Turning Your Triggers into Your Greatest Teachers

Turning Your Triggers into Your Greatest Teachers

In this episode I'm sharing from the Amy McDonald back catalogue... yup, we're going back to September 2015, before podcasts were actually a 'thing' and I'm sharing my 4 step process to take your triggers into the teaching space: learn and grow from what stresses you out!

Also, I'm challenging everyone to repurpose more of your own content. How can you share more with your community by drawing on resources you've created in the past?

Acknowledging and Healing Vasana In Your Yoga Biz

Acknowledging and Healing Vasana In Your Yoga Biz

Swami Sivananda describes Vasana as 'waves on the mind-lake' and Sri Ramana Maharishi said a life free of Vasana is an 'eternal state of purity.'

So what are Vasanas, exactly, and how do they impact us in business?

Also in this episode some chanting from my Yoga retreat this past weekend.

Like a little more #YogaNerd with me?

Join me at Sama Studio this November for Module 1 of the History and Philosophy of Yoga. All of the details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/480266629439992/

What do we really know about the history of Yoga? How much have you thought and read about where Yoga comes from, and how much do you repeat from what others have shared? Could it be time for an accuracy tune-up?

Who is Patanjali, anyway? What is the 8 limbs about and how well does that system represent the overall teachings of the Yoga tradition? How can we use the Yoga Sutras in a way that makes sense to householders in 2019?

What is Tantra, how is it different from Patanjali’s classical Yoga and why is it fundamental to the progression of Hatha Yoga? How does reality come into being, and what on earth do Siva and Sakti have to do with it? A fun exploration of basic Tantric metaphysics: hold on to your #yoganerd hat!

This weekend will be a combination of lectures, discussion, debate and fun. Whether you’re a Yoga teacher looking for an inspiring recharge or a professional development booster, or a Yoga student just hungry to get your geek on, come join us for a weekend of Yoga history and philosophy, Amy-style!

Writing Simple Blogs and Artiles in 5 Easy Steps

Writing Simple Blogs and Artiles in 5 Easy Steps

In this Edition of the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast I’m sharing my super simple way to write compelling blogs that you can contribute to other publications, blogs, newsletters, magazines AND your own social media. Crazy easy. Promise ;)

I’m also sharing some insights from my very own Instagram manager about changes to the engagement regulations of the platform and how to avoid being ‘soft blocked’.

You’ll hear a jet-lagged conversation with Laura Colless, Founder of Sama Studio in Armidale where I’ll be offering some modules for her YTT this year. We chat about the importance of travel and ongoing training as well as how she has moved from under-earning to multiple 6-figure Yoga business owner.

Finally, I’m announcing my Birthday Flash Sale with 40% off my most powerful programs. All the info here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/sale


Your Yoga Biz Questions Answered

Your Yoga Biz Questions Answered

In this Episode I’m getting back to a bunch of you who have sent in GREAT questions:

  • Why should I transition to term bookings?

  • How do I write a press release?

  • How do I ensure my JV partners pull their weight?

  • What do I do when NO ONE shows up?

And I’m also sharing ‘Saxophone Warrior’ pose… you’ll have to listen to find out WTF I’m on about ;)

Lastly, DM me at @amyyogabizcoach for info about 40% off private coaching

Amy's Recommended Reading for New Yoga Teachers

Amy's Recommended Reading for New Yoga Teachers

On this episode I’m sharing 4 great reads that I think are really foundational texts to begin to expand your Yoga studies after your first YTT. I’ll explain why each is important as well as rave a little (what? No!) about PYS… (That’s the snake guy, not the Gangnam guy…;)

Finally, you can enjoy a sneaky peak into the Growing Your Yoga Biz Orientation Call so you’ll really know what it’s like to be in the program.

GYYB registrations close JULY 19th. More info and sign up here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

And thanks to Katherine Bennet for this podcast topic! If you have a topic you’d like me to create a podcast about, DM me on Instagram @amyyogabizcoach xo

Three Ways to Find Students Outside of Social Media

Three Ways to Find Students Outside of Social Media

In this Episode you’ll hear from my colleague and friend Louise Mansergh, communications and marketing expert folks in the health and wellbeing space. She has some great tips and ideas for getting published in magazines and newspapers, radio and TV.

This is a special training from the Keep Growing Mastermind, so you’ll also get a sense of what being in my high-level mastermind is like! Enjoy!

