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  1. Michellew liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in How long does it really take to build a yoga business   
    I would really like to check in with you in a view months I hope that for the both of us the Business will develop better over time.
    You are right, most of the time you only read success stories, but hardly anyone talks about the rough beginnings. So, I guess the possibility to talk here about the start is really helpful for us and others.
  2. nowistheknowing liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in How long does it really take to build a yoga business   
    I am Kind of in the same Situation as you are. I started Kids yoga this September. I was not expecting to be overrun by Kids, but when I ended up having only two Kids (now 4, but tow of them only Show up every second week), I got really discouraged (see my posting in this Forum).
    The Problem really is Promotion. The People Need to know you are there and what you offer. And this may take some time. I am currently working on some Projects to attract new People (I don't want to bore you about this here though ). But I guess, it could take up to half a year until word spreads. You could of course be lucky too.
    I wish you all the best for your future!
  3. robert liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Crow pose   
    I would rather suggest a cusion in front of you than the wall. This gives you some security if you may fall. Remember to look Forward not downward and slowly lean into the pose rather than to jump into it.
    Good luck!
  4. robert liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Crow pose   
    I would rather suggest a cusion in front of you than the wall. This gives you some security if you may fall. Remember to look Forward not downward and slowly lean into the pose rather than to jump into it.
    Good luck!
  5. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Too much?   
    I personally gained so much trough my yoga practice and the teacher Training. I found so many ways to cope with Problems rooting back to childhood and with anxiety and a lot more things.
    I am more relaxed and joyful after the classes, I am more confident and optimistic. I discovered so many positive changes since I deepened my practice. And friends and Family saw that too. And I appreciate they are worried about me. But in the end, it is my life and their doubts give me insecurity.
    When it Comes to my husband, this is a very Special Problem. He was always supportive no matter what I did, but when we got Kids, I think he saw me as mother and housekeeper and that was it. I have a well paid Job and earn more than him (even working part time) so staying home was from a financial Point of view never an Option (besides I am not the Kind of Person who has a fulfilled life doing the housework and staying home... I love my Kids and I enjoy time with them, but I always wanted to have a Profession and work with People. Might Sound stupid to some of you, but this is who I am)
    So, he Kind of accepts that I have to work from a financial Point of view. He does not like it though, and I feel that. And that I started something besides this is too much for him. He says he has to accept it, but it always Pops up as a Problem between us. He often tells the Kids "mommy is gone because she has to do yoga, which is sooooo much more important to her than anything else". And I always feel bad than. I really try to Balance everything out. I really try to do all the work when the Kids are sleeping. I have once every month a Weekend where I do Yoga, and if that is too much to ask... well...
    Thanks for your answers. I was really struggling a lot with this toppic. But I think, as you sadi Candace, this is something very important for me that makes my heart sing. So, I do not want to give it up and I do not feel that I do not have the strenght it takes to Keep it up. The beginning is always tough, but I have confidence it will get better over time. Preparation will become less etc. And it is fun and so, so I enjoy doing it  
  6. robert liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Crow pose   
    I would rather suggest a cusion in front of you than the wall. This gives you some security if you may fall. Remember to look Forward not downward and slowly lean into the pose rather than to jump into it.
    Good luck!
  7. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Too much?   
    I personally gained so much trough my yoga practice and the teacher Training. I found so many ways to cope with Problems rooting back to childhood and with anxiety and a lot more things.
    I am more relaxed and joyful after the classes, I am more confident and optimistic. I discovered so many positive changes since I deepened my practice. And friends and Family saw that too. And I appreciate they are worried about me. But in the end, it is my life and their doubts give me insecurity.
    When it Comes to my husband, this is a very Special Problem. He was always supportive no matter what I did, but when we got Kids, I think he saw me as mother and housekeeper and that was it. I have a well paid Job and earn more than him (even working part time) so staying home was from a financial Point of view never an Option (besides I am not the Kind of Person who has a fulfilled life doing the housework and staying home... I love my Kids and I enjoy time with them, but I always wanted to have a Profession and work with People. Might Sound stupid to some of you, but this is who I am)
    So, he Kind of accepts that I have to work from a financial Point of view. He does not like it though, and I feel that. And that I started something besides this is too much for him. He says he has to accept it, but it always Pops up as a Problem between us. He often tells the Kids "mommy is gone because she has to do yoga, which is sooooo much more important to her than anything else". And I always feel bad than. I really try to Balance everything out. I really try to do all the work when the Kids are sleeping. I have once every month a Weekend where I do Yoga, and if that is too much to ask... well...
    Thanks for your answers. I was really struggling a lot with this toppic. But I think, as you sadi Candace, this is something very important for me that makes my heart sing. So, I do not want to give it up and I do not feel that I do not have the strenght it takes to Keep it up. The beginning is always tough, but I have confidence it will get better over time. Preparation will become less etc. And it is fun and so, so I enjoy doing it  
  8. scottcraft liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Thanks for the answers!
    Regarding the Flyer: I made it with printed Hands and of course pictures with Kids. I attache them here  I actually Need to attract the parents more than the Kids though... well...
    So far, no real improvement. But one positive Thing: I was aksed by a local Kids Center to give a course for the younger Kids starting with March I am soooooooo happy about that...
     


