The Smart Yoga Teacher: A Business Podcast for Yoga Teachers

Welcome to the Smart Yoga Teacher Podcast! The Smart Yoga Teacher is all about business and yoga. Melissa Leger interviews yoga teachers, studio owners, consultants, and other yoga pros to talk about how they've made it in the yoga industry or business advice from personal experience. If you'd like to learn more about starting, growing, or evolving your business join out podcast of like minded yoga pros!
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Jul 8, 2016

In this episode we interview Ben Hower from Credo, based in Orlando, and he discusses how he founded a donated based non-profit service with coffee. We know it's not yoga but there's still a lot to learn.

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Jul 1, 2016

In this podcast, Jenn Herman from Jenn's Trends reviews the best ways to use Facebook and Instagram for yoga teachers to support their business.  We talk about: 

  • Why social media is important.
  • How to get organic traffic on Facebook Business pages.
  • The difference between Groups and Pages
  • How to use Instagram for business.
  • What about Snap Chat?

Stop by The Smart Yoga Teacher for more resources for yoga teachers and our guest Jenn Herman's page at Jenn's Trends.

Jun 29, 2016

A business of yoga podcast. This week we talk all about taxes with CPA Rachel Fisch. We took questions from yoga teachers from our Facebook Community Group, Smart Yoga Teachers, and asked Rachel all about taxes.


Be sure to check out our full website featuring blogs and podcast episodes all about the business of yoga.

Jun 20, 2016

Learn what branding is and how to apply it to your business with our guest Danielle Joseph from Function Creative. We talk about what branding is, what it isn't, and how you can better serve your students by noticing who you attract. Check out our show note at The Smart Yoga Teacher.

Jun 15, 2016

Does your yoga business have a website? Are you getting plenty of students or clients? Learn how SEO can take your business to the next level as Gary Hughes and I talk about SEO, Entrepenership, and Melissa's failure to not swear this episode.

Don't forget to check out our blog at The Smart Yoga Teacher.

Jun 6, 2016

In this business of yoga podcast, we chat with fellow business of yoga podcaster Amanda Kingsmith from MBOm Yoga

We talk about how she got started with podcasting and challenges of getting started as a yoga teacher. 

Don't forget to stop on by and learn about our 8 week Business of Yoga Bootcamp!

Jun 2, 2016

As we continue talking about the business of yoga, Michael Sheridan joins us to discuss building yoga studio revenues and other challenges

May 28, 2016

In this episode, Melissa discusses the advantages of blogging and how it can support your yoga business. There will be tips to get the blog started, plugins to download, and steps to improve the blog.

Don't forget to join us for our upcoming 8 Week Yoga Business Bootcamp!

May 23, 2016

Learn how to add corporate yoga to your business's list of services with our guest Dee Persons. Learn where to find clients, how to turn them into clients, and other fun stuff like what to wear.

We also announce the beta launch of an upcoming 8 Week Business of Yoga Bootcamp. 

May 19, 2016

After receiving a beautiful gift from a child yogi, Erika Lee discusses how they created Wuf Shanti, a yoga business featuring an OM-AZING Kids' Yoga Character.

For more inspiration from your yoga community, check out our interactive Facebook group: Smart Yoga Teachers

May 16, 2016

In this episode we interview Erica Hartnick from Yoga Trade. She shares how she created passive income by the membership site Yoga Trade while living yoga and traveling to places like Costa Rica and Bali.

If you'd like to learn more about business and yoga then stop by our site The Smart Yoga Trade.

May 13, 2016

Are you a recent grad from yoga teacher training and looking to start teaching? Or have you been trying to get jobs but not securing a teaching slot. In this podcast Melissa shares tips to get hired a yoga teacher.

For more information go to our blog post or join our Facebook community!

May 2, 2016

Are you a yoga teacher or professional who writes.....likeanything at all. If you find that you write  blogs,visualizations, emails, website copy, sales copy, or anything thatcreates an emotional impression, this episode will help make you abetter writer.

Melissa Carroll, editor of Going Om, shares how Yoga and Writinggo hand and hand and how you can marry the two artstogether. 

For more information on the technical side of putting your workonline checkout our Blogging 101 post.

May 1, 2016

Networking can by scary. In this episode, Melissa interviews Dr. Chris who is a networking machine. Learn how networking can improve your yoga business.

If you'd like more tips on networking, stop by our blog at

May 1, 2016

The Smart Yoga Teacher welcomes Kate Connell from You and the Yoga Mat. Inthis episode Melissa interviews Kate about her journey from yoga teacher to studio owner to private yoga instructor. Kate dives in to some of the most frequently asked questions such as how to get clients, sources of revenue, resources, and more tips and tools.

You can meet Kate and our other podcast guests on our community Facebook page, Smart Yoga Teachers.

Apr 28, 2016

In this episode, Jodi Weiner from non-profit Yoga Gangsters, tell us how she made the career jump from the corporate world to Executive Director of Yoga Gangsters. Learn about some of the challenges of running a non-profit, revenue sources, and common misconceptions.

Apr 14, 2016

In this episode, Haris from Kidding Around Yoga talks about starting a running an international children's yoga business.

Kidding Around Yoga specializes in kids Yoga teacher trainings all over the world focusing on meditation, poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and more. There's music, merchandise, trainings, and plenty of free resources online.

Listeners of this podcast get a special Kidding Around Yoga discount. Go to: Episode 1 show notes area to get the discount and link for this amazing offer.