Work life balance.
It seems scary and nearly impossible to achieve as a yoga studio manager, but I can assure you that it’s possible!
When I think of work life balance I think of Asteya or non-stealing. Don’t let your work steal your life and vice versa.
So how do we achieve work life balance or that fine line in between all the moments of managing a yoga studio?
Set Healthy Boundaries
Create your weekly and monthly schedule on Google Calendar. Color code the following categories as staff, teaching, manager and office hours schedule. Share this calendar with your staff via email and let them know that you created weekly office hours for them. These office hours are an opportunity for them to come to you with anything they need to share or speak about in regards to their job and relationship to the studio. This is your opportunity to listen to your team, but to also create those healthy boundaries so you can be present at all times.
Give Yourself Days Off
As someone who is a workaholic I know the struggle of making the choice to give myself a break. However, if we want to inspire growth and change within our studio then days off are a must. Remember, rest is required for growth.
Circling back to Google Calendar. Schedule everything. Schedule your time inside the studio and schedule your time outside of the studio. When we schedule our lives, we can hold ourselves accountable for taking care of our community and ourselves.
Say Yes To Fun and Don’t Forget To Practice
Have daily dance parties, go on a walk for your lunch break, smile as much as you can, eat as many cookies as you want and always show up on your yoga mat. Since you’re a yoga studio manager and leader, supporting your yoga teachers is important so make sure you take their classes often. To learn more about showing up on the mat while managing a studio read The Yoga Nomads guide:
Remember Your Why
On the days when the showers are flooding, the A/C is broken, your classes are packed and you’re low on staff, remember why you chose this role, this career and community. It will keep you sane and balanced.
Achieving work life balance can sound like an impossible task when managing a yoga studio, but what if you make work life balance your number one goal?
That is a game changer and makes that goal and any goal moving forward possible to achieve.
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Brytta is a world traveling yoga instructor from NYC. She is a lover of glitter, SUP Yoga and climbing waterfalls. When she's not adventuring around the world and teaching yoga, she's writing about her adventures, interviewing inspiring souls and coming up with new ways to take her yoga off the mat and into the world! A big fan of discovering new poetry, her current favorite poets are: Rupi Kaur, Lena Moon, and Carlos Andres Gomez.