We all know that having a loyal community is the key to succeeding with your retreats.
When we have a loyal retreat tribe, we have ONE thing that matters: repeat customers!
In this post, I'm sharing my top 6 tips for building a loyal retreat tribe.
In this second article in the blog series “Sold Out Retreats,” I'm going to talk to you about the ONE missing link to having successful sold out retreats. So many retreat leaders skipping this step and end up having an uphill battle when marketing and trying to fill up their retreats because of this. Read more…
There is nothing worse when you are planning your retreat than the thought of not being able to get enough students to sign up.
You’ve poured all of your time, energy and love into planning this beautiful experience for your students. But there are crickets on the other side! "Is this retreat going to flop?" you ask yourself.
In this post, I'm sharing 4 ways to troubleshoot your retreat marketing so that you can shift your strategy and fill-up your retreats.
In this interview, I invited Jen over to share with us 7 destination categories to consider when you are in the process of picking where you want to host your retreat.
Within each category Jen shares, some of her top pick countries to get your travel wheels turning and get you super excited to plan your next retreat.
If so, you are not alone.
So many teachers I work with feel like marketing can be a real pain and a struggle to sell-out their yoga retreats.
In fact, the questions that I get asked THE MOST inside my FB community Travel, Teach and Thrive have to do with retreat marketing.
There are two important to elements to successfully promote and sell-out your retreat.
Having an early bird price and other similar discounts is a common thing for most yoga retreats. And offering discounts on your retreat can be a great way to encourage your students to sign up for your retreat.
The problem is that many teachers don’t know how to properly use early bird pricing or other discounts as part of an effective marketing strategy.
One of the questions that comes up when thinking about planning a retreat is: "Should I have a co-leader or co-teacher?"
Having someone there to help you plan, market and lead your retreat can be very comforting. You get to bounce ideas off each other, divide up tasks and have an extra hand for all the responsibilities you'll have during retreat. It could seem like a no-brainer! Especially if you're planning to travel abroad or leading a large group of students. Just having some to help you hold space can truly be a game-changer and give you some breathing room. But before you decide to bring on a co-leader, we want you to consider a few things.
Have you ever struggled with how to figure out the right price for your retreat? We have. Planning retreats can be so much fun! It's really a dreamy process: figuring out the right location, deciding on your menu, mapping out your class plans and themes, and getting clear on how you want to orchestrate the entire retreat experience. Getting those creative juices flowing in your retreat planning is almost as much fun as actually being on the retreat. (Almost!)
But in addition to all the fun stuff, it’s super important to pay attention to the business side of your retreat.
“This was the most amazing experience, I can’t thank you enough!” As a yoga retreat leader, that’s music to our ears.
When your create a retreat experience that really resonates with your students, you not only make your students happy, but you're also building your retreat kula. This kula has the potential to be loving and loyal retreaters that will want to retreat with you again and again.
So how to do you craft a beautiful retreat experience that leaves your students happy and wanting more?
So you want to lead a yoga retreat. Here’s a virtual high five to that! The possibilities are endless! There are so many ways to create a fun, healing and transformational experience for your students. You could travel to the Caribbean and stay in thatched bungalows and lead sunset yoga on the beach. Or maybe a vineyard retreat with wine tasting and cooking classes. Sounds amazing, right?!
But before you go to far down the retreat vision rabbit hole, you need to ask yourself two very important questions that can determine the success of your retreat. What's the right retreat for YOU? And what's the right retreat for YOUR STUDENTS?
You know when you talk with a friend after she gets back from a long trip and she has so many great stories to share and it makes you just want to TRAVEL?! Yeah, that's the travel bug. And it's kinda catchy.
In our chat with Danae Robinett, she shares about her retreat travels to India and Guatemala. Hope her story inspires you as much as it inspires us.
Mindset is crucial. We know this. We teach this to our yoga students. And of course we practice this.
And yet, there's always room for improvement when it comes to mindset.
So as you reflect on your mindset in your yoga business, it's important to recognize the limiting stories you may be telling yourself.
We all have a story, or stories, right?
And as yoga teachers, we share so much more than alignment and breathing techniques. We infuse our stories into our classes.
And our students come to us for more than just asana and pranayama. They come to us because they are drawn to our personalities and to our personal journeys beyond the mat. So it's essential that we bring our WHOLE selves into our teaching. And we can do this by incorporating storytelling into our classes. But it doesn't stop there.
Storytelling is really about connection.