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Business Interview with Richard Karpel, CEO, Yoga Alliance

By on May 23, 2013
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Richard Karpel

In this 60-minute interview Richard and I cover a lot of ground, from the mission and history of Yoga Alliance to philosophical approaches for hiring and team building, the nature of “alternative” news and new definitions for what it can mean to be a “business person,” and the importance of Yoga Alliance’s focus on supporting the business of Yoga with teachers and studio owners.

We also cover the opportunities and benefits that Yoga professionals will have at Yoga Alliance’s first ever national Business of Yoga conference in Washington, D.C., August 8th – 10th.

To listen, turn up your speakers or put on some headphones, sit back, and press play on the audio player below:

- Listen Now -


yoga allianceYoga Alliance (YA) is the largest nonprofit association representing yoga teachers, schools and studios in the U.S. Through our work and the work of our sister organization, Yoga Alliance Registry, we exist to sustain and support the field of yoga. We do so by providing the public with a registry of teachers and schools whose training meets our standards, and by supporting yoga teachers, schools and studios in their work as yoga professionals.

Visit the Yoga Alliance website to learn more.


business of yoga

Join us for a conference focused on supporting yoga professionals, both studio owners and independent yoga teachers. The mission of the conference is to help sustain the yoga business, so that the practice of yoga can grow and continue to transform lives.

The event includes:

- 3 joint sessions 
- Separate program tracks for studio owners and yoga teachers
- 4 healthy meals 
- Up to 12 hours of continuing education available if you attend all of the sessions
- Easily accessible location of Washington, DC

Visit the Business of Yoga conference website to learn more.

About Jacob Griscom

Jacob Griscom is the President of Everyday Ayurveda and Director of the Grow Your Ayurvedic Business program, the leading program for Ayurveda practitioners to grow thriving professional Ayurveda practices.

7 Comments

  1. dgulla@mac.com'

    Dorothy Gulla

    June 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Dear Friends ~~ FYI, it was very hard to hear Richard Karpel during the above interview. My volume was on high….

    Namaste, Dorothy
    REGISTRY ID: 15443

    • Jacob Griscom

      June 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Sorry to hear that, Dorothy. It sounds plenty loud to me…make sure the volume is up on your computer AND on the player, and if your speakers are low then try some headphones.

  2. kford@carolina.rr.com'

    Katrina

    June 7, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Is this possibly available as a podcast?

    • Jacob Griscom

      August 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      We will be looking into how to do this soon! Thanks!

  3. boyle.cm@alum.mit.edu'

    Christina Boyle

    August 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    This was really great to hear Richard’s comments. Do you think that in the future you could use a “podcast” format so that the file can be downloaded through iTunes and synced to an iPod??

    Also to the extent you would consider recording any of the keynotes for webcast after the Yoga of Business conference, I would be so grateful to have access.

    • Jacob Griscom

      August 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      We will be looking into how to do this soon! Thanks!

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