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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Yoga Anatomy Made Easy

Yoga Anatomy Made Easy

Why is learning anatomy so hard for yoga teachers? In this episode, we discuss the importance of becoming fluent in basic anatomy to accurately speak about the body in your yoga classes. We know anatomy can feel like a foreign language – that’s because it is! But fear not, we have the secret sauce to make it all stick. From our own adventures with anatomy to tips that’ll make studying a breeze, this episode is the ultimate cheat sheet for all wanna-be anatomy enthusiasts. Get ready to unleash your inner nerd and build a rock-solid anatomical foundation.

Four Reasons to Plan Retreats A Year in Advance

Four Reasons to Plan Retreats A Year in Advance

Advance planning can make the difference between filling all rooms and canceling due to a lack of enrollment. In this episode, I chat with my Retreat Roadmap Collaborator, Lily Dwyer Begg, about all the benefits of giving yourself (and your students) plenty of lead time to plan retreats.

Four types of retreats (and how to choose the one that is best for you)

Four types of retreats (and how to choose the one that is best for you)

Yoga retreats allow you to share yoga free from the distractions of daily life – while often earning far more than your usual weekly classes. There are four basic types of retreats to consider: day, camping, local, and international. In this episode, we cover the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is right for you. Packed with personal insights and practical tips, this dialogue aims to inspire yoga teachers to organize retreats, explaining the win/win dynamic for both student and teacher.

12 Tips for Teaching Large(r) Groups

12 Tips for Teaching Large(r) Groups

Teaching large groups can be intimidating! But it’s also fantastic for improving your teaching skills and boosting your confidence. This episode focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities involved in teaching large yoga groups. Learn to embrace the challenges of large-group instruction and develop your ability to offer high-quality instruction to groups of any size.

An Anti-Perfectionist Approach to Accessible Yoga

An Anti-Perfectionist Approach to Accessible Yoga

Over the past decade, there has been a welcome push towards a more inclusive approach to yoga. But what does that look like on a practical level? Jivana Heyman has been at the center of the accessible yoga movement as the founder of the Accessible Yoga Project and the author of The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga, Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body. In this episode, Jivana shares an anti-perfectionist approach to accessible yoga that centers the relationship between teacher and student. The conversation delves into insecurities and imposter syndrome, the interplay between teaching and personal growth, and the importance of ethics in guiding both personal and teaching practices.

How to Run a Registered Yoga Series

How to Run a Registered Yoga Series

Series classes deepen your relationship with your students, helps them commit to their practice, and provides financial stability for you as the teacher. Nyk Danu, a certified yoga therapist and business mentor, shares her insights on creating a sustainable yoga teaching business through a registered series. Listen in to hear practical advice on setting up your series, handling logistics like space rental and insurance, and filling your series classes. Nyk also touches on considerations for yoga studio owners thinking about transitioning to a registered series. If you value teacher-student connections, consistency in practice, and control over your teaching environment, this episode is for you!

Teaching Mixed Abilities in Yoga Classes

Teaching Mixed Abilities in Yoga Classes

Yoga is for everyone, but when people of varied physical abilities show up in the same class it can be difficult to meet all their needs at the same time. In this episode, Mado and Libby offer a framework for understanding why your students might struggle with a particular asana and how to offer variations that provide a similar experience to people with different physical abilities.

Cueing, Demonstration, and Finding your Voice as a Teacher [On Air Coaching Call]

Cueing, Demonstration, and Finding your Voice as a Teacher [On Air Coaching Call]

Johanna is a new yoga teacher who struggles to lead her yoga class without physically practicing along with her students. Mado helps her unpack why she wants to develop this skill and provides simple strategies to build her cueing ability without practicing along with the class. Along the way, they explore internal vs external motivation and learning to trust your inner voice.

Standing Room Only [Book Club Series]

Standing Room Only [Book Club Series]

How do you bridge the gap between being qualified to teach yoga and teaching with confidence? Yoga teacher trainings are a deep dive into the practice and pedagogy of yoga, yet many graduates are thrown for a loop once they actually start teaching. In this episode, Sheri Fisher, author of Standing Room Only, shares the five qualities that yoga teachers need to cultivate on their way to embodying leadership in the yoga classroom.

Bridge the Gap from Social Media to Email [On-Air Coaching Call]

Bridge the Gap from Social Media to Email [On-Air Coaching Call]

Learn to bridge the gap between your social media following and your email subscribers with Mado in this on-air coaching call. Christy is a yoga teacher who teaches inclusive yoga for bigger bodies. She’s found an audience for her message on Instagram but isn’t sure how to translate that following into email subscribers and course sales.

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