How to Confidently Call In New Students Using Live Video

How to Confidently Call In New Students Using Live Video

Hey there,

Does the idea of going live on Facebook terrify you?

Scary as you might find it, many of my clients have been getting great results filling workshops and events by jumping on FB live and chatting about what they are offering and why it would be gorgeous for their students.

So this week on the podcast, I shared some tips for feeling confident on FB live, as well as some techy tricks to make your informal, warm videos still look great.

PS: The clock is running down to secure your place on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat ...

...will I see you in Thailand in January?

Doors close on Wednesday, November 21st!

Here is the link to learn more about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

Amy during the Thailand Retreat

If you've got questions about the Retreat you want to talk about before signing up, please just reply to this email and we'll set up a time to talk. I promise: there truely are NO silly questions.

I'd love to see you in Thailand. (And remember there are only 4 spots left at Tier Two pricing.)

xo Amy

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA

On this week’s podcast, I'm answering YOUR Yoga biz questions.

What do you need help with right now?

Where could you use a little extra support?

What would a pinch of 1:1 biz coaching mean for the abundance you're calling in to your Yoga teaching?

PS: Last weekend I announced the BEST bonus so far...

...ready?

I'm giving everyone who registers for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat a FREE 3-hour coaching intensive with me!

Here is the link to learn more about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

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This bonus is ONLY available until SUNDAY NIGHT.

So if you know you are meant to be on Retreat with me in January and the idea of follow up coaching with me once you return home feels expansive AND supportive for you...

Get yourself registered!

Here is the link to learn more: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

And if you are interested but have questions for me first, please just reply to this email and well set up a time to talk. I promise: there are NO silly questions.

I'd love to see you in Thailand. (And remember there are 5 spots left.)

xo Amy

Making the Holidays Abundant in Your Yoga Biz

Making the Holidays Abundant in Your Yoga Biz

Do you think that your Yoga biz goes glacial during the holidays?

No one comes to class.

Your bank balance plunges.

You're not sure how to take a break AND create income?

This week on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast I shared LIVE three ways you can create an abundance boost in your Yoga biz over the holidays WHILE also taking a break and enjoying yourself!

PS: I have TWO places remaining on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat (Tier 2).

Here is the link to learn more about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

After teaching 9 international Retreats I have developed the experience and insight to create a powerful space for Yoga teachers to come together for learning, reflection and transformation.

This coming Retreat is going to be even more potent.

I am already planning out our theme (think Adiyogi... Ooohhhhh).

Here is the link to learn more: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

And if you are interested but have questions for me first, please just reply to this email and well set up a time to talk. I promise: there are NO silly questions.

I'd love to see you in Thailand. (And remember there are 2 spots left.)

xo Amy

Behind the Scenes of My Retreat

Behind the Scenes of My Retreat

This coming January I'll be packing my carry on with my magical toolkit and taking myself overseas for my 10th international Yoga teacher retreat.

Over the past 9 years I've taught in many counties to all sorts of different people. From Yoga teachers to Tibetan nuns. From friendly, high-vibe colleagues to bitches and snarky ex's (yes, really).

I've learnt SO much: most from my mistakes.

What sort of mistake?

Ah... this poster will give you a sense of them!

This week on the podcast I'm going to go 'story teller' mode: all the juicy f*ck ups I made on retreats, how I've developed my spidey senses to pick out a weirdo and REFUND her before its too late (I can share how to do it!) and a bunch of other fun yarns so you can AVOID all the retreat clangers I made!

We are going live NOW

Be there live for a super special announcement (as well as the most candid behind the scenes stories you're going to get... and from Amy that is REALLY saying something!!)

PS: I have FOUR places remaining on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat (Tier 2).

Here is the link to learn more about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

After teaching 9 international Retreats I have developed the experience and insight to create a powerful space for Yoga teachers to come together for learning, reflection and transformation.

This coming Retreat is going to be even more potent.

I am already planning out our theme (think Adiyogi... Ooohhhhh).

Here is the link to learn more: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

And if you are interested but have questions for me first, please just reply to this email and well set up a time to talk. I promise: there are NO silly questions.

I'd love to see you in Thailand. (And remember there are 4 spots left.)

xo Amy

Preparing for Your First Yoga Photoshoot

Preparing for Your First Yoga Photoshoot

Want to know a secret?

My first Yoga photoshoot was SUCH a terrifying DISASTER that the photographer actually called me after and gave me the number to a suicide hotline.

