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April 27, 2015
Getting my yoga certification was a big leap and I didn't have the cash to go study with an E-RYT. The exams were not easy. My first priority was to recover dollars spent on my certification, but I had to get liability insurance. Once again, I called Paul for some advice. He pointed me toward the best company and i was insured and certified. I recovered all of my expenses in a few months.
Now, I'll give you another case. Before I went through the Aura yoga course, I knew and still know someone who spent tons of money at a Registered Yoga School. He never recovered any of it. They didn't teach him how to network, market, or anything about business. Once he spent all of that money, the E-RYT at studio he trained at said, "If you need advice the meter is running. Pay us more and we'll help you."
The amount more was thousands of dollars $$$$. He went to work as apprentice for free, but he had to pay for the training and ran out of money. Well, he was tapped out, gave up, moved back with his parents, went back to a regular job and dsn't practice yoga at all. As a matter of fact, he was so bitter about the financial set backs that he advised me not to bother. He was shocked how fast I found places to teach and realized it was the school itself that had taken him for every penny he had.
Bottom line: I will train with an E-RYT someday and it will probably be Paul. You have to look at stepping stones. Get certified - Get insured - Find a yoga job - recover your money - network with other teachers - continuing education - registration.
Who's kidding who? Most of us are women. We have kids and jobs. Anyone got ten thousand dollars to blow in this economy? Take the stepping stones and you can keep the shirt on your back. Unless you like the prospect of going flat broke and living with your parents again. - No Thank You! This is not meant to be gruff. It's just the way it is for the middle class.
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