2 Things That Are Stopping You From Succeeding in Your Yoga Business

Conversation with Inga Bentley

2 Things That Are Stopping You From Succeeding in Your Yoga Business

Stop doing these two things right now in your yoga business

These two mindset blocks might be keeping you from having success in your yoga business.

1. “Shoulding” yourself

Do you feel like you “should” be doing certain things in your business? What is it that you really want to do?

2. Worrying about what other people think

Are you constantly thinking about what others think about your decisions instead of asking yourself “Is this what I really want?”

How to make decisions in your yoga business

These tips will help you make the tough decisions and let go of what’s not serving you.

Take a vacation!

Step away for whatever amount of time you can manage (whether that’s an hour, a day, a weekend, or more) to get some perspective. You have to give yourself some space to see where you want to go, what you want to do, and take an honest look if you’re doing the things you need to do to get to that point.

Be honest with yourself

Be realistic and honest with yourself about what you want in your yoga business. Are you being influenced by other people’s opinions or what you think you “should” want?

Ask for help and find a community

Find people you can connect with that aren’t necessarily directly tied to your business. It can be other business owners or other yoga teachers that you can have a true discussion with.

How to authentically market your yoga business

Stack your habits!

“Habit stacking” is a concept made famous by James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits. It’s basically the concept of pairing a new action with a habit you already have, for example, doing 20 pushups after you brush your teeth. Since brushing your teeth is already an established habit, then it’s easier to make the squats stick as a new habit if they are “stacked” with the teeth brushing.

Share what’s on your mind

What’s really going on in your life right now? Talk about it!

Create real connections with people

Establish real, genuine connections because that’s what people are craving!

Your next step

Your next step is to find a way to disconnect from your business for one day or just one hour and think about what you really want to do.

About Inga

Inga Bentley is a senior yoga teacher, owner of Washington Heights Yoga and Our City Yoga located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With an engineering background, Inga focuses on working individually with students and groups to create an understanding of how the body works anatomically. Each class is rooted in alignment based stability, mobility and flexibility leaving students feeling pain free.

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About Amanda McKinney (Marketing Coach for Yoga Teachers)

Amanda McKinney is a Marketing Coach with a passion for helping yoga teachers find the tools and the confidence within themselves to build the yoga business of their dreams. She does this through her podcast: Marketing Yoga With Confidence and online offerings. All of which focuses on building confidence and community with an extra dose of encouragement every step of the way.



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Amanda McKinney

Amanda McKinney is a Marketing Coach with a passion for empowering yoga teachers to earn more money doing what they love. Marketing Yoga with Confidence