In recent years, our inbox has been flooded with questions from yoga instructors and budding entrepreneurs seeking business advice. They have ideas but aren't sure how to bring them to fruition. They want to lead retreats and workshops but aren't quite sure where to start. They are sick of working themselves to the bone and still struggling to make ends meet. While we could put together an online program (and we may at some point), if our Namaslay® Yoga Teacher Training has taught us anything, it's that there is power in being physically present with one another to have brainstorming sessions, dialogue and collaboration to make some real progress.
That's why we decided to put together a long weekend entrepreneurship centered retreat aimed to help from December 6-9, 2018. This isn't a vacation style retreat. Instead, this is a business retreat with a packed schedule of marketing, media, pitching, and business courses to help you leverage your expertise, develop and execute exciting workshops and retreats, and help you creatively earn passive income so you always have a steady monetary stream. Led by Candace Moore, best-selling author of Namaslay®, an international yoga instructor, YouTube partner, and founder of Mantra Box®, this retreat will help guide you on your way to living the best version of your life. You can expect to leave the retreat armed with marketing tools and business strategies to make your dreams a reality.
The Business and Marketing Program:
This long weekend yoga retreat includes five carefully designed business and marketing workshops to provide instruction, guidance and information surrounding the business of marketing yourself as a yoga instructor or business owner. You will also learn to pose for engaging and dynamic photos and will take part in guided phototshoot, leaving with a portfolio of photos to help market yourself and your company. Our goal is to instill the tools, resources, and proficiency for you to become a successful self-marketing, business-savvy and in-demand entrepreneur. We want you to leave this workshop feeling empowered and inspired in marketing yourself and your business to produce income and create a solid clientele base. The workshops include (for the full weekend itinerary, see The Schedule portion below):
Social Media Training - Learn to grow your social media platforms, including Instagram and YouTube. Learn how to leverage your own personal experiences to position you as an expert in your field, to take great photos that will engage followers, advertisers, and prospective clients, and to create and increase social media engagement with impactful photos and videos.
Sponsorships: Learn to pitch companies for sponsorships that will help fund your projects or enhance your offerings, and how to develop a pitch that will elicit time-sensitive participation.
Developing and Marketing Successful Workshop Offerings: Learn to utilize your personal life experiences to create offerings that speak to your specific following, and to understand the vital piece of what every advertising blast should have to make your offering a success.
How to Develop Passive Revenue Streams: Learn how to earn passive income in order to create a dependable, but passive, revenue stream while you engage in other areas of business development.
Yoga Retreats 101: Learn how to effectively create, plan, and execute successful retreats all over the world, and to ensure less work and stress for you while doing so.
The Photoshoot and Takeaway Images
- Learn first how to take dynamic photos of yourself that will elicit marketing engagement, then take part in two photoshoots under experienced guidance: one, a series of headshots, and the second, a yoga pose photoshoot.
- You'll get to leave with a total of ten images you can use to market your future events
The Meditation and Optional Fitness:
- Three aromatherapy guided meditations with Candace on the topics of strength, becoming in tune with our own inherent gifts, and the law of the attraction.
- Two optional resistance band and/or body weight centered fitness classes with Lauren G. to keep your body moving and help to refocus your mind for the next workshop.
Scottsdale, Arizona is the ideal backdrop for a winter retreat. With an average temperature of 70 degrees in December, Scottsdale will be welcoming for outdoor learning and relaxing, as well as yoga and strength training classes. Old Town Scottsdale provides a number of restaurant and shopping options, and Camelback Mountain and Chaparral Park are located within minutes for added outdoor experiences.
The venue we've selected for this retreat looks like so much fun! This spacious, beautifully decorated residence is only 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and has two living areas, a heated pool, a pool table, and an adorable outdoor area to relax or practice yoga. We have limited space, and we anticipate this retreat will sell out quickly, so act fast.
From $1700 (next option is $2020).
Click here to reserve your spot now with the option to pay in full or to set up payment plan. For the payment plan, please complete the below form as well. Bed selection is based on availability.
*Please note that payment plans are available with a $500 non-refundable deposit up front, followed by monthly payments until the balance is paid in full on November 5, 2018. You will then receive an email detailing the follow up payment plan schedule.
For Payment plan, please complete the below to detail your bed preference and set up future payments.
Click here to reserve your spot now.
5:00pm - Welcome circle and intention setting. guided meditation on the law of attraction.
7:00pm - Dinner on your own.
7:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - Social Media Training - Learn how to grow your following, understand your following, and create meaningful content to develop a loyal community based following.
12:00pm - Lunch on your own.
1:30pm - Creating Passive Revenue Streams - Learn how to tap into your inherent greatness and creativity to intelligently create and monetize meaningful content for passive revenue streams. Session will include brainstorm sessions and time to get started on your content.
3:00pm - Optional resistance band and body weight fitness class with Lauren G.
4:00pm - How to Design and Execute Successful Workshops - Learn the vital pieces of creating a successful workshop.
6:00pm - Dinner on your own.
8:00pm - Ask Me Anything - A time to chat about anything we discussed earlier in the day.
7:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - Yoga Retreats Pt1 - Learn how to creatively and intelligently plan, design and market and execute successful yoga retreats all over the world.
10:30am - Headshot photoshoot.
12:00pm - Lunch on your own.
2:00pm - Yoga Retreats Pt2 - Now that you've planned, marketed, and sold out your retreat, what do you do in order to make sure it's a success once you're there?
4:30pm - Optional guided body-weight movement and stretching with Lauren G.
5:45pm - Yoga Pose Photoshoot.
7:00pm - Dinner on your own.
8:30pm - Ask Me Anything - A time to chat about anything we discussed earlier in the day.
7:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - How to Create a Media Kit - A media kit is a vital piece of working with other companies and if you're going to be asking for sponsorships, you've got to have a media kit to give brands a quick run down of who you are. In this class, you'll learn the information that should be in a media kit, and begin to think about how to piece it together.
11:00am - Sponsorships Pt1 - If you're looking for sponsors for your retreat swag bag or you need a free hotel to stay in while you're in town for your workshop, you'll need to know how to write an effective pitch that'll garner a response every time.
1:00pm - Goodbyes
A word about YBC® Retreats:
Our retreats are laid back, good times with awesome people. There's no one to impress, nothing to prove, and everything to share. There's no expectation that you have to be at a certain place in your knowledge as an instructor or a student. We encourage you to honor how you feel on any given day. Bring a sense of humor and an open heart, and prepare yourself for the best time! We get a lot of questions about traveling alone. Rest assured, most people who attend our retreats come alone. By the end of day one, you will have met and connected with everyone and we're positive you'll all become fast friends with whom you can explore the village. Book your spot now!
Terms and Conditions:
All sales are final if you choose to pay in full up front. For people opting to do the payment plan, the $350 deposit is non-refundable and any monthly payments you've made are non-refundable. No reimbursement will be granted because we need to pay the hotel or residence accommodations. We accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness, which may occur during the retreat or traveling to or from the retreat. All students are strongly recommended to have their own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary. It is advisable to take out travel insurance in the event that you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to make any changes to our program, accommodation, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare. Students who have chosen a single room will not qualify for any discount regardless of whether another student happens to be alone in a 'shared' room. For fitness or yoga aspects of retreats: We take every step to ensure that students are not stretched beyond the limit of their capabilities. We ask that you speak up if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant. We advise that you always listen to your body, and if you are feeling any pain or illness during the class that you stop and rest. Due to the acrobatic components of this retreat, the fitness portion of the program may not be suitable for pregnant women. It is best to check with your physician prior to engaging in any physical activity that will result in an elevated heart rate.