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Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For the past 14 years, I've been running an award-winning yoga business and one of the most prominent studios in Canada. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed.

Yoga Biz Camp with Michael Jay Michael Jay

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For the past 14 years, I've been running an award-winning yoga business and one of the most prominent studios in Canada. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed.

    Accessibility, Inclusivity and Resilience with Katie Donzanti

    Accessibility, Inclusivity and Resilience with Katie Donzanti

    I am thrilled to welcome Katie Donzanti a yoga studio owner in Orlando Florida and fellow Mindbody Champ.

    Today she shares what it was like opening a yoga studio with accessibility and inclusivity and at the forefront for her business model and how she walks the talk.

    She also shares her personal resilience as a studio owner making it through the pandemic and leaves us with some hope moving forward.

    Katie Donzanti is a wife, mother, rebel, change-maker, & animal rescue advocate. 

    She owns a thriving, accessible, and inclusive yoga studio called The Peaceful Peacock near downtown Orlando. 

    As a passionate yogi entrepreneur, she is a punk rock creatrix seeking to bring yoga to diverse beings and honor yoga's roots. 

    Katie is vocal about most yoga happening off the mat. 

    As a former Digital Marketing Executive for Harley-Davidson, Universal Orlando and NBC, she brings a vibrant passion for digital creative, solutions, and logical user-flows. 

    Her team helps to change the world by offering all- levels and accessible yoga 7 days a week. www.peacefulpeacockorlando.com 
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    For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another. 

    To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga. 

    And it’s FREE! 

    I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!

    You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio. 

    I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.

    Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply for access via my bio link and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! 

    Hope to see you on the inside!

    To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.com

    Follow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

    • 47 min
    Starting a Yoga business with an Exit Plan in mind

    Starting a Yoga business with an Exit Plan in mind

    with Terri Fry

    On this episode I speak with Terri Fry about how she started her business with an exit plan in mind right from day one. I love this!

    Terri built her business to be a profitable and eventually sellable yoga studio. She also sold her business right in the middle of the pandemic!

    Terri is a bundle of high energy with a DIY attitude who thrives on challenges. Her first words, according to her late mother, were “I do myself.” With that innate mindset, Terri isn’t afraid of taking risks and trying new things. 
    Terri’s work life began at an early age helping in the family run business in Monterey, California. Her horizons and knowledge-base expanded when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began her professional sales career working for a Fortune 500 company. 
    A major life event motivated Terri to opt out of corporate America and follow her passion for yoga. She left corporate America with no regrets and no looking in the rear view mirror to pursue a new career path as a yoga teacher. This was the springboard which propelled her onto the entrepreneurship path of yoga studio ownership. 
    Having achieved all the goals Terri had set for the studio, she sold it in July 2020. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic! Terri’s next career chapter as a business consultant has begun. Putting her 30+ years of experience to good use, Terri recently launched Sweat Drop Consulting focusing on boutique yoga and fitness studios. 
    Terri earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She holds numerous yoga training certificates including one from the Yoga Alliance. Terri’s also a Certified Mindbody Business Consultant. 
    When not doing yoga, Terri is an avid walker (she love’s her Fitbit!), a quilter, a great reader of historical fiction and enjoys spending time with family.

    Terri can be found at www.SweatDropConsulting.com

    This podcast is supported by my very own new Business Community Space

    YOGA BIZ CAMP - www.YogaBizCamp.com

    Yoga Biz Camp is a FREE community space where I support 2 types of Yoga busineeses:
    - Yoga Studios
    - Solo Yoga-preneurs

    To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.com

    Follow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

    • 46 min
    Buying and Selling a Yoga Studio in 2021

    Buying and Selling a Yoga Studio in 2021

    On this episode Mitch McGinley joins me to talk about buying and selling brick and mortar yoga studios in 2021.