And a reminder that Growing Your Yoga Biz registrations close soon. And there are some FAB bonuses available until Sunday night. Here is the link to learn all about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

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Register by midnight SUNDAY July 14th and you’ll also receive:

  • 1 3-hour 1:1 Coaching Intensive with me (valued at $1000)

  • Access to my new live training, ‘Content Creation for Yoga Businesses’ (valued at $197)

This means you'll receive all the goodness of the GYYB group program

AND

Time with just me to really tweak, tailor and tune-up exactly where you need that extra little support.

You can use your 3 hours of private coaching all at once as an intensive, or spread it out over three hour-long sessions across the next six months.Super powerful!

Here is the link again: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Looking Ahead with Ganesha for Biz Abundance in 2019

Looking Ahead with Ganesha for Biz Abundance in 2019

In part 2 of my 'back on track' training I'll guide you through the 5 journaling questions that will get you clear, focussed and excited about the final 6 months of 2019 in your Yoga biz.

And I'll teach you a thing or two about Ganesha on the way! Here is the link to the workbook.

Also on the training I announced this VERY special bonus:

If you register for Growing Your Yoga Biz in the next 24 hours, you'll receive:

*$500 off the investment as a super early bird discount AND

*A complimentary place on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat (valued at $3000).

So that's $7,000 of value for just $3,500 AUD

But just until midnight Friday July 5th, Melbourne Australia time.

Here is the link to register: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

You're Just Not That Special... and What's Great About That!

You're Just Not That Special... and What's Great About That!

In this special edition podcast episode I’m sharing some of the actual coaching and training that goes on within the Growing Your Yoga Biz Program. Yup, you can actually try it before you buy it! Woot!


You'll enjoy our opening circle, intention setting and rah-rah pep talk from me about why being special is NOT what it takes. Action is.

Remember, if you’re signing up for Growing Your Yoga Biz the $500 Early Bird discount ends THIS FRIDAY (July 5th, 2019)

Here is the link to take another look at all of the info: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

And if you’d like to talk with me about you and your biz before you sign up, here is the link to my scheduler: https://go.oncehub.com/AmyMcDonald

Reflecting and Consolidating with Siva Training

Reflecting and Consolidating with Siva Training

It's the 2019 half way point: can you believe it?

That means its the perfect time to take a look back at your Yoga biz so far this year.

In this raining I'll guide you through a reflection and consolidation process to check in with your Sankalpa for the year in biz. We will use the Adiyogi, Siva, as our guide in this review. Yup, business strategy through the lens of Yoga... Jai!

Make sure you get the training workbook here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ay5twxhegwinqqr/Siva%20Reflection%20Guide%20Writeable%20June%202019.pdf?dl=0

As well as the training itself being powerful (and the people who joined me live being SO fun!!) I also announced a VERY special bonus that is only available for the next 24 hours.

If you are thinking about joining 'Growing Your Yoga Biz', which starts in about a month, if you register TODAY you'll receive:

1. $500 off the investment (either payment plan or pay in full)
2. A complimentary place on my Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat in Thailand (valued at $3000).

The link to learn more about - and register for - GYYB is: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyo…

And to read more about my retreat, go here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

If you have questions about this very limited offer, please email me at amy@amymcdonald.com.au

Super fun! Jai abundance and Jai FREE retreats!

Marketing, Honesty, Conflict and Controversy with Dhugal Meachem

Marketing, Honesty, Conflict and Controversy with Dhugal Meachem

In this Episode I’m being interviewed by my friend, Dhugal Meachem, a talented, nerdy and fun Yoga teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer.

I’m sharing more of my story and Dhugal and I discuss why Yoga teachers can struggle with the transition to being Yoga business owners at the completion of their YTT. I also ask Dhugal some crunchy questions about living and teaching in a post-lineage world… Enjoy!

Also, if you’re registering for this round of Growing Your Yoga Biz (my 6-month Yoga biz group training program) remember that the $500 discount ends on July 5th. Learn more here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

5 Things to Start Your Yoga Teaching Career

5 Things to Start Your Yoga Teaching Career

Thanks to Katherine Bennet for this topic!

Help me grow this podcast by rating or reviewing. let’s see if we can get over 26 ratings!

Register for my two free trainings over the next two weeks:

Growing Your Yoga Biz: Reflecting and Consolidating with Siva

In this free training I'll guide you through a reflection and consolidation process to check in with your Sankalpa for the year in biz. We will use the Adiyogi, Siva, as our guide in this review. Yup, business strategy through the lens of Yoga... Jai!

Make sure you register in order to access the meeting room link and the training workbook.

