Fill Your Classes with 1-off Workshops

Fill Your Classes with 1-off Workshops

Recently I've supported one of my private coaching clients to fill her weekly class with new students from offering a 1-off 'intro class'.

Over 2 weeks she:

- Enrolled 20+ students in her 2-hour 'intro class'


- Attracted 15 brand new students to the intro class with FB ads

- Made a $500 profit from the intro class (AFTER the FB ad spend and room rental)

- Signed up 9 of the 15 new people into her block of classes

- Generated over $1100 additional PROFIT in NEW class payments as a result of the intro class.

How would you feel about those sorts of results over 2 weeks?

Well, I've got good news for you.

I was so excited about the results I helped my client get, that I want to share it with you. Enjoy this longer podcast. (Yup, it goes for over 90 minutes ;)

And if you’re joining me on Retreat in 2020, here is the link to collect your place: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

Next Level FB Ads for Your Yoga Biz

Next Level FB Ads for Your Yoga Biz

In this training I’m walking you through how a new opportunity in the way you can make ads on FB is going to really help you call in the potential new students who are already going to be interested in what it is you have to offer.

And if you like the idea of actually sitting down together and having me create your FB ads campaigns with you, get along to my Retreat in January. All of the details are here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

Staying Longer in the Vishnu Phase in Your Yoga Biz

Staying Longer in the Vishnu Phase in Your Yoga Biz

The Hindu Trinity provides a really powerful model for our businesses.

The Brahma phase of business is about creating new projects, formulating ideas, seeking out new partnerships. The Siva phase is more about releasing things that don’t serve, cancelling things that are undersubscribed, firing staff, consolidating what and how you’re sharing your gifts.

In this episode I’m challenging you to seek out more Vishnu-encoded time in your biz: rest in the structures you’ve created, maintain your efforts without endlessly tweaking… read the books you’ve ALREADY got ;)

Take some time to journal out how this teaching could bring more ease and flow in biz this week… and beyond!

PLUS, don’t forget to register for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat 2020: there is JUST ONE place left at the Tier 1 rate.

Here is the link: www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats

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Why Financial Planning for the Future is Important AND SEXY!

Why Financial Planning for the Future is Important AND SEXY!

Good times and loveliness: this week I'm sharing some of the special guest training from my Keep Growing Mastermind, my high-level Graduate training and coaching program.

In this episode we are talking all things financial planning, I'm getting my women's-financial-empowerment nerd on, and you'll learn from an industry expert (who trained as a Kinesiologist!!) about why NOW is the right time to start preparing for your abundant financial future.


Also, in case you missed it, registrations are NOW OPEN for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat 2020 at the Tier 1 pricing. (That = awesome).

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

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Stop Equating your Yoga Business Success with your Self-worth

Stop Equating your Yoga Business Success with your Self-worth

How do you feel about yourself when your classes are empty, or you have to cancel a workshop? Does your inner critic kick in when you open your bank statement? In this episode I’m busting some ‘taking it personally’ myths!

Learn more about my Leadership for Yoginis Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Bahamas, here:

And check out the Tier 1 pricing just released for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat in Thailand:

Manifesting Ease and Certainty when Making Important Decisions

Manifesting Ease and Certainty when Making Important Decisions

Due to popular demand, I’m sharing more super power trainings about Spiritual Leadership with Nicole Vahlkamp. We’ve been teaching a Masterclass about Spiritual Leadership over the past month and this podcast is a sneaky peak of what we’ve been sharing. 

To learn more from Nicole and I, and step fully into your role as a confident Spiritual Leader in life and biz, join Nicole and I in the Bahamas this May. 

Learn more about our Leadership for Yoginis Retreat at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Bahamas, here:

Amy Interviews Kat Fowler

Amy Interviews Kat Fowler

Kat Fowler is an international teacher, speaker and writer on spirituality, yoga and meditation, based in New York City. She has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal, Om Yoga magazine, NY Yoga + Life Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine and featured in interviews on ABC News and the New York Times.

In this episode we talk about:

  • When to know you're ready to start a Yoga teacher training,

  • How to stay authentic and true to your values on social media,

  • Why Yoga teachers gotta meditate... no, really.

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews R.R. Shakti

Amy Interviews R.R. Shakti

R.R. Shakti, PhD is a Contemplative Mythologist and Yoga Psychologist who holds a doctoral degree for her work in Mythology and Depth Psychology. Shakti is an international yoga teacher, ritual facilitator, speaker, and writer who presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Invoking Kali when learning to say 'No'.

  • Honesty and the shadow as service

  • How to share personal stories as an invitation with your students

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Anna and Linnea

Amy Interviews Anna and Linnea

Anna’s teaching combines an earnest desire to help people carve space for the changes they wish to see and helps them ultimately open a path to the fulfilment of the best version of themselves. Linnea, teacher since 2010, is yoga alliance registered as E-RYT status (over 1,000 hours of teaching) since 2014.

They are founders of the off-the-grid retreat company, Renew + Restore Co. that fosters holistic wellness through retreats.

In this episode we talk about:

How to REALLY work with your biz bestie (and how it gets to be your Yoga),

Why having participants you know on your retreat matters

Why repeating projects and offers gets you better, faster (and doesn't BORE your people!)

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Peter Akkies

Amy Interviews Peter Akkies

Peter Akkies helps yoga studios sell more memberships, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings by automating their email marketing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why you must stop sending newsletters... immediately!

  • How to feel great about asking people to buy from you,

  • The classic 'never do's' for sending email to your students 

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Day Schildkret

Amy Interviews Day Schildkret

Day Schildkret is internationally known for Morning Altars and has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages across the globe to renew our relationship to nature, creativity, and impermanence with the ritual and practice of earth art. Day is the author of, “Morning Altars: A 7 Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art and Ritual”

With workshops, book readings and large-scale earth art installations worldwide, Morning Altars is bringing ephemeral art to the collective human imagination.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How does your conduct influence your capacity?

