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Episode 14: Jason Crandell – Create a Home Practice You Love

Hi there!

This week Jason Crandell talks all about home practice. We get straight to the point and talk about:

* Where to start if you don’t know how to practice on your own
* Why it’s vital for yoga teachers to have a consistent home practice
* How your relationship to yoga practice changes when you become a yoga teacher
* His thoughts on pushing yourself to practice your least favorite poses
* The ways that your home practice can transform over time to support you in different phases of life and teaching.

If you’re interested in training with Jason, he’s offering an advanced level training, broken into three modules next year in San Francisco. You can do all three next year, or one at a time as your schedule allows. Click here for the details.

“If you’re trying to be consistent with a home practice that soothes you and feeds you and inspires you, then start with the stuff that you resonate with. If that’s what makes you feel motivated and inspired, then that’s what you should stick with.” — Jason Crandell

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SEQUENCING INSPIRATION
The Art of Yoga Sequencing E-Course
Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, by Colleen Saidman
Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body, by Donald Moyer
Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich Schiffman

SEQUENCES FROM OUR BLOG

FOUNDATIONAL SEQUENCES

Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A)
Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar B)
30-Minute Whole Body Sequence
30-Minute Morning Sequence
Evening Wind Down
Immune Booster
Two Core Yoga Routines
Ease into Urdhva Dhanurasana
Open into Hanumanasana

SEATED POSES

Quick Hip Openers
Fold into Lotus Pose
16-Pose Sequence to Help You Progress in Compass Pose
Parivrtta Janu Sirasana

INVERSIONS

The Perfect Shoulderstand Prep
Refine Your Headstand
A Shoulder Opening Sequence to Forearm Balance

ARM BALANCES

Twist into Eka Pada Koundinyasana I
Pigeon + Chaturanga = Eka Pada Galavasana
Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)
Bakasana (Crow Pose)
Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow)
Build Your Vasisthasana (Side Plank)

MUSIC
Salami Junior — Get Me Out of America
Jahzzar — Cold Like This
The Polish Ambassador — Wonder Continental ft Beatbeat Whisper

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If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! I’m learning that it really does help others find it and it helps me to know which episodes resonate with you! You can also follow me on Twitter @yogalandpodcast.

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Episode 13: Claire Missingham – Finding Flow and Having Faith

Hello, Hello —

I am so excited to share this week’s podcast with you and I can 100% guarantee that this guest has the most beautiful voice/accent of anyone I will interview. My guest is London-based teacher, Claire Missingham. Claire has over 16 years teaching experience and and runs a successful yoga teacher training program having trained over 125 teachers in the UK in the past few years. She is a Senior Teacher at triyoga, Europe’s leading yoga studio, and teaches worldwide. Claire is also a triathlete, competing regularly in Sprint Distance Triathlons after learning how to swim and cycle only in the past couple of years since turning 40!

I got to know Claire (@claire_yoga) well when Jason taught a TT in London a few years ago and I just adore her. She’s thoughtful, funny, and a devoted mom and she has a fascinating life story that led her to yoga — from her family’s practice of Sufism to her years leading a professional dance company, we piece it all together and talk about:

* Her spiritual childhood and the effect it had on her
* The importance of modeling self care and practice time for your children and family
* Her creating magic workshop (which I wish I could take!) and some of her ideas for carving out creative time
* Creating monthly themes for classes (and practicing with the flow of the moon!)
* Shradda or faith — How yoga helps us feel faith through tumultuous times

“Whatever reason people came to yoga in the first place, often the reason they’ll stay is a blossoming flower of faith inside of them. It’s faith that they’re not alone and that there are other people who believe what they do.” — Claire Missingham


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RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
Claire’s Web Site
Practice with Claire on Yogaglo
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

MUSIC
Salami Junior — Bacon Street
Tours — Enthusiast
The Polish Ambassador — Center For Kids Who Can’t Dance Good

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If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! I’m learning that it really does help others find it and it helps me to know which episodes resonate with you! You can also follow me on Twitter @yogalandpodcast.

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Episode 12: Chrissy Carter – Seeing Yoga Poses With Fresh Eyes

Hi everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your summer. To help you enjoy it a bit more, the lovely Chrissy Carter (my guest on this episode) is sharing her lovely Lemonade Recipe, which you can find right here. You could even mix up a batch for yourself while you’re listening to this podcast.