No sh!t.

That actually happened.

And it's because I was SO freaked and triggered and got almost ALL of it seriously wrong-town.

Because just in this past week three Yoga teachers in my community have asked questions about prepping for their Yoga photoshoot...

... I thought I'd better do a podcast on it!

If the idea of having a professional photographer take your pic terrifies you...

If you're not sure how to prepare to make the most of your photoshoot investment...

If you want to get clear on your role in the photographer/client relationship…

Then have a listen.

PS: I'm in Byron Bay at the moment studying with one of my teachers.

Yesterday I had the blessing of an impromptu lunch (#veganburgers!) with Sam, who came on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat last month.

Over turmeric latte Sam and I were chatting about the goals she set on retreat. She told me that she was having a video conference with some of the other retreat participants to check in with each other 30 days on.

We also chatted about her coming along to the January retreat as well!

My Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat truly is a powerful and potent week of celebrating all of you: the Yogi, the business owner, the person.

It's where lasting friendships are formed.

Where you can be a student again.

Be inspired and motivated AND inspire and motivate others.

We are now half full for the January 2019 Retreat (and that doesn't include Sam!)

Stop Goals Becoming Fantasies with Clear Boundaries and Priorities

Stop Goals Becoming Fantasies with Clear Boundaries and Priorities

Goals are necessary to set the intention and direction in your Yoga biz. But without taking ACTION, they can be come comforting fantasies.

In this podcast I'm sharing how this has shown up in my life (hint: too many dating analogies!) and what we can all do to avoid it happening again.

 

Also, get yourself registered for the masterclass happening this weekend and get my personal support to create an action plan to have you reaching your Yoga biz goals THIS YEAR!

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Reaching Your Yoga Biz Goals in 2018!

Reaching Your Yoga Biz Goals in 2018!

I don't know about you, but September can be a 'blah' month for me...

...it's been a long haul.

I've implemented and grown.

I've taken a bunch of trainings and learned loads.

I've completed the two retreats I offer for the year.

And I'm kind of feeling a little, like, 'I'm kind of done for the year'.

But here's the thing. NOW is actually the most powerful time of the year. YES people still want - AND NEED - Yoga. YES you can make that additional money in your biz this year. YES you can complete your projects. And YES you can prepare for 2019.

So this week on the Podcast I'm going to be talking all things 'Achieving Your Yoga Biz Goals'...

PS: Have you registered yet for the 'Achieve Your Yoga Biz Goals' Masterclass happening this weekend yet?

Here is the link to save your place: https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/27t5hqs0istk

This is going to be a 90-minute 'get your hands dirty' workshop where I'll be working with you on getting clear and focussed so that you finish out the year feeling amazing about your Yoga biz.

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If you want me personal mentoring and coaching support on your next three months of biz planning, make sure you register and join me live.

Here is the link again: https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/27t5hqs0istk

See you on the weekend!

xo

Using Email More Effectively in Your Yoga Biz

Using Email More Effectively in Your Yoga Biz

Today we are talking emails: what is DEAD in email land and how you can use emails more effectively to keep your students coming back.

I'll also walk you through a simple onboarding email sequence to keep brand new students coming back.

And if you're up for more clarity and a clear action plan to make the last quarter of 2018 the most aligned, prosperous and in-service so far, make sure you sign up for the Masterclass happening this weekend:

'Achieving Your Yoga Biz Goals in 2018'

Here is the link to register: https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/27t5hqs0istk

How I Filled My Classes: Inside Scoop + Templates!

How I Filled My Classes: Inside Scoop + Templates!

Sometimes you just want someone else to tell you EXACTLY what to do, right?

GOOD NEWS!

This week on the podcast I'm going to tell you EXACTLY what to write in your emails, FB ads and website to sell out your classes.

I know it works because it's JUST what I did to call 16 people into my class (that had room for 14... but that's another podcast topic!)

And if you're looking for some virtual handouts, I've got you covered there, too.

Templates, swipe files and 'copy and paste' all done for you.

(You're welcome ;)

Here are the links to access the templates and swipe files from this training.

Access the sales page for the classes here:

Access the three emails sent out to my 90 person mailing list - each one week apart - here:

And here is a copy of the FB ad I used to promote the classes:

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PS: In just over 4 months a powerful group of Yoga teachers will be joining me on retreat in northern Thailand for the 5th Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat.

