Yoga Teacher Resource Blog

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Thrive as a rural yoga teacher

Episode 25: Thrive as a rural yoga teacher with Mado Hesselink and Valarie Anderson Learn strategies for thriving as a yoga teacher when you live in a rural and/or seasonal area in this on-air coaching session with Valarie Anderson. Psst. Want to get an email each...

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Teacher centered yoga studio business model

Episode 23: Teacher centered yoga studio business model with Kaya Mindlin Learn about an innovative yoga studio business model centers the needs of yoga teachers and supports them to make a living as a teacher. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is...

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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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Keeping Your Classes Fresh

Keeping Your Classes Fresh One of the big things Mado hears from teachers is a struggle to keep their classes and teaching fresh. In this episode, she discusses proven strategies to stay fresh and inspired - and what to do if they don’t work. Highlights A mindset...

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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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