Owning a Successful Yoga Studio with Jane Banheman from Blue Nectar Yoga

Jane Banheman has been practicing and teaching yoga for nearly two decades. After working for many different organizations around the world, Jane decided to combine everything she had learned from her previous job experience and her work as a yoga teacher to open Blue Nectar Yoga studio in Falls Church, VA. Blue Nectar Yoga is a premier yoga studio and boutique in the DC area that was voted the best yoga instruction in Falls Church in 2014.
When Jane opened Blue Nectar Yoga, she knew that she would have to offer something different and unique to stand out in a saturated industry. In this episode, Jane shares what makes Blue Nectar Yoga unique, and how the studio has been able to be successful. She also share what she has learned through her career as a yoga teacher and yoga studio owner, and her tops tips for self-care as an entrepreneur.
If you are interested in starting your own business or opening a yoga studio, you don’t want to miss this episode of Small Business Edge!
Listen to the episode here or click the video below for the full interview.
Discussed in this episode:
  • Why it’s important to love what you do everyday, and why work doesn’t have to be something that we hate
  • How Jane got into yoga and what inspired her to open Blue Nectar Yoga
  • The challenges of the yoga industry and being a small business owner in a saturated market
  • The transition from yoga teacher to yoga studio owner and what Jane learned through that process
  • How your competition can make you great
  • Why it’s important to get clear on your mission, who you’re trying to serve, and what you’re trying to achieve
  • What sets Blue Nectar apart from other yoga studios
  • Why self-care is key for success as a business owner
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