Are you wondering who's behind the scene at Rock Your Yoga Retreat?
Ok, let me tell you more!
My name is Paloma. I live in sunny San Diego with my surfer hubby and science-loving son. I'm passionate about helping yoga instructors plan their dream retreats and grow thriving yoga businesses through my business called Rock Your Yoga Retreat. I also run an amazing + free FB community called Travel, Teach & Thrive. When I'm not able to travel, I binge-watch travel shows (Rick Steves to Anthony Bourdain) as I dream of my next yoga + travel destination.
I’m a lucky gal because I got to see the world at a young age and live in countries like Sweden, Nicaragua, and Bolivia.
I have always been passionate about traveling and experiencing other cultures and lifestyles.
As a little girl, I used to love sitting in the airport fantasizing about what great destinations people were headed to. This world has so much to take in!
Years later, after I finished law school and worked in several jobs and industries, I found myself unhappy and stuck.
It was then that I decided to create my dream career. YOGA +TRAVEL. That is how I started my first yoga retreat planning business.
I took the best business and online marketing courses, with amazing mentors like Marie Forleo, Amy Porterfield, and David Siteman Garland, to grow and learn as much as I could as a business owner. I also had a business coach for many months to help me hone in on my skills and passions to serve my clients better.
After having many retreats under our belts, and some amazing lessons along the way, we saw the need to help other teachers plan their retreats.
And that is what planted the seed to build my second business, Rock Your Yoga Retreat.
Planning retreats is like running a small business, and for your retreats to be successful, you need to own the planning process.
I have put the pieces of the puzzle together and mapped out the steps to retreat success - everything from budgeting, to marketing strategy, to pricing and payment processing, to mindset, intention, to holding space for retreat students.
Today we have such a wonderful community of teachers that we've helped in the retreat planning process through our online teacher training called The Retreat Design Map, and our retreat 1:1 consulting.
Building a Thriving Business
We are not only helping yoga teachers plan amazing retreats. I'm also very passionate about helping yogis build sustainable and thriving careers.
To lead successful retreats and create amazing offerings that truly serve your students, you NEED to have a solid business foundation.
Most yoga teachers feel lost, overwhelmed, overworked and alone when trying to get their careers off the ground. I'm here to change that.
Some fun facts about me. Because, why not!?
- Yoga pose I can't live without: Twists (all of them!)
- Yoga pose I love to hate: prasarita padottanasana
- Book I can read over and over again: When The Body Says No (Gabor Mate)
- Travel-yogi bucket list: Ruins of Petra
- Thing I can't travel without: my fave essential oil lotion and black coffee
What about you?
Have a question or need some help planning your dream retreats, shoot me a message below. I'd love to hear from you!