Running a Yoga BusinessPodcasts & Articles
287: Insurance for International Yoga with Beth McVeigh & Joe Fagan
What insurance coverage do yoga teachers need to teach abroad? Are waivers necessary? What about insurance for teaching yoga online? Beth McVeigh (she/her) and Joe Fagan (he/him) share their expertise on insurance for yoga teachers in Canada and the US.
286: Yoga Around the World with Lily Allen-Duenas
Ever wanted to travel the world and teach yoga, but weren’t sure how to get started? Lily Allen-Duenas (she/her) shares her biggest tips to find and secure yoga jobs abroad, scams to watch out for, and how yoga is different around the world.
280: Get Paid as a Yoga Teacher with Shannon Simmons
How can you get paid a consistent salary as a yoga teacher? Shannon Simmons (she/her) explains how in today’s podcast episode.
How Helpful or Useful is Yoga Alliance? The Pros & Cons
Is it helpful or beneficial to be part of the Yoga Alliance organization? In this article, we weigh the pros and cons.
264: Solve the Problem for Your Students with Danait Berhe
As a yoga teacher, what problem are you solving? Danait Berhe (she/her) shares why talking about the problem is important in your messaging, how to do it with empathy, and how this can bring clarity and clients to your yoga business.
263: Optimizing Your YouTube Videos with Victoria Levitan
How can yoga teachers leverage the power of YouTube? Victoria Levitan (she/her) shares why yoga teachers need to be on YouTube, how to get started with your YouTube channel, and how to create optimized videos that convert viewers into paying students!
262: Run a Successful Yoga Membership with Allie Van Fossen
How can yoga teachers run a successful yoga membership? Allie Van Fossen (she/her) shares how she build her membership to 1000 members, and gives tips yoga teachers thinking about starting a membership or wanting to improve on an existing membership.
BONUS: Yoga Teacher Conf April 2022 with Allison Rissel
Allison Rissel (she/her) answers all your questions about the upcoming Yoga Teacher Conf, happening 22-24 April in Denver, Colorado. Find out more about the amazing activity line-up, the pre-conference workshops, and more!
257: Meet OfferingTree with Alex & Eddie
OfferingTree is a company that is dedicated to helping yoga teachers build their yoga business and supporting them as they grow. Co-founders Eddie Arpin (he/him) and Alex Haley (he/him) share more about OfferingTree’s services and goals for the future.
256: Switching to a Rental Studio Model with Tammy Fulton
Changing your yoga business can be a rewarding challenge. Tammy Fulton (she/her) shares how she navigated the transition to a rental studio model in her yoga studio, moved students to a registered series system, and how everyone benefited from the change.
254: 3 Must-Have Legal Agreements with Erika Kullberg
Wondering about the legal aspects of running a yoga business? Erika Kullberg (she/her) shares more about the three legal agreements to have on your websites, how to protect your intellectual property, tips to approach contracts, and more.
253: Reflect & Plan [Part 4] with Shannon Crow
Happy 2022! It’s time to set some goals! Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her framework for effective goal setting, as well as her tips and tricks to stay motivated and achieve her goals. This episode provides an excellent framework for planning ahead.
252: Reflect & Plan [Part 3] with Shannon Crow
What would you like to be doing with your time? Where will you be in five years? Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her framework that acts as a compass in four important areas of her life. This episode provides an excellent framework for planning ahead.
251: Reflect & Plan [Part 2] with Shannon Crow & Jivana Heyman
251: Reflect & Plan [Part 2] with Shannon Crow & Jivana Heyman At the end of every year, Shannon has a personal practice of reflecting on how her year has been. In this episode, she shares more about reflecting on what didn’t work and letting that go. In her...
250: Reflect & Plan [Part 1] with Shannon Crow
In this guided practice, Shannon Crow (she/her) invites us to contemplate some questions to assess our year and reflect on our level of contentment. This episode is an excellent guide to take stock and review how things are going in your yoga business.
248: Ayurveda is All About Self-Care with Chara Caruthers
How are ayurveda and self-care intertwined? Chara Caruthers (she/her) shares more about how ayurveda informs her self-care practice, why self-care is essential especially in busy times, and how to start integrating self-care and ayurveda into your life.
246: Anger, Forgiveness & Self-Care with Jacoby Ballard
How do anger and forgiveness fit into our own practice and self-care? Jacoby Ballard (he/him, they/them) shares more about how to understand, process, and integrate big emotions into our daily practice, and how this can drive us and our work.
238: How to Host a Yoga Challenge with Amanda McKinney
Want to grow your yoga student roster, your email list or Facebook group? Amanda McKinney (she/her) shares more about why a yoga challenge could be great for your yoga business, and her tried-and-tested 10 step process to host one successfully.
224: 8 Yoga Business Lessons with Manu Molina de la Torre
YTTs don’t often teach yoga teachers about the business aspect of teaching yoga. Manu Molina de la Torre (he/him) shares 8 important lessons and tips to help yoga teachers to start and run a successful yoga business.
What Expenses Can I Claim as a Yoga Teacher?
