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Jun 26, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

330: Connect with Your Money with Shannon Crow

 

Description:

Many yoga entrepreneurs are uncomfortable with their money, but connecting with your money is one of the keys to running a successful business. In this episode, Shannon Crow talks about why connecting with your money is so important and how to do it.

 

Shannon shares some of the activities she does to connect with her money including Finance Fridays check-in with her income and expenses, daily money check-ins and tracking her revenue and expenses. She also has some suggestions on how you can start connecting with your money too. 

 

If you're a yoga teacher who wants to make more income and profit, or if you're feeling like you're spending too much or not getting ahead, this episode is specifically for you. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:54] This episode is powered by OfferingTree.

[2:23] Shannon introduces her topic for this episode - connecting with your money.

[4:11] Part of connecting with your money is knowing where your money is going and how it is being spent.

[5:02] Shannon shares how OfferingTree allows her to keep track of her income.

[6:16] Shannon shares her strategy for looking at her business finances.

[7:44] Two things Shannon does on Finance Fridays are paying her bills and looking over the transactions that happened that week.

[8:50] Shannon's plan going forward is to add in a daily money check-in.

[10:27] Shannon also suggests starting to track your income and expenses if you don't already do that.

[14:03] Start by looking at your money and finances at least once a week, if you rarely do!

[14:35] Shannon invites you to consider some steps you can take to connect with your money.

 

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Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree.

 

Quotes from this episode:

"You need to know how that hard earned cash is being spent."

 

"Wherever you're landing today, know that we are on this journey together, tackling our money mindset as yoga teachers and entrepreneurs and taking more of a look at the numbers."

 

"The two main things that I do on [Finance Fridays] are paying all my bills and looking at all the transactions that happened over that week."

 

"Make sure you're tracking your business expenses."

 

Jun 19, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

329: Why Separate Bank Accounts? with Shannon Crow

 

Description:

Do you have a separate bank account for your yoga business? It is such an important part of starting and growing a business that many yoga teachers overlook or do not prioritize!

 

In this episode, Shannon Crow shares seven reasons why you should have a separate bank account for your yoga business. She touches on taxes, being more professional in your business, and even the mindset shifts that come with having a business bank account. Shannon also has some homework for you to start getting your yoga business finances on the right track.

 

If you have been putting off opening a bank account for your yoga business, this episode is for you!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:52] Shannon introduces her topic for this episode - Why you need separate bank accounts for your yoga business.

[4:01] Having a separate bank account for your yoga business can make a world of difference to your business.

[5:43] Having a separate bank account makes tax time so much easier.

[7:26] Shannon gives a shout out to OfferingTree.

[9:28] If you have a separate bank account for your yoga business, you can build your business credit score.

[9:56] The third reason to have a separate bank account is in case you plan to sell your business in the future.

[11:29] Another reason to start a separate bank account is in case you get audited.

[12:22] Shannon shares a clip from Hannah Smolinski (an accounting professional) about why it's so important to have a business bank account from the start.

[13:40] Having a business bank account helps you shift into the mindset of being a business owner and makes it easier to see how well your business is doing.

[14:58] A separate bank account makes it easier for you to track your income and expenses.

[15:32] If you want to be seen as a professional and have people take your yoga business seriously, a separate bank account can help.

[16:43] Shannon invites you to set up a bank account for your yoga business if you do not already have one!

[17:47] Shannon has bonus homework for you - to implement Profit First in your business.

[18:40] Shannon shares some insights about the topics she has been covering in the podcast this year.

[21:32] What other questions do you have about being a yoga teacher or yoga business owner? Share them with Shannon!

[22:40] Interested in hanging out with Shannon in real time? She shares some upcoming calls in Pelvic Health Professionals where you can do that!

 

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Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree.

 

Quotes from this episode:

“I have seen the difference in my own business and [having a separate bank account] is one of the top things I suggest to yoga teachers, especially when they're working with money mindset stuff.”

 

“Ask yourself, are you building your business to possibly sell it someday?”

 

“I really like that idea of thinking about your business as its own entity and its own organism, if you will. Because when you separate it out, you're starting to say, “OK, this is important, this is different from my personal”.

Jun 12, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

328: Self-Connection for Yoga Teachers with Tess Jewell-Larsen

 

Description:

Stress, burnout, and overwhelm is a common occurrence among yoga teachers. It can be difficult to show up for yourself in the same way that you show up for your yoga students. Tess Jewell-Larsen shares how self-connection can be a helpful strategy to combat these feelings.

 

Tess Jewell-Larsen is a yoga therapist in training, a certified mindfulness coach, and an experienced yoga teacher. She has a deep understanding of the challenges and struggles that come with burnout, having personally experienced the negative effects of stress and anxiety herself. Through extensive study and personal experience, Tess has gathered a toolkit of techniques that help others dealing with stress, anxiety, and burnout.

 

In this episode, Tess shares her own personal journey with stress, overwhelm, and burnout and how yoga helped in her own healing. She offers tips and strategies for yoga teachers to deal with these feelings and highlights why self-connection is such an important part of the healing process. Tune in to find out more about Tess’s 10-minute method for stepping out of burnout and to find self-connection.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:27] This week's guest, Tess, shares what Pelvic Health Professionals is all about.

