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Trauma Sensitive Yoga [Book Club Series]

Trauma Sensitive Yoga [Book Club Series]

There are trauma survivors in almost every yoga room – but you can’t necessarily tell who they are from the outside. In this first episode of a series on recently published yoga books, Lara Land, author of The Essential Guide to Trauma Sensitive Yoga, explains how yoga can support trauma survivors and describes how yoga teachers can help or hinder the process.

Does alignment make your classes safer?

Does alignment make your classes safer?

Yoga teachers often feel responsible to protect their students from injury during their classes. This is a big reason why many focus on guiding proper alignment during practice. But how much does alignment really protect students from injury? And are misunderstandings about safety, pain, and discomfort actually causing more harm to our students than good? In this must-listen episode, my guest Dr. Libby Hinsley sheds light on the relationship between alignment and safety.

How to Promote Body Autonomy in Your Classes

How to Promote Body Autonomy in Your Classes

Want to promote body autonomy in your classes but aren’t sure what that looks like? Featuring Dr. Libby Hinsley, this episode covers ways that yoga teachers may be unintentionally hindering body autonomy for their students and strategies for making your classes a self-empowering space for your students.

Is alignment important for asana?

Is alignment important for asana?

Let’s talk about alignment. Some teachers center their entire teaching technique around alignment, while others argue that it does more harm than good and that students should be encouraged to explore asanas in a more open-ended way. In this episode, Mado shares how her own relationship to the concept of alignment has evolved over the past 20 years and her thoughts about how alignment can be both useful and potentially harmful.

Should I Teach Online? [On Air Coaching Call]

Should I Teach Online? [On Air Coaching Call]

Is teaching online the right choice for you now that the pandemic is over? In this week’s on-air coaching call, Anna questions about teaching online. She lives in a small community and worries that she has already maxed out her student base. Is teaching online the answer or are there still untapped opportunities in person?

How & Why to Teach a Yoga Series

How & Why to Teach a Yoga Series

Have you ever wished you could charge more for your time, take vacations, and focus your classes on the aspects of yoga you are most passionate about? Ashley Zuberi shares how she took control of her schedule and her income teaching a yoga series class format.

BIPOC Representation, Christianity, and Embracing Cultural Differences

BIPOC Representation, Christianity, and Embracing Cultural Differences

Want to make your yoga classes and studios more inclusive? We often talk about how to adapt for students with physical limitations or injuries, but what about people with different cultural backgrounds and beliefs? Dawn Rivers is the first BIPOC woman to own a yoga studio in Ohio, and she’s also a Christian. In today’s episode, she shares experiences from her personal yoga journey as well as insights around embracing cultural differences as a yoga professional.

Are Cues Gender Specific?

Are Cues Gender Specific?

Are cues gender specific? A podcast listener called in to ask if she should cue men differently around the hips and hamstrings. In addition to answering the specific question, Mado’s answer touches on how yoga teachers can best navigate the rapidly changing landscape of sex and gender.

Hip Labral Tears & Yoga Practice

Hip Labral Tears & Yoga Practice

What are some ways to help a student with a hip labral tear? In this episode, Dr. Libby Hinsley explains how a hip labral tears can affect a yoga asana practice and how to support students who have them while staying in your scope of practice.

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