Yoga Teachers, Overcome Fear and Competitive Feelings

Don't let fear hold back your yoga teaching business.

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We can give you all the best tools, tricks, and strategies to get your yoga teaching career to thrive. Yet if we don’t spend any time addressing one of the biggest roadblocks to success, none of this will matter. That obstacle, it turns out, has nothing to do with knowing how to run a business: it’s fear. Fear comes in many forms, making it very difficult to trace at times. It turns the mind toward the negative, maybe thinking about other yoga teachers and studios as competition, and turns you away from being able to create real magic in your life.

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Know Fear When You Face It

  1. Recognize fear. The first, and most important step, is the ability to discern fear from reason and to understand its many faces. Knowing exactly what is coming between you and your success allows you to treat the cause, instead of patching over it with an unrelated solution.
  2. Move forward. The next step is to move past fear in the direction you wish to go. You must learn the antidotes to fear, so once you trace it and understand it for what it is, you can treat the root of the problem.

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Learn how to overcome fear with insight from special guests Sianna Sherman and Ashley Turner

Arm yourself with tangible tips to move past fear toward your dreams. We are interviewing two incredibly powerful warriors on this topic, Sianna Sherman and Ashley Turner. Not because they are immune to fear, but because they have learned to break past its ugly fists with the courage of a hero. We want you to step fully into your vision, because, quite honestly, this is your time.

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Justin Michael Williams is a vibrant public speaker, musician, and successful yoga instructor who travels the globe training the conscious community to thrive in marketing, media, and business. He has spearheaded the marketing development and social media of over 150 brands, both large and small, including, Sianna Sherman, Ashley Turner, Noah Mazé, and more. He is also the Co-Founder of the Business of Yoga, LLC and hosts Yoga Business Retreats around the world, helping yoga teachers flourish in business. By using his expertise to coach individuals and nonprofits, Justin works to spread positivity and inspire change throughout the social web. See more at

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Karen Mozes is a successful entrepreneur, executive and life coach, and leadership expert. She brings to the world of transformational coaching, writing and public speaking her many years of dedicated studies and application in the fields of science, eastern philosophy, teaching and yoga. With several years of work experience in the corporate world and then as a principal at a sustainability consulting firm, Karen is uniquely suited to coach in business management, communication techniques and team leadership. Karen has created and successfully applied her own coaching programs, the Cinco Method (for entrepreneurs) and Team Climate Change (for design teams) across a wide range of sectors and company sizes. Karen is also the co-founder of the Business of Yoga LLC and its popular program, the Yoga Business Retreat. For more, visit

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