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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What to Get a Kids Yoga Teacher for the Holidays?

colourful christmas image of bells and santa with words what to get a kids yoga teacher for christmas

Christmas present shopping can be hard when you are not quite sure what a person needs.  So today’s blog is a gift list with a twist.  It’s filled with cool things I think anyone bringing yoga to children would want.  Since most of the people reading this newsletter teach children yoga in one way or another, hopefully someone will Google “what to get a kids yoga teacher for the holidays,” or see this article shared on a Facebook page and

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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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A Short Kids Yoga Video * Transformation Through Yoga *

Children’s yoga has the power to transform lives. Today, I’m sharing a video I made because I was inspired by the theme of “Transformation through Yoga” and how deeply yoga touches the lives of all, big and small. I suspect your life has been transformed through yoga in a very powerful way too. In the video you will hear stories and see pictures of the children I’ve taught and the ways yoga has made a difference. Kids transform with all

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The Word I DON’T Say In Kids Yoga, Do You?

A couple years ago I wrote about how I accidentally swore in a Kids Yoga Class.   In my defense, it wasn’t a swear word when I was a kid! But this post about Yoga Music got me thinking about another word that has become TABOO in many kids yoga classes. The word? The word is:  G O D You see, if this word is in a song, I don’t play the song in my kids yoga classes. This word just

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