    MITCH MCGINLEY
    Mitch McGinley is a Business Broker, Consultant, and Advisor, specializing in the health and wellness industry. Mitch began his career as an Operations Manager with Omni Hotels, and went on to become the General Manager of a boutique hotel in Little Italy, elevating it to become the highest-rated hotel in San Diego on one of the world’s largest booking sites. He eventually left the hotel industry to pursue his dream of owning a yoga studio with his wife Karson. Together they owned and operated Happy-U Yoga Center for 6 years. During that time, Mitch became a MINDBODY Certified Business Consultant, engaging with hundreds of wellness businesses from all over the world. After successfully selling Happy-U, Mitch was moved to help other small business owners sell. He became a CA Licensed Business Broker working for FIrst Choice Business Brokers in San Diego. Mitch has a Master’s Degree in Business, and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their biggest payday.
    Find Mitch at:       healthandwellnessbusinessbroker.com

    This series is bought to you by my brand spanking new Free Online Business community also called yoga biz camp.
    Its a space dedicated to supporting yoga businesses with free resources, and free monthly fireside question and answers time with myself.
    If you are ready to join the next generation of yoga biz champs hop on over to www.yogabizcamp.com

    Give me a follow on Instagram

    www.MichaelJayOnline.com

    • 47 min
    Living Unapologetically with Coach KI

    Living Unapologetically with Coach KI

    Welcome to Yoga Biz Camp with myself Michael Jay.
    I'm a yoga business coach with 25+ years of experience as a creative and yoga business owner and some of you may know me from the Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Webinars
    Every day, I help yogis turn their passion into a sustainable yoga business. For  13years, I ran and then sold a profitable yoga studio. I believe in sharing this experience to help others like me pursue their dream and actually succeed.
    On this episode, helping you achieve those goals today I am thrilled to have my good friend, life coach and certified hypnotherapist Kristine Irving (Coach KI)  join me in talking about how to deal with all of the negative self talk, especially when it comes to putting ourselves out there as the brand of our yoga business.

    About Kristine:

    I am a Certified Life Coach, RTT Practitioner, and Certified Hypnotherapist (C.HYP.)
    I’m passionate about helping my clients discover the root cause of any issues that are holding them back from living unapologetically, living confidently and living free.
    I use a unique combination of RTT and Coaching which enables me to access both the conscious and subconscious mind in order to create powerful, positive change in my clients’ lives.

    Kristine can be found at http://www.coachki.com

    _______________________________
    For so many of my clients, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster and many have been wanting more connection to support one another.

    To honor that need and continue to support both studio and solo yoga practitioners, I’ve created a community focused on the business side of yoga.

    And it’s FREE!

    I’m calling it Yoga Biz Camp and I’m in the soft launch phase. It’s INVITE only and I’d love to have you join us!

    You’ll be an early member and help us set a cooperative culture for our group. You’ll get access to video interviews, all of my business resources, and teachings for new and more established yoga businesses, both solo and studio.

    I would like to invite you for EARLY ACCESS right now.

    Head over to www.YogaBizCamp.com or apply and I will send you a private invite link so you can join other like-minded yoga practitioners as they also build their businesses and help more folks in the world benefit from yoga! 

    Hope to see you on the inside!

    To apply for FREE entry for this space head on over to www.YogaBizCamp.com

    Follow me on Instagram at YogaBizChamp

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Mitch McGinley ,

Valuable Content for FREE

Michael Jay is a wonderful person, a wealth of knowledge and experience, and his podcast is a delightful easy-to-listen-to mix of conversations with other experts in the boutique fitness world. A must use resource for any studio owners out there looking for guidance. Fun, comfortable, and relatable. Tremendous value.

AJ Merin ,

Awesome!

Great! Informative, concise, thoughtful and inspiring! Can’t wait for future podcasts!

JeffPass ,

Best Yoga Business Coach!

Michael Jay is my yoga business coach. I am thrilled to now have this podcast to support the yoga business community. Thanks Michael!

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