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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Sep 14, 2022

Are you interested in planning a yoga retreat?


Many of us have dreams of gathering together with our students and clients in some amazing location, but it takes logistics and planning to make what looks effortless come together. 


Sejal Shah joins us on this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast to share the ins and outs of planning a yoga retreat.


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Sejal is a C-IAYT and E-RYT 500, and is a teacher trainer with the Sri Sri School of Yoga.  She also facilitates the Happiness Program at the Art of Living Yoga Retreat Center


She is a writer who has written for various print and digital media and she wrote a 31-page ebook- Sun Salutation: Your Full Guide to Master the Age-old Yoga Sequence. She also compiled and published a quote book: Spirit of Yoga



-Sejal’s first yoga experience

-Her inspiration to leave her homeopathic practice and move to teaching yoga

-Planning her first yoga retreat

-The balance between the root of yoga as Seva and having yoga as a business

-Keeping the mindset of giving when selling your retreat

-Beginning steps for planning your retreat

-How to choose the right venue

-Making a budget for your retreat

-Why you should have a clear refund policy

-Planning for the unexpected

-Waivers and liability forms

-Accommodating people with food allergies or preferences

-How marketing a yoga retreat is different than yoga classes

-The best length of time for your retreat

-Making sure you have the right insurance policy

-Tips for designing the best retreat schedule

-Taking care of your self care during the retreat

-Why you might want to collaborate with someone else to share responsibilities



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Sejal has created a handbook based on her experiences and packed it with information, checklists, and suggestions to help you bring your retreat to the next level. Download it for free:

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Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.


Tags:  #yogaretreat #yogaretreatplanning #yogaretreats