You can read more about it here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

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There are now just 2 places left at the Tier 1 pricing level...

...So if you'd like one, jump on in!

And if you do take up one of these places by TOMORROW night, you'll also receive a free 90-minute private coaching intensive with me valued at $500!

Learn all about the retreat here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

And here is what Louise - who just joined me last month on Retreat - had to say about her experience:

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"The Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat marked the start of my full-time career in yoga and it’s the best thing that I could have done. It’s given me clarity, focus and probably most importantly the confidence to go out there and really make a success of my yoga biz. Oh, and the setting, the food, the company is to die for!"

Louise Neicho, Woodland Yoga

 

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA Live with Amy

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA Live with Amy

It is so important to draw inspiration from the leaders in our industry.

How did our favourite 'Yoga-lebrities' get where they are today? What did they do to overcome adversity, choose the perfect teachers and fill up their classes, workshops and events?

And then there is a time to put this inspiration into practice.

How are YOU going to fill up your classes?

Build a great website?

Generate prosperity doing what you love?

Today I'm hosting a live business coaching session for you where I'm all set to answer any Yoga biz questions you may have.

PS: I am delighted to announce that Tier 1 tickets are now on sale for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat in Thailand in January!

You can read all about it here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

The Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat is a week of rest and relaxation, Yoga and meditation and a deep dive into your Yoga business.

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I'll take you to one of my most favourite places in the world, where I decided to become a Yoga teacher and where I taught my first ever retreat 9 years ago.

You'll make new friends, learn new skills and actually take a BREAK!

Here's the link again to read all about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/

There are 6 places available in Tier 1, as well as a payment plan to make it easier to save your place.

And here is what Sam had to say about her time on retreat earlier this month:

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Embracing Ferocity in Yoga: 3 Quick Tips

Embracing Ferocity in Yoga: 3 Quick Tips

I remember the day in my corporate job when I KNEW it was time to leave.
 
I was hosting a meeting with some important folks from out of town. The meeting room I had booked was still full of people, running overtime.
 
I popped my head in the door, gently reminded them of the time and asked them to finish up.
 
Afterwards, the host of the late meeting came to see me.
 
‘Amy, I was really surprised by your behaviour today.’
 
‘Oh? Why is that’ I replied.
 
‘Well, couldn’t you just wait for us to finish? Did you have to ask us to leave?’
 
‘Yes. I did.’
 
‘Gee, Amy. I thought you were a Yoga teacher’ – she paused and looked down her nose at me – ‘I thought you’ve be more ZEN.’
 
ARGH!!!!
 
I mean, ARGH on SOOOO many levels!!!
 
These sorts of judgements about what Yoga is and what it means to be a Yogi drive me WILD.
 
What about you?
 
Have you ever been called ‘too intense’?
 
Or that you were too bold, clear, intentional or passionate?
 
That you should ‘chillax’?
 
This week on the podcast I want to reclaim ferocity in Yoga. It’s TIME!!!

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PS: Speaking of FIERCE… The women who joined me on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat have headed home to their SEVEN countries more emboldened, confident and ready to fiercely serve!
 
We’ve had a powerful week of retreat, rest, renewal and reignition!

(Check out ore pics on insta: @AmyYogaBizCoach)
 
And also take a look at the VERY limited SUPER EARLY BIRD for 2019 Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat here:
www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

 

Yoga Sales Funnels: What and Why

Yoga Sales Funnels: What and Why

Want to know the BIGGEST mistake I see Yoga teachers making when they are looking to fill up their teacher trainings, retreats and 1:1 classes?
 
Not enough preparation.
 
Now, I’m not talking marketing.
 
I’m not talking about planning the agenda, choosing the venue or planning out the pricing system.
 
I’m talking about preparing your Sangha by growing your numbers to fill your high end offers.
 
In sales, it’s called a ‘funnel’.
 
And I’m going to give you a 45-minute training live for this week’s podcast!

PS: We are in day 2 of the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat here in Thailand.
 

And we’re having a BLAST!!!
 
(Check out my daily details, vids and check in on Instagram @AmyYogaBizCoach)
 
In fact, we are having such a great time I’m putting things in place for our 2019 retreat.
 
We are hashing out the dates ATM but it’s going to be January and there will be a cray-cray good Super Early Bird rate.
 
If you’d like a heads up BEFORE I send out an email to everyone, send me an email back and I’ll put you on the ‘pre-invitation’ list!
 
