Kokoro

With today’s blog post I’m hoping to enlighten you with my perspective on what makes a successful Honor Yoga studio owner.  I’ve come across a word that I think expresses the quality needed to succeed. It is someone that has kokoro.

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Maria Turco
A Yoga Business Grows From Giving

One thing I think all yoga teachers, and potential yoga studio owners and yoga business leaders, have in common is a desire to share yoga and their love of yoga with others. So many of us come to our practice with a desire for inner calm or to develop a sense of connection with ourselves, and so when we not only find that connection, but also develop it, we realize it is a natural desire to want to share the love and connection with others. Fortunately, sharing actually leads to business success.

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Maria Turco
Work For Yourself Not By Yourself

Alone. A word that terrifies some of us, but can also be energizing. Potential business owners often want to be independent and their own bosses, but, at the same time, they may be afraid that they will have to do everything alone. The truth is, of course, that everyone needs other people, even if you’re a Chief Yogini. You will need co-workers, staff, and, of course, customers and clients.

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Maria Turco
The Yoga Studio Dream

After owning gyms and starting a number of fitness-oriented businesses, Maria Turco, Honor Yoga’s founder and Chief Yogini, discovered yoga, which illuminated her passion for all things community. Her next step? She created a yoga franchise that opens its doors to beginners and people invested in their towns. Everyone who comes to Honor should believe, as the company does, that yoga should be accessible to everyone.

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Maria Turco
Have a Plan for the Day. Include Connection. Conversation. Community.

This is what sets Honor apart and it is also what makes us successful. It is taking time to up front so we’re prepared to create a meaningful conversation. As one of my favorite business mentors, Stephen Covey, says “Begin with the End in Mind. Begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.” This is what we do.

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Maria Turco
Yoga Means Oneness

When I decided to create Honor Yoga, I knew that the most important aspect of this new business was that I build it based on the values of yoga. Of course, as in any business, making money and being successful would be one pillar of the work we did, but one of the other pillars would revolve around People: Lifting them up and helping them reach their goals.

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Maria Turco
The Yoga Studio Dream

After owning gyms and starting a number of fitness-oriented businesses, Maria Turco, Honor Yoga’s founder and Chief Yogini, discovered yoga, which illuminated her passion for all things community. Her next step?

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Maria Turco