Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mayra Surya, Founder of Parampara Yoga, located in Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are dedicated to creating a positive impact in the world through yoga and meditation, wisdom circles, coaching, and holistic treatments. People of all ages and +70 nationalities have visited us either in Spain or Sri Lanka in our retreats and trainings.
Tell us about yourself
Yoga came into my life +10 years ago as a hobby at the beginning. After quitting my career as an engineer in the corporate world for more than 12 years, I decided to follow my heart, giving me permission to heal and start sharing my passion for yoga full-time, thus creating Parampara Yoga and SUP Yoga Mallorca.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have hosted +100 yoga and coaching retreats, meeting +2000 people and planting a seed to transform their life. I have also received students from the USA and all over Europe until Australia coming to my SUP Yoga Teacher Training Course, which is globally recognized by Yoga Alliance.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Managing a business includes many aspects not related to teaching, like accounting, the marketing side, replying to many inquiries through different channels, social media, etc. All the things happening in the back office take around 70% of the time and energy when you decide to do it by yourself.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Focus only on one thing you LOVE at a time instead of trying to offer many different services.
- Make sure that thing you choose fulfills your heart, as your time and energy are the most valuable asset you own. Listen to your own intuition, believe in yourself, and be authentic. You don't have to impress or compete with anyone; you are unique. Just follow your soul's voice.
- Surround yourself with like-minded people you can trust to delegate activities and grow the business. If there are aspects of the business you don't really like, or you don't master, ask for help instead of spending your precious energy on that. That way, you will keep your motivation at full power instead of draining it gradually.
Where can people find you and your business?
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