Do you know what expenses you can claim as a yoga teacher? We’ve put together a helpful guide to make tax season a little bit easier for you.
222: How to Craft a Great Sales Page with Sarah Guilliot
Need help crafting a great sales page that helps you get more students? Sarah Guilliot (she/her) has just the tips for you. She shares her checklist for what a sales page should include, common mistakes to avoid, and where to get inspiration!
Hosting a Yoga Membership Site
Hosting a membership site can be a great way to share yoga with your audience and an effective way to repurpose all those video recordings.
213: Work Life Balance with Dawn Vason
Is work-life balance a myth? Dawn Vason (she/her) has some practical tips around planning time for both life and work. She also shares insights on running a business while raising a family, dealing with parenting guilt, and finding balance in life.
200: Practice, Parenting & Perfectionism with Judith Hanson Lasater & Lizzie Lasater
How does yoga relate to parenting, perfectionism and your own practice? Judith Hanson Lasater (she/her) and Lizzie Lasater (she/her) share from their unique perspective as a mother-daughter team about raising children, running a yoga business and more.
Scheduling Software for Yoga Teachers
A good scheduling software can make all the difference when booking your group or private yoga sessions. Here are our favorites.
191: Self-Care Tips to Fuel Your Business with Shunta Grant
Running a yoga business can be stressful and often self-care falls to the bottom of the list. Shunta Grant, creator of Best Today Brand, is a parent running three businesses. She shares how she fits it all in and how she makes self-care a top priority.
183: How to Plan a Productive Week with Shawn Radcliffe
How do you stay productive in your business? In this episode, Shannon talks to Shawn Radcliffe, a health and science writer and Yoga Instructor, who shares some tips on how to use a 15-minute planner to get organized and plan a productive week.
175: Coping During a Crisis with Diane Liska
2020 has been a challenging year for many of us; in this espisode Diane Liska shares some brain science education, along with some coping strategies.
174: Time for a Break with Shannon Crow
Do you feel like it’s time for a break from your yoga business? Shannon shares the planned breaks she takes daily, weekly and monthly.
172: Checking In with the Team During COVID-19
Shannon talks to her team members around the world about how they are coping during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This series of interviews was recorded back at the end of April 2020, and we get a glimpse into the lives of the people who make The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast and community possible.
167: How to Make a Recruiting Plan with Reneé Clair
Reneé Clair walks us through her step-by-step recruiting process that yoga teachers can use when they are ready to hire. She also shares tips to get hired.
166: When & How to Hire a VA (virtual assistant) with Sandra Booker
Sandra Booker talks with us about how and when to hire a VA (virtual assistant). She covers how to pass tasks over, how much to pay and much more.
164: Deepen Your Yoga Practice with Barrie Risman
Barrie Risman talks about how to deepen your yoga practice and how this has been the key to her yoga business growth and sustainability.
160: Milestones of My Yoga Business with Shannon Crow
Isabel sent in a question that became a full podcast episode. She asked Shannon to share the milestones of her yoga business.
COVID-19 Resources for Yoga Teachers & Studios
This is our resource list to help our global yoga teacher community to deal with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Take care everyone.
154: Bookkeeping for Yoga Teachers with Kelly Christian
How can we be prepared for tax time? Kelly Christian, a professional bookkeeper and tax preparer shares what we need to know as yoga teachers.
143: Should I Start a Non-Profit? with Jessica Kinsey
Have you thought of starting a non-profit yoga business as a way to give back to the community? Jessica Kinsey walks us through the questions to ask first.
141: Let’s Talk Money with Katie Brauer
Money is an essential part of our yoga business, and whether you love it or you hate it, you need to embrace it and cultivate that relationship.
125: How to Get Unstuck with Shira Gura
This is such an informative episode with valuable tips and actions you can take immediately to get unstuck in your business or relationships, and to help others in your life get unstuck with things they’re struggling with.
124: Enneagram for Yoga Entrepreneurs with Sarajane Case
Sarajane Case, founder of Enneagram & Coffee, shares how we can use the Enneagram assessment to embrace our unique qualities, harnessing the information for life and business. Sarajane talks about what it was like to have an Instagram account go viral.
123: Habits for Health & Business with James Clear
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, reveals more about why habits are so crucial to your success and how to create, change and break habits that impact your business and life.
122: Productivity for Yoga Teachers with Amber De La Garza
Are you struggling with productivity and finding enough time to do all the things? On this episode, Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist, shares strategies to help you become more productive and achieve your business goals.
118: Planning a Yoga Conference with Allison Rissel
On this episode, Allison reveals all the things that go on behind-the-scenes in planning and executing a yoga conference. From the schedule of events at the conference, to marketing strategies to promote and advertise the conference, to hard lessons learned along the way – Allison shares all her insight and experience.
106: Defining My Yoga Business Niche with Shannon Crow
What’s your yoga business niche? Do you share your yoga with everyone, or are you focusing in on your zone of genius? On this episode, Shannon shares her own process that helped her figure out her yoga business niche and has the insights you need to get started on yours.
