Smashing the Mid-month Marketing Slump!

Smashing the Mid-month Marketing Slump!

If you're feeling flat or even defeated about Term 1 enrolments remember these three teachings!

And if you want 6 months of business training, mentoring and coaching for Yogis by a Yogi, make sure you check out my Growing Your Yoga Biz Program here: http://www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz/


It doesn't have to take 10 years to develop your voice, create and maintain your boundaries and build a strong and fun community.

It can take six months.

That's what my signature program,
Growing Your Yoga Biz , is.

My 10 years of experience, trial and error, consolidated trainings and mentoring all in one Yogi-centric package.

So if you're looking to get out of struggle and into spiritually-aligned Yoga biz confidence and success, please take a look at the program

Making the decision to invest in your Yoga biz dreams isn't something these Yoga teachers have taken lightly.

And rightly so!

GYYB is a place for growth, discovery, connection and insight. For Yoga teachers ready to change.

It would be an honour to support you to Grow Your Yoga Biz in 2019.

To help you fast track your success so you can support more of the people who need you right now.

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Monthly Yoga Biz QnA with Amy

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA with Amy

It’s that time again!

In this podcast I’m spending time with some real Yogi superstars who have great questions about their businesses… and I have some great answers!

Take notes, enjoy and remember to hit me up on Insta with YOUR questions: @AmyYogaBizCoach

PS: If you're ready to REALLY Grow Your Yoga Biz in 2019...

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Growing Your Yoga Biz is business training made especially for YOU: a Yoga teacher who would rather be on the mat than the computer, is looking for smart, fast teaks to do things better and feels SO GOOD sharing your Yoga gifts with your people.
 


The 3 Maha questions for biz clarity, confidence & growth

The 3 Maha questions for biz clarity, confidence & growth

I've got a powerful podcast topic for you today. I think you'll love it. 

But before I tell you more about that, I want to let you know about a BRAND NEW BONUS that comes along with all registrations for Growing Your Yoga Biz!

As well as 6 months of high quality, Yoga-specific business training...

...You'll also receive a 3-hour Private Yoga Biz Coaching session with me, valued at $1000.

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Growing Your Yoga Biz is business training made especially for YOU: a Yoga teacher who would rather be on the mat than the computer, is looking for smart, fast teaks to do things better and feels SO GOOD sharing your Yoga gifts with your people.
 
It’s 8 Yoga biz training modules of Modika (sweet treats!), with everything you need and nothing you don’t, to take your Yoga biz to the next level of 2019.

Here is the link to find out more: www.amymcdonald.com.au/growingyouryogabiz


And it comes with 3 hours of coaching, just you and me, to help you tailor, tinker and tweak!

OK, now on to the podcast topic of the day.

I hosted a training for my Mastermind Yoginis yesterday to map out their business plans for 2019.

As a part of the process I asked them to journal on three powerful prompts...and that’s what you’ll find in this podcast - have a listen!

PS: You've got until January 20 to get your $1000 coaching bonus!

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

Embracing Vibhishana in your Yoga biz in 2019

Embracing Vibhishana in your Yoga biz in 2019

May 2019 bring you ease and flow, inspiration and insight in your Yoga biz, all while serving the students who need what you have to offer.

I am SO delighted that you are joining this community for another year of Abundant Yoga Teacher trainings and support. I love that you're here.

Over the week I've spent A LOT of time with my journal. On NYE it hit me that in order for 2019 to be TRULY different, things needed to REALLY change.

So today on the podcast I'm going to tell you the story of one of the characters from the Ramayana who totally gets change. Like, in a complete night to day kind of way.

Vibhishana was the brother of Ravana, the evil King of Lanka who stole Sita away.

(So if you think YOU'RE family Christmas gets heated...)

When this guy realised something had to change, he REALLY changed... and won incredible, surprising boons as a result.

I'll tell you the full story - as well as why I think more Vibhishana energy in your Yoga biz is going to make ALL the difference this year - in this podcast.

PS: Are you joining me on my Abundant Yoga Teacher National Tour?

This February I'll be visiting almost ALL of Australia's capital cities to host a Yoga Teacher Immersion and I would LOVE to see you there!

2018 Svadhyaya for Your Yoga Biz

2018 Svadhyaya for Your Yoga Biz

OOOOOOH! I ADORE this time of year.

For me, it's warm, sunny and the cray-cray of Christmas is behind us.

Aaaand, the New Year is yet to arrive.

It feels like the Kumbhaka in my biz, the pause between breathing in and breathing out.

So for me it is the BEST time to luxuriously and languidly take some Svadhyaya (self-reflection) time for me and my biz.

Today on the podcast I share with you my process, as well as celebrate the amazing things you've been up to this year.

And I share some of my most favourite journaling questions to get you in the reflective mood, as well.

PS: Growing Your Yoga EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS close MONDAY NIGHT!

GYYB  is the richest blend of Sangha and fun, group learning with potent, Yoga-specific business teachings. 

My Sankalpa is that is provides everything you need to transform your Yoga teaching into something more sustainable, more rewarding and more abundant.

Growing Your Yoga Business is an in-depth, 6-month Yoga business training program where you'll learn the mindset AND the nuts and bolts pieces to become an abundant Yoga business owner.

