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The Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast offers information, techniques, and inspiration to support your teaching.

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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...

Meditation & ADHD

Meditation & ADHD

Meditation & ADHD with Mado HesselinkAttention and focus play a vital role in yoga teaching and practice - but they are increasingly scarce resources in today’s world. Whether or not you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, your ability to pay attention and focus falls...

How to Know What to do When

How to Know What to do When

How to Know What to do When with Mado HesselinkSkillfully prioritize your tasks to reduce overwhelm and build momentum towards your vision and goals. In this episode, you’ll learn a framework for deciding what to do in what order plus how to implement what you learn...

Optimize Your Time as a Yoga Teacher

Optimize Your Time as a Yoga Teacher

Optimize Your Time as a Yoga Teacher with Mado HesselinkIs your schedule unmanageable? Learn how to optimize your time to support your goals, growth, and wellbeing. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Is your schedule...

Back Pain and the Koshas with Lillah Schwartz

Back Pain and the Koshas with Lillah Schwartz

Back Pain and the Koshas  with Lillah SchwartzHow do the koshas relate to teaching yoga to people with back pain? Lillah Schwartz shares wisdom from her 40 plus years of teaching and advises an integrated, multi-layered approach. Psst. Want to get an email each time a...

5 lessons learned from my social media break

5 lessons learned from my social media break

5 lessons learned from my social media break with Mado HesselinkDo you have a mixed relationship with social media? Hear Mado’s experience with taking a social media break and consider if you’d like to take a break of your own. Psst. Want to get an email each time a...

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Lit from Within with Sarah Powers

Lit from Within with Sarah Powers

Lit From Within with Sarah PowersBuilding your identity as a teacher takes time. In this episode Sarah Powers, creator of insight yoga, shares about her journey as a teacher, including the early days of yin yoga. Listen for inspiration to build a relationship with...

Should I take a 300 hour YTT (on air coaching call)

Should I take a 300 hour YTT (on air coaching call)

Should I take a 300hr YTT? ((on air coaching call)) with Mado HesselinkThinking about a 300 hour teacher training? Listen in on this conversation about the purpose of a 300 hour YTT, who it’s for and what to consider when choosing a training.  Psst. Want to get an...

Skill in Action with Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Skill in Action with Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Skill in Action with Michelle Cassandra JohnsonHealing comes when we turn toward our discomfort instead of away from it. Michelle Cassandra Johnson, author and social justice activist discusses the intersection of social justice and yoga and the importance of...

How & Why to Eliminate Fear Based Language in Yoga Class

How & Why to Eliminate Fear Based Language in Yoga Class

How & Why to Eliminate Fear Based Language in Yoga Class with Libby HinsleyHave you heard of “nocebic” language? Learn the way our brains react to expectation, why it’s important to notice fear based language and how to transform your words to empower your...

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga – Part 3

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga – Part 3

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga - Part 3 with Mado HesselinkAre you a very experienced yoga teacher? Learn how to develop a long term strategy for your business that honors your decades of investment. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is...

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga – Part 2

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga – Part 2

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga - Part 2 with Mado Hesselink Are you an experienced yoga teacher? Learn how to optimize your time and energy so that you can earn more and transition to full time teaching (if that’s your goal). Psst. Want to get an email each time...

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga – Part 1

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga – Part 1

How To Make More Money Teaching Yoga - Part 1 with Mado Hesselink Are you a fledgling yoga teacher? Learn what to focus on when you’re just starting out if you’re hoping to earn more with your teaching. Plus why fear, doubt and imposter syndrome aren’t necessarily a...

BONUS EPISODE – FLIGHT SCHOOL walk through

BONUS EPISODE – FLIGHT SCHOOL walk through

BONUS EPISODE - FLIGHT SCHOOL walk through with Mado HesselinkNeed a roadmap for your yoga business? Learn why I created FLIGHT SCHOOL and what you’ll learn in the program in this module by module walk through of the course.  JOIN FLIGHT SCHOOL  Episode Highlights...

When, Why and How to Hire your First VA

When, Why and How to Hire your First VA

When, Why and How to Hire your First VA with Mado HesselinkHire a virtual assistant to spend more time doing things you love. Learn how to know when you’re ready to hire a VA, why hiring help can improve the quality of your work and life, and how to find your first or...

How to Start, Nurture and Grow your Email List

How to Start, Nurture and Grow your Email List

How to Start, Nurture and Grow your Email List with Mado HesselinkEmail is the most important way to communicate with your students. Learn how to use your list in a way that cultivates long term loyal clients, plus hear my top tips you can use right away to improve...

3 mistakes to avoid as a new business owner

3 mistakes to avoid as a new business owner

3 mistakes to avoid as a new business owner with Mado HesselinkThere are some mistakes you don’t have to make. Mado outlines 3 avoidable, high risk mistakes that could keep you from realizing the full potential of your business. Psst. Want to get an email each time a...

The Yoga Sutras in 2022

The Yoga Sutras in 2022

The Yoga Sutras in 2022 with Jivana HeymanLearn how Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras fit into today’s world and explore the many paradoxes of being a modern yoga practitioner.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Learn how...

How to overcome fear & doubt

How to overcome fear & doubt

How to overcome fear & doubt ((on air coaching call)) with ShawnaHow do you stay aligned with your truth when times get tough? In this on air coaching call, Mado supports Shawna to listen to her inner teacher as she works through fear and doubt that comes up...

The Science of the Private Lesson

The Science of the Private Lesson

The Science of the Private Lesson with Francesca CerveroLearn how to incorporate private lessons into your yoga business. Francesca Cervero shares practical tips and strategies for yoga teachers who want to find private clients and improve their one on one teaching...

What if you take a break from teaching? ((on air coaching call))

What if you take a break from teaching? ((on air coaching call))

What if you take a break from teaching? ((on air coaching call)) with Cari MoskowTaking a break from teaching can be scary. In this on-air coaching call Mado helps Cari Moskow create a plan for supporting her students while she’s on maternity leave and streamline her...

Follow your intuition and find your voice

Follow your intuition and find your voice

Follow your intuition and find your voice with Dagmar SprembergThe perfect yoga teacher doesn’t exist. We may know this on one level and still try to perform the idea of a yoga teacher rather than embody our own truth. Dagmar Spremberg shares her story of moving from...

How To Set Goals You Can Actually Accomplish

How To Set Goals You Can Actually Accomplish

How To Set Goals You Can Actually Accomplish with Mado HesselinkSet yourself up for success and mark achievable goals with a clear, actionable plan. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Learn 5 common mistakes that might...

Embrace your Differences with Sadie Nardini

Embrace your Differences with Sadie Nardini

Embrace your Difference  with Sadie NardiniWhat if you explored creativity and passion without expectations? Sadie Nardini encourages yoga teachers to share their uniqueness, stop people pleasing, and find freedom in self reinvention. Psst. Want to get an email each...

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...

Comfortable with Discomfort

Comfortable with Discomfort

Comfortable with Discomfort with Erika BelangerHow to trust yourself even when it’s hard. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights How to trust yourself even when it’s hard. Erika Belanger and Mado talk about navigating...

Life as Ritual with Tracee Stanley

Life as Ritual with Tracee Stanley

Life as Ritual with Tracee StanleyListen to your inner teacher. Tracee Stanley shares wisdom from her 20+ years of study and her perspective on weaving your practice into all aspects of your daily life. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

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