Saturday coming through the customs line feeling a bit sick to my stomach and looking like road kill a large bald man behind fire proof glass in the Philladelpha airport asked me what my profession was.
This week I wrote about my feelings around selling the studio. Wrapped up tightly with all of those feelings is The F word. Failure, a deep feeling of failure. Writing about it and sharing it I've realized the word failure has become a really bad word in our society more tabu than another F word I know.
Today not once, but twice by separate people, I was asked: What's your Business and why do you do it?
Entrepreneur, that's my business, channeled through a yoga studio. It's a mega love of teaching yoga, guiding others and helping them find their sweet spot. The thing driving me out of bed these days is teaching students to become yoga teachers. Wowza! I'm still on cloud nine over that programing and the growth of our students in the thick of it.
Teaching classes and creating programing like our YTT is exhilarating and keeps me engaged. but the business aspects blow. me. over! The possibility for growth in the studio and beyond fire me up. Luckily for me Yoga isn't just about doing postures it's a state of being, a lifestyle. Sooo much in there! Layer upon layer of ideas to grow the business or start other businesses that work in coordination with the studio. Like I said, I'm an entrepreneur.
Think about it? Do you ever feel
-out of place
Greensboro Downtown Yoga opened to help you with all of those! Joining our yoga studio, means you join a community of people who've felt all of those things too. Yoga works. And I get to share it with you. I get to see you get stronger, more flexible, make new like minded friends, and watch yourself grow. That's why I do it.
How about you? What do you do and why do you do it?
If you read my posts regularly you know that the yoga studio is my labor of love. Weeks like this I can't help but be filled with endless amounts of joy and gratitude for what is growing at the studio. All of our classes this week were packed, despite the cold weather. The support we are receiving from our students and the greater community is overwhelming. Our teachers are top-notch and I find that when I leave them alone to do what they do best, that's when the studio wins.
Our classes are regularly filling up the studio and many days I'm hoping that I don't have to turn anyone away. We now have 8 teachers that teach weekly at the studio and there is room for more classes. The teacher training program is starting to fill up and I'm pretty confident we will sell it out (for now there is room if you still want in).
I knew Greensboro was ready for this type of space and this type of yoga. I knew that it would take time, and it is taking time but we have the momentum and it's all moving in the right direction. Thank you for everyone who supports this business! Thank you to everyone who comes out and takes classes, and participates in what we are building. This studio would not be growing if it wasn't for all of you!