105: Insurance for Yoga Teachers with Beth McVeigh
As a yoga teacher or yoga studio owner, do you have insurance that protects you if a lawsuit arises? How much coverage is enough? Beth McVeigh, a specialist in liability insurance for yoga instructors and yoga studio owners, joins Shannon, to shed light on the topic of insurance.
Yoga Student Waiver
A yoga student waiver is a very important document for all yoga teachers. We have a free for use waiver form availble as a pdf or editable document. Enjoy!
104: Legal Answers for Your Yoga Business with Saerin Ally Cho
Saerin, of Love Light Law, and Shannon tackle some of the confusing and complicated legal aspects and offer in depth legal answers for your yoga business.
103: Hiring and Nurturing Your Team with Shelli Warren
Shelli Warren, Team and Leadership Coach, joins Shannon in the third episode of the 5-part mini-series, Yoga Studio Business 101. They share what it takes to build a successful team. Shelli draws on her years of corporate experience to help business owners grow, hire and nurture their teams alongside their businesses.
102: Mission Statements & Core Values with Steve Hart
The second of this 5-part mini-series, Shannon and Steve dive into the nitty gritty details of what it takes to build and run a successful yoga business.
095: Making a CEO Business Plan with Shannon Crow
Shannon takes you through the steps in this CEO planning process that can help you plan for the future, both personally and professionally.
Where to Teach Yoga
If you are looking for ideas of where to teach yoga, here is a compiled list. Thanks to everyone in our Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group who submitted their unique class locations. A printable PDF of this list is available.
066: Online Scheduling Software for Yoga Teachers with Jane Crites
Today’s guest is Schedulicity’s Jane Crites, VP of Product. Jane began working for the company in 2007. Shannon and Jane talk about Jane’s love of yoga, upcoming enhancements to their services, the power of scheduling and more.
065: Create Your Ideal Yoga Schedule with Shannon Crow
Shannon is the first to say she has a packed schedule and that fitting everything in can certainly be a challenge. Over the years, working as an entrepreneur, Shannon has learned many tips and tricks and they’re always evolving to help her create and implement her ideal schedule.
063: Secrets of Successful Full-Time Yoga Teachers with Ashley Zuberi
Ashley Zuberi has been a full-time yoga teacher for three years and acknowledges it has been a struggle. While considering her own challenges, Ashley became curious about the struggles of her fellow teachers.
Insurance for Yoga Teachers
A thread in The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group brought a lot of great insight into the pros and cons of various insurance companies along with other considerations when purchasing yoga teacher insurance.
044: Accounting for Yoga Teachers with Hannah Smolinski
Hannah Smolinski talks to us about accounting in part 4 of our money mini-series. If you are wondering what expenses to track for your yoga business — you are going to love this episode.
043: Minimum Viable Income with Steph Crowder
Steph Crowder shares with us the importance of calculating your Minimal Viable Income, which is the minimum you need to make, per month, to make ends meet.
042: Money Mindset with Geraldine Carter
[Money Mini-series: Part 2], Geraldine Carter, founder of Focused Business Coaching, asks us to reflect and uncover our “money story”.
041: Generating Profit with Natalie Eckdahl
Natalie Eckdahl talks to us about generating profit. She is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast.
039: Advice for New Yoga Teachers
Shannon asked yoga teachers to share what they would say to their brand new yoga teacher self if they could go back in time.
038: Preventing Injuries in Yoga with Trina Altman
Trina Altman, yoga and pilates teacher, talks with us about preventing injuries in our yoga students. The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast – Episode 38.
037: Not #CrushingIt is Okay with Rachel East
In today’s podcast, Rachel East of Clarity on Fire talks openly about how she doesn’t want to be a #Girlboss, building an empire and #CrushingIt.
034: Embracing Your Yoga Business with Amanda Kingsmith
Amanda Kingsmith of the M.B.OM podcast shares her thoughts on how yoga teachers can embrace the business side of teaching yoga.
030: Rituals to Start and End Your Day with Puja Madan
Puja Madan talks to us rituals to start and end the day as a yoga entrepreneur. Episode 30 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast with Shannon Crow.
020: Six Online Tools for Your Yoga Business with Shannon Crow
In episode 20 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, Shannon Crow shares her six favourite online tools for her yoga business. Each one has a free version.
011: Setting Prices and Defining Your Value as a Yoga Teacher with Tracey Eccleston
In today’s episode Tracey Eccleston of Ageless Arts Yoga talks to us about defining your value as a yoga teacher and how to set your prices.
005: Set and Achieve Big Goals with Natalie Eckdahl
In this episode you get to hear Natalie Eckdahl coaching Shannon, the host of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, on how to set and achieve big goals.
002: Reconnect With Your Yoga Practice with Nina Andic [Consultation Call]
Episode 2 of The Connected Yoga Teacher. Shannon Crow shares an online consultation call with Nina Andic who would like to strengthen her yoga practice.
001: Avoid Yoga Teacher Burnout with Erin Aquin
Welcome to the very first episode of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast. In this episode we hear from Erin Aquin on the topic of yoga teacher burnout.