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Why do we study the yoga sutras?

Episode 62: Why do we study the yoga sutras? with Mado HesselinkLearn about the Patanjali Yoga Shastra (more commonly known as yoga sutra) and some of the common misconceptions that yoga teachers have about this text. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode...

Science of yoga with Ann Swanson

Episode 61: Science of yoga with Ann Swanson Yoga therapist Ann Swanson shares insights on the intersection of science and yoga.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?   Episode Highlights This week’s episode is a conversation with Science of...

Yoga Alliance CEO on their new standards

Episode 60: Yoga Alliance CEO on their new standards with Shannon RocheYoga Alliance CEO Shannon Roche answers questions about recent changes to the standards for Registered Yoga Schools. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode...

Movement Positivity with Jules Mitchell

Episode 57: Movement Positivity with Jules Mitchell Jules Mitchell, author of Yoga Biomechanics, Stretching Redefined, joins Mado for a conversation about teaching yoga and how her personal yoga journey lead her to where she is today. Psst. Want to get an email each...

Branding basics for yoga teachers

Episode 56: Branding basics for yoga teachers with Miranda Peterson Mado and Miranda, a branding expert who is also a yoga teacher, discuss how to be more effective and strategic with your branding. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  ...

Self care for yoga teachers

Episode 55: Self care for yoga teachers with Mado HesselinkSelf care through the lens of yoga and how teachers can use this perspective in their classes and marketing. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Self care is a...

Lessons from one year of podcasting

Episode 53: Lessons from one year of podcasting with Mado Hesselink Insights and surprises about yoga teachers and the yoga industry, glimpses behind the scenes of podcast production, and a vulnerable moment of self-revelation. Psst. Want to get an email each time a...

What’s the deal with non-compete contracts?

Episode 52: What's the deal with non-compete contracts? with Mado HesselinkNon-compete contracts are a reality at many yoga studio's and gyms. This episode covers the basics of what you need to know before you sign one.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

The dark side of daily practice

Episode 50: The dark side of daily practicewith Mado HesselinkWhile a daily home yoga practice can be nourishing and inspiring for many teachers, approaching it from a place of competition and lack is a recipe for injury and depletion.  Psst. Want to get an email each...

Stay inspired and connected as a teacher

Episode 49: Stay inspired and connected as a teacher [on-air coaching]with Mado HesselinkIn this coaching call, Mado helps a yoga teacher who lost her practice and community when she became a teacher.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

Sequencing Warm Ups

Episode 48: Sequencing Warm Ups with Mado Hesselink Learn a simple but effective approach to creating warm up sequences for your yoga classes. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?   Episode HighlightsWarm ups are an essential part of your...

How to Get Teaching Experience

Episode 47: How to Get Teaching Experience with Mado HesselinkWhether you recently graduated from YTT, are still in YTT, have recently moved to a new location, or are planning to move soon - this episode will help you get started. Psst. Want to get an email each time...

Accessible Language [On Air Coaching Call]

Episode 45: Inclusive Language & Yoga's PR problem [on air coaching] with Mado Hesselink and Katie YandrickLearn how to speak to people about yoga in an accessible way - both in classes and in your marketing. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is...