Why, oh why is it so hard to market ourselves? One of the things we consistently hear from yoga teachers and studio owners is that teachers don’t like to self-promote. It feels salesy or preachy or somehow judgy; it’s uncomfortable. We don't like it.
So far, we’ve only heard from one yoga teacher who experienced hesitation from the studio owner where she teaches. We honor the concern behind that response. After all, it’s not easy to own a yoga studio these days and earn a profit. We thought it was time to give teachers some help with what to say to studio owners if they express reluctance to allow the classes you teach in the studio be recorded and shared on Audible Yoga.
At Audible Yoga, we built paying the teachers into the business model right from the start. This week, we are getting ready to make our first payout to our teachers and we're super excited about it. If you're curious, take a look at this infographic that explains how Audible Yoga pays yoga teachers.
Goodness, we have a lot to pack! We're getting ready for the Healthy Living Festival this weekend. It's in San Diego, California and it could take us three hours to drive there or a week, it just depends on traffic. We've got boxes of post cards, plenty of things to share, and lots of electronics.
Sunday is the day of rest, right? We often end up working our Sundays - cleaning up the lawn, the house, the garage, changing the oil. You know how it is. This Sunday, my husband and I wanted to go to brunch, take a walk, and do a little yoga. Plus, finish tiling some grout, work on Audible Yoga ... you get the idea. So, we got up early-ish and rolled out of bed to do 20 minutes of yoga.
Here at AudibleYoga, we've been shocked by how starting a yoga business interrupts our practice and I'm betting this isn't a new story to most of you. If you're a yoga teacher, you may struggle to balance teaching with having your own practice; as a student, we all face the day-to-day effort to carve out a little space and time to take care of ourselves.