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Episode 012: Finding Balance: Yoga, Entrepreneurship, and Personal Growth with Katrina Marsh

In the latest episode of "On Air by YFFR," we had the pleasure of hosting Katrina Marsh, the founder of Busy Bee Studios. Katrina's journey is a testament to the transformative power of yoga and entrepreneurship, as she navigates the intersection of these two worlds while striving for personal growth and community impact.

Preparing to Teach Yoga to First Responders:

Katrina's journey with Yoga for First Responders (YFFR) began with a desire to expand her offerings and serve her community better. While she doesn't currently teach first responders, she has taken the proactive step of enrolling in YFFR's online Instructor School Bridge Course to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to do so confidently and competently. Through this course, Katrina is preparing herself to make a positive impact on the mental and physical well-being of first responders, highlighting her commitment to their welfare.

Marketing Strategies for Growth:

Katrina's experience in growing her yoga studio in Dixon, California, shed light on the importance of effective marketing strategies. Facing initial challenges due to misconceptions about yoga in her small town, she focused on creating a beginner-friendly environment and leveraging digital media marketing to promote her studio. Her journey emphasizes the significance of adapting marketing strategies to meet the specific needs and preferences of the target audience, a lesson applicable to businesses of all kinds.

Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment:

A key takeaway from the episode is the importance of creating a safe and welcoming space for first responders to unwind and process their experiences. Through humor, direct communication, and adaptability, yoga instructors can foster an environment where participants feel supported in their healing journey.

"...we have to respect the fact that they have to wear this, you know, invisible armor to get through it, but that they do have the power to take it off."

Katrina's emphasis on humor and direct communication in her classes highlights the power of these tools in creating a positive and engaging atmosphere for students.


Katrina Marsh's journey exemplifies the potential for growth and impact when yoga, entrepreneurship, and personal growth intersect. By embracing opportunities for learning and adaptation, individuals like Katrina can make a profound difference in their communities while finding balance in their own lives. As we continue to explore the intersection of yoga, entrepreneurship, and personal growth, let's take inspiration from Katrina's story and strive to make a positive impact in the world around us.

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PS: Interested in learning more about Katrina? Check out the book she collaborated on, "Women Thrive Vol. II: Inspiring True Stories of Women Overcoming Adversity" HERE! Or Visit her on her website:

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