  9. scottcraft liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Thanks for the answers!
    Regarding the Flyer: I made it with printed Hands and of course pictures with Kids. I attache them here  I actually Need to attract the parents more than the Kids though... well...
    So far, no real improvement. But one positive Thing: I was aksed by a local Kids Center to give a course for the younger Kids starting with March I am soooooooo happy about that...
     


  10. scottcraft liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Thanks for the answers!
    Regarding the Flyer: I made it with printed Hands and of course pictures with Kids. I attache them here  I actually Need to attract the parents more than the Kids though... well...
    So far, no real improvement. But one positive Thing: I was aksed by a local Kids Center to give a course for the younger Kids starting with March I am soooooooo happy about that...
     


  11. scottcraft liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Thanks for the answers!
    Regarding the Flyer: I made it with printed Hands and of course pictures with Kids. I attache them here  I actually Need to attract the parents more than the Kids though... well...
    So far, no real improvement. But one positive Thing: I was aksed by a local Kids Center to give a course for the younger Kids starting with March I am soooooooo happy about that...
     


  12. scottcraft liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Thanks for the answers!
    Regarding the Flyer: I made it with printed Hands and of course pictures with Kids. I attache them here  I actually Need to attract the parents more than the Kids though... well...
    So far, no real improvement. But one positive Thing: I was aksed by a local Kids Center to give a course for the younger Kids starting with March I am soooooooo happy about that...
     


  13. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Thanks Camdace, yeah, the word of mouth sure is most important here. 
    I was already hanging posters in some stores and schools, maybe I should hang out some more... 
    I sure will keep you posted on the progress
    we have in Austria a saying: you only give up a letter (in that case "give up" means the same as "post a letter"), I just hope it speeds up a little  
  14. EricaKaye liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Hi Erica, 
     
    thanks for your answer. I did send flyers by post, I brought some to schools and kindergartens together with posters and I used facebook and local groups to spread the information. First lesson is always free, so this did not get too much attention. 
    I unfortunately do not know anyone from youth sports leagues. But this would be a good idea, just need to find something about this...
    thank you for your kind words. Yoga with kids isjust fantastic, they are natural yogis and enjoy themselves so much!! 
    Thanks, that is my little one and me, she is always with me when I do Yoga
  15. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    It's been a month now, and all kids I currently have were there at the beginning already. They found me because I was searching for kids for a foto shooting, some joined class than. I did not attract anyone new. And I wonder if I could go one for the older group with only one kid...
  16. EricaKaye liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Hi Erica, 
     
    thanks for your answer. I did send flyers by post, I brought some to schools and kindergartens together with posters and I used facebook and local groups to spread the information. First lesson is always free, so this did not get too much attention. 
    I unfortunately do not know anyone from youth sports leagues. But this would be a good idea, just need to find something about this...
    thank you for your kind words. Yoga with kids isjust fantastic, they are natural yogis and enjoy themselves so much!! 
    Thanks, that is my little one and me, she is always with me when I do Yoga
  17. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Hi, 
    I recently finished my Yoga teacher and kids yoga teacher training. I am currently giving a class for adults in my company which is quite good booked. 
    And i started a kids yoga class (one for 3-6 year old, one for 7-10 year old). As this is quite new around here, I did not expect to be overrun by parents, but I made quite some marketing and thought it would be quite excepted. I have for the younger ones now 4 kids and for the older ones only one. And I am kind of discouraged now. The kids I do yoga with like the class and the parents are really happy and give me great feedback. But I am really worried because especially for the older group I do not have any kids and the course is fun but with only one kid the games are not as funny as they could be. I really do not know what to do now. I am not sure how and if I get new kids for that course, and I am not sure if I should do the older group with onky one kid... 
    I am sorry, I just thought I share this with you, because I got so many good advises here and I hoped you had some experiences to share with me... 
     
