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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...

Plan Your Classes Like a Pro, Part 2

Plan Your Classes Like a Pro, Part 2

Episode 35:Plan your classes like a pro, part 2with Mado Hesselink Learn to create a yoga class plan that is easily searchable and repeatable. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Highlights In the second episode of this two part series I...

Plan Your Classes Like a Pro, Part 1

Plan Your Classes Like a Pro, Part 1

Episode 34: Plan Your Classes Like a Pro pt 1 with Mado HesselinkLearn tips and techniques for planning your classes to keep you focused, effective, and inspired.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  HighlightsPart one of this two part...

Lillah Schwartz on Healing our Backs with Yoga

Lillah Schwartz on Healing our Backs with Yoga

Episode 21: Healing Our Backs with Yoga with Lillah Schwartz Lillah Schwartz shares wisdom from nearly four decades of teaching about functional anatomy and the best way for yoga teachers to use her book “Healing Our Backs with Yoga”. Psst. Want to get an email each...

One Simple Technique to Help You Save Time Planning Classes

One Simple Technique to Help You Save Time Planning Classes

You know how there are some days when the idea of coming up with a new yoga class plan feels impossible? The subtle sense of panic at the idea of showing up to class with nothing to say? If you keep your class plans from the past, you might find yourself frantically...

Yoga Class Themes

Yoga Class Themes

Yoga class themes are like a thread that creates form and structure for the class.  They help to narrow the focus so that the teacher is not tempted to share everything they know in one class, thereby potentially overwhelming their students.  Themes are a great way...

Kid’s Books and Yoga~ Perfect Together

Kid’s Books and Yoga~ Perfect Together

Do you remember those childhood days of reading your favorite book or bedtime story?  I love books… I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. Every Saturday morning, my mother would take me to the library to pick out some books for the week. I would get lost in...

The 5 Essential Ingredients for Creative Kids Yoga Classes

The 5 Essential Ingredients for Creative Kids Yoga Classes

Planning a children’s yoga class is a lot like cooking. As a teacher, you get to invent your very own special recipe for yoga by combining some basic poses, a few kid-friendly resources and a whole lot of imagination! Here are five essential ingredients you will need...

Substitute Yoga Teaching: Tips to cover a class with confidence

Substitute Yoga Teaching: Tips to cover a class with confidence

A little over two years ago I started teaching group classes as a 'cover' teacher. My teacher needed a sub and I was there, so I had the opportunity to get some teaching under my belt. It was one of the scariest and most exhilarating experiences I had ever had. Fast...

Ease into splits

Ease into splits

This class is designed to help beginners ease into the intensity of Hanumanasana (splits).  60 minutes would be plenty for this sequence, or you could repeat the standing poses (side angle & triangle and add legs up the wall at the end and stretch it out to 90...

100 Yoga Class Themes

Please use this list of yoga class themes as inspiration for your classes. The most important thing when using a theme, especially one that someone else thought up is to contemplate what it means to you personally.

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