Local Mandali Programs 2017
New Satya Marketing Benefit
Swami Nirmalananda says, "A yoga community is naturally made up of concentric circles, like people at a beach bonfire. Those closest to the fire are the warmest, while those farther away are getting a little cold. Each person chooses their proximity, but the best is when someone in an inner ring invites you to come closer."
Every month in 2017, we will send you ideas and plans, providing "how to's" and likely benefits. These programs and events create community interaction, both for the attendees and for the yogis who work with you to plan and create the event. Yes, please, get your students involved! You are in it together.
Enhanced relationships lead students to share their yoga with each other, building their personal commitment, plus they want to share it with others, which brings in more students. This is also known as "word of mouth" marketing or "grassroots development."
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January: Host a pot luck meal to welcome in the New Year. Provide Post-It notes and ask people to wrire a quality they'd like to develop in the coming year. Post their notes on the yoga room wall, or a bulletin board you take with you to the various places you teach. You get to know your students better plus they can be yogic in their approach to the New Year.
February: At the end of class, ask your students, to complete the sentence, "Yoga is..." They simply share what comes to mind for them as well as hear each other. The question deepens their understanding of their own yoga experience as well as find out what others are experiencing. Naturally, some of them report on the quality they chose in January. You can also post their responses, then compile them and send them to your students (and to the Ashram) by e-mail.
March: March is the time for seed sharing. After class have your students tell stories about the progress of their resolution/quality (from January) or deepening understanding of what yoga is (from February). You might even provide a packet of seeds for them to take home with them, symbolic of the continued care and nurturance they will experience as they deepen their yogic practice.
April: This is "Bring a Friend for Free" month. Encourage your students to share their yoga and invite a friend to join them at their class for free. If you have lots of people who want to come, you could create one or several "Friends Yoga" Classes. It's especially heart-warming to serve snacks afterward, or if the friends go out for tea or a meal together. Then they talk about their yoga experience!
May: Our May suggestion is an art show. Yoga inspires creativity, so no doubt some of your students’ creative endeavors are tied to their yoga practice. Find out who paints, draws, writes, photographs, knits, quilts or does other creative things inspired through their yoga practice. Encourage them to collect some items for display. Invite them to help you organize an event to show their works.
While working with your body, Svaroopa® yoga opens up the full spectrum of your being. Spiritual insights and profound healings happen without any sweat. Slower yoga, consciously aligned and leveraged for multi-dimensional openings, means you get it all.