    Greetings from sunny Austria, 
    Bettina
  18. EricaKaye liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Kind of discouraged   
    Hi Erica, 
     
    thanks for your answer. I did send flyers by post, I brought some to schools and kindergartens together with posters and I used facebook and local groups to spread the information. First lesson is always free, so this did not get too much attention. 
    I unfortunately do not know anyone from youth sports leagues. But this would be a good idea, just need to find something about this...
    thank you for your kind words. Yoga with kids isjust fantastic, they are natural yogis and enjoy themselves so much!! 
    Thanks, that is my little one and me, she is always with me when I do Yoga
  19. KristiSmithYoga liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Yoga Class For Office People   
    Thank You so much Candace!
    I was just thinking about shoulders and neck, hips did not come to my mind... Great Input, thanks for the video!!
  20. KristiSmithYoga liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Yoga Class For Office People   
    Thank You so much Candace!
    I was just thinking about shoulders and neck, hips did not come to my mind... Great Input, thanks for the video!!
  21. marcia liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Yoga Class For Office People   
    Hi there,
     
    it seems I get the Chance to teach Yoga in my Company for People from the Office. (will probably start in September)
    I was thinking about doing 1 hour classes (including warm up, cool down and shavasana)
     
    Now I am searching for ideas for teaching People sitting all day Long in front of a Computer. I also have to take into consideration that the class will probably be mixed and that some may have experience with Yoga and some are totally new to Yoga.
     
    I would be very greatful to get some Feedback from you, so I can prepare some classes in my mind already
     
    Thanks in advance!
  22. melinda liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Core Strenght, Handstands, Crow...   
    Hi Candace,
     
    first of all I want to tell you how much I like your blog. I discovered it beginning of 2015 and ever since, I enjoy your postings and challenges.
    I practiced Yoga for 10 years - more or less regularly. During my two pregnancies, I hardly did any practice. Last year I discovered a Flyer from a yoga School to become a teacher, and I somehow knew, this is the way I want to go.
    Some time ago, we did a Partner excersice in the teacher Training, which was about handstands. First we did this L-Handstand alone on the wall, and I really found it hard to straighten my legs there. Then we had a Partner supporting us, while we tried to go into full Handstand. It was very hard for me, though someone was Holding my leg and supported me. I do not know if it is lack of arm or core strength or why I was not able to do this exercise the way it "should" have been.
    I also discovered that it is hard for me to do any armbalance. I really practiced a lot to do crow pose, but I cannot hold that asana for more than 2 breaths, if at all.
    Further, I really do not think I will ever do headstand, it just does not feel right for me.
     
    I know, it is all a Progress, but do you have any tip for me how to Train those things? I am currently doing your strength challenge, however it is quite hard to practice every day (with two Kids 1,5 and 3 years, a half time Job, a husband, household and the teacher Training, time is rare currently) - but I try to practice at least 4 days a week. Anything you could advice me to work on? Do I Need to build up more arm strength or is it really my core I have to work on?
     
    Looking Forward for your answer!
    Bettina
     
  23. melinda liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Core Strenght, Handstands, Crow...   
    Hi Candace,
     
    first of all I want to tell you how much I like your blog. I discovered it beginning of 2015 and ever since, I enjoy your postings and challenges.
    I practiced Yoga for 10 years - more or less regularly. During my two pregnancies, I hardly did any practice. Last year I discovered a Flyer from a yoga School to become a teacher, and I somehow knew, this is the way I want to go.
    Some time ago, we did a Partner excersice in the teacher Training, which was about handstands. First we did this L-Handstand alone on the wall, and I really found it hard to straighten my legs there. Then we had a Partner supporting us, while we tried to go into full Handstand. It was very hard for me, though someone was Holding my leg and supported me. I do not know if it is lack of arm or core strength or why I was not able to do this exercise the way it "should" have been.
    I also discovered that it is hard for me to do any armbalance. I really practiced a lot to do crow pose, but I cannot hold that asana for more than 2 breaths, if at all.
    Further, I really do not think I will ever do headstand, it just does not feel right for me.
     
    I know, it is all a Progress, but do you have any tip for me how to Train those things? I am currently doing your strength challenge, however it is quite hard to practice every day (with two Kids 1,5 and 3 years, a half time Job, a husband, household and the teacher Training, time is rare currently) - but I try to practice at least 4 days a week. Anything you could advice me to work on? Do I Need to build up more arm strength or is it really my core I have to work on?
     
    Looking Forward for your answer!
    Bettina
     
  24. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by YogaMom in Where Are You Reading This From?   
    Hi there,
     
    My Name is Bettina and I read this from Baden (a small town near Vienna) in Austria - Europe.