And when you register before midnight December 31 you'll receive the Early Bird Pricing...

A fun $1000 saving! 

But only when you register BEFORE midnight, AEST, NYE!

Mindfully Raising Your Prices for the New Year

Mindfully Raising Your Prices for the New Year

An approaching new year is the PERFECT time to be considering raising your class prices.

And guess what? Not only can a price increase be seamless and high vibe for your students, it can also be FUN and help to ATTRACT MORE STUDENTS for January.

What, Amy?? REALLY??

YARS!

I'm going to teach you how LIVE in an hour. Come join me!

PS: Growing Your Yoga Biz is now open for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS!

GYYB  is the richest blend of Sangha and fun, group learning with potent, Yoga-specific business teachings. 

My Sankalpa is that is provides everything you need to transform your Yoga teaching into something more sustainable, more rewarding and more abundant.

Growing Your Yoga Business is an in-depth, 6-month Yoga business training program where you'll learn the mindset AND the nuts and bolts pieces to become an abundant Yoga business owner.

And when you register before midnight December 31 you'll receive the Early Bird Pricing...

A fun $1000 saving! 

But only when you register BEFORE midnight, AEST, NYE!

Yoga Story Time: The Power of Perseverance

Yoga Story Time: The Power of Perseverance

Is there something in your Yoga biz that you've given up on?

Perhaps you've settled for having half-full classes.

Maybe you started using social media but you gave up before you saw results.

Or have you inquired about calling in more support (a cleaner, a VA, someone to take some professional pics) but you've not actually signed a contract?

Sticking-with-it-ness is one of the best things Yoga teaches us. Keeping on trying, working through blocks and barriers, challenging ourselves to lean in when we want to pull out.

Not scratching your nose in meditation.

Holding two more breaths in an inversion.

Reminding a student AGAIN to fold their blanket the right way.

Today on the podcast I'm celebrating this great teaching.

And who better to remind us of the power of perseverance than the ultimate Yogini herself, Parvati.

If 2019 is YOUR YEAR to grow your Yoga business so you can call in abundance while being in deep service to your community and working in a way that lights you up (and never overwhelms you!)...

GOOD NEWS!

'Growing Your Yoga Business' - my signature Yoga biz training program for Yogis - is NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS!

And what's more, register before the end of December ‘18 and you can access the...

$1000 EARLY BIRD SAVING!

Woot!

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA

Monthly Yoga Biz QnA

Is there something just not working in your Yoga biz at the moment?

Perhaps you could use a brainstorm about filling the last few places in your Retreat.

Maybe you've got a tricky boundaries issue with a client.

I GOT YOU! Have a listen of this month’s Q’n’A session:

Why We Need to be BETTER Teachers!

Why We Need to be BETTER Teachers!

I was at a class at a LEADING Yoga school the other day.

It was a flow class, mixed level.

I was next to a man who was about to start a teacher training... the very next day.

The class was gong well. I was very aware that the guy next to me was breathing REALLY heavily. Laboured. Panting. Holding.

I glanced at him.

He was sweating and red faced.

We moved on to the supine poses. Next up was Supta Padangustasana.

This is not a happy pose for me, and nursing my poor old hips is important. So I like to be super present and keep my awareness on my femurs.

And yet I couldn't help notice that the guy next to me - still huffing, puffing and sweating - was doing something NOT EVEN CLOSE to the pose we were in.

But, want to know what REALLY took me out of the pose and in to my head?

The teacher didn't even come over to help him understand what he SHOULD be doing.

WHAT?

This guy was working hard.

He was about to start a YTT AT THAT STUDIO and was keen to grow and learn more about Yoga.

And the teacher didn't even come over to tell him he had it all backwards and was putting his body at risk.

WTF??

I mean, really, WTF?

Pondering this afterwards it dawned on me that this was an angel messenger for me, and for this community.

Being in this class showed me that it is time for RADICAL improvement in our industry.

And that we get to be the leaders in this space.

Let's teach so well that anyone who goes to a crappy class KNOWS they aren't being exposed to great teaching. Because they've been to ours and they know what quality is.

Not because it's about ego.

Not because we are into comparison.

But because YOGA IS TOO IMPORTANT AND POWERFUL TO BE POORLY TAUGHT.

3 Ways to Bring More Yoga Philosophy Into Your Classes

3 Ways to Bring More Yoga Philosophy Into Your Classes

Do you LOVE Yoga philosophy? Do you like geeking out about metaphysics?

Maybe its the texts: the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Radiance Sutras?

Or do you love the mythology and story telling?

For some Yoga teachers the idea of bringing these nerdy Yoga loves into class feels uncomfortable.

So this week on the podcast I'm taking this topic head on. You'll learn my three favourite ways to bring more Yoga philosophy into your classes... and who knows, maybe create a few more #yoganerds!

Books for your #yogaphilosophy reference:

  • Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton

  • Adiyogi by Sad Guru

  • Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar

  • Paths to God by Ram Das

  • The Bagavad Gita for Modern Times by Swami Saddashiva Tirtha

  • The Living Gita by Swami Satchidananda

  • True Yoga by Jenny Lee

  • Two Lifestyles, One Lifetime by Les Leventhal

  • The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

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