3 Tips for Yoga Teachers for 2011
This top 3 list is totally slanted towards 2 of my impersonal drives.
- To make what we know as yoga teachers more accessible to those we haven't connected with …yet. Many of you, like me, have captured more than a few opportunities to learn from the greatest (or the greatest students of the greatest). Most people who could be helped most by what we've learned don't run into opportunities to learn. How we increase the opportunities of the common folks is the motivating factor.
- To shift how our current students yoga from to being all about them to being all about their family/communities. For example, I had a recent Overhaul Package client tell me , “My husband remarked that you teaching me to bring yoga into my kitchen was the first the family benefited from my yoga practice.” Interesting, yes? The first step here is to enable our current students more capable of taking yoga off the mat.
Based on my 3 impersonal drives to make yoga more effective, and boost your greenbacks allotment: Here are my 3 tips for Yoga Teachers in 2011
- INVEST IN BUSINESS COACHING/MENTORING. I always had a thriving practice. I didn't realize what opportunities weren't on the radar. I invested in my Healing Skills. I invested in Yoga workshops. I forgot I was running a business… that I was a social wellness entrepreneur. Look back: How much money have you invested in your grow-your-income skills? What is the effect on your bank statement? Leave a comment below.
- TEACH LIFESTYLE COURSES. You might have noticed a few things have changed in your daily routines since your got into yoga. Remember how you used to eat before you became a yogi? I do. Foods like cereal with milk, sandwiches, and cooked noodles were part of my diet. I had no idea that I could eat in a way to advance my yoga. Guess what? Most of your students don't eat like you do. Make a list of value-added offerings that will imprint in their home life.
- HAVE A LINGUISTIC BRAINSTORM. Have a storm in your brain. Who can you help that doesn't know you can help them? What words do they use to describe what they need help with? Would they rather get “fixed” or “heal”? Do they abhor spirituality? Do you use New Age language with people coming from a rational/scientific paradigm? It's helpful to think about this when planning an offering. I use New Age language for new-agers. Integral language for Integral-ers. Scientific language for the rational. Action: create 2 flyers for your next workshop that have opposite language for describing the same thing. Post where each is most appropriate.
If you want to make it bigger in 2011, let me know. I'll add you to the list for a free conference call on this subject , email me. You have the opportunity to join an experiment on access populations that aren't on your radar, niching out your niche, and placing yourself on the cutting edge of the new economy.
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Cate Stillman, founder of yogahealer.com in 2000, offers cutting edge online courses in the field of evolving health.