing yoga for 50 years and teaching for 35 years. He has also been a registered physiotherapist for 20 years.

Simon is co-director of YogaSynergy, a research scientist and a University lecturer. He has been regularly invited to teach lifestyle, posture, movement and breathing at conferences and festivals internationally since 1990.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Dhugal Meachem

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Dhugal Meachem

Why Doubt and Saying 'NO' are Essential in Your Yoga Biz.

Dhugal has lived most of his life in Asia. mainly Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

Since 2011, he has empowered hundreds of people to take care of themselves through with tailored training in Indian and Chinese spiritual traditions, and the physical practices of Yin and Hatha Yoga.

Why does he teach? Quite simply because he loves it.

He has learnt so much and got so much joy out of yoga he wants to spread the good. He believes Yoga teachers are the front line in modern society's health and have a massively important role to play in the communities they work in.

Dhugal has studied Yang Family Taichi and Yoga with his 3 teachers Patrick Creelman, Noah Mazé and Paul Grilley and his teacher training and yoga classes are a vibrant mix of their insightful teaching.

Dhugal is a ERYT-500 level Yoga Alliance Teacher which allows him to teach those new to yoga, teach focused workshops and teach new and growing teachers. Come join him…..His teaching aims to inspire.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Stacey Nelson

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Stacey Nelson

Why Trusting and Sharing ALL Your Gifts is Essential for an Authentic and Magnetic Yoga Business.

Stacey Nelson is the founder and facilitator of Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training. She has combined her eclectic mix of skills and experience in Kids Yoga; Yoga Therapy; Teacher Training; Fitness; TV production & Drama and Early Years Education to create her current offerings to kids and teens and Yoga Teachers around Australia. One of Stacey's joys is also in being a Yoga Therapist in a Children’s Hospital.

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Valerie Dambrosio

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Valerie Dambrosio

The Connection Coach. Allowing Yoga To Be A Journey.

I have a blast talking with Valerie about the importance of playing big in the world, and what that means for Yoga teachers. We explore how to know when it is the right time to let go of something (BEFORE crisis hits!)

Valerie shares how to create a Yoga Festival from a single intuitive hit, as well as taking great care of ourselves as an essential foundation of business success. And we touch on how we originally met (and didn't even know it!).

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Cristi Cristensen

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Cristi Cristensen

The Importance of Trusting Your Own Inner Voice to Make the Big Biz Leaps.

A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. After earning her degree in Kinesiology, Cristi studied extensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp, and Fred DeVito.

 

Cristi has been the face for yoga & lifestyles brands such as Exhale Spa, Loewes Hotel Hollywood, Satya Yoga Wear, and Ananda Soul Creations, and has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, Om Yoga, Self, and LA Yoga. When she isn’t teaching, globe-trotting, and empowering others, you’ll likely find Cristi dancing and doing back flips on Venice Beach!

The Business Of Yoga With Amy MCdonald & Jess Neff

The Business Of Yoga With Amy MCdonald & Jess Neff

Yoga Management & Getting Your Event Planning Right

Jess has some amazing insight on knowing when it is time to take the leap and not getting in your own way when your business is ready to grow.

We touch on the importance of written agreements, terms and conditions, systems and structures that enable you to do what you do better, and some great nuts and bolts, like Jess's recommendation for knowing how much to budget for promotions and advertising!

Abundant Yoga Teacher Success Stories

Abundant Yoga Teacher Success Stories

Role models and Yoga inspirers are SOOO important to me on my Yoga journey.
 
My teacher, Noah Maze, inspires me to sequence smarter and smarter and smarter.
 
Devdutt Pattanaik inspires me to tell great Yoga stories and share Yoga wisdom.
 
Carlos Pomeda inspires me to read and reread and reread the Siva Sutras.
 
Krishna Das inspires me to learn more about chanting and to memorize ALL of the Chalisa.
 
It’s also important to be inspired in our Yoga businesses. That’s why I’ve curated a beautiful gathering of Yoga teachers for this week’s Abundant Yoga Teacher podcast who will share their stories and journeys with you. 

These ladies inspire me so much. What they’ve let go of to grow in their teaching, their commitment to the path, their readiness to change and transform. Honestly, I think you’re going to LOVE this!

PS: These inspiring Yoga business owners are all graduates of the Growing Your Yoga Biz program.
 
Learn more about the program that transformed their businesses here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Brenna Geehan

The Business Of Yoga With Amy McDonald & Brenna Geehan

However you get Yoga to the people, get Yoga to the people.

In 1998, Brenna Geehan began studying with several Yoga Masters and in 2002 she met her teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker of ParaYoga.

Since then Brenna has become one of only a few Senior ParaYoga Level 2 Certified ERYTs. Brenna loves to get real with people because she insists on getting real with herself everyday. Brenna believes that we are all here to not only get through life but also to find out how to thrive. Every person's thriving will look different and Brenna encourages students of Yoga and Meditation to go deeper and deeper, and deeper still ~ until they are satisfied.

In every class, workshop, training, or retreat, one walks away with richer tools to help themselves experience more joy and spaciousness, less fear and tension, and to get intimate with their life purpose. Her classes are a masterful alchemy of clear alignment cues for the body and breath that draws each student to a remembrance of their Sri their brightest, fiery heart and soul.

Moving to San Francisco, CA in 2009, Brenna was invited by master and luminary teacher, Jean Mazzei, to co-direct their own teacher training program, Sri Yoga. Brenna and Jean of Sri Yoga have trained hundreds of teachers since then and continue to offer these transformational trainings and retreats in California and around the US. Currently, Brenna teaches weekly and monthly classes in San Francisco, as well as Sri Yoga retreats in trainings.

Practice with Brenna in person at Yoga Tree in San Francisco and online at Yoga Vibes.