Meet Manon Zouaï, SWY Community Studio Manager
How would you describe your teaching style?
Powerful. Inspirational. Fun.
What are your goals for the new studio?
I think with management there is a balance between people and numbers. Of course, I’m looking at our numbers regularly to make sure we are doing everything we can to work towards becoming a profitable enterprise, supporting the larger goals of Small World Yoga. But where we really move the needle on growth is with people. I would say that my primary goal as a studio manager is to make sure that our teachers are supported in everything they do here and beyond. When teachers are supported, they are able to show up more fully. When teachers show up fully, every student who comes into the stdio leaves feeling connected, seen and welcome. Part of that support also means pushing our teachers to grow both in their teaching and as students, which is what we’re about here at SWY. I love that we’ve created a space to do that.
“My primary goal as a studio manager is to make sure that our teachers are supported in everything they do here and beyond”
I knew Liz from teacher training, and have always looked up to her as a leader and a businesswoman in the community. I consider her to be a role model. I was working a corporate job, and at first didn’t have many opportunities to get involved with Small World Yoga – just some volunteering and attending board meetings. In 2018, I started to feel the itch to do something different. I decided to help out with the emPower School of Yoga Training in 2018 because that was one of the places I felt most myself.I actually got paired up with Liz during a goals exercise for training. My big goal for 2018 was to take a leap into a new career that was more in line with who I was, while Liz’s big goal was to hire a studio manager. Something inside me said, that’s me!
“I finally feel like I’m living my purpose.“