Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast
Abundant Yoga Teacher Podcast
Amy McDonald
A weekly conversation for Yoga teachers and holistic practitioners who are looking to create abundant business... without feeling fake, pushy or 'salesy'.
Spotting Saṃketa in Business
The Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat 2025 is now open for registrations! And this will be THE VERY LAST ONE. Learn more here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/retreatsThis week I’m challenging you to look for where the token has become the main thing. Where are you confusing the symbol for the real work? What is actually a token rather than an effective action? In this episode I’m asking you to spot Saṃketa in business so you can ensure you’re getting the real benefit from the work you’re doing! Support the show by making a monthly $5 contribution here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald REFERENCES Dass, Ram (2004) Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita, Three Rivers Press, New York Wallis, Christopher, D (2023) Near Enemies of the Truth: Avoid the Pitfalls of the Spiritual Life and Become Radically Free, Wonderwell, Los Angeles
Feb 26
45 min
Sex, Drugs and Yoga Retreats
Today I’m speaking with long-term client, Danae Robinett about all things Yoga Retreats. Danae earned her BFA from Arizona State University in Dance; she continues to dance, choreograph and perform. Practicing yoga since 1999, teaching now for 19 years, she started leading retreats in 2012. She's been on faculty at San Francisco State University since 2015. Danae has taught at several corporate settings, universities, retreats - and one Superbowl. A nurturer by nature. She's highly-skilled at providing adaptations where all abilities are honored and challenged. Her classes are warm, welcoming and precise. We talk about how to get started with retreats, how to take care of yourself on retreat and how to manage the curly situations that may arise while you’re away!Follow Danae on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/danaerobinett/ Check out her GORGEOUS Sante Fe Retreat here: https://www.danaerobinett.com/retreat DM on Instagram me if you want to be on the advance notice list for the FINAL Abundant Yoga Teacher Retreat in January 2025 @amyyogabizcoch Support the show by making a monthly $5 contribution here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald
Feb 18
46 min
Jivamukti, Veganism and Changing My Mind (TEASER)
No new episode in the main feed this week, but here is a teaser from the Patreon-only catalogue. I’m revisiting Sharon Gannon’s book, ‘Yoga and Vegetarianism’ from 2008, including some reflections on my time at the Manhattan studio. We’ll also chat through the book and how I’m feeling different these days on my attitude towards her argumment. Listen to the entire episode and loads of others by becoming a supporter of the show over on Patreon. Here’s the link to sign up: patreon.com/AmyMcDonald
Feb 11
18 min
How I Found My Teacher + Indecision is a Choice
A client proposed this topic last week, and I love it! I’m sharing my journey to finding teachers I really value, look up to and work to be with in person, as well as some pitfalls on the journey to find them. Before we get into the main topic for the week, I’ve also recorded a bit of a ‘teaching’ (read: rant) about flop flopping, the amount of time and energy choosing to be indecisive actually takes and my challenge to myself (and YOU!) to ‘just decide’ this month. Your VERY last chance to join my Mastermind is NOW. Decide. xo Register, or review the specifics, here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/keepgrowing
Feb 4
50 min
Wondering what working with me is REALLY like?
