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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Aug 31, 2022

Have you been dreaming of starting a non profit yoga business but aren’t sure where to start?


In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Mona Flynn joins us to share important information on how to start a non profit (and some amazing tips), and candid stories from her experience with her own non profit organization.  


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Mona Flynn, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT500, YACEP, TRE Advanced Provider, is the owner of Life Fit, Inc., a business dedicated to improving lifelong well-being, while building community.  Mona is founder and BOD Chair of The Yoga Connection, a 501c3 supporting immigrant and refugee women through yoga therapy group classes.



-Mona’s first yoga experience

-What inspired her to start a non profit for refugees

-How she started organizing the non profit

-Mona discusses winning IAYT’s Seva award and what that did for the mission

-How she secured free mentorship and business advice and what she learned from them about starting a non profit

-Moving your non profit into a place where you can provide payment for staff members

-Managing volunteers

-Why you need to create a training that counts for continuing education

-Why she added TRE to her tool box and the organization’s training

-Giving up control of your non profit

-Benefits of turning your offerings into a non profit

-Challenges that Mona faces with running a non profit

-Mona shares a beautiful story of the impact her non profit made on one of their participants

-The struggle of getting people to participate in non profit and for profit yoga spaces

-The biggest mistake people make when starting a non profit

-How her non profit is empowering participants and inspiring them

-Mona gives a brief description of what TRE is


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