Master Yoga Teacher and Private Practice Manager at Pure Yoga
Sonja, you came to Pure with a full client roster culled over years of teaching. Now you further the careers of so many young teachers as Private Practice Manager at Pure. You must have heard some inspiring stories from our yoga therapy clients!
You’re teaching “The Abundance Model of Yoga Business” in Prema Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 7/14 – 8/2. What are you excited to share with the students?
A plan. I have tools to share that have worked for me and for my staff. Working with the mentality of abundance theory we will cover: connecting with potential students, setting up the first session to succeed, defining a healthy teacher/client business relationship, and up to date info on such practicalities as structuring rates and getting referrals. I want to elevate the way in which we as yoga teachers do business, by believe it or not, using our yogic principals.
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy teaches that asana should be applied specifically to time, place, and individual. How have you learned to tune in to what the client truly needs?
By getting out of the our own way and communicating. In other words, I am very careful to set strong clear boundaries and expectations. It is about two people working on a project, the project being the client’s yoga path, not our own. Trust what you do know, use mentors when you need to, and then treat each student like they are the Buddha sent to teach you something.
Thank you, Sonja, for sharing so generously with our yoga therapists-to-be!