The Harsh Truth of Running Your Own Yoga Business

yoga teacher Aruna in the hospital and thinking about how to plan for emergencies in her yoga business

Everyone knows unplanned time away due to medical emergencies or family responsibilities is difficult, but for the self-employed, it shines a light on the harsh realities of running your own business.

In this update you’ll understand some of the things you need to think about as a self-employed person, especially for yoga teachers, and avoid the mistakes I made this summer when I spent much of the month of August in hospitals:

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Inclusive Yoga – 3 Ways to Create an Inclusive Lesson Plan

a yoga superhero doing yoga cobra pose to help boys like yoga using images they enjoy

At Young Yoga Masters, we’re heading into the Inclusive Yoga Kids Yoga Teacher training and preparing interesting supplies like ribbons, stickers and foam noodles. Whenever I see these fun props gathered in front of me, I’m reminded of the many ways to engage children with wise planning of activities and lesson plans. In the Inclusive Yoga training you’ll learn to create Lesson Plan Case Studies to include children with special needs that may come to your classes. Here are three

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6 Strategies to Protect Children From Troubling Times

Protect Children Through Troubling Times Children are like sponges, absorbing the energy around them. Once they’ve internalized their environment they begin to reflect it back outward. They may not know why they feel afraid or even that what they are feeling is fear. It’s up to us adults to protect kids by creating a healthy emotional environment for them. In times of emotional distress, how can we make ourselves and the children around us feel safe and grounded? The key

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Information Interviews: A Helpful Tool for Kids Yoga Teachers To Get New Classes

Want to teach kids yoga classes but not sure where to start? Every country, state, city and neighborhood is unique, so a great way to find out what will work where you live is through information interviews. What are Information Interviews? “Information interviews” or “informational interviews” are conversations in which an entrepreneur or aspiring employee contact an expert in the field they intend to enter to ask questions and gain valuable insight into their potential career path. While this type

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Fantastic 15 Minute Bedtime Routine for Children or Adults

  Let’s face it, no matter what your age, there are times when it’s hard to fall asleep. Anxiety can cause disruption to our sleep patterns, like worry about the first day of school for instance. For students, parents, or teachers having an effective bedtime routine can  can make the difference between a bright and chipper morning or feeling like cranky old so-and-so.  So what do the yogis recommend for a serene slumber? First of all, it is always helpful

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A Challenging Classroom Management Situation – What Would You Do?

That Sweet Child Said What? Imagine a sunny weekday morning at 9:15 am. You’re in a school teaching a thirty minute yoga class to 23 children ages 2 – 6 years old.  You’ve also got two other teachers in the room to assist during the class. About 15 minutes into the class everyone is doing a forward bend when a three and a half year old calls out, “Miss Yoga! Look at Mary, she’s not doing the yoga pose.” It

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True Story Connects With Kids In Yoga

My family would recount this true Christmas Story about me for years. I was teased about it to the point where I never wanted to hear it again. So I laughed to myself when I decided to use it as a theme in yoga class with the kids this week. True stories can help you connect with kids and give you a theme for your yoga class. like this one where kids learn to calm themselves when they are over-excited.

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