Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Elissa Kerhulas, Founder of Sufi-Yoga, located in Oxnard, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I offer spiritual counseling and healing, life coaching, and Sufi-Yoga, which is an amalgam of the most powerful forms of yoga and Sufi heart-opening practices.

Tell us about yourself

I began yoga as a teen and continued to practice. Later I became certified in four yogas: Kundalini, Yin, Naam, and Shakti Naam. I also studied at the University of Sufism for healing and many other modalities of healing, including Reiki, Haarmonyum, Sat Nam Rasayan, Matrix Energetics, Theta Healing, and more.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being a facilitator in helping people experience soul-level healing that is truly transformational and a more permanent shift.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Juggling two businesses.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Get clear on what your specific niche is in serving others.
  2. Set monthly goals and calendar times to make them happen.
  3. Learn marketing.

Where can people find you and your business?


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