  • Overcoming our destination addiction,

  • The fallacy of gratitude and how to address it 

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Allison Kelsey

Amy Interviews Allison Kelsey

Allison Kelsey is an international yoga teacher and depth coach specialising in working with women to connect to their goddess energy in a way that is mystical, creative, embodied and intelligent. She has a loyal tribe who follow her to exquisite retreats in Europe and further afield where they can dive into the Divine Feminine whilst being nourished in fabulous surroundings. She is highly intuitive, a goddess at holding sacred space, and shares her wisdom in a way which is both deep and light hearted, and merges the mystical with practical every day life.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Knowing when its the right time to make a big leap in your Yoga biz,

  • How to handle difficult group dynamics on retreat,

  • Staying INSPIRED and being radically authentic!

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Erica Jago

Amy Interviews Erica Jago

Author, yoga teacher, graphic designer. Erica is fearless in her love for yoga and passionate about communication design. Through her signature illustrations of yoga poses, called Asanaglyphs, she found a union between the two. With over 18 years of experience in designing books, she self-published her first book, Art of Attention, ranked #1 on Amazon for design, now translated into six languages, and graphically designed Oprah Winfrey’s The Wisdom of Sundays.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Creative living as part of your Yoga,

  • How Yoga supports us heal and shed shame,

  • Curation in Yoga: retreats, partnerships and books

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Jasmin and Josephine

Amy Interviews Jasmin and Josephine

Jasmin and Josephine are two sisters from Germany. They created a holistic journey in which the ancient medicine system Ayurveda meets modern Mindfulness with the aim of spreading Prana, the life-force.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to be gentle and patient with ourselves in crafting new habits,

  • Three amazing questions for business growth contemplation and checking-in,

  • Bringing vibrancy and authenticity to Ayurveda!

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Jessi Mendez

Amy Interviews Jessi Mendez

Jessi Mendez ERYT500 attunes to wise whispers of nature for the soul purpose of the embodiment, activation and reclamation of the Wild Feminine on the planet. Through intuitively intelligent movement medicine practices, powerful circle and ceremony, Jessi calls back what is instinctual - raw - and authentically present in the bones. It is her mission through all of her teachings, writings and programs to call home the WILD, the WISE, the HAG, the WITCH and the WOLF in every Womban brave enough to see her own reflection.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Using the soil and the shadow to grow with authenticity,

  • The importance of learning for passion and inspiration,

  • Why the mother archetype can become misaligned and hoe to correct it

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Daniel Scott

Amy Interviews Daniel Scott

A true yogi provocateur offering a fresh alternative to the traditional “yoga voice”, Daniel’s classes are a lively mix of balance and improv, strength and flexibility, breath and body. With light heart and open mind, Daniel focuses on moving into postures, not through them. Deeply dedicated to sharing in the immense journey from self-conscious to self-aware, Daniel Scott strives to answer the ever-present question: Are you moving or being moved?

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why authenticity is essential,

  • Coming to - and moving away from - the international Yoga circuit,

  • The Yoga Of Trust, showing off vs showing up and substance before flash 

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Sandy Fernandez

Amy Interviews Sandy Fernandez

Sandy Fernandez is the President and Founder of Karmic Currency, the energy behind business and finance. A holistic and spiritual approach to dealing with finance and money. Helping them to understand how to unlock chakra energy to manifest success and abundance in their lives. Often called “the money angel” by her clients, Sandy Fernandez is certified yoga teacher, clairvoyant, reiki master, finance and money mindset coach.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why money IS spiritual,

  • How the Chakras inform and influence our business success,

  • Why Teacher Trainings need to STOP doing this one thing...

To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Amy Interviews Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco

Amy Interviews Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco

Husband and wife duo, Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco are at the forefront of the Forrest Yoga guiding its future and evolution.

A unique style that  blends music, song, invocation, smoke blessing, storytelling, prayer, philosophy, primordial and shamanic healing practices. 

Ana & Jose teach the art of self-empowerment and establishing a re-connection to Spirit and Nature.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The importance of ceremony and creativity in Yoga and personal practice

  • How to not be an idiot in Yoga and business

  • Why criticism can be useful and how to handle it with grace
    (plus why you should NEVER eat garlic and onions!!)

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To learn more about working with Amy McDonald as your Yoga business coach, visit www.amymcdonald.com.au/coaching and use coupon code BOYSS5 for 20% off.

Friends vs Students: Saucha and Social Boundaries

Friends vs Students: Saucha and Social Boundaries

Being mates with your students can be tricky, especially when it comes to talking about money, crappy behavior, giving your time for free or taking criticism personally. So how do you be friendly, welcome your loved ones in to class AND maintain your role as teacher?

Also this week, a reminder to get registered for the Business of Yoga Speaker Series! 12 days of motivation, inspiration and behind-the-scenes from some of your favorite Yoga teachers and influencers!

Use this link:

And lastly, TODAY is your LAST CHANCE to collect the early bird coaching bonus when you sign up for my retreat in the Bahamas.

Learn all about that here:

2 Dos and 2 Don’t Worries for Social Media in Your Yoga Biz

2 Dos and 2 Don’t Worries for Social Media in Your Yoga Biz

Ready to learn from some of the world’s leading Yoga Teachers, Influencers and Entrepreneurs? Make sure you’re registered for the Business of Yoga Speaker Series for 12 days of motivation, inspiration and behind-the-scenes from some of your favorites!

Use this link:

Opt in March 2019

And enjoy this week’s podcast – a quick flit through the do’s and don’t of social media: go out there and share, Yogi!