Today we’d like to introduce you to Meagan Hurst.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Meagan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I studied abroad when I was in college and caught the travel bug hard! My college years is also when I fell in love with practicing yoga.
When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in film production and business entrepreneurship, I was working 60 hour weeks and got burnt out within a year.
It was in 2015 that I decided to pursue my yoga teacher training certificate and take some time off to travel and volunteer.
The rest is history and I’ve never looked back! 28 countries, 1000’s of yoga classes taught, and endless hours of volunteering with beautiful organizations lead me to building my yoga brand, World Yogis.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road at all! Trying to balance making money (working for other people), but still having energy and time to work for myself in order to pursue my dream has been challenging. I learned that if World Yogis was going to be successful, I needed to take the risk financially and pour my heart into my business. Putting half effort into anything never works!
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about World Yogis – what should we know?
My business leads global yoga retreats that focus on giving back and serving the communities we travel to. World Yogis allows travelers to have a purpose driven journey by giving back to positively impact the world along the way.
Most yoga retreats out there are mostly self-serving, but the truth is, by serving others we connect to our best selves.
We are most proud of enabling everyone to travel by offering different style retreats for any style traveler! World Yogis encompasses and includes everyone on our trips. We believe that you do not have to fit a certain “mold” to travel, do yoga or give back.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My family deserves a lot of credit. Most parents want to see their children spread their wings and be successful in the adult world, but when I was 24 I moved back home to pursue my dream of teaching yoga and traveling. At that point, I hadn’t founded World Yogis yet, but my family was there to support me in finding my way. My parents were patient and kind and believed in me when I stayed true to myself in pursing my dream business.
- Website: www.world-yogis.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @world_yogi