|✨This one is simple, maintain consistent communication with participants✨
When they reach out with questions, respond 𝗔𝗦𝗔𝗣. This will build and maintain 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 that will keep students coming back to your retreats time after time.
Create an email folder for “retreat only” communications and make sure to check it 3-4 times a day. This can seem like a big commitment, especially if you have other things going on in your life, but your responsiveness (or lack thereof) can 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 a possible sale. For many people, going on a retreat is a big financial and energetic investment and having someone who responds quickly and efficiently will make them feel much more comfortable to 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁.
For many teachers, 9-12 months of consistently communicating with students and the venue can be enough to overwhelm them from ever taking the first steps of making a retreat happen or successfully pulling it off.
After 8 years of leading retreats, I’ve learned to really love the planning process and the ins and outs of what and how to prepare teachers and students for their upcoming retreat week. I’ve also learned about what information to receive and relay to/from the retreat center to make sure that everything is in place for a smooth and seamless experience.
Are you ready to get your next yoga retreat in place? Set up a call with me and I’ll help you get the first steps started and support you and your participants from beginning to end.