Private yoga teacher nyc

Teaching Private Yoga Clients

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hey guys it’s Shane Hillier

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from build your personal yoga business

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and today I want to talk with you guys

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about private yoga teaching private

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clients I was actually talking to a

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friend of mine the other day fellow yoga

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teacher who’s been teaching yoga for

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about six years who says if she’s scared

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of teaching private yoga clients because

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she’s never done it before she’s only

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taught group yoga I actually teach a

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about half public classes and half

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private clients and I’ve been getting

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more and more private clients as time

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goes on and one of the issues big issues

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that I face especially in the beginning

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was not knowing how much to charge my

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clients I would ask friends I would ask

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other yoga teachers I’d ask my parents

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what they think I’ve been charged for a

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private yoga session and that was

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actually really challenging because I

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was asking people who are working for

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$20 an hour in a nine-to-five corporate

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job how much I should be charging for

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one hour and I remember starting

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teaching for $50 an hour

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that was my rate and I was I almost felt

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guilty to charge that amount of money

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and at the same time I was realizing

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that charging $50 an hour I was actually

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not making enough money to pay my bills

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so um a truthfully I think I was too

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much in my head about it

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and when it comes to how much money to

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charge for teaching a private yoga class

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it’s first of all there’s no one way

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just like there’s no one diet that fits

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everyone right it’s something that you

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really have to kind of explore and

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experiment with on your own and honestly

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the most efficient way to do so is

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through meditation I would suggest that

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you just really take a moment close your

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eyes and feel into what your time is

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worth you know I will say on the more

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practical level that speaking your truth

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right fifth chakra speaking your truth

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naming your price it definitely stems

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from from confidence but that confidence

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is not something that is borrowed right

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tell you to be confident you’ll say

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alright I’m going to go charge $1,000 an

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hour for yoga not so much the confidence

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should be more of a bubbling up

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something that comes through meditation

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through really understanding that you

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are a vehicle that’s going to support

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and inspire and empower and create more

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health and vitality in another person

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right so what is that worse what is that

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worth to you and don’t get caught up in

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oh I’ve charged too much or too little

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or it’s an it’s a journey so you know

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maybe you start off teaching $60 an hour

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I’ll say one thing when I was less

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confident when I started teaching yoga

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almost 10 years ago I would teach

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private’s for free so I can get feedback

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so if you’re new to teaching yoga do it

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for free it’s still an offering it’s

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still going to come back to you because

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you’re helping somebody else and then

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little by little just know that you name

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your price you know I know some people

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who are business consultants and they

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won’t even get on the phone with someone

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without $500 an hour just saying and

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there’s an element of of this is my rate

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and I don’t back down and I don’t go

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higher and I’m speaking my truth because

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it’s coming from my gut it’s coming from

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my Center it’s that type of confidence

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it’s not coming from up here it’s coming

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from down here and as Yogi’s that’s

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really what will come through meditation

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so really contemplating what’s my time

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worth and how can I communicate that has

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another thing for me I used to have so

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much fear around telling people how much

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money I’m charging for yoga class and I

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think part of that has to do is you know

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it’s ironic it’s like there’s

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interesting paradox we’re dealing with

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yoga right so like non-attachment

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material is all an illusion and I just

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want to be this peaceful being and money

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is not real and you don’t hey listen if

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that’s working for you and you’re

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thriving on that plane amazing keep

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doing what you’re doing I actually moved

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to Costa Rica for five years of my 20s

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when I started teaching yoga so I didn’t

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have to deal with bills and with

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and clients and money and friends and

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all of that and Here I am living in Los

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Angeles now feeling like I have more to

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offer humanity with my services and I’ll

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say that there is a more practical

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approach to the everyday that is

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possible through teaching yoga and

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especially through knowing how much

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charge your private clients so you know

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it’s it’s interesting but we can still

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remain in the spiritual realm when

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asking for money it’s really important

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to grasp that concept and a lot of it

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has to do with our fifth chakra our

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throat communicating our truth so when

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people ask me what my rate is these days

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I don’t get the nervous feeling that I

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used to get I don’t offer discounts

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anymore I just tell them what my rate is

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and I’ll say another thing on this note

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is when you start owning your price you

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know owning it some people may not want

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to work with you for that price that’s

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okay say okay I’m sorry we can’t work

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together right I mean I’m assuming

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you’re not going to be charging $5,000

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for a one-hour yoga class because that’s

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not going to work but when it’s really

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something that you can own I right now

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charge $150 for a one-hour private yoga

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practice and if I have to travel I add

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my gas expense to that and it took me a

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while to get up to that rate and I’m

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still you know I’ve changed my rates

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every year and I’m like oh what’s it

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going to be next I got a feel into that

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but you know when it comes to teaching

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private yoga classes it’s it’s really

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about communicating your truth and and

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sticking with the number that you choose

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when you choose a certain number yes

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some people may say oh that’s too high

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for me now using your own discernment

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you know I say trust I say trust the

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number because you’re going to start to

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attract more people the more committed

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you are to yourself and to your value

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into your words the more confident you

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can become around that number that that

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feeling that feeling of value that would

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place a number on living in this

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material world

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you’re going to be aligning yourself

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with the types of clients and customers

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that you actually want to be working

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with because I can tell you one thing

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there’s nothing less invasive more

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disempowering there’s nothing more

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disempowering then teaching yoga for

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less than you deserve

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it’s just not it’s just not balanced and

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we give as yoga teacher so much of our

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precious products so much of our

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precious energy to people we’re working

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one-on-one I’m not sitting behind a

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computer screen I’m with you I’m

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watching you I’m telling you how to

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breathe right and so you deserve to be

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reciprocated in a way that feels

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inspiring in a way that almost fuels you

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to continue doing the work you’re doing

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because the work you’re doing is

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incredible and needed and valuable and

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you deserve to receive for it so I hope

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that that inspired you because it was

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definitely a challenge for me to be able

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to ask for money and to receive money

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and to know how much to charge my

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clients and you know I will say to that

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I stick to my rate by 150 rate I do have

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some passion projects I call them people

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who can’t afford I’m not like I’m not

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like you know ridiculously adamant about

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my price but that’s like when new people

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come to me that’s what I tell them like

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it’s 150 now or where you live figure

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the gas and whatnot but if it’s someone

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that like asks me straight up like

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literally I have no money in IV yoga

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like you know we’ll work something out

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maybe I’ll do a shorter session with

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them maybe I’ll do a Skype call with

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them we’ll talk about how I can get them

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into a class you know that that’s

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students for their body genuine interest

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in people is also the name of the game

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when it comes to being a successful yoga

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teacher we’ll talk about that in another

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video but for now if you like this video

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please click like if you have any

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questions or comments just fill them out

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in the comment box below and I’m in the

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process of writing an e-book so if

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there’s any specific topics that you

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would like some clarity on when it comes

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to building your yoga

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business and really becoming a and

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empowered and a and inspired and a

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successful yoga teacher then please let

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me know in the comments if you don’t see

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the link below for the e-book that’s

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because it’s not available yet it’s in

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the works

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but I’m definitely gonna be including a

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lot of your questions with the answer is

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in the e-book as well as in future video

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so I look forward to sharing more with

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you for now have a beautiful day and

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namaste

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