Teaching Skills

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Yin Myths & Misconceptions

Yin Myths & Misconceptions

Yin Myths & Misconceptions with Nyk DanuClear up misconceptions about yin yoga and find out where to start if you’re interested in teaching yin classes. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Yin yoga is incredibly...

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Teaching Yoga with Intention

Teaching Yoga with Intention

Teaching Yoga with Intention with Judith Hanson LasaterFind out what happens when you teach from your own inner wisdom and experience. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Find out what happens when you teach from your...

How to Run a Great Yoga Teacher Training

How to Run a Great Yoga Teacher Training

How to Run a Great Yoga Teacher Training with Arundhati BaitmangalkarLearn what separates a high quality teacher training from a standard teacher training and how to raise the bar of YTT standards throughout the world. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...

4 ways to theme your classes

4 ways to theme your classes

4 ways to theme your classes with Mado HesselinkLearn how incorporating themes can help you as a teacher and how they can support your students growth and commitment to their practice. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

Four types of successful yoga workshops

Four types of successful yoga workshops

Four types of successful yoga workshops     with Mado Hesselink There are four basic types of yoga workshops that have a proven track record for consistently attracting students anywhere in the world. In this episode, Mado explains each type in detail...

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog

Why students struggle to step forward from down dog Learn 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 released?  Episode Highlights...

Sequencing Warm Ups

Sequencing Warm Ups

Sequencing Warm Ups with Mado HesselinkWarm ups are an essential part of your yoga sequence. Hear my thoughts on why warming up is important and how to choose the right warm ups for your class.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released? Episode...

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...

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...

Accessible AND challenging yoga classes

Accessible AND challenging yoga classes

Accessible AND challenging yoga classes with Dianne Bondy & Kat Rebar (Heagberg)Accessible yoga, teacher training standards, and red flags of high demand yoga styles are just a few of the topics we touch on in this wide ranging conversation with Yoga Where you Are...

Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg

Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg

Prenatal Yoga with Deb FlashenbergMado and Deb discuss yoga during pregnancy, birth, and parenting from both the personal and professional perspective.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Gestating, birthing, and...

3 Phases of Teaching Mastery

3 Phases of Teaching Mastery

3 Phases of Teaching Mastery with Mado HesselinkLearn the 3 distinct phases yoga teachers move through as we grow and evolve our skill set. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights Learn the three stages most yoga teachers...

Planning Your Classes and Workshops

Planning Your Classes and Workshops

Planning Your Classes and Workshops with Nancy GersteinLearn how to plan your yoga classes and workshops around a theme using a basic framework that you can adapt and make your own. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode Highlights...

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...

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...

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?...

Should you teach private sessions? (On-air coaching call)

Should you teach private sessions? (On-air coaching call)

Should you teach private sessions? (On-air coaching call) with Mado HesselinkListen as Mado and Amber explore whether she's ready to teach privates and how she can prepare to offer them.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode...

Lessons from 2 years of podcasting – Ask me anything!

Lessons from 2 years of podcasting – Ask me anything!

Lessons from 2 years of podcasting - Ask me anything!  with Mado HesselinkTo celebrate 2 years of the Yoga Teacher Podcast, Mado answers audience questions joined by friends and former guests on the show, Amanda McKinney, Amanda Kingsmith, and Shannon Crow. Psst. Want...

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...

When students push boundaries in class [on-air coaching call]

When students push boundaries in class [on-air coaching call]

Episode 98: When students push boundaries in class [on-air coaching call] with Mado HesselinkMado offers strategies for setting and supporting very clear boundaries with yoga students.  Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode...

Inspired Yoga Class Themes with Michelle Marchildon

Inspired Yoga Class Themes with Michelle Marchildon

Episode 95: Inspired Yoga Class Themes with Michelle MarchildonMichelle and Mado discuss how yoga teachers can incorporate themes into their classes in a way that feels authentic and inspiring. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released?  Episode...

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