Here is the rego link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/756b33da42ad841fdc2040ba88984b7b


Growing Your Yoga Biz: Looking Ahead with Ganesha

In this second part of my '2019 mid-point check in' training we'll be using the guidance of Ganesha to take the learnings from the first half of the year and weave them into our intentions and goals for the rest of the year. Yup, it's a Yoga biz planning session with a BIG difference: Yoga teachings at the core.

Make sure you register in order to access the meeting room link and the training workbook.

Here is the rego link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/365c5d17e97e34a9c5b9141539e44ee6


And if you are ready to really Grow Your Yoga Biz in 2019, register for GYYB - my 6-month signature Yoga biz training program - here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz




Yoga in a Post-Lineage World + Creating Connection and Sanctuary

Yoga in a Post-Lineage World + Creating Connection and Sanctuary

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Tamara Graham

Tamara, a yoga lover since her teens, started teaching Yoga in New York at her friends beseeching. Returning to Perth, single mother of 3, from her first classes to an empty church hall, she’s grown Tamara Yoga to a thriving community of thousands, with 2 huge studios, an internationally recognised school with hundreds of graduates from Tamara Yoga Teacher Training and spectacular Retreats in Margaret River, Bali and India. Tamara’s the national representative for ISHTA Yoga in Australia. She’s honoured with the sacred title of Yogiraj, meaning Yoga Master, by her teacher Yogiraj Alan Finger. She’s made Yoga DVDs, and regularly interviewed by newspaper, radio and wellness publications as a yoga authority. Tamara’s love of yoga and enthusiasm for teaching is infectious; she’ll inspire you to realise the goal of yoga, enlightenment.

Amy and Tamara are discussing:

  • Building community, connection and sanctuary

  • Taking the teachings and making them your own

  • Doing what REALLY makes you happy, and knowing how to figure out what that actually is

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

Learn More Here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

The Importance of Knowing What You're Teaching Inside-out

The Importance of Knowing What You're Teaching Inside-out

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and David Regelin

David Regelin is a traveling yoga teacher,  based in New York City. David is a powerful voice, an eloquent and skilful teacher who is sought after for his workshops and teacher's intensives. His unique talent for simple yet precise articulation of form and technique, echo in the bodies and minds of his students.

In this interview, Amy and David discuss:

  • The risk of evolving to simpler, faster, lighter Yoga

  • Holding control and autonomy as a teacher

  • The importance of knowing what you're teaching inside-out

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

Learn More Here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

Blokes, Yoga and Getting More Men on the Mat

Blokes, Yoga and Getting More Men on the Mat

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown is the visionary and founder behind Warrior One Yoga, bespoke bayside yoga studios in Brighton and Mordialloc. Dustin grew up in Kauai, Hawaii and after travelling the world as a professional surfer he settled in Melbourne with his wife, Nova. He is a dedicated yogi, vedic meditator, yoga teacher, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and wellness warrior who is making waves in the yoga world! Dustin is an ambassador for global brand Lululemon Athletica and Boys of Yoga, a global movement helping to bring more guys to the mat.  As a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt athlete- training, coaching and competing within Australia and Internationally, Dustin brings his martial arts and surfing background to his yoga practice. Through his dedication to his daily personal yoga practice, Dustin has found strength, flexibility, increased recovery, body awareness and an overall balanced lifestyle.

In this interview, Amy and Dustin discuss:

  • Making it work in a small studio

  • Blokes, Yoga and getting more men on the mat

  • Humility, confidence and being haughty: do's and don't do's!

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

Learn More Here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

How to Build Your Kula with Face-to-Face Connection

How to Build Your Kula with Face-to-Face Connection

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Michael Jay

With over 30 years of design and marketing experience, teaching yoga for over 15 years and 12 years of owning, managing and recently selling a successful yoga studio in the suburbs of Vancouver Canada. I'm passionate about balance. I experienced it from a very young age. I was born to a hippy, artist mother who taught me to express my creativity, passion and a love of yoga, and a businessman father who showed me the importance of building relationships in life and in business. These two influences sent me on a lifetime trajectory balancing the fine art of marketing and design with wellness and self-care.

In this interview Amy and Michael discuss:

  • The number one student retention strategy

  • What really makes teaching professionally rewarding

  • Building community with face-to-face connection

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

Learn More Now: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

New Industry Research for your Yoga Biz!

New Industry Research for your Yoga Biz!

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Royal Brown

Royal Brown is a successful yoga instructor, corporate sales rep and business owner. Her passion includes helping yoga instructors create a career from doing what they love.

