There is more than one way

How my coaching journey began Part 2

There were a couple of things that drove me in the direction of coaching. The more I stepped into my most authentic self and aligned my teaching in the same way, the more motivated I became to help others to do the same.

The more authentic my practice and teaching became, the more I was frustrated by the things I was seeing within the wellness industry- on social media and beyond. I saw many professionals in the wellness industry struggling with the messages they were seeing and the pressure to show up online, and on the mat, in a way that wasn’t authentic to their personality, nor their values.

Social Media can be an incredible space to connect and create community. In the wellness field, it can feel overwhelming, disturbing and even inappropriate.

The pressure to “show up” as sexy and perfectly posed and poised, began to drive me crazy. I found myself frustrated and unfollowing accounts left and right. Yoga is so much more than a beautifully sculpted body, standing on your hands, or twisting the body into nearly-impossible contortions.

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“So, you help your competitors?!”

coaching for wellness professionals

How my coaching journey began. Part 1

I was having a conversation with a few women the other day who wanted to know more about the “Authentically You” coaching programs. After explaining a bit about the program, one of the women asked, “So you help your competitors?!” My response? “YES!” And here’s why. 

When I first began offering yoga classes in Valencia, my “niche” was teaching yoga in English. There weren’t many other teachers offering classes in English, but there were quite a few students who wanted to practice yoga in a language they felt more comfortable with. As the immigrant and expat communities grew in Valencia, so did my classes.

But soon enough, more and more English-speaking yoga teachers began to move here as well. I remember a couple of them early on, advertising their classes “Yoga in English in the Park”. They wanted to meet with me for a coffee to learn how to grow their English-speaking yoga business in the Valencia

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How to encourage your social media followers to become paying clients

client conversion on social media for yoga teachers

Many wellness businesses are turning to social media to build their business and increase their reach. They are posting daily, jumping on those oh-so-intimidating-Facebook-lives, and even messing around with Instagram Reels. However, it’s still not working. Wellness entrepreneurs are realizing that they are not making money through social media.

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Four things that are worth investing in your yoga business

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Yoga teachers aren’t necessarily known for “rollin in the dough.” Even before starting your journey as a yoga teacher, you are asked to invest a substantial amount of time, energy and money. Your 200 hour training is already a high-priced investment that you will spend the next year (or 5?) trying to pay off by bribing your friends and family to sign up for your classes in the neighborhood park. Been there, done that. I get it. 

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Eight tips for planning an authentic professional photo shoot for your yoga business

tips for yoga photo shoot

So, you’ve decided to take the leap and hire a professional photographer for your first yoga photoshoot! Good for you. Professional photography is one of the investments I recommend for building a successful yoga business. Planning your photo shoot for your yoga business may seem like a no brainer… “I’ll get into some fun yoga postures and my photographer will capture these great poses.” However, when planning for your yoga photo session, there are many other things to think about to ensure a thorough and authentic result. 

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how to define your niche

I never imagined owning my own business. “Work” was never a huge priority in my life until… I discovered my passion and created ways to thrive professionally while only focused on doing what I love. Living in Valencia, I am surrounded by both brand new and successful entrepreneurs. I’ve worked hard to get my business off the ground, while remaining committed to my mission, values, and passion. Many budding business owners have reached out to me for advice as they set out on the exciting journey of entrepreneurship. And here are my top four tips for getting your business off the ground, moving from fear and doubt to inspired action.

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