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Yoga Biz Camp with Michael Jay

Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For the past 14 years, I've been running an award-winning yoga business and one of the most prominent studios in Canada. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed.

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Ingrid Thompson - Finances are WAY easier than anatomy

On this episode, Ingrid Thompson - Fellow Mindbody Business Consultant talks about how important keeping an eye on your business finances can save your yoga business.Ingrid talks about her upbringing and why finances became important to her and why she cares so deeply that people and health and wellness businesses thrive with a profit mentality.She give advice for yoga studio and solopreneurs starting up and how to overcome the mindset challenges around money and that profit is not a dirty word.Ingrid believes that every business owner deserves to fully understand how money works in their business. Understanding business finances and how money works is rarely taught as part of the curriculum and professional training for Health and Wellbeing professionals. Over time people develop the skills and expertise in their chosen field.  As health professionals they reach a stage where they can look at a client and “just know” what’s happening in their body. Ingrid believes that every business owner can come to understand the financial aspects of business – and it is easier and takes less time than most people believe.   Ingrid shows business owners ways to learn about and understand money and finance using simple language as she draws on 30+ years of working with and explaining the financial aspects of business to a broad range of people in business. When you understand how money works your life changes completely and forever. Links for Ingrid:Website: https://www.healthynumbers.com.auPodcast: So You want to Start a Business Business Finance Health Check Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson/Book: So you want to start a business__________________________________________________________For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. And it’s FREE! I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! Hope to see you on the inside!To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

40mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Yoga Studio Communication

This episode is for Yoga Studio Biz Champs! Communication for Yoga Studios.As we are reopening communication we should be spending  a lot of time communicating with"- Existing Customers- Lost Customers- New Customers- and our Staff and Instructors_______________________________ For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. And it’s FREE! I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! Hope to see you on the inside!To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

30mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Yoga Biz - The New Landscape of Hustle with Rachel Scott

Welcome to Yoga Biz Camp with me Michael Jay. I'm a yoga business coach with 25+ years of experience as a creative and yoga business owner and some of you may know me from the Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Webinars Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For 13years, I ran and then sold a profitable yoga studio. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed. In this episode, Rachel Scott joins me for a fun, informal chat about Yoga Business post Covid and the new landscape of hustle and opportunities for yoga teachers and yoga studios.  About RachelA teacher trainer, author, and education expert, Rachel is committed to helping teachers and studios manifest their vision, passion, and potential. With a Masters of science in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, she helps studios and teachers to create high-quality in person and online training and courses. Like many of us, she has worn many hats during her yoga career - teacher, teacher manager, studio director, curriculum developer, departmental director, entrepreneur - and brings all these to the table as a thought partner and ally for her clients. Rachel can be found at https://www.rachelyoga.comand Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rachelscottyoga/_______________________________ For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. And it’s FREE! I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! Hope to see you on the inside!To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

52mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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One Woo - Removing Money Blocks with Coach KI

Welcome to Yoga Biz Camp with me Michael Jay. I'm a yoga business coach with 25+ years of experience as a creative and yoga business owner and some of you may know me from the Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Webinars Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For 13years, I ran and then sold a profitable yoga studio. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed. In this episode, helping you achieve those goals today I am thrilled to have my good friend, life coach and certified hypnotherapist Kristine Irving (Coach KI) join me. In this episode, we talk about getting to the root cause of why we get stuck, have roadblocks around money, and how to shift that mindset to one of abundance and self-worth. About Kristine:I am a Certified Life Coach, RTT Practitioner, and Certified Hypnotherapist (C.HYP.) I’m passionate about helping my clients discover the root cause of any issues that are holding them back from living unapologetically, living confidently and living free. I use a unique combination of RTT and Coaching which enables me to access both the conscious and subconscious mind in order to create powerful, positive change in my clients’ lives.Kristine and her free downloads can be found at http://www.coachki.comand you can connect with her on Instagram here_______________________________ For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. And it’s FREE! I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! Hope to see you on the inside!To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

45mins

25 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Creating A Signature Yoga Series That Sells - Annette Arceneaux

On this episode, I talk to one of my solopreneur yoga business coaching clients, Annette Arceneaux. Annette recently launched her virtual yoga signature yoga series to great success. She started with no audience and we worked together over a few months to find her purpose, find her ideal clients, create a registered yoga signature series that actually sells. Annette met and exceeded her goals and shares her experience on creating and marketing her signature series and describes her experience as being in total alignment with purpose and being in 'Flow State'. She offers other yoga teachers writing services to promote their yoga programs. You can visit Annette's website to see how she promoted her series at https://www.annettearceneaux.com and she can be found on instagram here. _______________________________________________________________________ SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOGA BUSINESSES - FREE WEBINAR JUNE 24 Are you overwhelmed with the idea of adding Instagram to your to-do list? Do you know your students (and potential students) are on IG but aren't sure how to connect and convert on the platform? Is this the summer you're going to get your marketing and business skills on track? If you answered yes, to any of the above, join me on June 24th for this FREE webinar. In this webinar you will get: •This is Social Media Plan 2.0 specifically designed to make your yoga biz rock! •Secret Content Recipes that cover CONNECTION, CHARACTER, CLASSES, CONVERSION, AND CREATION  •Get step-by-step guidance on a strategic posting plan Monday - Friday for a whole month. •FREE PDF and Canva Template to create your unstoppable Yoga Biz Social Media plan •BONUS Get Unlimited Access and follow up discussions and support in my FREE Yoga Biz Camp Community.SIGN-UP HERE FOR MY FREE WEBINAR ON JUNE 24TH @2pm PST / 5PM EST More details about my coaching programs and joining my free Yoga Biz Camp Community www.YogaBizCamp.com

