Remember that moment when you woke up and realized teaching yoga was a business? Yeah, I do too.
I’m Ava Taylor, founder of YAMA Talent and creator of GET 'ISH DONE, one of our most popular and successful yoga business training programs.
Does it feel like you're treading water—or always putting out fires—but not getting to what’s really important? If you ever wonder what the “secret” is behind the yoga businesses that you admire, we can tell you the answer to that one for free! It’s not magic, it’s not luck, it’s a well-structured plan with focused and simple goals, as well as consistent execution of tasks. It may not sound sexy, but we assure you, it works.
I created GET 'ISH DONE after 10+ years of working with—and building up—household name yoga teachers, studios, and brands, as well as regional rockstars and rookies worldwide. I've distilled all our key wins, learnings, and course corrections into easy-to-use lectures & lessons.
This course consists of 8 video lectures and 15 pages of handouts, homework, resources and interactive worksheets - the actual tools and templates we use every single day to support our clients.
Together in this course we will:
- Identify & plan for the core components of your yoga business;
- Optimize your workweek & schedule;
- Utilize—and leverage—the resources around you so you can level up;
- Learn how to bring your projects & ideas across the finish line—for real.
I created GET 'ISH DONE for the very same reasons I started YAMA: to advocate for and empower yoga teachers in a market that is moving and changing fast, to make it possible to make a living teaching yoga and, in doing so, to bring the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds. I am sharing these tools with you because I want you to succeed. I am sharing these tools with you because we need you to succeed.
Take your yoga business further, faster.
Welcome to GET 'ISH DONE.
Ava Taylor, Founder and Chief Catalyst – An avid yogi and tenacious, creative entrepreneur with her finger on the pulse of the rapidly expanding yoga industry.
Ava is well-connected, "in the right place at the right time," and the go-to strategist for top professional yoga teachers, studios, and brands looking to increase their relevance in the yoga space.
Ava holds a degree in economics and intercultural communication along with a distinguished resume in high level management and growth expansion at Clear Channel and lululemon athletica. With a clear vision, mission, and some good old fashioned chutzpah, Ava was primed to enter the world of entrepreneurship, when she self-funded and self-founded YAMA in 2010.
Committed to running an ethics-based business, her personal mission is to be a Catalyst for Better Living and to bring the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds. She accomplishes this goal by providing business structure, guidance & opportunity to support the missions & messages of her clients. Ava believes in a future where being healthy is the ultimate in cool, and that every yoga business can thrive; YAMA was built from scratch with these beliefs firmly in mind.
Ava is not afraid of hard work, to make mistakes (they have been made!), or to work for and negotiate with the very best. This hard earned trust and depth of experience, has generated an unbelievable demand for services.
Since 2010, YAMA has collaborated with an extremely high caliber of clientele, (please see our who we work for page for full list of clients), and pioneered the development of the business models of booking, management & consulting in the yoga space, as well as creating and instituting a professional infrastructure to support the growth of the previously ‘mom & pop’ yoga industry. In addition, YAMA has co-produced the annual Yoga Garden at The White House, and both of the worlds largest yoga classes.
Lovingly known as the ‘Ari Gold of Yoga,’ Ava is a sought out contributor in the media, and known for having unparalleled market knowledge, the latest in data & trends, as well as tools and techniques to maintain healthy businesses within the yoga space. With a mega-watt smile & infectious energy, she has been featured more than twice in the New York Times, and even landed a few magazine covers of her own! She was recently placed on a short list of influencers by the Yoga Alliance, sits on the Board of Advisors for Z Living TV, and previously on the board of The Lineage Project.
Committed to YAMA’s growth and the growth of her clients as it is directly linked to the growth of yoga & wellness, the immediate future holds increases to staff, setting up an office in Europe, and producing digital business products to cater to demand.
Ava loves people, art, food, culture and history. She lives & OM’s in Cologne, Germany with her wife Sonia Taylor Bach and their very handsome Rhodesian Ridgeback Jai.
To book Ava for business of yoga events, email us at [email protected].
StartLecture 1 | Video | Get 'ish Done (0:53)
StartLecture 2a | Video | Intro to the Big 4 (2:47)
StartLecture 2b | Handout | Big 4 Overview with Subcategories
StartLecture 2c | Video | Making Time for the Big 4 (1:42)
StartHomework | Making Time for The Big 4 - 7 Day A Week Exercise
StartLecture 3 | Video | That Which Matters Most Should Never Give Way to That Which Matters Least (15:37)
StartLecture 4 | Handout | Time Management Best Practices Worksheet
StartLecture 5 | Video | Delegation (3:40)
StartLecture 6 | Video | Bringing Projects to Fruition. Or, "The Finish Line" (4:35)
StartLecture 7 | Handout | Resources Overview
StartLecture 8a | Video | SMART Goals (10:21)
StartLecture 8b | Video | SMART Goals (10:26)
StartLecture 8c | Handout | SMART Goals