In this replay of the Keep Growing Mastermind Information Session I’m joined by one of my long-term clients who has some things to say about her time working with me. If you’re ready to take the leap, there are just three places left in the Keep Growing Mastermind. If you’ve got more questions before signing up, email me at amy@amymcdonald.com.au or DM me on Insta at www.instagram.com/amyyogabizcoach Register, or review the specifics, here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/keepgrowing
Jan 29
49 min
The Lotus of the Heart
Today I’m joined by Yoga Teacher, Retreat Host and Coach, Natalie Snooke. Natalie is known for her heart-centredness, peaceful presence and practical wisdom. And for over 20 years she has been helping others to shine. In this conversation we talk about knowing when to bring a studio to a close, how to continue to grow as a practitioner and about the joys, pitfalls and opportunities that heading to India offer. Follow Natalie on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/momentumcoachyoga/ Take a look at the gorgeous trip to Rishikesh with Natalie here: https://www.momentumcoachyoga.com.au/lotus-of-the-heart-india-retreat-2024/ Get more support from me with 1:1 coaching and the Keep Growing Mastermind! Enrolments are now open (3 places left). Learn more here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/keepgrowing Join the Keep Growing information session at 8am on Tuesday January 30th, Melbourne time. Reach out for the zoom link. Or book in for a time to talk 1:1 about the Mastermind with this link to my calendar: https://scheduler.zoom.us/amymcdonald/coaching Access LOADS of episodes you’ve not heard before over on Patreon with a 7-day FREE trial! Access them on Patron here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald
Jan 28
59 min
Marketing Spanda: Managing expansion and contraction for ongoing growth
One of the biggest challenges Yoga teachers face is showing up consistently in their marketing. Oscillating between ‘full on’ and ‘crickets’ is not only hard on us mentally, its really hard on the bank balance! Here are a few things from my Retreat that might help you if pulsing between expansion and contraction is causing more friction and fewer results that you’d love to see in your biz! Get more support from me with 1:1 coaching and the Keep Growing Mastermind! Enrolments are now open (3 places left). Learn more here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/keepgrowing Join the Keep Growing information session at 8am on Tuesday January 30th, Melbourne time. Reach out for the zoom link. Or book in for a time to talk 1:1 about the Mastermind with this link to my calendar: https://scheduler.zoom.us/amymcdonald/coaching Access LOADS of episodes you’ve not heard before over on Patreon with a 7-day FREE trial! Access them on Patron here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald Consider joining the Keep Growing Mastermind here:
Jan 22
42 min
The Butt Kicking I Gave My Mastermind
Last month I took things in a different direction to our normal Keep Growing Mastermind group calls. To help my Masterminders reach their December income goals I stepped them through the 4-step process I use to devise, strategise and ‘manifest’ my monthly income targets. I hope it’s useful for you, too! If you want MORE support and access to my tips and tricks to fill up your January classes, join my free challenge here: https://bit.ly/ghostmats Access LOADS of episodes you’ve not heard before over on Patreon with a 7-day FREE trial! Access them on Patron here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald Consider joining the Keep Growing Mastermind here: https://www.amymcdonald.com.au/keepgrowing
Jan 7
43 min
Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Cancer
This week I’m joined by one of my private ‘Grow, Serve and Shine’ clients, Sue Skelton. Sue is a retired oncology and palliative care nurse as well as a yoga therapist. She works predominantly with people with cancer and long term conditions. She integrates her nursing and yoga knowledge to help improve the quality of life for her clients. Sue runs local f2f classes in the north of England where she lives, she works 1:1 either f2f or online and also offers training, with Jackie, who is also a yoga therapist to yoga teachers and therapists, giving them confidence to work with anyone diagnosed with cancer. Follow Sue on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/yogatherapyforcancer/ Check out Sue’s CPD training course here: https://www.sueskeltonyoga.co.uk/cancercpd If you want MORE support and access to my tips and tricks to fill up your January classes, join my free challenge here: https://bit.ly/ghostmats Access LOADS of episodes you’ve not heard before over on Patreon with a 7-day FREE trial! Access them on Patron here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald
Dec 31, 2023
52 min
Project 'No Ghost Mats' Part 2: Optimising Your Website for Paid Traffic
I’ve set myself the challenge of making sure my 2024 classes are FULL every week. This week I’m updating you on the status of my goal as well as sharing some powerful tips about making sure strangers from the socials land on your site and can’t resist! If you want to check out my classes page, it’s at www.amymcdonald.com.au/yoga If you want MORE support and access to my tips and tricks to fill up your January classes, join my free challenge here: https://bit.ly/ghostmats Access LOADS of episodes you’ve not heard before over on Patreon with a 7-day FREE trial! Access them on Patron here: www.patreon.com/AmyMcDonald
Dec 17, 2023
37 min
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