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Overcome overwhelm and get focused

Episode 10: Overcome overwhelm and get focused If you’re like me and tend to get overwhelmed with possibilities and “what ifs”, you’ll love this episode all about how to determine the best places to focus your time and energy and how to keep yourself consistently...

Yoga for addiction and recovery

Episode 9: Yoga for addiction and recovery with Margaret Kirshner Margaret shares important things yoga teachers should know about addiction and recovery, what we can do to support our students who are struggling with these issues, and simple techniques for helping...

[Reality Check] Teaching yoga full time vs part time

Episode 8: [Reality Check] Teaching yoga full time vs part time. In today's episode, I will talk about what it takes to teach yoga full time and the hidden benefits of choosing to teach yoga part time. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

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...

Do Yoga Teachers Really Need a Website?

Episode 5: Do Yoga Teachers Really Need a Website? Today’s episode tackles the question of whether or not it is essential for a yoga teacher to have a website. Mado draws on her time as a freelance web designer and web project manager to break down the reasons you...

Getting hired at a yoga studio with Jennifer O’Sullivan

Episode 4: Getting Hired at a Yoga Studio with Jennifer O'Sullivan Jennifer O’Sullivan spent 5 years as the hiring manager for an urban yoga studio in the DC metropolitan area. In this episode she shares insider tips and tricks for getting noticed and getting hired....

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...

Inspirations and Intentions: Miche Interviews Mado

Inspirations and Intentions: Miche Interviews Mado In this episode, Mado is interviewed by life coach Michelle Ashley. Highlights How Mado first started practicing yoga and her surprising first yoga teacher How Mado almost got derailed from becoming a yoga teacher The...

Episode 0: Intro to the Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast

Episode 0: Intro to The Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast Intro This episode is a quick introduction to the concept of the Yoga Teacher Resource podcast. Highlights The Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast was created to help yoga teachers Build their knowledge Connect to other...

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...

Anatomy of a Yoga Class Plan

A yoga class plan might be as simple as an outline of a few poses or a complex multi-page document detailing every possible aspect of the class.  The follow is a list of components that a yoga teacher might include in their plan. sequence theme feeling music playlist...

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...