In this interview Amy and Royal discuss:

  • The top three trends impacting the Yoga industry RIGHT NOW

  • New opportunities to network with other Yoga teachers

  • How and why to diversify your Yoga offerings

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

LEARN MORE HERE: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

How to Really Read Your Studentship in Unusual Environments and Locations

How to Really Read Your Studentship in Unusual Environments and Locations

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Maryam Sharifzadeh

Maryam has been teaching yoga in the workplace since 2009. With over 4,200 classes and 300+ companies under her belt, Maryam is an expert in Office Yoga. Her fitness background, 1,200 RYT and Masters in Sports Management all provide her with a deep understanding of the physical body and mind, and how we can use these tools to best elevate our personal and professional lives. Maryam is now the CEO of Office Yoga and creator of the Office Yoga Teacher Training program.

In this interview, Amy and Maryam discuss:

  • Creating your own niche, and hiring your friends!

  • The specific skill of teaching office Yoga

  • How to really read your audience in different environments

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

LEARN MORE HERE: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

What the International Yoga Sport Federation's World Championships are REALLY about!

What the International Yoga Sport Federation's World Championships are REALLY about!

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Henry Winslow

Henry Winslow is a dedicated yoga practitioner of 9 years, whose teaching is rooted in the Ghosh, Ashtanga, and Dharma Yoga traditions. In 2018, Henry took first place in the International Yoga Sport Federation's world championships. Although strength and flexibility initially attracted him to the mat and remain a focal point of his teaching, his appreciation for the practice has since expanded beyond the physical. To Henry, yoga is above all else a tool for cultivating clarity. Through workshops, private and group classes, and his podcast Dharma Talk, Henry empowers students worldwide to connect to their innermost selves, where our natural resilience, unlimited power, and universal compassion reside.

In this episode Amy and Henry discuss:

  • How to start your own product line... EASILY!

  • What the International Yoga Sport Federation's World Championships are REALLY about!

  • Why Yoga Teachers should embrace 'entrepreneurship'.

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

LEARN MORE HERE: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use coupon code bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

Why You Should NEVER Teach for Free and Other Yoga Controversies

Why You Should NEVER Teach for Free and Other Yoga Controversies

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series with Amy McDonald and Marylene Henry

Marylene is a yoga teacher trainer who specialises in Yoga anatomy, therapeutic applications of yoga, Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety. Her passion for yoga took a new turn when she helped a friend overcome depression through yoga. Curious about what other benefits a holistic approach to yoga could bring, she devoted her time and energy to study the 8 limbs of yoga. Splitting her life between a successful international corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understood how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind, and used this experience to teach corporate yoga. In 2016, she decided to leave her corporate career to pursue a PhD in Osteopathy to deepen her knowledge of the physical body. She also completed her certifications as Reiki Master and Mindfulness coach. Today, Marylene teaches private and group classes, and co-host Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.

In this interview, Amy and Marylene discuss:

  • How to make learning about anatomy REALLY interesting

  • Why you should NEVER teach for free

  • Making big leaps and being bold to share your voice

Are you ready to shift from a Yoga teacher hobbyist to an Abundant Yoga Business Owner?

Amy's Growing Your Yoga Biz is a 6-month group training, coaching and business development program for Yoga Teachers ready to learn new skills, shift old patterns and limiting beliefs, meet and have fun with new colleagues and friends AND generate more prosperity doing what they love.
 

Learn More Here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Use bizofyoga at check out for $500 off!

Reinventing Yourself: The journey from Pharmacist to Spiritual Breath Worker

Reinventing Yourself: The journey from Pharmacist to Spiritual Breath Worker

The Business of Yoga Speaker Series 6: Amy McDonald and Niraj Naik

Niraj Naik is an ex-pharmacist turned holistic health expert. After working for several years as a community pharmacist, Niraj saw firsthand just how ineffective and even damaging pharmaceutical drugs can be. When he found himself a patient of stress-related depression and ulcerative colitis, he embarked on a journey of profound healing and now has no symptoms at all. Known internationally as The Renegade Pharmacist, Niraj is also the founder of SOMA Breath and is dedicated to educating others on topics of holistic health, breath work  meditation, and more.

In this episode Amy and Niraj discuss:

  • Reclaiming Pranayama as a healing art

  • The journey from from pharmacist to spiritual breath worker

  • Why breathing slower and more mindfully is essential for the body

Learn more about Growing Your Yoga Business - Amy’s 6-month Yoga biz training program - here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz