dragonfly35 Hangin' in there.
Both weekday classes this week were cancellations because no students showed up. I don’t mind the morning class as a general principle, but it hurts to get up at 5:45 on your summer vacation to teach classes that are your main source of income only to find no students there. I think it is Murphy’s Law of running a business that as soon as I was relying on yoga teaching for income, my student numbers dropped off.
It has been about a month now of low numbers. I’ve only had 13 students for the entire month of June. For a while I was getting close to that every week. I’m tired and not sure how to proceed. I can start dumping fliers into the community, but I haven’t had a single student walk in from this method of advertising and it costs money.
Hmmmm… J from the other studio is coming to my class on Sunday to observe. If she likes what she sees, I hope I can pick up some classes at a second “real” studio. I am on the fence about continuing at my main place, even though I feel proud of what I’ve built there and am invested (love, time and money) in the program. I will see what works with my fall schedule. I’m considering dropping the morning sessions and just doing my Sunday class, maybe trying some new times. I heard that K is hiring another yoga teacher to start next week, someone I know through the studio where I did my TT. I’m not sure whether she senses I’m on my way out, or what her rationale is for hiring another yoga teacher. I’m not sure whether it will help or hurt to have both of us there.
I guess it can’t really hurt given that nobody is coming to my classes right now…