Musings of a yoga teacher (October 2013)
|October 3, 2013||Posted by Jean Hoiland under Newsletter, Updates||
As I sit down to write this I realize it has been since June that I have reached out to our yoga community via email distribution. Just like many of you my free time over the last few months has been dedicated to the outdoors. Whether mowing the lawn, puttering in my garden or being the event planner for my sons summer vacation the outdoors called to me. Now with the change in seasons I realize it’s time to reconnect, reach out and invite you all back to class.It’s also the time when I evaluate the yoga schedule and contemplate “do I add more classes…or not?” Offering more of my time has not always equated to greater cash flow…and that can be very discouraging.
As I sit back and evaluate the many mistakes I have made I also have an immense sense of accomplishment. I have learned so much over the last 8 years. There is no greater academy than the “school of hard knocks”, but with my current lease coming to a close I find myself letting go and detaching. Over the next few months I will be removing all references to Healing Arts and returning to my core business.
I will no longer be that start-up incubator for fledgling healing entrepreneurs. I am finished trying to put the square peg in the round hole. I am detaching from the idea of owning commercial property. I want to find the same ease in my life and business that I have in my yoga practice.
It’s time to sit back and let the universe provide.
Hey there UNIVERSE!
- A local landlord available and willing to improve and maintain their building
- Someone who views the tenant/landlord relationship as a long term partnership
- Affordable rent
- A good HVAC system
- Windows that do not leak
- Decent location
- Adequate Parking
What I bring to the deal
- Almost 8 years sustaining a local business.
- A willingness to sign a 3-5 year lease
- An ability to meet people in the middle
- Integrity, morals and values
- Established clientele
Perhaps my current landlord will bend over backward to keep me. I have been the dream tenant and we have established a decent business arrangement. I have stuck to our arrangement without complaint or bad attitude. When we made our agreement he asked not to be bothered with anything to do with the building. I have taken care of leaks, broken toilets, insulation and more…but I am done. I just want to rent and focus on creating more abundance in my life. I want a landlord willing to invest in the upkeep and repairs of their own building or deduct it from my rent when I do it.
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I like to focus on the lighter side. I find the idea of embracing the role of Yoga Guru a little absurd. I’m not interested in passing around the Kool-aid or creating a cult like following. I don’t need or want adulation from my peers. I just want to teach something I love, help when I can, try not to insult or offend too many people and eventually make a living wage.
So I hope you will check out a few of my latest rants and raves.
…and then there is….
Should I add more classes or not? I run into people all of the time who ask if I am going to add the noon class back or will I be doing weekend classes again. I would really like to accommodate you, I really would. Will you meet me half way?
Will you help recruit people for the times you desire? Will you pledge to pay a monthly recurring membership fee? Will you be accountable and committed to your practice?
I really do want to be offering a full schedule of classes at least from October through May, but one important factor holds me back…will the UNIVERSE provide enough consistent, paying members to make it profitable?
Oh how I want to TRUST THE UNIVERSE… in the meantime…will you come back to a class or two for a little supta badha konasana?