The Yoga of Struggle and Progress

The Yoga of Struggle and Progress

One of my favourite themes to teach in class is complementary forces. Yoga is full of them, right?

Darkness and light. Masculine and feminine. Good and evil. Up and down. In and out.

Some people even refer to the Hatha in Hatha Yoga as representing the complimentary forces 'sun' and 'moon' (I don't, but that is a topic for a future weekly call ;)

In this week's call I spoke specifically about the complimentary forces 'struggle' and 'progress'. As with all of these pairs, we can be at either end of this spectrum or somewhere in the middle. We are moving between the two all of the time.

So how can we choose to stay more in the progress end in our businesses, relationships and wellbeing?

And why might we be actually choosing to stay in the struggle end unnecessarily?

All this and more in this week's call!

PS: Want to know a GREAT way to stay in progress and out of struggle in your Yoga biz?

 Yup, it's the Growing Your Yoga Business program.

Growing Your Yoga Business is an in-depth, 4-month Yoga business training program where you'll learn the mindset AND the nuts and bolts pieces to become an abundant Yoga business owner.
 

Inspiration Session

Inspiration Session

I jokingly call LA my 'spiritual home'. Honestly, I feel like a kid in the candy store every time I'm here. So much YOGA!

Also for me right now I'm speaking with bunches of Yoga teachers in this community in complementary coaching calls. So far I've coached about 50 folks and I'm absolutely loving it.

But I realised that I've been a bit selfish.

I've been holding back on you. I've been keeping all the good news, success stories and inspiration to myself!

Outrageous!

So today I made up for it with our Abundant Yoga Teacher Weekly Call.

PS: One of the things that these four Yoga teachers have in common is taking themselves seriously as business owners. This shows up in their income, student attendance, confidence and visibility online.

Another thing they all have in common is they are graduates of the Growing Your Yoga Business program.

Growing Your Yoga Business is an in-depth, 4-month Yoga business training program where you'll learn the mindset AND the nuts and bolts pieces to become an abundant Yoga business owner.

People Pleasing and the Seat of the Teacher

People Pleasing and the Seat of the Teacher

Yup: it's time we talked about 'the disease to please'!

If saying YES when you desire to say NO is something that is coming up for you with your students, you'll love this call.

Make sure you download the worksheet to go along with this week's call.

In this call we also spoke about Growing Your Yoga Business, my 4-month signature Group Program where you’ll learn all you need, and get all the support you need, to take your Yoga business to the next level.
 
Over 8 juicy modules, we’ll work through visibility and pricing blocks and barriers, create branding and communication clarity, establish great boundaries as well as business systems and structures and a bunch more.
 
You’ll also be part of a truly high vibrational group of colleagues who are also really going for it in their Yoga businesses, whether they are moving from hobbyist to business owner, or part-time teacher to full-time Yoga-prenuer, or from the studio and to the world!
 
Here is what one of my gorgeous Yogini teachers and Growing Your Yoga Business participants had to say about her involvement in the program:

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Get all the details and secure your place at www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: November

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: November

This month's books are Adam Grant's 'Give and Take' and David Frawley's 'Yoga and Ayurveda: self-healing and self-realization'.


And don't worry if you haven't read the books. There was Yoga Biz QnA and general nerdy Yoga chat as well!

PS: In case you missed it on the call last week, Growing Your Yoga Business is now open for super early bird registrations!

Growing Your Yoga Business is an in depth, Yoga-specific business development training program that provides targeted, clear AND fun training on exactly how to grow an abundant Yoga business while making the alchemising shift to take their existing Yoga business to its fullest potential.

GROWING YOUR YOGA BUSINESS includes 8 video-based trainings + 8 modules, 9 live coaching calls, plus some VERY juicy bonuses that show you step-by-step how to make your abundant transition from Yoga teacher to Yoga Business Owner.

(Including figuring out who you love to teach and why, developing a brand you love plus making the money you deserve).

You can learn more about it here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/

THIS MONTH ONLY I'm offering an early bird registration, where you can save $800.


Nice!

AND (yup, it gets better!) there is also the opportunity to receive a complimentary place on my Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat (valued at $1950) when you sign up.

Wahooot!

How fun, right?
 

November Open Mic Q&A

November Open Mic Q&A

It's that time again - Open Mic Q&A when I answer all your questions. Catch up now to learn from other people's questions, or perhaps listen to your pre-submitted question

Also today I have a VERY exciting special announcement that I shared in the weekly call!

After you hear the special announcement, head over to the Growing Your Yoga Biz page for more information:

Planning Half-Day Workshops in 7 Simple Steps

Planning Half-Day Workshops in 7 Simple Steps

Half-day workshops are a powerful AND enjoyable way to make money in your Yoga biz as well as welcome in new students who can then sign up to your weekly classes.

