The Yamas and Niyamas of the Yoga Biz

with YuMee Chung

"When we become yoga teachers, like it or not, we are in business. We are small business owners and we need to organize ourselves accordingly." -YuMee Chung

The Yamas and Niyamas of the Yoga Biz

with YuMee ChungJune 9, 2016

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  • How YuMee made the leap from sought after securities lawyer (making 6 figures) to full-time yogi
  • The most important legal factors to consider as an independent contractor
  • The necessary questions to ask when negotiating a teaching contract
  • Why your financial health has a profound impact on your ability to serve
  • How yoga teachers can work together to increase the value of their time and service
  • Why “Groupon” or discounted yoga does a disservice to our students and the yoga practice
  • How to challenge your students without pushing them beyond their edge
  • How YuMee landed the role of resident yoga expert for a major publication
  • Why assuming the role of yoga teacher makes you a social activist
  • The 11 revenue streams that YuMee has secured and how they support her in her career
  • YuMee’s ultimate yoga crush



Jivamukti Yoga

Yoga Journal

Dawn Mauricio

Sweat Equity Magazine

David Life

Yamas and Niyamas

Canada Revenue Agency

Group Health Insurance for Yoga Teachers (Ontario, Canada)


The Toronto Star

Elephant Journal

The Bhagavad Gita

Stretchy Bunny Apparel

Passport to Prana

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.

Sharon Gannon

Google Docs

Jill Miller

Yoga Tune Up

Lisa Messina

Healing Retreat in Southern Italy

Calling, Craft & Creativity: A Technical Training

YuMee Chung’s Website

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