44mins

18 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Accessibility, Inclusivity and Resilience with Katie Donzanti

I am thrilled to welcome Katie Donzanti a yoga studio owner in Orlando Florida and fellow Mindbody Champ.Today she shares what it was like opening a yoga studio with accessibility and inclusivity and at the forefront for her business model and how she walks the talk.She also shares her personal resilience as a studio owner making it through the pandemic and leaves us with some hope moving forward.Katie Donzanti is a wife, mother, rebel, change-maker, & animal rescue advocate. She owns a thriving, accessible, and inclusive yoga studio called The Peaceful Peacock near downtown Orlando. As a passionate yogi entrepreneur, she is a punk rock creatrix seeking to bring yoga to diverse beings and honor yoga's roots. Katie is vocal about most yoga happening off the mat. As a former Digital Marketing Executive for Harley-Davidson, Universal Orlando and NBC, she brings a vibrant passion for digital creative, solutions, and logical user-flows. Her team helps to change the world by offering all- levels and accessible yoga 7 days a week. www.peacefulpeacockorlando.com ___________________For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. And it’s FREE! I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply for access via my bio link and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! Hope to see you on the inside!To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

47mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Starting a Yoga business with an Exit Plan in mind

with Terri FryOn this episode I speak with Terri Fry about how she started her business with an exit plan in mind right from day one. I love this!Terri built her business to be a profitable and eventually sellable yoga studio. She also sold her business right in the middle of the pandemic!Terri is a bundle of high energy with a DIY attitude who thrives on challenges. Her first words, according to her late mother, were “I do myself.” With that innate mindset, Terri isn’t afraid of taking risks and trying new things. Terri’s work life began at an early age helping in the family run business in Monterey, California. Her horizons and knowledge-base expanded when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began her professional sales career working for a Fortune 500 company. A major life event motivated Terri to opt out of corporate America and follow her passion for yoga. She left corporate America with no regrets and no looking in the rear view mirror to pursue a new career path as a yoga teacher. This was the springboard which propelled her onto the entrepreneurship path of yoga studio ownership. Having achieved all the goals Terri had set for the studio, she sold it in July 2020. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic! Terri’s next career chapter as a business consultant has begun. Putting her 30+ years of experience to good use, Terri recently launched Sweat Drop Consulting focusing on boutique yoga and fitness studios. Terri earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She holds numerous yoga training certificates including one from the Yoga Alliance. Terri’s also a Certified Mindbody Business Consultant. When not doing yoga, Terri is an avid walker (she love’s her Fitbit!), a quilter, a great reader of historical fiction and enjoys spending time with family. Terri can be found at www.SweatDropConsulting.comThis podcast is supported by my very own new Business Community SpaceYOGA BIZ CAMP - www.YogaBizCamp.comYoga Biz Camp is a FREE community space where I support 2 types of Yoga busineeses:- Yoga Studios- Solo Yoga-preneursTo apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

46mins

30 May 2021

Rank #7

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Buying and Selling a Yoga Studio in 2021

On this episode Mitch McGinley joins me to talk about buying and selling brick and mortar yoga studios in 2021.MITCH MCGINLEYMitch McGinley is a Business Broker, Consultant, and Advisor, specializing in the health and wellness industry. Mitch began his career as an Operations Manager with Omni Hotels, and went on to become the General Manager of a boutique hotel in Little Italy, elevating it to become the highest-rated hotel in San Diego on one of the world’s largest booking sites. He eventually left the hotel industry to pursue his dream of owning a yoga studio with his wife Karson. Together they owned and operated Happy-U Yoga Center for 6 years. During that time, Mitch became a MINDBODY Certified Business Consultant, engaging with hundreds of wellness businesses from all over the world. After successfully selling Happy-U, Mitch was moved to help other small business owners sell. He became a CA Licensed Business Broker working for FIrst Choice Business Brokers in San Diego. Mitch has a Master’s Degree in Business, and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their biggest payday.Find Mitch at:       healthandwellnessbusinessbroker.comThis series is bought to you by my brand spanking new Free Online Business community also called yoga biz camp.Its a space dedicated to supporting yoga businesses with free resources, and free monthly fireside question and answers time with myself.If you are ready to join the next generation of yoga biz champs hop on over to www.yogabizcamp.comGive me a follow on Instagram www.MichaelJayOnline.com

47mins

24 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Living Unapologetically with Coach KI

Welcome to Yoga Biz Camp with myself Michael Jay. I'm a yoga business coach with 25+ years of experience as a creative and yoga business owner and some of you may know me from the Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Webinars Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For  13years, I ran and then sold a profitable yoga studio. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed. On this episode, helping you achieve those goals today I am thrilled to have my good friend, life coach and certified hypnotherapist Kristine Irving (Coach KI)  join me in talking about how to deal with all of the negative self talk, especially when it comes to putting ourselves out there as the brand of our yoga business. About Kristine:I am a Certified Life Coach, RTT Practitioner, and Certified Hypnotherapist (C.HYP.) I’m passionate about helping my clients discover the root cause of any issues that are holding them back from living unapologetically, living confidently and living free. I use a unique combination of RTT and Coaching which enables me to access both the conscious and subconscious mind in order to create powerful, positive change in my clients’ lives.Kristine can be found at http://www.coachki.com_______________________________ For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. And it’s FREE! I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! Hope to see you on the inside!To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.comFollow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

50mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #9