Pranayama & Meditation

Explore yoga’s quieter internal practices and learn how to skillfully incorporate them into your classes.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

The Science of Behavior Change with Alex Haley

The Science of Behavior Change with Alex Haley

The Science of Behavior Change with Alex Haley Learn to tap into the power of behavior change to inspire your yoga students, get more benefit from your practice and have a more sustainable business. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

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Yoga’s internal practices with Jerome Smith

Yoga’s internal practices with Jerome Smith

Episode 97: Yoga’s Internal Practices with Jerome SmithJerome Smith joins Mado to talk about yoga’s internal practices and how to integrate them into your life. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Jerome Smith brings his...

Yoga Energetics with Kelly Golden

Yoga Energetics with Kelly Golden

Episode 65: Yoga Energetics  with Kelly Golden Kelly Golden, founder of virabhava yoga, shares how yoga teachers can go beyond the physical in their teaching.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Listen in on a practical...

Practicing and Teaching Meditation with Kelly Smith

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?...

Slow Yoga Revolution with Kristine Kaoverii Weber

Slow Yoga Revolution with Kristine Kaoverii Weber

Episode 13: Slow Yoga Revolution with Kristine Kaoverii Weber Kristine shares the benefits of slowing down your yoga practice and how the latest research in neurobiology overlaps with a traditional definition of yoga to explain why slow yoga is so powerful. Psst. Want...

Breathing Basics For Yoga Teachers

Breathing Basics For Yoga Teachers

Episode 7: Breathing Basics for Yoga Teachers with Dr Crystal Frazee Dr Crystal Frazee, physical therapist and yoga teacher, shares the essentials of what every yoga teacher should know about the physiology of breathing. This includes why we breath, how we breath, and...

Meditation and the Mind Part 2: Controlling the Breath

Meditation and the Mind Part 2: Controlling the Breath

In the first part of this article we discussed the four functions of the mind and the importance of managing these functions. We also talked a little about breath awareness as a tool for preparing the mind for meditation. Now, let's talk further about the breath and...

Meditation and the Mind – Part 1

Meditation and the Mind – Part 1

One of the biggest challenges to maintaining a consistent meditation practice is learning how to manage the mind. The mind can be the doorway to the inner peace of deep meditation, or it can be an obstacle. A restless mind can be a formidable foe to meditation...

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