In this week’s interview, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Menka Amin, Kids Yoga Coach of The World of Yoga School.
Menka has been working with children since 2005, mainly teaching them how to meditate, manage their mind and emotions and eastern philosophy. In 2012 she also started teaching Indian Classical Dance. In 2017 after receiving her yoga certifications she started to volunteer to teach yoga at her children’s school. When the pandemic hit, she wrote some kid’s yoga songs with her children and posted them online. The next thing she knows parents requested if she could teach their children yoga. Menka put together her skills in music, dance, yoga, philosophy, anatomy, meditation and mindfulness to run yoga classes/workshops/camps for kids. There wasn’t one career path that covered all her creative and imaginative passions until she found kids yoga. Her greatest calling from childhood however has been to make an impact, contribute and help those around her grow while growing herself in the process.
Connect with Menka
Let’s start with the timeless 60 seconds ‘elevator pitch’, what’s yours?
When your children are facing challenges and fear it’s not really a handstand that will help them. Handstands are great and require strength and balance but it’s how we manage our mind that reveals our resilience. Yoga is a world, through physical yoga children and adults become more aware of their mind.
At one point or another, it is inevitable that challenges will pop up in business. What’s your approach to overcoming challenges?
There are different challenges when one works with children and parents. The main thing is to understand their needs. Sometimes I have to foresee their needs but many times with children we just have to be creative, alert, attentive, patient, and spontaneous. Working with children means understanding that children learn and express themselves differently. Part of working with parents is to help them understand children too.
Sales and marketing are two very important, but different, functions within a business. What is your number one sales tip?
For me, my work should speak for itself and word of mouth is my main point of sales. I understand presentation and design are important too and I try to do my best with that online. However, because I work with children, it’s their experience and learning that they relay on to parents. So children and parents will vouch for you if they see the value you give them and how much effort and enthusiasm you give your classes.
What is your favourite business tool or system?
Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook are my main tools but the most affective tool yet is word of mouth.
It is important to celebrate your achievements, particularly during the difficult times. How do you celebrate your achievements?
By thanking the universe, reflecting, learning, and relearning more.
Being in business is like an education in itself, what are the three most important lessons you’ve learned in your business?
Preparation is key, after that give your best and leave the rest.
To set an intention before teaching and then enjoy the journey;
afterward reflect and learn again.
What business-related book or podcast has inspired you the most?
The Knowledge Project by Shane Parish
The purpose of such an interview is to promote your business. Please tell us, who is your dream client?
Mindful and conscious parents with children 3-10 years old.
If you are Menka’s dream client, please contact her through her website, www.worldofyogaschool.com.
Thank you for taking the time to connect with us Menka. We are delighted to showcase you on our site.
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