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Yoga Philosophy, Ancient Texts, and the Meaning of Practice
How relevant are yoga’s ancient texts for the modern yoga practitioner? Chase Bossart shares insights on yoga philosophy, ancient texts, and the meaning of practice from his years as a private student of Mr. TKV Desikachar.
Yoga Retreat Fundamentals
Is offering a yoga retreat in your future? Lily Dwyer Begg shares tips and practical strategies to help you avoid rookie mistakes and run your very first retreat like a pro.
Is Coaching Worth it for a New Yoga Teacher?
How do you know if you’re ready for a coach? With coaches for yoga teachers popping up all over the place, you might wonder whether or not coaching is worthwhile for a new teacher. Let’s dig beneath the marketing hype to understand what a coach actually does and how to decide whether or not you want one.
Growth & Self-Trust [on air coaching call]
Even experienced yoga teachers struggle with self-doubt! In this on-air coaching call, long-time yoga teacher Elyce asks for permission to focus on growth in her business. This vulnerable and relatable conversation touches on raising prices, changing goals, taking risks, and trusting that growth is inevitable.
When & How to Hire A Web Designer – Part 4 [website series]
Ready to hire a web designer? Or on the fence about whether or not you are ready? In this final installment of the website miniseries, Angela and I unpack the ins and outs of hiring a web designer.
How to Choose a Website Platform – Part 3 [website series]
Don’t speak tech? Every website you see is made up of multiple components and you need a basic understanding of them in order to make good decisions for your business. If tech speak sounds like Greek to you, this episode will help you understand what’s going on behind the scenes of your website. We’ll also go over the pros and cons of some of the most popular website platforms.
How to Boost Website Traffic & Sales – Part 2 [website series]
Now that you’ve created a website that looks good, the next question is how do you get people to visit? Angela and Mado explore different ways to approach getting traffic to your website and then converting that traffic to sales.
No More Website Shame – Part 1 [website series]
Do you feel website shame? Have you created a frankensite? Join Angela and Mado as they take a deep dive into some tips and tricks to make a website you can share with pride.
YOGA PHILOSOPHY PLAYLIST
The episodes in this playlist delve into yoga’s philosophical roots – and their relevance for today’s yoga teacher.
MONEY & PRICING PLAYLIST
Explore the ethics of charging for yoga classes plus practical considerations for how to price your classes & offerings including justice pricing models.
CLASS PLANNING PLAYLIST
What does it take to plan an excellent yoga class? How much planning is too much? This playlist will get you started with everything class planning and sequencing.
Learn all the ins and outs of teaching in a workshop format, like how to keep students engaged or how to boost attendance.
NICHE & MESSAGING PLAYLIST
Learn how to talk about your work in a way that lands with the people you want to teach. Specialization or niche is one (often misunderstood) tool for clarifying your message.
CONFIDENCE & MINDSET PLAYLIST
The way you think about your teaching and yourself makes an impact on your students. This playlist covers how yoga teachers can struggle with confidence & mindset and how to address them from the perspective of yoga philosophy.
BUSINESS BASICS PLAYLIST
Brush up on the basics of running a sustainable yoga business. This playlist is designed for yoga teachers who are new to business. You may be a very experienced teacher or also new to teaching. This playlist will get you up to speed on the beginning steps and foundational concepts of running a yoga business.
As yoga teachers, we spend a lot of time guiding our students through moving their bodies. Knowledge of the human body is one of the best tools we have to help us give our students a positive movement experience. Enjoy this anatomy playlist of episodes designed to help you make sense of the human body as it relates to yoga asana.
Writing a Yoga Book
Have you ever wanted to write a yoga book? Three years ago, Kate Lynch dropped a bombshell in an on-air coaching call: a publisher had invited her to write a book. In this episode we check back in with Kate about how things have progressed since her last episode.
Is My Niche Too Narrow?
Have you ever wondered if you have created a niche that might be too narrow? Kate Lynch has a lot of clarity about exactly who she wants to work with, but she has concerns that her niche is too specific and that it could make things difficult in terms of growing her yoga business. Listen to this on-air coaching call to find out what advice Mado offers about Kate’s niche and how to get over the fear of taking big steps.