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April 27, 2015
I went to a weekend intensive about Heart Centered Yoga Business. It should have been called Fantasy Island. The cost spanked me and after a day I knew my money and time were wasted.
Glad we have this silly yoga business thread. " title="Laughing" /> I'll be honest, on the surface a "Heart Centered Yoga Business" is a great label. It hooked me good, but it usually means more coaching sessions and huge consulting fees for an abstract theory of how a business should function. Which is supposed to make us all feel better about taking tuition fees (MONEY).
From what you wrote, you, and I, see reality. Business of any kind is either profitable or losing money. If we lose enough money, we end up on the street. Some people spend too much money on consulting, coaching, and experts, who don't even have a yoga studio and never taught a class.
In Paul's courses, you always get "down to earth" business and marketing goodies and some of them are free bonuses. I learned more from his straight talk about making a yoga business plan, where the teaching jobs are, and how to stay profitable, than I did for a whole weekend of listening to a crock about "pie in the sky" business and how to be "yogic" while collecting fees.
If you have disposable income, feel free to waste it on some mad scientist's theory about business and the Law of Gravity. Although there is a connection, profit and loss will keep you rooted in reality. At a time the economy isn't ideal do any of us have the money or time for theory? Absolutely not, you need "real world" business advice from somone who runs a yoga studio.
Tell your friend to cut her losses, before she is in to deep. If she is hypnotized be the abstract theory of business, you can always pray for her, and prepare a guest room for the day when she becomes homeless.
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