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.’
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!!!


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:


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?


Perhaps you need some extra support from me!


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!


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


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!


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: 


How I Prepare For My Retreats + QnA

How I Prepare For My Retreats + QnA

I am starting to get VERY excited.


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


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!


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?


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!


Yup. $1000.

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


How to Maintain Motivation in Your Yoga Biz

How to Maintain Motivation in Your Yoga Biz

Even though I ADORE what I do for a living (and really sometimes can't believe its actually real!!!) there are still some rare days when I think, 'This is too bloody hard. I just want a 'real job'.

Or there are rare days when I watch Gordon Ramsay shows rather than write my newsletters.

Or there are rare days when I read a true crime book instead of practice Yoga.


Because sometimes its hard to be motivated, right?

Sometimes its easier - WAAAAAY easier - to be slack, sluggish and 'meh'.

And yet, when we get ourselves into this place, we aren't being in service, we aren't connecting to our higher nature and we aren't walking our path.

So what to do?

SHAZAM! Join me for this week's podcast for a dose of inspiration!

PS: Check out these gorgeous Yoginis!! These were the beautiful Yoga teachers who joined the Abundant Yoga Teacher Immersion in Sydney this week. Now these ladies were MOTIVATED!

There are still places left in the MELBOURNE Abundant Yoga Teacher Immersion happening NEXT WEEK. Collect your tickets here.


PPS: This is also the last opportunity to access the payment plan option for the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat in Thailand. 

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

The payment plan option is only available until TOMORROW NIGHT.

Please email me if you have any retreat questions.


Bringing Sukha and Sthira to your Yoga Biz

Bringing Sukha and Sthira to your Yoga Biz

Today, I'm sharing the ONE THING your Yoga business needs more of...and it's NOT going to be what you think!

So jump on over to the Abundant Yoga Teacher podcast for this week!

PS: Like the idea of taking your Yoga biz on holiday? Good news!


My beautiful friends at IWP have opened up 5 new spaces for us on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat, so it's not too late for you to join us!

Eileen and Laura are coming from Ireland. Louise, Rosie, Sarah and Jess are coming from the UK. Sadie, Sam and Amanda are coming from Oz and the gorgeous Gurjinder is coming from Norway.

And there are a couple of other GORGEOUS Yoginis signed up as well.

It will be a powerful week of rest and renewal, growth and discovery and a LOT of laughter and new friendships.

Learn more about it (and maybe collect the final Tier 2 place) here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreats/


The Secret Life of Yogananda with Philip Goldberg

The Secret Life of Yogananda with Philip Goldberg

Hey folks!

This week I've got a really exciting special guest for you on the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast....

... if you're a #YogaNerd too, you're going to LOVE this!

PS: Are you enrolled for the Mid-Year Realignment for your Yoga Biz Masterclass happening tomorrow?


Join me for a 90-minute masterclass to review your Yoga biz in 2018...

...and get clear on the steps you need to take to grow your Yoga biz in 2018!

Clarity. Prosperity. Service. Awesome!

This training will happen live AND there will be a replay if you can't join us.

Register here.

The Eight Elements To Grow Your Yoga Biz

The Eight Elements To Grow Your Yoga Biz

Today, I went LIVE with the Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast where I talked about the eight elements that play a significant role to grow your Yoga biz!

 I'd love if you could join so scroll down to tune in!

PS: I'd love to invite you to a brand new masterclass that is coming up in a week or so.

We are now half way through 2018.

How are you feeling about your Yoga biz?

Are you serving in the way you desire to?

Are your classes and events filled with inspired and warm students?

Are you calling in abundance at a level that lights you up?

If perhaps you'd like to take a look at your biz to date, and make the realignments you need to achieve your Yoga biz goals this year, please sign up for the workshop here:

It's $7 and will give you an inspiration and clarity dose to realign your Yoga biz for abundance in 2018!

So don't forget to save your place for the 'Mid-Year Realignment for Your Yoga Biz' masterclass here:

Live Yoga Biz QnA with Amy

Live Yoga Biz QnA with Amy

You know those micro adjustments a great teacher can give you that TOTALLY changes the experience of an Asana?
I remember Annie Carpenter showing me a Vira 2 hack that, as she said, ‘would change your life’.
(She was right!)
Those tweaks can make all the difference to your practice, right?
It can be like that with coaching, too.
Just a tiny micro-adjustment and you’re back into pranic flow.
So jump on over to the Abundant Yoga Teacher podcast for this week!

Pricing, boundaries, sequencing, marketing, storytelling, social media, retreat planning…
Whatever you’re working on, I’d love to help you so tune in!

PS: This is the LAST CHANCE to register for Growing Your Yoga Biz.
Once you register you’ll not only have access to 2-hour group live coaching calls with me, training videos and workbooks, you’ll also have daily access to me and my Yoga biz coaching in our private GYYB Facebook group.
Here is the link to register:

If you’re ready to stoke your Yoga Biz Agni and call in the successes, influence and healing in your Yoga biz in 2018, GYYB is THE BEST way I can support you.
We get started NEXT WEEK, so now is the best time to get yourself registered and all squared away for our Orientation.
Here is the link again:


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?


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: 



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?
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: 



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:
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:

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.