June 3, 2019

Waylon Lewis with Yoga Pod: How to run an ethical Yoga Studio.


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“There are times we will lay in bed and look at the ceiling in the middle of the night and go, ‘What the hell?’ We have to breathe and we have to come back to the vision. We call it ‘DOT,’ or ‘discipline of thought,’ because we can be overwhelmed with the challenges. So we discipline our thinking around our vision—which has been very well articulated—because the vision brings us back to confidence, brings us back to a place of ease.” ~ Gerry Wienholt

Waylon Lewis sat down with the founders of Yoga Pod Boulder, Gerry and Nicole Wienholt, for an inspiring conversation about how to run a mindful and ethical yoga business. The takeaways:

  1. Breathe First
  2. Cultivate Discipline
  3. Create Community
  4. Honor Nature
  5. Do the Right Thing

To learn about the humbling actions they take to support their teachers and community, check out the conversation below:

For more conversations with Waylon, check out elephantjournal.com/talkshow.


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