Last week I launched the Like a Yogi Interview Series, where I spoke with 7 incredible women who are doing amazing work in the world. Some of them are in the yoga biz and others are teaching people to bring more yoga into their biz. It’s been such an honor to speak with them about the path they took to get where they are today.
Here’s a recap of who we’ve heard from so far & what we’ve heard from them:
We got real about what it looks like to go from being in love with yoga to supporting yoga teachers, Kate shared with us her experience as a very green yoga studio owner and she opened her heart space about her struggles with jumping into business ownership before she really had a handle on what she wanted to do.
Nancy and I talked about how she grew her business by staying true to what was important and authentic to her: community and family. Though Nancy lives in a small town, she had early successes in reach and leverage by choosing to be a support for other yoga teachers.
I chatted with Cailen about her big business growth experience: losing her job before she was completely ready to take the leap into her yoga business. For Cailen, this moment was the catalyst to her success —it was literally sink or swim!
In the interview, Christine shared her journey from part-time yoga teacher with a full time job in the traditional business world to full time Studio Owner as the dynamic force behind the successful Winter Park, Florida, studio: Full Circle Yoga. Christine was so honest about what it really took to transform that business after purchasing the well-established local business from her own teacher. Through the ups and downs, Christine stayed connected to service —and it’s clear she’s a shining example of yoga in action.
Sherry Zak Morris
Sherry shared how her passion for an under-served niche (Gentle and Senior’s Yoga) turned into one of the largest online learning resources for this niche market and contributed to her success as a Studio Owner in a saturated market. We also chatted about what happened when she was not ready to step to the “front” of her Yoga Studio business when her partner wanted to leave.
Elsie shared with us how choosing motherhood over business growth shaped her business journey. Elsie also gets real with the conscious choice to not go down the “Celebri-yogi” path but rather stay true to her commitment. If you have struggled with your own choices in business, you’ll really enjoy Elsie’s interview. (Be sure to stick around to the very end, too. There is a beautiful moment near the end of the interview that perfectly captures Elsie’s elegance balancing motherhood and business.)
P.S. I have a HUGE announcement coming up this week.
A super special something (I can’t say exactly what just yet) that I’ve been wanting to do for years. My dreams are coming true and I’m making one awesome yogini’s dreams come true too. If you want to know what it is (you know you do) and you may want to be the awesome yogini whose dreams come true, head over to the Like a Yogi page and sign up, because you’ll only hear my big reveal if you’re on the list!