Working with YAMA Talent has been one of the highlights of my career. Ava has, amazingly, integrated her living yoga practice with the delicate work of negotiating business within the wellness industry. In so doing, together we have taken my teaching trajectory far beyond my expectations while maintaining the utmost integrity. YAMA talent been instrumental to my continuing success on the national stage. I highly recommend them for anyone seeking organization, management and career direction while upholding the yogic ideals.
Ava/YAMA was instrumental in the development of my career as it exists today.
I have also learned what value is. I’ve learned how to place value and create value in the yoga space. We are in the process of collecting data and we have a lot of information about who is doing what, when and with whom. It has helped us a lot in understanding the value of our skills.
I think that relationships are our biggest asset and I’ve learned time and time again that they are the foundation of everything. I’ve learned not to take the first offer. To always negotiate, life is a compromise and negotiation is simply compromising. It’s not bad nor good. The idea is to arrive at a point that make both parties happy. I have learned to enjoy it, to not take it personal and to know that there is always a solution.
I hope that as we change the paradigm of what agents and managers can mean in a more conscious world driven by ethics instead of ego, that people who have the old idea about things can move into the new as we are, with integrity and grace.
For today’s yogis who count on teaching as a career, Taylor is more of a yogi’s advocate than an agent.
Innovative, connected, cool ... doing big things for yoga in America.
Ava has created something very special in YAMA Talent. She brings oodles of experience to a hot and rapidly expanding industry and her innovative and entrepreneurial flair has helped her capture a market. It is a pleasure to work with Ava and we look forward to seeing her business go from strength to strength.
Taylor could take Gold to the (yoga) mat.
When I had the opportunity to pitch a TV show Ava really helped shape my concept and content and was with me throughout the whole process. 52 episodes of Yogapalooza later, I still greatly appreciate and value her razor sharp focus to help my dream become a reality. And in the face of another great but overwhelming new opportunity to launch Yogapalooza Liv, Ava was there building up the brand, expanding my network and contacts and lining me up with sponsors like Gaiam who brought so much to the event. Whether in the air coming up with the big ideas or on the ground seeing them through, I am grateful for the impact Ava has had with shaping my brand and helping me discover what I uniquely offer to the world.