Self Care

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Radical Authenticity & Self Worth

Radical Authenticity & Self Worth

Radical Authenticity & Self Worth with Reggie Hubbard Learn how staying true to your values in your teaching will boost your self worth and confidence. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Find freedom by sharing your...

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Self Care Reconsidered

Self Care Reconsidered

Self Care Reconsidered with Mado HesselinkDemystify the idea of self care and learn how to implement it in your own life. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Self care is essential for yoga teachers - but easier said...

How to prioritize your personal practice

How to prioritize your personal practice

How to prioritize your personal practice   with Mado Hesselink Mado shares how you can use the latest research in neuroscience to turn your personal practice from a resource intensive decision to a nourishing habit. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

Social Media Pratyahara

Social Media Pratyahara

Social Media Pratyahara with Mado HesselinkFeeling social media burnout? Listen to this episode to learn how you can tap into the benefits of social media without digital overwhelm. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

Self-care and body literacy

Self-care and body literacy

Self-care and body literacy with Tia WallaceExpand your view of self-care and learn how understanding cues from our body plays a role in intuitive self-care. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Expand your definition of...

Yoga for Mental Health with Maria Kirsten

Yoga for Mental Health with Maria Kirsten

Yoga for Mental Health  with Maria KirstenMado is joined by yoga teacher and Occupational Therapist Maria Kirsten for a dynamic and wide reaching conversation about mental health, how yoga fits in, and some specific ways yoga teachers can support their students in...

Mindful time management (on-air coaching call)

Mindful time management (on-air coaching call)

Mindful time management  (on-air coaching call)  with Mado HesselinkMado coaches Nichi on how to balance having a full-time job with having a family, and teaching yoga.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Nichi Linder,...

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers with Chara Carruthers Listen to this in-depth conversation about the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda and how you can use principles from Ayurveda to enhance your teaching, practice, and life. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

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?...

7 things to do right now (instead of teach online)

7 things to do right now (instead of teach online)

7 Things to Do Right Now (Instead of Teach Online)  with Mado HesselinkMado shares ideas and actions you can take during this time of social isolation that will continue to move your yoga business forward. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is...

Yoga Tools for Anxiety with Kristine Weber

Yoga Tools for Anxiety with Kristine Weber

Episode 101: Yoga Tools for Anxiety with Kristine WeberKristine and Mado  discuss what happens in your body when you experience anxiety and the scientific reasons why yoga is helpful. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

Yoga philosophy for pain care with Marlysa Sullivan

Yoga philosophy for pain care with Marlysa Sullivan

Episode 83: Yoga philosophy for pain care  with Marlysa SullivanMado and guest, Marlysa Sullivan, discuss philosophical and neurophysiological perspectives for people in pain. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

Yoga for People in Pain with Shelly Prosko

Yoga for People in Pain with Shelly Prosko

Episode 82: Yoga for People in Pain  with Shelly ProskoPart two in a three-part series on yoga and pain, Mado and guest, Shelly Prosko explore tangible ways yoga teachers can think about pain and specific yogic practices for people with pain. Psst. Want to get an...

Who should I trust online (about yoga)

Who should I trust online (about yoga)

Episode 78: Who should I trust online (about yoga) with Mado HesselinkMado explores how yoga teachers can discern who and what to believe when there are so many opposing perspectives being proclaimed with equal confidence online. Psst. Want to get an email each time a...

5 Steps to (Re)claim your personal practice

5 Steps to (Re)claim your personal practice

Episode 70: 5 Steps to (Re)claim your personal practice with Mado Hesselink Mado explores why yoga teachers struggle to maintain a consistent personal practice and shares science-backed tips for effectively establishing or re-establishing a home yoga practice.  Psst....

Self care for yoga teachers

Self care for yoga teachers

Episode 55: Self care for yoga teachers with Mado HesselinkSelf care through the lens of yoga and how teachers can use this perspective in their classes and marketing. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Self care is a...

The dark side of daily practice

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...

Stay inspired and connected as a teacher

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?...

Building Confidence as a Yoga Teacher

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...

Self doubt and impostor syndrome

Self doubt and impostor syndrome

Episode 42: Self doubt and impostor syndrome with Mado Hesselink Doubting yourself as a yoga teacher is normal. In this episode, you'll hear why I think it's positive to doubt yourself on occasion and how to move through those moments of doubt.  Psst. Want to get an...

Cueing, Intention, and Progressive Sequencing [on-air coaching]

Cueing, Intention, and Progressive Sequencing [on-air coaching]

Episode 41: Cueing, Intention, and Progressive Sequencing [on-air coaching] with Mado Hesselink When Allyson signed up for an on-air coaching call, she thought she wanted help with narrowing her focus and keeping her classes interesting - but the byproduct of that...

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?...

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