Yoga Teacher Resource Blog

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Lillah Schwartz on Healing our Backs with Yoga

Episode 21: Healing Our Backs with Yoga with Lillah Schwartz Lillah Schwartz shares wisdom from nearly four decades of teaching about functional anatomy and the best way for yoga teachers to use her book “Healing Our Backs with Yoga”. Psst. Want to get an email each...

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[on-air coaching] Take Your Yoga Biz Outside the Box

Episode 20: [on air coaching] Take your yoga biz outside the box with Allyson Whipple Mado helps a college writing professor with a passion for yoga nidra refine her niche, develop signature offerings, and create a strategy for attracting private clients. They also...

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How and Why to Create Your First Yoga Video

Episode 17: How and Why to Create Your First Yoga Video with Jess Rose Learn everything you need to know to make your first yoga video. Jess Rose shares the inside scoop of what it takes to make a high quality yoga video your first try. Psst. Want to get an email each...

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Yoga Alliance Listening Tour Notes

  About a dozen people showed up for the Yoga Alliance ‘Listening Tour’ event with CEO David Lipsius at the Asheville Yoga Center on August 20th 2018. Considering the 288 registered members residing within 50 miles of Asheville, I was expecting a higher turnout. The...

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Email Newsletters are Dead, Long Live the Email List

Episode 16: Email Newsletters are Dead, Long Live the Email List with Mado HesselinkLearn the difference between the old style of email marketing and current best practices so you can tap into the power of your email list to nurture your students and fill your classes...

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Find and nurture your ideal yoga student

Episode 14: Find and Nurture Your Ideal Yoga Student Increase your impact as a yoga teacher, reduce the time and energy you spend on marketing, support your personal practice, boost your confidence, and promote a sense of cooperation and community with other yoga...

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Breathing Basics For Yoga Teachers

Episode 7: Breathing Basics for Yoga Teachers with Dr Crystal Frazee Dr Crystal Frazee, physical therapist and yoga teacher, shares the essentials of what every yoga teacher should know about the physiology of breathing. This includes why we breath, how we breath, and...

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One Simple Technique to Help You Save Time Planning Classes

You know how there are some days when the idea of coming up with a new yoga class plan feels impossible? The subtle sense of panic at the idea of showing up to class with nothing to say? If you keep your class plans from the past, you might find yourself frantically...

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Yoga Class Themes

Yoga class themes are like a thread that creates form and structure for the class.  They help to narrow the focus so that the teacher is not tempted to share everything they know in one class, thereby potentially overwhelming their students.  Themes are a great way...

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Don’t Hurt Your Students Part 1: Wrists

Since beginning a daily yoga practice, my wrists have been giving me a good amount of grief. Based on my conversations with students and teachers alike, I’m not the only one. Most of your students live most of their lives upright – then all of a sudden in yoga class...

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Meditation and the Mind Part 2: Controlling the Breath

In the first part of this article we discussed the four functions of the mind and the importance of managing these functions. We also talked a little about breath awareness as a tool for preparing the mind for meditation. Now, let's talk further about the breath and...

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Kid’s Books and Yoga~ Perfect Together

Do you remember those childhood days of reading your favorite book or bedtime story?  I love books… I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. Every Saturday morning, my mother would take me to the library to pick out some books for the week. I would get lost in...

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Hands on Help Part 1: What’s in a Name?

In my first teacher training, we were encouraged to put our hands on our students at every opportunity. “This is your work," I was told. In my second teacher training, I was taught to assist verbally first. If that doesn't accomplish your goal, demonstrate – just for...

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