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« on: March 16, 2013 10:44:12 AM »

I have always loved crafting and have recently developed a passion for yoga. I am attempting to get certified as a professional yoga instructor within the year. As much as I know I will love teaching yoga, I also know I will miss crafting despately. Of course, I will still craft in my spare time, but I would love to join the two together. I am at a loss as to how to do this!

I have dreams of running a successful small business selling my crafts (mostly fiberwork). But I simultaneously have dreams of bringing peace and mindfulness to others through yoga. I'd love to have a little discussion about how to bridge these two loves. Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013 06:22:28 PM »

I don't know that I have a lot of advice. I'm also wondering how to bridge the gap between two loves - making pottery and the dream of owning a yarn store. Both are full time occupations, as is your case.

What kind of fiberwork do you love? What does that mean to you? Is there a practical application for your work among your yoga students? Is it decorative? What about developing a yoga studio with your artwork on display? Selling your crafts is, to my mind, much more difficult to make successful than teaching yoga. Teaching reuses the inexhaustible resource of knowledge.

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013 02:15:04 AM »

have yoga classes and have your pieces on show for sale..... or make yoga outfits aswell as holding classes?

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013 04:26:01 AM »

Um what's wrong with crafting just for fun (yeah, yeah, I know this is the "biz advice" forum)? If you make a success of the yoga thing, you're not going to have much time for crafting. Make yourself or a friend/family member something nice once in a while and that will probably settle the craving. If you want to combine the two, I would suggest teaching rather than selling. Yoga is relaxing, crafting is relaxing (well, it is as long as you have time to craft!). Mentally, the two can go together; however, they're not necessarily the same customer base, so spending more time trying to drum up a whole different set of customers isn't going to add to your success, it will simply spread you thin.

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