Xo Amy

Owning the Changes in your Yoga Biz

Owning the Changes in your Yoga Biz

How are things in your Yoga biz?

Loving it?

Full classes?

Enjoying sharing inviting content on social media?

Website calling in new students each week?

No?

Perhaps you need some extra support from me!


GREAT NEWS!

I've just opened 12 90-minute intensives and there are still 10 left.

You can learn all about it here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/intensives

We will work together in a ninety minute intensive to:

  • Clarify the true level of abundance you desire from your Yoga biz and create a super-simple and do-able plan to achieve it.

  • Eliminate the Chaya (shadow) in your pricing, scheduling and class offerings so your business model makes sense and is in alignment with your desired lifestyle.

  • Determine the two best social media platforms for your business so you’re not spreading yourself too thin and can show up in a confident and empowered way online.

  • Map out your messaging and marketing so you’re clear on what to do and how to do it to attract the perfect students to your unique offerings.

  • Dissolve blocks and barriers and correct mindset misalignments so you’re actually ready to receive money in your Yoga biz!

If this feels good to you, head over to this page and reserve your place!

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

And now on top today's free Yoga biz training:

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PS: Let's work together to make your Yoga biz make money.

Collect your 1:1 with me here.

3 Tips for Keeping your Classes Interesting

3 Tips for Keeping your Classes Interesting

Hey Yogi Superstar,

So often Yoga teachers share with me that they worry their classes are getting stale.

How do you keep your students coming back?

How do you keep your offerings fresh and inspiring?


Maybe you can relate?

So today I'll be sharing THREE things you can do to help you feel inspired and inspiring in your teaching...

HINT: It might not be what you think!

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PS: I've just opened up some 90-minute intensive places to help support you to 'Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money'.

You can learn more about them here.

If you would love my 1:1 attention, guidance and support in a powerful 90-minute coaching session, take a peek at the page.

Here is the link again to check it out: 

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

How I Prepare For My Retreats + QnA

How I Prepare For My Retreats + QnA

I am starting to get VERY excited.

Why?

Because in just over 2 weeks I'll be flying to Thailand to prepare for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat.

WOOT WOOT!

I've been teaching international retreats for over 9 years now and I've come a long way. Sure, I've added a zero to the end of my profit...

... but WAY more importantly, I no longer finish a retreat feeling exhausted, run down and hating on at LEAST one of the retreat participants.

Want to know my secrets?

I'm sharing all HERE... so come join in!

 

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA Live with Amy

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA Live with Amy

Hey Yogi Superstar!

For this week's Abundant Yoga Teacher podcast, I went live for an hour of FREE Yoga biz coaching on:

- Filling your classes FINALLY

- Mapping out your Retreat sales and marketing strategy

- Planning the Asana sequence for your first masterclass

- Reviewing your brand new website

Or whatever it is you're working on right now.

I honestly think this can help you so tune in!

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PS: I've extended the Birthday Bundle Sale to tomorrow, so if you haven't collected it yet, here is your chance.

 

Simple Joint Ventures for Attracting New Students

Simple Joint Ventures for Attracting New Students

Have you collected yourself a Birthday Biz Bundle yet?

I'm throwing a seriously cool sale on my most powerful home study courses for just the next few days: you can check it out at http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/birthdaybundle

Websites, FB ads, writing great emails and sales pages, teaching 1:1s confidently and hosting lucrative retreats... 5 programs for just $297.

Awesome, right?

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

Now on to today's LIVE training!

For this week's podcast, I'm going to talk you through how to arrange simple joint venture partnerships to grow your student base without spending any money or stepping on any toes.

Tune in!

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PS: Don't forget your $530 of Yoga biz training savings!

Collect your birthday bundle here.

 

Five Tips to Reengaging Past Students

Five Tips to Reengaging Past Students

Something that has come up recently in my conversations with clients is 'How do you get people who came to class before coming back?'

We talk a lot about reaching new people, but how can we make sure people who stopped Yoga-ing restart?

In this week's podcast I'll be sharing the top 5 things to do to re-engage your students that have 'dropped off'...

... after all, we know they'd be better off with a little Yoga in their lives, right?

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PS: Are you coming on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat?

There are 5 places left and for THIS WEEK if you use the coupon code 'Immersions' when you register you'll receive a $1000 discount!

What?

Yup. $1000.

Here is the link to read all about it: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/