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NICHE & MESSAGING PLAYLIST

NICHE & MESSAGING PLAYLIST

Learn how to talk about your work in a way that lands with the people you want to teach. Specialization or niche is one (often misunderstood) tool for clarifying your message.

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BUSINESS BASICS PLAYLIST

BUSINESS BASICS PLAYLIST

Brush up on the basics of running a sustainable yoga business. This playlist is designed for yoga teachers who are new to business. You may be a very experienced teacher or also new to teaching. This playlist will get you up to speed on the beginning steps and foundational concepts of running a yoga business.

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ANATOMY PLAYLIST

ANATOMY PLAYLIST

As yoga teachers, we spend a lot of time guiding our students through moving their bodies. Knowledge of the human body is one of the best tools we have to help us give our students a positive movement experience. Enjoy this anatomy playlist of episodes designed to help you make sense of the human body as it relates to yoga asana.

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Writing a Yoga Book

Writing a Yoga Book

Have you ever wanted to write a yoga book? Three years ago, Kate Lynch dropped a bombshell in an on-air coaching call: a publisher had invited her to write a book. In this episode we check back in with Kate about how things have progressed since her last episode.

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Is My Niche Too Narrow?

Is My Niche Too Narrow?

Have you ever wondered if you have created a niche that might be too narrow? Kate Lynch has a lot of clarity about exactly who she wants to work with, but she has concerns that her niche is too specific and that it could make things difficult in terms of growing her yoga business. Listen to this on-air coaching call to find out what advice Mado offers about Kate’s niche and how to get over the fear of taking big steps.

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How to Live Your Yoga

How to Live Your Yoga

What does it mean to live your yoga? In this episode, I share my journey from being primarily focused on asana to my current integrated approach to practice.

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How & Why to Teach a Yoga Series

How & Why to Teach a Yoga Series

Have you ever wished you could charge more for your time, take vacations, and focus your classes on the aspects of yoga you are most passionate about? Ashley Zuberi shares how she took control of her schedule and her income teaching a yoga series class format.

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BIPOC Representation, Christianity, and Embracing Cultural Differences

BIPOC Representation, Christianity, and Embracing Cultural Differences

Want to make your yoga classes and studios more inclusive? We often talk about how to adapt for students with physical limitations or injuries, but what about people with different cultural backgrounds and beliefs? Dawn Rivers is the first BIPOC woman to own a yoga studio in Ohio, and she’s also a Christian. In today’s episode, she shares experiences from her personal yoga journey as well as insights around embracing cultural differences as a yoga professional.

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Are Cues Gender Specific?

Are Cues Gender Specific?

Are cues gender specific? A podcast listener called in to ask if she should cue men differently around the hips and hamstrings. In addition to answering the specific question, Mado’s answer touches on how yoga teachers can best navigate the rapidly changing landscape of sex and gender.

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Hip Labral Tears & Yoga Practice

Hip Labral Tears & Yoga Practice

What are some ways to help a student with a hip labral tear? In this episode, Dr. Libby Hinsley explains how a hip labral tears can affect a yoga asana practice and how to support students who have them while staying in your scope of practice.

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Osteoporosis & Spinal Flexion

Osteoporosis & Spinal Flexion

Should we modify spinal flexion for osteoporosis? Osteoporosis affects approximately 20% of women over the age of 50 and increases the risk of bone fractures. In this episode, Dr. Libby Hinsley and I continue our 3 part mini-series highlighting common medical conditions.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease

Today’s episode is the first of a mini series about some of the most common conditions that will show up in a yoga classroom. Dr. Libby Hinsley demystifies the misleading diagnosis of “degenerative disc disease” – and shares the tools you will need as a yoga teacher to confidently help any student who tells you they have it.

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Workshops, retreats, and impostor syndrome

Workshops, retreats, and impostor syndrome

Impostor syndrome doesn’t have to hold you back. Nearly all of us experience paralyzing self-doubt at some point in our lives. In this week’s on air coaching call, we’ll explore ways to change our perspective and turn self-doubt into self-expansion.

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Micro Studios and Minimum Viable Offers

Micro Studios and Minimum Viable Offers

Are your ideas for teaching realistic? Idealistic visions will eventually run into real world circumstances. In this On-Air Coaching Call, we evaluate Nev’s original vision of a micro studio and brainstorm ways to begin with a minimum viable offer.

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How to Teach Better Workshops

How to Teach Better Workshops

Facilitation skills are essential for a memorable workshop. No matter how well you know your topic, your workshop will flop if you don’t understand how to keep your students engaged. Learn the different ways workshop presenters often go wrong and how to avoid these pitfalls to teach better workshops.

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How to Boost Workshop Attendance

How to Boost Workshop Attendance

Curious about how to boost attendance at your workshop? In this episode I offer simple strategies to help you create workshops without the worry of needing to cancel due to low attendance.

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How to Create Interactive Workshops

How to Create Interactive Workshops

The best workshops are interactive. They engage the student on multiple levels and with multiple senses. Learn strategies and considerations for leading interactive workshops in this episode.

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How and Why to Interview Your Students

How and Why to Interview Your Students

Ever wonder what programs to offer next or the best way to talk about your work? Market research is a powerful strategy that helps you tap into the minds and hearts of the people you are trying to help. This helps you create the right programs, at the right time, with the right messaging. The best way for yoga teachers to implement this strategy is to interview your current students.

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