Yoga Biz Camp with Michael Jay

Yoga Biz Camp with Michael Jay

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.


August 2, 2022 50 min

On this episode I talk with Valerie Kiser from Sunrise Yoga, we talk about how important human touch points are in winning back the trust of lost clients.

This is a timely discussion that I think all studio owners will get something out of!

Valerie Kiser 

Valerie Kiser has been the owner of Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, North Carolina for 19 years.  She has been teaching for 23 years and has the titles of ERYT500 and C-IAYT (certif...

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This episode you get 2 Yoga Biz Coaches for the price of zero!

Join Michael Jay and Nicole D'Andrea, both certified Mindbody Business Consultants  having coffee and solving all the yoga studio owners problems in this fun 45 minutes together

On this episode we chat about:

•  How yoga businesses have to get creative right now
•  What we are seeing in the industry around the world
•  Confidence for yoga studio owners
•  We brainstorm so...

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Jennifer Prugh is the co-founder and owner of Breathe Together Yoga in Los Gatos (est. 2011). She created the JOY of Yoga School of Integrative Learning where she oversees and teaches for the 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings (est. 2007). She also created the JOY MAP program, a 100-hour course in meditation and awareness practice.

Jennifer is passionate about “life education,” making mind and body practices accessible so students ...

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Yoga Pod Tucson - LISA CUTTS

It all started back in late 2017 when Brian and Lisa Cutts started planning for Lisa to retire for the second time (not one to sit still, Lisa went back to work after 18 months of retirement once before). 

As a corporate executive in the enterprise software space, Lisa traveled extensively and was able to visit yoga studios all over the world. During this time, she developed her vision for the perfect yog...

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Jill Agonias is a young entrepreneur fueled by a passion for seemingly impossible challenges. As a yoga teacher, rock climber, surfer, world traveler, and philanthropist, Jill’s motivated to share her love of yoga, obsession with adventure, and advocacy for equity through Sol Seek Yoga Studio.

Before owning Sol Seek, Jill helped lead Vitamin Angels’ marketing strategy - a global nonprofit that gives lifesaving vitamins to underserve...

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This is such a fun story for me to share.

This a magical experience of how 4 people connected and made a yoga studio open in 4 months with zero obstacles to opening :

  • An experience ashtanga yoga instructor
  • A hipster lawyer that cares for the Hudson valley
  • A business Consultant @yogabizchamp
  • And and astrologer that weaved it all together!
  • In 4 months we:

  • Renovated a studio / Buildout
  • Created Mission Vision Values
  • Hired and entire team
  • Cre...
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    Connie Holen is a web designer, digital strategist and Mindbody Certified Business Consultant. Her boutique web design agency, Pixality Design, works with yoga and fitness business owners to create search engine optimized, Squarespace websites that are easily found, are easy to update and provide visitors with an amazing online experience. Connie is also a retired Air Force Pilot, mom to 4 boys and lives just outside of Lincoln, Ne...

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    Danielle Barbeau is the owner and CEO of The River Yoga, an independent studio with three locations, in Denver, CO. 

    Danielle is passionate about creating spaces for connection, community, and belonging. She cares deeply about developing leaders, and strives to ensure her team feels seen, heard and lovingly challenged. 

    As an enneagram 3, Aries, and oldest child (!!!), Danielle loves a good goal, and seeks to see possibility in every...

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    I am so excited to kick of the year with Jennifer Pahl from Twist Yoga. 

    Jennifer gives some amazing tips on how to she runs her studio, what KPI's she tracks, how she gets students, how to retain students. 

    Put your headphones on, get your notebook out because this episode is packed with sound advise!

    About Jennifer Pahl:

    After many years spent dabbling in every fitness style known to womankind,...

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    My most downloaded podcast of 2021 was Buying and Selling a Yoga Studio with Mitch McGinley.

    I welcome Mitch back to talk about 2022. Buying, Selling and FINANCING a yoga studio.

    Mitch talks about how he is starting to see movement with SBA Financing in the US.


    Mitch McGinley is a Business Broker, Consultant, and Advisor, specializing in the health and wellness industry. Mitch began his career as an Operations Manager w...

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    On this episode I welcome my friend and fellow yoga geek back - Rachel Scott.

    We have a casual chat about what we are seeing in the industry, what opportunities are available for yoga businesses and how to create a successful yoga course.

    Rachel is a teacher trainer, author, and education expert, and is committed to helping teachers and studios manifest their vision, passion, and potential. With a MSci in Instructional Systems and Le...

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    November 16, 2021 43 min

    Laura Munkholm is the President and Co-Founder of Walla, a new Studio Management platform for the next generation of Fitness Studios. She lives and works by the motto that happiness is the highest form of health.  Her experience consulting for hundreds of studios around the world, along with managing a studio and teaching yoga for over 12 years, gave her a first-hand glimpse into the challenges and opportunities of running a boutiq...

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    On this episode I am honoured to spend time talking to John Motz - Mindbody Online’s  Senior Vice President & GM, of Fitness & Integrative Health

    John joined the Mindbody team in 2020. He is a technology-savvy leader with significant experience in SMB and Enterprise SaaS software. His management philosophy includes utilizing creativity to design strategies and execute solutions that create products and services customers lov...

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    On this episode, Katie Santos - Fellow Mindbody Business Consultant and Fitness HR expert talks about why studios are switching from hiring contractors to employees.

    We also talk about the onboarding process and how to get employees all rowing in the same direction as well as her motto 'hire slow and fire slow'

    Katie Santos is the founder of Katie Santos Consulting and Fitness HR ™ - an internationally recognized Movement Tea...

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    On this episode, Eric Pierra - Fellow Mindbody Business Champ and President of YogaBody Studios talks about their studio surviving the pandemic, the importance of building an amazing team and putting software automations into place that have made them the number one reviewed studio in all of California.

    Eric is part owner and President of YogaBody Studios in Southern California.

    Eric has 25 years experience in the Wellness industry ...

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    On this episode, Ingrid Thompson - Fellow Mindbody Business Consultant talks about how important keeping an eye on your business finances can save your yoga business.

    Ingrid talks about her upbringing and why finances became important to her and why she cares so deeply that people and health and wellness businesses thrive with a profit mentality.

    She give advice for yoga studio and solopreneurs starting up and how to overcome the min...

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    July 16, 2021 30 min

    This episode is for Yoga Studio Biz Champs! 

    Communication for Yoga Studios.

    As we are reopening communication we should be spending  a lot of time communicating with"

    - Existing Customers

    - Lost Customers

    - New Customers

    - and our Staff and Instructors


    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 ...

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    Welcome to Yoga Biz Camp with me 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 drea...

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    Welcome to Yoga Biz Camp with me 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 drea...

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    On this episode, I talk to one of my solopreneur yoga business coaching clients, Annette Arceneaux.

    Annette recently launched her virtual yoga signature yoga series to great success. She started with no audience and we worked together over a few months to find her purpose, find her ideal clients, create a registered yoga signature series that actually sells.

    Annette met and exceeded her goals and shares her experience on creating and...

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