The
Podcast

Meet Dana and Lola as They spill the secrets behind a successful retreat

When times get tough, the urge to withdraw from the world comes on quickly, and it comes on strong.

One of the greatest ways to achieve this as a studio owner is to organize a well-deserved retreat for yourself and the people you serve.

In this episode of Ready.Aim.Empire, we’re going back to Studio Grow Coach, Christina May Wolf’s conversation with two incredible Nia retreat organizers: Dana Hood and Lola Manekin.

Both Dana and Lola are black belt Nia teachers and studio owners, and they started hosting Nia retreats to build on the sense of community, warmth, and connection they encountered in their classes.

If you’re a studio owner with a bit of a travel bug and want to offer a unique experience to your students (while also building a sustainable secondary source of income), this episode will give you the rundown of why hosting a retreat may be a fantastic idea for you.

Our interviewees also break down how to know when you’re ready to host a retreat, the difference between a retreat and a vacation, and all the logistics that come with it.

By the end of this episode, you’ll be equipped with all the details you need to host a successful retreat yourself, and the best solutions to common retreat hosting challenges –  so that you can offer your community the experience of a lifetime.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Episode 522:-

  • A look at what Nia Yoga is
  • How to know when you are ready to host a retreat and where your participants will come from
  • Tips on choosing a location and venue, along with possible red flags to look out for
  • Advantages and disadvantages of doing retreats with other facilitators versus solo
  • Finding a balance in your retreat itinerary
  • Preparation time and theme importance

 How to create a sense of community between participants

With grit and gratitude,

Lisé

LINKS:

https://www.embodycentralia.com/

http://ibodydenver.com/

https://www.themvmtlab.com/

https://www.instagram.com/studiogrowco

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/

https://www.boutiquefitnesscoalition.com/press

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3312618912101211/

https://www.facebook.com/studiogrowco

Recommended Episodes

  • Looking ahead to 2024: Coach Peter with guest Janine Francke – Finding great staff, assets and liabilities around trainers & competition. A perspective from France and Germany.

    Y'all, In every challenge lies an opportunity. And nobody knows that better than Janine Franke. In EPISODE 597, Janine opens up about her journey from globe-trotting expat to pioneering yoga in Strasbourg, France.  Here’s what we’re getting into: Janine's approach?  Viewing every hurdle not just as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to grow and…

    Listen Now

  • Looking ahead to 2024:  The United Kingdom

    Y’all, Just when we thought we'd seen it all…2024 rolls in with its bag of surprises. From the lingering effects of COVID to the brave new world of AI, this year is shaping up to be a rollercoaster of innovation, adaptation, and, yes, a little bit of hustle. In our latest chat – Episode 596…

    Listen Now

  • Looking ahead to 2024:  Strategies for Success in Canada

    Y’all, Big News from the North! And who better to deliver it than the brightest minds in the Canadian fitness industry, Hannah and Emily? In Episode 595, they're not holding back.  They're sharing the full scoop on what's hot, what's new, and what's revolutionizing the fitness landscape in Canada. (Our Canadian friends are in for…

    Listen Now

  • Looking ahead to 2024: Marketing Edition

    Y’all, 2024 is here, and guess what?  It's time to shake things up.  Traditional tactics? They're taking a backseat.  It’s time to embrace the future. In EPISODE 594, we're diving headfirst into the marketing trends that are totally reshaping the fitness world.  Let’s dive in:  Why should you care about all this? Because these aren’t…

    Listen Now