If the idea of teaching for a half day scares you, or if you are interested in making your half-day workshops more joyful from the biz perspective appeals, you'll LOVE the Abundant Yoga Teacher Weekly Call this week!

I've also put together a checklist for you so you've got a potent resource to get your half-day workshops happening:

PS: AMAZING NEWS!

I've just opened up a payment plan option for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat! 

Woot!

This means you can seperate the payments into 3 parts, and secure your spot for an initial instalment of $650.

There are 5 places left. Come and join us!

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5 Yoga Tips to Writing Confidently

5 Yoga Tips to Writing Confidently

Do you ever sit in front of a blank screen, knowing you have to send out a newsletter but just totally stuck on what to put in it?

Or does your website need updating (or creating!) but you're stalling because you don't want to sound corporate AND you're also not looking to come across as salesy either?

Before becoming a coach I worked as a writer. Fiction and nonfiction. I also taught folks how write for both the online and offline worlds. 

This means I know a thing or sixty about writing well, and how to convey your important message to your people while sounding just like you and never feeling icky about being pushy. 

And I'm shared it all (or as much as we could possibly get through) on this week's call.

PS: The Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat is now HALF FULL.

So if you're planning on coming along, seriously now is the time to register.

A week of great company, dreamy walks in nature, incredible Thai food, meditation, chanting, Yoga and upping your Yoga biz skills with me.

#ananda, right?

Read all about it, and secure you place before it sells out!

It's not too late: reach your 2017 goals!

It's not too late: reach your 2017 goals!

Have you been reflecting on the goals you set at the start of the year and thinking you're out of time to hit them?

I'm here to tell you that is simply not the case. Want to know how I know? Then check out today's call where we got into it!

PS: If one of your goals was to join me on retreat then you might have missed out for 2017 but guess what?

You can totally still make this happen, because the 2018 Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat is on sale now!

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: October

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: October

It's time for book club! This week we spoke about The Yoga Kitchen by Kimberly Parsons and True Yoga by Jennie Lee.

Enjoy!

I wanted to also give you the heads up on the choices for next month's Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub.

Next month we will be chatting about Adam Grant's 'Give and Take' and David Frawley's 'Yoga and Ayurveda: self-healing and self-realization'.

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Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money

Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money

My 3-hour private coaching intensive - ‘Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money’  - is open for registrations! Have you had a chance to check it out?

Given how excited I am about getting to work 1:1 with folks again, I shared my top 4 things to be doing RIGHT NOW to Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money on the call today.

Check it out:

Importantly, 'Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money' is only available through to the end of this month.
 
Now, before you freak out about not having the time to fit it into your busy schedule, registrations close soon, but the time we will spend together will be scheduled at a time that suits both of us perfectly somewhere in the period mid October to early November.

So there is loads of time to fit it in to your calendar. 

In fact, I’m intentionally keeping those 5 weeks aside specifically for working with the gorgeous folks who are already enrolling for the program.

This offer does go away 30 September or once the 16 places are sold(whichever comes first).

Here is what some of my previous 'Make Your Yoga Biz Make Money' participants have to say about the program.

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September Abundant Yoga Teacher QnA Open Mike.

September Abundant Yoga Teacher QnA Open Mike.

I have THE BEST job in the world.

Seriously.

I get to sit in my cute country cottage, dog at my side, talking for hours with amazing Yoga teachers just like you. 

  • Planning retreat launches.

  • Mapping out marketing plans.

  • Dissolving visibility blocks and barriers.

  • Busting through limiting beliefs and fear of failure.

Honestly, being a Yoga Biz Coach seriously floats my boat.

That's why once a month I throw open the virtual doors to my office and offer everyone an opportunity to work with me gratis.

Nice, eh?

I hope you enjoy catching up on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Weekly Call: Monthly QnA Open Mike.

On today's call I also shared some pretty exciting new ways we can work together. You can check them out using the buttons below - be quick, because numbers are strictly limited for each offering!

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: September

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: September

If it wasn't for you, I'd still be buying up Yoga books, laying them with determination on my bedside table and... never getting around to reading them!

Thankfully, every six weeks or so I declare to you and the thousands of other awesome Yoga teachers in this community that I'm going to read a couple... and then I bloody have to!

So thanks for keeping me accountable in the Yoga-nerd department!

All of this means, of course, that the Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub was on again today - catch up now!

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The books we discussed this month are:

The Yoga of the Nine Emotions, 
Peter Marchand

Mahamantra Yoga, 
Richard Whitehurst

Working with Adbhuta Rasa and the Inner Critic

Working with Adbhuta Rasa and the Inner Critic

Does that voice in your head - your inner critic - sometimes get in your way? You don’t have what it takes to build an abundant Yoga business. You aren’t a good enough teacher. There is something wrong with you… so it’s not a good idea to post your thoughts and photos on social media.

