Yoga Teacher Resource Blog

Articles to support your teaching and your practice

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?  ...

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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...

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3 steps to an ethically sustainable yoga business

Episode 51: Three steps to a sustainable and ethical yoga business with Joe PaceJoe shares his insights from doing marketing analytics for the film industry... and creating a digital yoga platform.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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Building Confidence as a Yoga Teacher

Episode 44:Building Confidence as a Teacherwith Mado Hesselink Grace has been teaching for a year and feels she should be past feeling doubting herself.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?   Episode Highlights Grace who reached out to me...

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Foundations of a yoga business

Episode 43: Foundations of a yoga business with Mado HesselinkLearn the often neglected first steps to creating a sustainable and profitable yoga business.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released? As most yoga teachers do not have business...

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Anatomy of Stretching

Episode 40: Anatomy of Stretching with Cat Matlock Trigger point therapist and yoga teacher Cat Matlock takes us on a tour of the human muscular system and the way it interacts with the nervous system. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

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The myth of stretching vs strengthening

Episode 39: The myth of stretching vs strengthening with Ferris FakhouryDo you (really) understand the relationship between stretching and strengthening? Yoga teacher and physical therapist Ferris Fakhoury sets us straight about the relationship between these two...

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The Truth About Anatomy

Episode 38:The Truth About Anatomywith Mado Hesselink Is knowing anatomy really essential for being a great yoga teacher? Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  HighlightsMany of the yoga teachers I talk to believe that...

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Jill Miller on Hip Replacements

Episode 37: Hip Replacements and Yoga with Jill Miller13 months post surgery, Jill opens up about the procedure, the possible causes, and what yoga teachers need to know about working with students who have had one or both hips replaced.  Psst. Want to get an email...

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Sales for Yoga Teachers

Episode 36:Sales for Yoga Teacherswith Amanda Kingsmith Amanda Kingsmith makes the case that sales are a necessary part of being a yoga teacher, that they don't have to feel slimy, and that they can actually be a catalyst for personal growth. Highlights Do you think...

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Plan Your Classes Like a Pro, Part 2

Episode 35:Plan your classes like a pro, part 2with Mado Hesselink Learn to create a yoga class plan that is easily searchable and repeatable. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Highlights In the second episode of this two part series I...

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Plan Your Classes Like a Pro, Part 1

Episode 34: Plan Your Classes Like a Pro pt 1 with Mado HesselinkLearn tips and techniques for planning your classes to keep you focused, effective, and inspired. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  HighlightsPart one of this two part...

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Practicing and Teaching Meditation with Kelly Smith

Episode 33: Practicing and Teaching Meditation with Kelly Smith Tips and practical advice for your own meditation practice and how to share it with your students from Kelly Smith of Yoga For You. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

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