Some would have you believe that there is only one table for yoga teachers – and that there are only a few seats at the table. Those sitting at the table have the privilege of enjoying the feast – the rest will have to scramble, vying for a few scraps.
People sitting at the table – the few successful studio owners or popular teachers, benefit from the silo of thinking that all quality yoga must be delivered through a studio and that a studio is the way to “make it” as a yoga teacher. And because they are successful, other teachers believe that this is the model they have to follow, it’s the only way. But actually, it’s imbalanced and unsustainable – it can only support a few.
Everyone else struggles trying to make a living doing what they love.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
Perhaps you’ve been so busy scrambling for scraps that you haven’t noticed that there are loads of other tables, eager to have you sit down at them, join the conversation, share your passion, make the meal more interesting with your presence.
You can build a successful business when you differently about how to deliver yoga. There are many ways you can offer your services and be well nourished in return – but you have to think outside the box (aka, the yoga studio). We teach this kind of business strategizing in our RYT 500 programs.
I should have added here that I have never owned a yoga studio, and mostly I don’t teach in studios. But I have a thriving, growing business. You can too!