How many of us have found our hobby? How many of us would actually go after our hobbies and make it our career? Today we have Sue, one of our 2018 Top Pros, to tell you "If you found it, try it bravely, because if you don't, you will never know how great you are!"
Why Have You Decided to Be a Yoga Instructor?
After working in the bank for years, I felt lost in the regular lifestyle, and my passion was gone. To find the passion for my life and career, I decided to resign and started a journey to explore. The experience I had in Turkey was unforgettable, and I have finally found my passion, yoga.
I did yoga every day during my 6-month stay in Turkey, there was no pause. What you feel in yoga is different from that in the busy and bustling city, you feel love and inclusion between instructor to students. Everyone was looking for spiritual love, freedom and value. I know this is what I was looking for, so I started my journey to India to learn more about yoga. After I received a worldwide recognition in yoga, RYT 200, I began my journey to be an instructor. I wish for more people to experience the benefits of doing yoga.
What are the Difficulties in Transforming from an Office Lady to a Yoga Instructor?
The working mode of an office lady is more passive as I only had to finish the assigned tasks. Being a full-time yoga instructor means that you no longer work for others. You are in charge of marketing, choice of venue, and lesson planning etc. One of the hardest parts is finding students. I believe every Freelancer will face this difficulty.
Why Did You Choose HelloToby in the First Place?
I had doubts on my ability. I did not have enough students, and I could not start a class. With my friends' encouragement, I stayed on this path and started to find more customers. When I saw the HelloToby app, I noticed that the charging method is different from other intermediary agencies. You can also set a price according to your own experience and characteristics. I no longer have to worry about my salary. Adding to that, HelloToby is easy to use, and provides enough customer information for instructors, such as their district, date and time.
How Does HelloToby Help You with Your Business?
HelloToby helped me look for customers. I have been hired for at least 30 times from May 2017 to June 2018. Other than one-on-one and small class sessions, my customer base also includes companies and charity organisations. 90% of my current customers are from HelloToby, so I have a stable amount of customers every month.
How Did You Stand Out from the Crowd and Become A Top Pro? And What Are The Characteristics?
I am constantly improving myself. After receiving the yoga instructor qualification, I still want to improve my yoga skills. Now, I have a Massage Ball certificate, training for Scoliosis certificate, and children music yoga certificate. My students enjoy my lessons more since as my skills improve. They will also bring their friends!
I, like any other experts, have my own strength. I am good at explaining yoga poses. There are differences between new and old learners, so I learnt to teach appropriate poses according to their respective levels. Other than that, students love my yoga therapy because it helps with daily body pain, such as shoulder, back, legs.
I always pay close attention to students' feedback and needs and answer their questions. Lastly, my service is very diverse, which gave more options to my customers.
What is the Secret to Your Success Achieved in HelloToby? What Advice Would You Give to New Experts?
These are not really skills to be successful. When you first start, you need to understand the characteristics of your customers and their needs. I did not get hired once I give my quotations. I revised my profiles and strengthened my communication skills before I get hired. You have to make progress step by step.
What Are the Frequently Asked Questions?
My customers usually have the following enquiries:
1. I haven't tried yoga before, so I don't know if it is suitable for me.
2. Does yoga help with my scoliosis problem?
3. Is yoga suitable for me if I don't always exercise?
4. I go to the gym regularly, and my physical therapist recommends me to relax my muscles by doing yoga, what do you think?
I am happy to answer all the enquiries you have, click on my profile and contact me!
How Can A Customer Receive Your Quotations?
【5-Star Rating】The teacher is very careful in teaching and explaining. My humpback problem has been relieved, and my chest feels a lot looser and my breathing is much smoother. Thank you, teacher, for your help. 😊👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Ching Wing Yan
|【5-Star Rating】Sue is supportive and attentive. Participants appreciate her attitude and good yoga skills. Pace and level of yoga are adjusted according to the ability of participants!|