I am super excited to share with you this blog post about what real success as a Kids Yoga Teacher looks like. But first I want to tell you about something special that I did last weekend.
I married myself – OMG!
I have always wanted to get married, and I still do – but I thought, why wait? Why not marry myself, now?!
Over the years, I have heard about this concept of self-marriage, but it was only about 10 days ago that it really resonated with me. You may know, I am on an “adventure tour,” healing a torn tendon and really going deep with emotional healing – I thought the timing was perfect.
I could now commit myself fully to me.
So I decided to elope! Yep, just me and my friend who led a beautiful shamanic ceremony. It was perfect and a day I will remember for the rest of my life. If you are interested in learning more about my experience, reading my vows & seeing pix – you can do so here.
While I love to share my updates with you, let’s shift gears and talk The Biz of Kids Yoga. Specifically, what does it mean to be a successful Kids Yoga Teacher?
The truth is that success in the Yoga biz is different for everyone. Doing meaningful work, creating your own schedule, making a specific amount of money, teaching X number of classes, getting consistent likes and engagement on social media, an updated website, sub-contracting teachers, an international brand, products for sale, or being the local go-to person in your community are some of the many ways people define Yoga biz success.
The truth is, everyone is different and everyone has different goals for their Kids Yoga biz.
The good news is that Yoga success will change on a regular basis. So while one year, you may calculate your success based on the number of students you teach, in another year you may be happy with having teachers work for your biz.
For me, while once I was a “successful” Yoga studio owner in New York City, today I am happily able to run Next Generation Yoga from anywhere I live. In this moment, amongst other things, my success is defined by having location independence knowing that I can do my meaningful work from anywhere in the world.
Now get this …
Recently, I asked a few Kids Yoga Teachers, whom I mentor, about what success was for them – here is what they said:
Running into two of my Yoga families at the grocery store last week made me feel successful.
Having a business that I love and that not only financially supports me but supports many other women in my business!
Being known as the Kids Yoga Teacher in my small town.
That people recognize that I run a Yoga business and it’s not just a hobby.
Having kids tell me they use what I have taught them.
Creating a life that does not require me to leave my kids in the care of others.
As you can see success looks and sounds different to everyone. Whether you are making a substantial living or doing the work you are meant to do in the world, part or full-time, it is up to you to define your own success.
So how do you know what success means to you and your Kids Yoga biz?
Here are 2 things that you can do to get clear so you know how to have a successful Kids Yoga biz.
- Vision Your Biz: If you’ve never written a business vision, write one now. Picture one day in your life one to three years from now and write about it like you’re writing a story explaining everything about that day in your business. Don’t be afraid to include things like the people you work with, the money you are earning, products you are selling and services you are offering. Include everything. Remember the vision you have for your business may change over time. And that is OK! Just be sure to continuously check in with your vision because having a clear vision allows you to define success.
- Keep a Daily Success Journal: I am sure you have heard of a gratitude journal, well this is the same thing except it’s a place for you to track your daily successes. Every night, take a moment to celebrate by writing down you daily accomplishments. Ideally you can use the same journal for an entire year so you can review how you far you have come along the way. Spend time looking back at each week and month to really get your confidence up and see what success truly means to you!
I would love to hear from you. What does it mean to you to be a successful Kids Yoga Teacher? Is it about money, doing what you love to do? Or is it about having freedom to create your own schedule and stay at home with your kids? Take a breath, and a moment to consider. And then, please leave a comment so we can all learn from you!
In support of you,