The Biz of Yoga, again.
With two weeks of crazy dance time behind me, we're now back to regularly scheduled yoga blogging. Now I direct your attention to Yoga Dork where you will find a fantastic interview with Sadie Nardini.
Recently she signed on at YAMA, which is essentially a talent agency that handles yoga teachers. I definitely noticed a shift in Sadie's already impressive web presence, and it's kind of exciting to see that her yoga is taking her to a whole new level. A lot of fundamentalist yogis are all a-tizzy about the creation of such a thing being an un-yogic, money-grubbing venture. I say, why not?! I'll let you read Sadie's far more eloquent take on the matter, but I'll add that I spent the first year post Yoga Teacher Training floundering around trying to get classes started. I would still say that I am not 100% successful in managing my own teaching business. It is really difficult building classes and getting a following, and teaching classes is a total time suck. Sure I am making a really decent hourly rate, but that does not include my time marketing, creating lesson plans, talking to students, and the twenty minutes I spend rolling up mats and cleaning up after every class. Would I like someone to help me to manage my life? YES. Totally. In fact, I hope to have the problem when I am too busy to handle all of the teaching and performance gigs I would like to do, so that I can hand over the logistics to a professional, and I can dedicate my time to developing my skills as a teacher and serving my students. Isn't that what we all want? To live our passion, and for it to be sustainable?