All of this inner critic chatter can slow you down or even stop you in your tracks.

In this weekly call I’m sharing how we can apply the teachings of Rasa Yoga to deal with the inner critic. I’ll also share my inner critic process to drop judgement and fear and embrace the true teachings of your inner critic, for business success and personal growth. I think you'll find it fun!

The Importance of being a Karma Yogi in your Biz

The Importance of being a Karma Yogi in your Biz

Kama and Karma. Two terms I ADORE in Yoga and two that sometimes get us tied up in philosophical knots!

On the weekly call I'm chatting about both of these concepts and how they apply to being an Abundant Yoga Business Owner.

Enjoy!

How Hanuman Got His Name and Why it Matters in Biz

How Hanuman Got His Name and Why it Matters in Biz

Over the past couple of weeks I've been very fortunate to chat with some of the world's leading Yoga teachers (more on that soon ;)

A common theme that has come up during these discussions is understanding your own humanity, showing up authentically, having self-compassion and 'making your mess your message'.

Think about it: what brought YOU to Yoga? Is it a coincidence that students come to you now seeking the same thing?

So this is our topic at hand for today and on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Weekly Call I'm sharing one of my favourite Yoga stories (or a smidge of one!) and how it relates to being an abundant Yoga teacher, and making YOUR mess your message!

How to be warm & personable with great boundaries

How to be warm & personable with great boundaries

How hilarious is this pic... What you can't see is that I am standing under a sign that says 'Hercules'. So it's still daggy, but its not quite as random a bicep engagement as you first might think...

Anyhoo....

Today on the weekly call I'm talking about boundaries. How to have strong (see: pic relevance!) ones without feeling bitchy, snarky or downright 'non-yoga-ey'??

3 Essential Considerations for Planning Your First Yoga Retreat

3 Essential Considerations for Planning Your First Yoga Retreat

Earlier this week I launched my brand new Telecourse 'How to create, offer and lead amazing Yoga retreats'. It is going to be a cracker! You can find out more about it here:
http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/amazingretreats

To celebrate we are going all things RETREAT on the call today.

So whether you love the idea of teaching retreats but you're not sure where to start
OR
You've run retreats in the past and come home with less money and WAY less energy...

You'll LOVE today's call!

If leading amazing Yoga retreats is something you desire to do - or DO BETTER - and you’d prefer to not figure it out alone, then I’d strongly encourage you to register for my new program now.

In this 4-part virtual training program you'll learn:

  • The exact steps to take to create a Yoga Retreat that enables you to fully share your talents and passions while supporting your students AND generating abundance in your business.

  • The simple marketing requirements to offer your Yoga Retreat so you feel authentic and aligned with your people and know that you can connect with the students who need what you have to offer (without ever feeling pushy or salesy!) 

  • How to price your Retreat and the why and how of staging your pricing to incentivise registrations earlier rather than later (hint: no sleepless nights!)

  • How to stay grounded, confident and empowered as the Retreat leader so your participants have an incredible time receiving teachings and support from you & you don't return home feeling exhausted and frazzled!

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: July

Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: July

I ADORE the Abundant Yoga Teacher Bookclub: it is really ensuring I actually READ all the Yoga books I buy! Ha!

This week we are talking about 'Yoga Body' by Mark Singleton and 'American Veda' by Philip Goldberg. Both awesome and full of 'Really? I didn't know that?!' stuff!

So even if you haven't finished (or even started!) our books for the month, please enjoy some Yoga bookish chat!

3 Simple Online Design Tips for Yoga Teachers

3 Simple Online Design Tips for Yoga Teachers

Are you clear on your brand of Yoga? 

A clear, strong brand is one of the best ways your perfect students can find you and desire to come to your classes and workshops.

And the great news? A strong brand is as simple as you being completely yourself: what a relief, right?

So how do we determine what our brand is, and then how do we convey that... particularly online?

Great question!

Listen to this week's Podcast for some answers! 

Growing Your Yoga Biz - Your Questions Answered

Growing Your Yoga Biz - Your Questions Answered

Today I spoke about 'Growing Your Yoga Biz', my 4-month group training program for Yoga teachers ready to drop teaching as a hobby to embrace an abundant Yoga teaching business!

Growing Your Yoga Biz 2 over half full.

Registrations close THIS SUNDAY NIGHT.

Here are some of the awesome Yoga teachers that you'll be meeting, supporting and receiving encouragement from over the program when you join us.

Already these folks are introducing themselves in their welcome videos in our private FB group, scheduling the Orientation call into their calendars and getting stuck into the video training and workbook for Module 1: The Money Mindset of an Abundant Yoga Teacher.

These folks are really going for it! 

Come hang out with us by registering today!