[1:27] This episode is powered by OfferingTree.

[4:42] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Tess Jewell-Larsen.

[7:36] What is the work that Tess does and who does she do it for?

[9:28] What got Tess started on the journey of helping people with stress and burnout?

[12:34] How did Tess recognize that she needed to do something about the stress and burnout that she was experiencing? Was there resistance she felt in dealing with it?

[16:39] What are some small steps people can start taking to address their burnout?

[19:02] Tess shares her 10 minute method for stepping out of burnout.

[22:14] How can yoga teachers incorporate the 10 minute method into their yoga classes for their students?

[24:07] What advice does Tess have for yoga teachers who are showing up for themselves very differently than they are for their yoga students?

[27:59] What does Tess think about building in time off?

[30:27] Shannon gives a shout out of thanks to sponsor, OfferingTree.

[32:11] What would Tess say to the yoga teacher who feels so stressed out and overwhelmed that they can't even begin to do anything apart from scroll social media or zone out in front of the TV?

[35:16] Even with daily habits that allow us to give back to ourselves, it can be a struggle sometimes. Tess and Shannon share some tips on what to do in those situations.

[41:55] Connect with Tess via her websites or on social media to learn more about overcoming stress and burnout.

[43:19] Tess shares more about her freebie - a mini-ebook!

[44:33] Shannon shares her takeaways from this call with Tess.

 

Links:

 

Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree.

 

Quotes from this episode:

"It all starts with you, communicating with yourself. It all starts with your own relationship with yourself."

 

"It's all about creating that conversation, that loving relationship with myself, with yourself of like, ok, what do I need? How can I give that to myself?"

 

"It's ok to have a range of emotions. I think that it's ok to not be ok, but it's important to know that we can give back to ourselves."

 

Jun 5, 2023

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

327: Working with Teaching Anxiety [Consultation Call] with Lindsay McMurray

 

Description:

Anxiety about teaching yoga and not feeling confident about getting up in front of a class of students is normal. Lindsay McMurray was struggling with teaching anxiety and posted in the Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group asking for advice. This consultation call with Shannon Crow is a result of that.

 

Lindsay McMurray is a certified yoga teacher who is also trained in the Yoga for 12 Step Recovery program. She is currently gooing through her 300-hr YTT with plans to become a yoga therapist. Lindsay has been practicing yoga since she was 12 years old and has supported her through many personal challenges, including eating disorders, and drug and alcohol addictions.

 

In this consultation call, Shannon and Lindsay discuss her fear and anxiety about teaching yoga. Shannon shares from her own personal experience and offers suggestions about strategies Lindsay could try out to address those feelings. If you have ever felt nervous to teach or if you are feeling scared to put something new out into the world, this episode is for you! 

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:08] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode, Lindsay McMurray, who joins her for a consultation call.

[9:29] Lindsay posted a question in the Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group about getting confident in teaching yoga which prompted this call.

[11:54] How have things changed for Lindsay based on the comments on her post? What has she found useful?

[13:33] Shannon and Lindsay discuss her training programs and her experience in teaching during these programs.

[15:48] Lindsay shares how her past experiences, anxiety, and feelings of self-worth are tied into her ability to teach yoga.

[16:44] Shannon talks about the importance of how we support people with their mental health.

[18:25] Has there been a moment for Lindsay in her teaching career that she felt everything was working?

[20:26] Shannon invites Lindsay to reflect on what the benefits are for students walking out of her classes.

[25:03] Shannon asks Lindsay if it's possible for her to teach now and together they explore the options of what that could look like.

[28:01] There's nothing to be ashamed of with regards to feeling anxiety or feeling nervous to teach.

[28:54] Lindsay shares some insights about her anxiety around teaching yoga.

[31:19] Shannon pops in to share about an exciting free webinar by OfferingTree.

[34:11] Shannon shares something that has helped her with her teaching anxiety.

[34:46] Shannon shares about the anxiety she felt before starting the podcast and Lindsay talks about her fears about teaching at the treatment center.

[39:07] Lindsay shares her "big why" for doing this work.

[42:08] Shannon helps Lindsay put into action her plan to teach at a recovery center and reduce the amount of time she spends planning her classes.

[47:56] The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group community has been an amazing resource for Lindsay.

[53:07] Shannon shares some of her takeaways from this conversation with Lindsay.

 

Links:

 

Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree.

 

Quotes from this episode:

"The more I do it, the more comfortable I get." - Lindsay

 

"It sounds like you're putting a ton of pressure on yourself to deliver this perfect class." - Shannon

 

"You don't realize how much we don't tune into these sensations in our bodies in the way that we feel physically and yoga provides that." - Lindsay

 

"There's nothing to be ashamed of with regards to feeling that anxiety or feeling nervous to teach." - Shannon

 

"My best yoga class experiences are when I don't even notice the teacher, like I forget the teachers there." - Lindsay

 

"I think the power is going to be in sharing your story, in saying, here's how yoga helped me." - Shannon

 

"Keep doing just one tiny thing when things feel scary or things feel overwhelming." - Shannon

 

"It's a huge myth that you have to reinvent the wheel every time you teach a yoga class." - Shannon

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