For New & Aspiring Yoga Teachers

Whether you are still in teacher training or just started teaching, listen to these episodes for encouragement and advice aimed at the fledgling yoga teacher.

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Days When You Want to Throw in the Towel

Days When You Want to Throw in the Towel

Have you had days where you feel like you want to throw in the towel and quit teaching yoga? You are not alone! Teaching yoga can be a stressful high demand career and burnout is a real possibility. Listen for strategies on what to do when you feel like giving up.

YouTube for Yoga Teachers

YouTube for Yoga Teachers

Learn how one yoga teacher built her business online during the pandemic with YouTube as her outreach strategy. Berenice Miles shares how she learned to stand out in the noise of the online yoga world, why consistency matters, and why it’s not too late to get started with YouTube.

All About Accountability

All About Accountability

All About Accountability with Mado HesselinkLearn effective practices for creating consistency and sustainable motivation through accountability. This mini training will support you to take inspired but imperfect action toward your goals.  Psst. Want to get an email...

Teaching Yoga is a High Stress Career

Teaching Yoga is a High Stress Career

Teaching Yoga is a High Stress Career with Mado HesselinkTeaching yoga is an incredibly rewarding way to make a living. It’s also far more demanding and stressful than people imagine. If you often feel overwhelmed or stressed as a yoga teacher, you are not alone. In...

5 Keys for Accessible Group Classes

5 Keys for Accessible Group Classes

5 Keys for Accessible Group Classes with Victoria 'Thor' HutsonProvide an equitable & inclusive practice space for your students. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Provide an equitable & inclusive practice...

Teaching Yoga with Intention

Teaching Yoga with Intention

Teaching Yoga with Intention with Judith Hanson LasaterFind out what happens when you teach from your own inner wisdom and experience. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Find out what happens when you teach from your...

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Teaching Underserved Communities

Teaching Underserved Communities

Teaching Underserved Communities with Brandon Dawson-JarvisLearn how to  connect with populations who might not have access to yoga and challenge common yoga misconceptions.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Learn how...

Student Retention: Why some students ghost

Student Retention: Why some students ghost

Student Retention: Why some students ghost with Mado HesselinkMado shares reasons new students might not be coming back to your classes and solutions to help you attract the people who truly want what you are offering.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog Learn why the stepping from down dog to lunge is challenging for some and how you can help your students navigate this transition. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

Sequencing Warm Ups

Sequencing Warm Ups

Sequencing Warm Ups with Mado HesselinkWarm ups are an essential part of your yoga sequence. Hear my thoughts on why warming up is important and how to choose the right warm ups for your class.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released? Episode...

Building Confidence as a Yoga Teacher

Building Confidence as a Yoga Teacher

Building Confidence as a Yoga Teacher with Mado HesselinkAdvice and support on how to gain confidence in your teaching.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Grace reached out for advice and support on gaining confidence...

Addiction, Fear & Imposter Syndrome

Addiction, Fear & Imposter Syndrome

Addiction, Fear & Imposter Syndrome with Taylor WrayTaylor Wray opens up about facing fears as a form of self care, her journey through paralyzing perfectionism, and the hope we can provide by showing up imperfectly. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

Yoga Alliance Standards and Online YTTs

Yoga Alliance Standards and Online YTTs

Yoga Alliance Standards and Online YTTs with Dr. Christa KuberryEthics, accountability, and yoga teachers training standards are a few of the topics Mado discusses with Dr. Christa Kuberry, Vice President of Standards for The Yoga Alliance.  Psst. Want to get an email...

Teaching and Dharma

Teaching and Dharma

Teaching and Dharma with Mado Hesselink  Mado invites you to prioritize your values to remember, and love, who you really are. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?   Episode Highlights   Yoga helps us reconnect with the deepest,...

3 Phases of Teaching Mastery

3 Phases of Teaching Mastery

3 Phases of Teaching Mastery with Mado HesselinkLearn the 3 distinct phases yoga teachers move through as we grow and evolve our skill set. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Learn the three stages most yoga teachers...

Planning Your Classes and Workshops

Planning Your Classes and Workshops

Planning Your Classes and Workshops with Nancy GersteinLearn how to plan your yoga classes and workshops around a theme using a basic framework that you can adapt and make your own. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

Advice for New Teachers

Advice for New Teachers

Advice for New Teachers with Mado Hesselink and Guests25 yoga teachers from around the world offer their personal experience and favorite pieces of advice for new teachers. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights This...

How to Teach As the World Falls Apart

How to Teach As the World Falls Apart

How to Teach As the World Falls Apart with Mado HesselinkWhen the world as you know it is falling apart, how do you show up for your students?  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights How do you teach yoga during a crisis?...

Should you teach private sessions? (On-air coaching call)

Should you teach private sessions? (On-air coaching call)

Should you teach private sessions? (On-air coaching call) with Mado HesselinkListen as Mado and Amber explore whether she's ready to teach privates and how she can prepare to offer them.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode...

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog

Episode 94: Why students struggle to step forward from down dog with Mado HesselinkLearn why the stepping from down dog to lunge is challenging for some and how you can help your students navigate this transition. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is...

How to sequence a 20 minute demo class

How to sequence a 20 minute demo class

Episode 91: How to sequence a 20 minute demo class with Mado HesselinkLearn five tips you can use to sequence a 20 minute demo class to audition for a teaching position. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Mado shares...

The difference between classes and workshops

The difference between classes and workshops

Episode 84: The difference between classes and workshops with Mado Hesselink Discover the essential differences between classes and workshops and how you can tap into those differences to attract more students to both. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

Pain Science Basics with Neil Pearson

Pain Science Basics with Neil Pearson

Episode 81: Pain Science Basics  with Neil Pearson In part 1 of a 3 part series about yoga and pain science, Mado talks with Neil Pearson, a physiotherapist and yoga therapist and one of the editors of the book, Yoga and Science in Pain Care about the basics of pain...

Why new students don’t return to your classes

Why new students don’t return to your classes

Episode 77: Why new students don't return to your classes with Mado HesselinkMado shares reasons new students might not be coming back to your classes and solutions to help you attract the people who truly want what you are offering. Psst. Want to get an email each...

How to balance being real vs. being positive

How to balance being real vs. being positive

Episode 74: How to balance being real vs. being positive with Mado Hesselink Mado shares how yoga teachers can strike a balance between giving our students the positive experience they seek while also being honest about our personal struggles and challenges. Psst....

Sequencing Warm Ups

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

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...

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