Below is a FREE Chair Yoga Lesson Plan inspired by 104 Yogi, Eileen Ash.
The long version has everything you need to practice the lesson plan before getting to class. You can take it to class with you (but you may prefer to take the short version). The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism and increases your expertise in the eyes of the student(s).
The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.
104 Year-old Yogi: Eileen Ash
You’re going to get your yogic hands on one of the best yoga marketing tactics ever dreamed up in the mind of a yoga teacher.
I’ve written many articles on how to market your yoga classes. So, when I saw a video about a 104 year old women called Eileen Ash who keeps fit by practicing yoga, I could see that this inspiring story could help keep my students become life-long yoga practitioners. The secret to building a sustainable yoga business is to find ways to keep your students coming to classes for years instead of months.
There, I’ve said it.
The secret is out.
Turning students into “life-long yoga practitioners” is my top yoga marketing secret. And it’s also my mission.
Why is this “life-long yoga practitioner” thing so important that it’s my mission in life?
It’s not because of the money. Though cultivating “life-long yoga practitioners” certainly does help pay the mortgage.
I want to keep my students coming to my classes for longer (years verses months) because I know a life-long yogic practice is utterly amazing for someone’s health.
So, are you ready to turn your students into life-long yoga practitioners? If that’s a “Yes”, then take action on these five simple steps.
The 5 Step Eileen Ash Formula For Cultivating Students Who Come To Your Yoga Classes For Years Verses Weeks
Download The Video
Download the video to your laptop (or Tablet).
Students Watch Video
Take your laptop (or Tablet) to class and ask everyone to gather around and watch the video.
Ask The Question
It is a guarantee that they will all be inspired by 104 year old, Eileen Ash. When everyone is still gathered around, ask this question:
“What are some of the health benefits of yoga that you’ve experienced?”
Be Quite & Listen
Several of your students will share stories of how yoga has helped them (reducing back pain, weight loss, gaining muscle, gaining flexibility, peace filled mind, etc). The point here is that it isn’t you telling your students about the benefits. The students had to think about the benefits and verbalise them.
Why is that so important?
Well it’s the difference between night and day. You already know this, but it’s worth repeating here.
When someone takes “ownership” of an idea (e.g. a health benefit of yoga), it sinks in far deeper than if you told them about the benefit.
When someone owns an idea, it has more chance to sink into their DNA. In other words it’s “sticky”. The more a person owns the idea (by coming up with it themselves), the stickier it is.
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