Chrissy (@yogachrissy) is an alignment-based flow teacher who teaches in New York City. She’s been teaching for YogaWorks for 10 years and has 25 teacher trainings under her belt! Yes, 25. You read that correctly. Given that, and given the attentive, caring way Chrissy has about her, we talked about:

* Her former job as a Wall Street trader
* Why she loves a great Iyengar Yoga class and how it helps her see things with fresh eyes
* Why it’s important for teachers to study Iyengar (even if you’re not an Iyengar teacher)
* What it feels like to be an experienced yoga teacher vs. being a newbie
* How cooking is her yoga put into practice
* Her feelings about whether or not students and teachers should be friends

“A skilled yoga teacher has the ability to take one pose and introduce it to you many different ways so that when you come to the pose it’s almost as if you’re seeing it and experiencing it for the very first time.”— Chrissy Carter

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RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
Chrissy’s Minty Lemonade
Chrissy’s Web Site
Chrissy on GaiamTV

MUSIC
Podington Bear — T-Shirt Weather
Cory Gray — House Arrest
Podington Bear — Tweedlebugs

WRITE A REVIEW
I am going for the harder sell these days — If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! I’m learning that it really does help others find it and it helps me to know which episodes resonate with you! You can also follow me on Twitter @yogalandpodcast.

PHOTOS OF CHRISSY

Chrissy Carter

Chrissy Carter teaching

Chrissy Carter Cooking {Photo by Melina Hammer}

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Episode 11: Andrea Ferretti – Four Ways Hitting a Plateau Can Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Hello everyone,

This week I’m stoked to share a bit of my own writing/thoughts with you. It’s a quick episode and I hope you enjoy it. The topic is one that is dear to my heart: So often when we hit a plateau in an endeavor, we feel like it must be time to give up. It feels like a signal of failure or boredom or a lack of growth.

But since yoga is as much about the mind as it is about the body, I feel that a plateau is really a golden opportunity to deepen your practice. Give it a listen and please let me know what you think!

“You’re not perfect. That’s the bad news. But the good news is you don’t have to be to have a beautiful, effective, long-term yoga practice.” — Andrea Ferretti

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MUSIC
Ketsa — Always Late
Podington Bear — Wolf

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If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! I’m learning that it really does help others find it and it helps me to know which episodes resonate with you! You can also follow me on Twitter @yogalandpodcast.

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Episode 10: Stephanie Snyder – Love Your Whole Story

Hi everyone!

After interviewing many traveling yoga teachers, I wanted to talk to a teacher who has focused on building a successful career serving her local community. Enter vinyasa yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder.

Although Steph (@stephsnyderyoga) has spent her fair share of time on the road teaching, she also has one of the most devoted community of students in San Francisco that I’ve witnessed. And now, after years of surviving studio changes and closures, she’s opening a studio of her own in San Francisco, called LoveStory. I have no doubt that her local students will rally around to make it a huge success. (Full disclosure: Jason will be teaching there, too. For details and 2017 teacher training dates, go to the LoveStory web site.)

We talked about why it’s important for teachers to “think local,” as well as:

* How she incorporates philosophy into vinyasa flow classes (she is exceptionally gifted at this)
* Where she derives inspiration for the philosophical themes of her classes (scroll down for her favorite texts and translations)
* What her daily practice involves
* How motherhood has changed her yoga practice
* How yoga fortifies her through the challenges of motherhood
* The story behind LoveStory

“Yoga has been the greatest love story of my life and I believe it can be that for everyone.”
Stephanie Snyder

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RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
LoveStory Yoga
Stephanie Snyder Yoga
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: a New Edition, Translation, and Commentary by Edwin Bryant
The Path of the Yoga Sutras, A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga (Nicolai Bachman)
The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda

MUSIC
Colectivo Etereo — Textrano
Ketsa — Dryness
Podington Bear — Funk

WRITE A REVIEW
I am going for the harder sell these days — If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! I’m learning that it really does help others find it and it helps me to know which episodes resonate with you! You can also follow me on Twitter @yogalandpodcast.

PHOTOS OF STEPH
Stephanie Snyder

Stephanie Snyder Visvamitrasana

Stephanie Snyder Twisted Chapasana

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