Thank you @HAWK for inviting me to participate in this community.
I previously ran the largest and longest running yoga related discussion board on the web. Now that board has run its course.
I am currently working on creating a new community, www.sadhanacommunity.com . This one is also related to yoga, but has a specific focus not only on helping people learn about yoga, but on creating a business that supports them. It will be tied into a storefront www.sadhanacatalog.com - currently stocked with products from vendors I have solicited, but eventually I want it to be an outlet for people in the discussion board to sell products under a single brand. I want to cut out a lot of the marketing and branding efforts for yoga teachers so they can focus more on creating.
There is another aspect of the business, which is e-learning. I am developing 2 courses right now which will launch in April. I have another instructional designer working on a course as well. I also have access to materials another friend is already selling, which I hope to put into a nicer online delivery system for him and help him promote to a yoga market.
I want the e-learning course participants to have private forum areas and also to post in the public forum areas, and I want the public forums to feed the e-learning/catalog.
It’s all ambitious but I have support from the Masters program I’m in.
Right now I need help from the Feverbee community to grow the discussion board. I’m super excited to find this resource. The timing is perfect!
I have a Facebook Group that is engaging with me, and I do have a small Beta group that is interested in helping to do some work to get the Discourse based community off the group.