Meet Meera Watts, the founder of Siddhi Yoga which is based in Singapore. They offer a holistic environment to transform lives through yoga practices, meditation, and the goodness of Ayurveda. She has worked with students in over 60+ countries and has eight years of experience in this field.
Siddhi Yoga provides online classes, training sessions and courses to help every student live their best life when it comes to fitness and healthcare. She is also known around the world for thought leadership in the wellness industry and was recognized as a Top 20 International Yoga Blogger.
Her writing on holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, and other international magazines.
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Thank you for joining us, please introduce yourself to our readers.
Meera Watts: I’m Meera Watts, the founder of SiddhiYoga. Siddhi Yoga is made to teach students a better way of living life with the help of yoga. This premier institute of Yoga provides meditation courses, yoga courses as well as teachings of Ayurveda. Other than students, we also offer yoga teacher training, retreats and workshops in some of East Asia like Rishikesh (India), also known as the Place of Sages and Bali (Indonesia). You can also find online meditation, yoga courses and Ayurveda guides on our website. It is helping thousands of people all around the world in transforming their life.
Other than that, I am also known around the world for thought leadership in the wellness industry and was recognized as a Top 20 International Yoga Blogger. My writing on holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, and other international magazines.
To get us started, Can you tell our readers what does your company solve differently in the crowded marketplace? Give an example or share a story.
Meera Watts: Slowly but steadily most people of all ages are turning towards a healthy lifestyle. Due to the pandemic, the wellbeing awareness inside individuals is increasing significantly more. The main problem arises when people have all the motivation to begin a healthy lifestyle and transform their life but don’t know how to. Well, that’s why we are here to take care of their problem by providing an A-Z guide. We understand that every individual is different and hence, they all need different pedagogical approaches. That’s how we differentiate ourselves by providing a customized experience to everyone.
While your company is growing, what are some of the challenges you face? Hiring? Tech development? Raising capital? Branding? Tell us more about the journey.
Meera Watts: Because of the pandemic, turning it from offline to online was a tad bit of a struggle. Since yoga is mostly done when you’re physically present. Well, thanks to the internet, we some way or another figure out how to take care of our concern by giving courses and plans. Also, since students can take virtual sessions online from us, it actually becomes much easier for both our instructors and the students to manage time and place within a few clicks.
Everyone has a different story, what influenced your decision to be an entrepreneur, what would you have done differently?
Meera Watts: Learning about health and yoga always came to me naturally and when something comes to you naturally, you know you should go with it. I have always been interested in health and wellness. This developed my affection for perusing and looking through additional about each new thing connected with it. The people I interacted with always asked me about their queries because they genuinely loved exploring new things. And that’s when I thought, what if there are more people that I can assist with my knowledge about holistic health. This is the reason which turned me into an entrepreneur.
Now for the main focus of this interview: what qualities or characteristics do women entrepreneurs have that make them great leaders? Please share some examples.
Meera Watts: For centuries, women have been handling multiple things at once. Whether it’s family, work or taking out time for themselves, women have always been acing them all without disappointing anyone. The same goes for entrepreneurship. Women go with their instincts and it always works. The way they handle things on their own without stressing out or letting anyone down makes them the best of a leader. They are great at everything. Whether it’s empathy for others or solving problems, you’ll never find a woman giving up in between saying it can’t do it anymore. The willingness to go on and on is always there.
What are some of the biggest challenges you still see women face while conducting business, compared to their male counterparts? What would you like to see change, and how would you make it happen?
Meera Watts: As a women entrepreneur, being in the business has always been tough. I’ve commonly perceived that people like to talk more concerning a female business visionary rather than how they’re fostering their business. As such, you can say is being taken in a serious way as the greatest challenge. When this happens, the best way to defend yourself is by showing your maximum capacity to the world. Furthermore, how genuine and dedicated are you in regards to your business. This helped me to take my business to a new height. It also helped to show people that there’s nothing wrong with taking women’s decisions seriously.
With all of your experience as a business leader, what is the most important thing you can tell fellow entrepreneurs that you’d like to share with aspiring women entrepreneurs?
Meera Watts: A woman is already very powerful. All they need to do is realize it. I would like to tell every female entrepreneur that you might be facing challenges but remember that you come along this way and with will and determination, you will definitely succeed. There will be times when people will doubt you or even you’ll doubt yourself. But that’s the time when you should not leave your side and should trust yourself and the process. If you’re educating yourself and trust yourself enough, you will definitely succeed no matter what others tell you.
What do you plan on tackling during 2022? Share your goals and battles you expect to face.
Meera Watts: The competitors in every industry have started to just increase and the same goes in the healthcare and fitness industry that we are in. Since most people are turning their minds towards health and fitness, more and more companies have emerged to bring a different kinds of services. Hence, giving the customers the best of experience and service is our number one goal this year to tackle our competitors. Thanks to our customer service, we have loyal customers from all around the world and we are highly proud of the services and reviews that we get.
How do you keep learning? Podcast? Books? Audiobooks? Videos? Share some of your greatest sources of inspiration? Share an impactful story.
Meera Watts: Reading books is my greatest source of inspiration. I highly recommend everyone to read Science of Yoga by Ann Swanson and Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar. Books have always been very close to me, the reason why I turned into a blogger. Reading books give me immense satisfaction and pleasure. Hence, I find it as my hobby and a source of learning too. And since it is my hobby, I love doing it anytime from anywhere.
I’m sure our readers will be very thankful for the insights you have shared. Where can our readers follow up with you?
Meera Watts: Readers can easily follow me up on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. We are always sharing our learning and new planning on these platforms. They can also follow our organization on all social media sites.
Jerome Knyszewski, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Meera Watts for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Meera Watts or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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