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Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional is about what you DON'T learn in your certification program. Host Sara Intonato shares an honest look at making sales, about managing clients, and building your business.

Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional Sara Intonato

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional is about what you DON'T learn in your certification program. Host Sara Intonato shares an honest look at making sales, about managing clients, and building your business.

    What doesn’t kill you in business makes you stronger

    What doesn’t kill you in business makes you stronger

    Every business faces challenges, and I feel strongly that those faced by yoga teachers and healers are a special kind of intense. 
    On today's podcast episode we're examining how the obstacles in your business are actually necessary for catapulting you into the most confident and unflappable version of you. Is it annoying and sometimes awful to go through them? For sure. But on the other side, nothing can rattle you. 

    I'm a firm believer that every situation is happening FOR you, not to you. You can choose to believe the latter and be a victim, of course. Or you can put your CEO pants on and face them, knowing they are shaping you into exactly who you need to be. 

    If your business is going through something uncomfortable right now, you are not alone. I can guarantee that. In fact, on today’s episode I share a big, scary situation I just encountered myself. Confession: I tried to avoid it and prayed the universe would just get rid of it for me. But on the other side, I’ve never felt more like a boss (and I wish I’d just handled it right away).

    Come find out how you can use these challenges to grow on the latest episode of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional.  

    • 28 min
    Should I charge less for Virtual Yoga?

    Should I charge less for Virtual Yoga?

    On today's podcast episode, we're diving into a very important topic and a very relevant topic for the current worldview we're in. 

    That is the topic of, should you charge less for zoom yoga or virtual yoga? This isn't just relevant for the yoga community. This is relevant for any healing modality and really for the entire world right now, because everybody is working virtually since the COVID-19 epidemic began in mid-March. A student approached me with this question about a month ago, she almost apologized for asking it and said, you know, I'm really sorry. I know this is a loaded question.

    I said to her, actually, it's not, to me. It's a very straightforward question. It's a simple question. One, that's probably easier for you to answer than you think so let's go for it and see all the different sides that are present in this issue.

    Come find out my answer on the latest episode of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional.

    • 19 min
    Why you need to get out of your yoga pants to shift into greater levels of success in your business

    Why you need to get out of your yoga pants to shift into greater levels of success in your business

    On today's podcast episode I interview a very special guest! 
     
    Nicole Otchy is a personal stylist and branding consultant for high performers who are ready to use their wardrobes as a tool to become more fully self-expressed. I’ve also known her since we were 14 years old. Even as a teenager, she was one of the most quick witted, insightful people I’d ever met. She continues to be all that and more, and it’s an honor to have her share her wisdom with us. 

    What wisdom is that? Nicole doesn’t mince words as we discuss why you need to get out of your yoga pants In order shift into a higher level of success in your business. Yup, 4 way stretch pants don’t always equate to more profits. Why? Because you aren’t just a yoga teacher. You’re a thought leader. You have a brand. You’re a business owner. It’s time to own it and look the part.

    I've worked with Nicole as her client, fyi. When I hired her I was feeling really very much in a rut in how I looked, how I felt about myself. It’s hard to feel like a CEO when you’re like a soccer mom living in lululemon. I knew I wanted to show up differently in my work, feel confident during interviews, find my voice during speaking engagements, and feel steady no matter what opportunities came my way. 
     
    I didn’t want to look like a stuffy pantsuit kind of woman, obviously. I wanted to be comfortable in my own style (which includes lots of rose gold and skulls). 

    I've been on a yogic journey for 20 years. I’ve been on a personal growth/coaching journey for 7 of them. And when I began my work with Nicole I was SHOCKED and confronted by how much I saw in myself that I had never seen before. 

    Come find out how Nicole helped me get out of my yoga pants and show up more powerfully for myself and my clients.



    To get more info about Nicole and her consulting business please go to : https://www.nicoleotchy.com/ 

    • 41 min
    Do you trust yourself to do the work?

    Do you trust yourself to do the work?

    On today's podcast episode we’re getting REAL regarfing the fear you have about taking your career to the next level.

    During my recent launch I spoke with many yoga teachers just like you about the fears they have in investing in themselves. Ultimately, everyone’s nerves boiled down to one core fear lurking beneath all the others, “What if I make this investment and then not be accountable enough to do the work?” 
     
    Essentially, they were afraid they would break the promises they make to themselves. 
     
    Did you keep the promise you made to yourself to practice today? Because if you broke that promise it’s no wonder you’re scared of a bigger one. 
     
    Ditto with the promises you’ve made to yourself to get up earlier, cut down your wine consumption, and finally launch that online course you’ve been thinking about. 
     
    See the pattern? 
     
    It’s time to talk to the person in charge about this (ahem, you). 

    Today I am giving you the tools your need to rebuild trust in yourself and take action.

    Come find out my thoughts on my latest episode.
    Get more info on my new Take Back the Dream Program- sarayoga.com/takebackthedream

    • 13 min
    The key lessons I’ve learned in my first year as a podcaster

    The key lessons I’ve learned in my first year as a podcaster

    On today's podcast episode I am celebrating 1 year of podcasting! Yes that is right, Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Wellness Professional has officially been out for one year. 

    Today I’m sharing with you my biggest takeaways from this past year as a podcaster. Some of these revalations were surprising even to me. There were certainly days when I wondered if my message was making an impact at all. Were people even listening? 

    The answer is yes, they most certainly were (and still are). I have had so many listeners reach out and say that the podcast spoke to them as healers and wellness professionals who are ready to grow. I’m so thankful my insight has helped them move forward. 

    Come find out how my podcast has helped me become more visible, how it has helped me make a  bigger impact, and how I made more sales. 

    • 16 min
    It's time to quit hiding and start being visible

    It's time to quit hiding and start being visible

    I'm coming at you in this podcast episode with a simple, straightforward message. It's time to quit hiding and start being visible. 

    If you're looking to take your business to your next level, and I know you are because you are listening to this podcast, then pay attention now. 

    So many people feel comfortable with their money with their clients, with their marketing before they feel comfortable, really cranking up their visibility and stepping out into the world to showcase their gifts. So you're not alone.

    If this feels like a scary topic for you can also do something about it today, visibility looks different for everybody.

    It doesn't just mean going live on social media every day. The work more does not mean better in that regard, by the way, but it's about taking yourself to your edge, with your message so that the right people hear you, see you, learn to trust you, and eventually buy from you. 

    So if you're hiding at home, because you're not comfortable with your weight or you don't like the way your nose looks, or you have a sincere fear around it, you're not helping anyone else receive your expertise when they need it. You're also not helping yourself move your business forward. 

    So today let's take a closer look at what might be blocking you and how you can move through that mindfully with grace and ease so that you can catapult your business into a much stronger place.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nicole CO ,

So Much Wisdom! A Must-Listen

Sara isn't just an incredibly skilled yoga expert, she a deeply intelligent business woman. I get so much out of this podcast and always appreciate Sara's take on the world and advice for running a business and living a life with integrity. Tune in for a refreshing point of view on wellness, business, and life!

Racheal Cook MBA ,

Great Insights for Entrepreneurs

I just finished listening to Sara’s episode about how she navigates life and business as a special needs mom and I’m so inspired to really double down on self-care and support in my own life. Thank you Sara!

Hanneke Antonelli ,

Yoga Teachers/Healers - THIS PODCAST IS A MUST!

If you’re a healer/yoga instructor and want to grow your business and disrupt the industry. Sara’s podcast is an absolute must. She gives great advice and strategies to expand your business while earning what you deserve. It’s so good!

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