By guest author Zahir Gilani I have been doing Hot Yoga for six years. I have been nomadic in my practice and have tried many different studios and instructors. Some classes have been great, and some instructors have been amazing. I have left classes feeling tranquil, and have even carried on the rest of my day in an ineffable euphoric state. But even if I do not achieve an inner peace while there, at the very least I’ll know I have got a good workout in and had a chance to … [Read more...]
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By Keeley Mitchell, Zi Living Recently I had the pleasure of having someone inquire about my services and in our discourse she asked two questions. 1. How much experience should she have before opening her yoga studio? 2. How much money does it cost to open a yoga studio? While I could not give her a definitive answer to her questions, I felt our discussion was still a positive one. You see, I gave my inquirer kudos for doing her research well in advance so she could plan … [Read more...]
by Seka Ojdrovic-Phillips, Spirit Fire Yoga Many a starry-eyed, full-hearted yogi signs up for yoga teacher training - whether it’s to deepen their practice, to start a career as a yoga teacher or to learn more about the subtle energy fields that guides their life’s direction - they're ready to dive deep. To be sure, your experience will be unique to anyone else’s. Kind of like growing up in the same household with your siblings (I’m an only child, but I’ve heard sisters talk about the same … [Read more...]
By Susan Grbic, Growing Younger So many younger people are taking to yoga these days as opposed to thirty years ago when I was cutting my teeth as a student and yoga was still considered way too esoteric for your average citizen. And what an assortment of choices on the yoga menu today! Back in the day you were either an Iyengar student (and this was truly cutting edge) or doing what my teacher somewhat disdainfully and condescendingly called 'fruit salad' yoga (or old lady’s … [Read more...]
by Kelly Fisher, Urban Yoga After almost a decade of teaching yoga as my full time career, I have had the privilege of watching some of the students who have come to my classes eventually become teachers themselves. I have had the honour of fielding their questions and helping them through those uncertain first months and years of teaching. Plus, as a huge geek when it comes to neuropsychology, yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and yoga alignment, I often help new teachers from other lineages … [Read more...]
By guest author Keeley Mitchell, Zi Living Welcome back for another discussion from The Business Side of the Mat. In this article I wanted to delve a little deeper into the idea of committing to your business. When I speak of commitment, I am not referring to your commitment to your clients and students. I know that you are committed where that is concerned. I am referring to your commitment to running your business and growing it. It's about truly making the commitment that you will treat … [Read more...]
By guest author Keeley Mitchell, Zi Living Welcome to The Business Side of the Mat! Where yogic principles are aligned with good business sense. I know. I know. I bet you are thinking what I just said is contradictory. However, I stand before you - in warrior pose actually – to say, 'Au contraire my yogis' Running a successful, profitable yoga business need not conflict with your principles. And in this series on The Business Side of the Yoga Mat, I plan to give you tips on how to align … [Read more...]