Anatomy

Learn essential concepts in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology as it applies in the yoga classroom.

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Is Yoga Bad for Bendy People

Is Yoga Bad for Bendy People

Ever been told that hypermobile people shouldn’t practice yoga? Yoga is not bad for bendy people, but there are different considerations for people with hypermobile joints. Dr. Libby Hinsley, author of Yoga for Bendy People joins us to debunk some myths and talk about the ways that yoga is amazing for bendy people.

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...

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...

Evolving Asana

Evolving Asana

Evolving Asana with Lara HeimannEmpower yourself to examine the why and how behind movement. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Examine the why and how behind movement. Lara Heimann, host of the redefining yoga podcast...

How to adapt your classes for different bodies

How to adapt your classes for different bodies

How to adapt your classes for different bodies with Libby HinsleyLearn how to meet your students’ expectations AND educate them about what really matters when it comes to yoga from a place of confidence and compassion. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

Yoga & Self-Massage

Yoga & Self-Massage

Yoga & Self-Massage with Libby HinsleyLearn how to incorporate self-massage into your own yoga practice and your yoga classes to build awareness, familiarize sensation and guide your nervous system toward relaxation. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

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Somatics and Yoga

Somatics and Yoga

Somatics and Yoga: with Trina AltmanIncorporate somatics into your yoga classes to offer your students access to deeper relaxation and a better mind/body connection. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Incorporate...

Anatomy Q&A with Libby

Anatomy Q&A with Libby

Q&A with Libby with Mado Hesselink and Libby HinsleyMado and Libby address questions for yoga teachers who are curious about anatomy and biomechanics and how they apply to specific poses. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode...

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...

Anatomy Myths with Libby Hinsley

Anatomy Myths with Libby Hinsley

Anatomy Myths with Libby HinsleyLibby Hinsley returns to the podcast this week to do some anatomy myth busting.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Investigate some of the common myths and misconceptions people have...

Hypermobility & Yoga with Libby Hinsley

Hypermobility & Yoga with Libby Hinsley

Hypermobility & Yoga with Libby HinsleyPhysical therapist and yoga teacher, Libby Hinsley returns to the podcast to talk about hypermobility and yoga. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Libby Hinsley returns to the...

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...

Shannon Crow on Pelvic Health

Shannon Crow on Pelvic Health

Episode 93: Shannon Crow on Pelvic Health Mado speaks with Shannon Crow about what yoga teachers should know about pelvic health and how she built her one to one consultation business. 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...

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...

Science of yoga with Ann Swanson

Science of yoga with Ann Swanson

Episode 61: Science of yoga with Ann Swanson Yoga therapist Ann Swanson shares insights on the intersection of science and yoga.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights This week’s episode is a conversation with Science of...

Movement Positivity with Jules Mitchell

Movement Positivity with Jules Mitchell

Episode 57: Movement Positivity with Jules Mitchell Jules Mitchell, author of Yoga Biomechanics, Stretching Redefined, joins Mado for a conversation about teaching yoga and how her personal yoga journey lead her to where she is today. Psst. Want to get an email each...

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...

Anatomy of Stretching

Anatomy of Stretching

Episode 40: Anatomy of Stretching with Cat Matlock Trigger point therapist and yoga teacher Cat Matlock takes us on a tour of the human muscular system and the way it interacts with the nervous system. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?...

The myth of stretching vs strengthening

The myth of stretching vs strengthening

Episode 39: The myth of stretching vs strengthening with Ferris FakhouryDo you (really) understand the relationship between stretching and strengthening? Yoga teacher and physical therapist Ferris Fakhoury sets us straight about the relationship between these two...

The Truth About Anatomy

The Truth About Anatomy

Episode 38:The Truth About Anatomywith Mado Hesselink Is knowing anatomy really essential for being a great yoga teacher?  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  HighlightsMany of the yoga teachers I talk to believe that anatomy is their...

Jill Miller on Hip Replacements

Jill Miller on Hip Replacements

Episode 37: Hip Replacements and Yoga with Jill Miller13 months post surgery, Jill opens up about the procedure, the possible causes, and what yoga teachers need to know about working with students who have had one or both hips replaced.  Psst. Want to get an email...

Psoas major in yoga and life

Psoas major in yoga and life

Episode 29: The Psoas Major in Yoga and Life with Libby Hinsley, PT Learn the significance of the psoas muscle and how yoga teachers can most effectively work with it in their classes. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released? This week's podcast...

Bernie Clark on Anatomical Variation

Bernie Clark on Anatomical Variation

Episode 25: Your Spine, Your Yoga with Bernie Clark Bernie Clark shares how you can use knowledge of anatomical variation to make your yoga classes more inclusive and supportive of long term optimal health for your students. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

Safe and Healthy Wrists in Yoga

Safe and Healthy Wrists in Yoga

Episode 12: Healthy Wrists in Yoga with Mado Hesselink In this episode, Mado shares some basic principles of how to take care of your wrists in a yoga class setting. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?Highlights Two major factors in how...

Injury prevention and yoga evolution with Trina Altman

Injury prevention and yoga evolution with Trina Altman

Episode 11: Injury prevention and yoga evolution with Trina Altman Trina shares her thoughts about preventing injury in yoga classes and how she sees yoga evolving in an uplifting trend towards integrity and personalization. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

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