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Episode 162: Jason’s Guide to Teaching Private Yoga Sessions

Being a yoga teacher takes skill, knowledge, dedication, and often, perseverance. But you can have all of those things in spades and never quite earn enough money teaching group classes to be financially secure. Not to mention, racing from one studio to the next teaching group classes can be draining—both physically and mentally. One way to avoid this kind of burnout and bolster a your income is to find a few regular private yoga clients—something Jason enjoyed doing for many years.

In this episode, Jason shares his best advice for both the business and methodology of teaching yoga privates.

You’ll learn:

* Why it’s important to diversify the ways that you teach, both for business reasons and to help you avoid burn-out

* How teaching private yoga sessions can build your skill set as a yoga teacher

* How to start finding private students and how to price those sessions

* How to help students set goals and structure sessions around that

* A few ground rules to put into place before you take on a new private client

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Episode 151: Our Best Online Marketing Tips for Yoga Teachers

Episode 121: Q&A – Ideas for Building Your Business (And Your Confidence) as a Yoga Teacher

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SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

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Episode 161: The Getting to Know You Episode

Andrea Ferretti quote | yoga podcast | Yogaland PodcastI am so excited to share this new season of Yogaland with you! This week, we kick off the season with a live episode that Jason and I recorded at triyoga in London during Jason’s recent teacher training.

If you’re a long-time listener, you might know that both Jason and I identify as introverts. So, we understand why some students tend to shy away from speaking up or asking questions in a large group settings. Jason encourages engagement by asking students in his trainings to split into smaller groups and share what they love about the practice.

Today, we’re answering those questions ourselves, so you can get to know us a little bit better, too.

You’ll learn:

* Our yoga origin stories (why we went to our first yoga class, what it was like, and what kept us coming back!)

* What teachers have been most influential for us through the years and how different approaches to the practice have helped us become the yoga practitioners we are today

* How and why we decided to make the leap from student to teacher

* How we feel that podcasting is similar and different from teaching yoga

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Episode 51: Susan Cain – Embrace Your Quiet Side

Episode 153: On Spirituality, Representation, and Being a New Teacher with Quamay Sams

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SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

Women shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to feminine products. And, with Lola, there are no compromises. Lola products are 100 percent natural, made of 100 percent organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. Plus, they now offer new hypoallergenic cleansing wipes. Their online subscription service is fully customizable, so it’s one less thing to worry about. For 40 percent off all subscriptions, visit Mylola.com and enter code YOGALAND40 when you subscribe.

Betabrand is an innovative brand of pants based right up the road from me in San Francisco. These dress yoga pants are made of a thicker, wrinkle-resistant fabric than yoga pants, so they are dressy enough for work, but are comfortable and stretchy enough for yoga class. They come in several different styles and colors so you’re sure to find a pair that suits your lifestyle and look. For get 20% off your dress pant yoga pants visit betabrand.com/yogaland today.

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Episode 160: The Science of Stretching (and Strength!) with Jules Mitchell

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For our season two finale episode, we’re talking to Las Vegas-based yoga teacher and author Jules Mitchell. We dive deep into yoga biomechanics in this episode and talk about Jules’ new book, which is a comprehensive look at the science of stretching.

It’s impossible to cover the whole book in this short format, but I think you’ll find the highlights are fascinating, thought provoking, and relevant to the broader discussions we’re having in the yoga community today.

We talk about:

*Why it was so important to Jules to define the anatomy terminology in her book (and why Jason tries to do the same thing in his trainings) + Why language is so important in the yoga room!

*She explains what compressive load and tensile load means for our readers and talks about what kinds of activities a person does each one

*What hypermobility is, the pros and cons of passive stretching, and her recommendations for students who are really flexible. Plus, Jules shares why she cautions teachers against diagnosing students with hypermobility (what to do instead).

*The long-held myth that strong and flexible are opposite concepts

*Her thoughts on yoga as a lifelong practice and whether yogis should incorporate other types of movement and exercise into their routines

RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Stretching Redefined by Jules Mitchell

Jules Mitchell website

The Science of Yoga by William Broad

Episode 152: Cyndi Lee – Building Resilience Through Meditation and Sustainable Yoga

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SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

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Women shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to feminine products. And, with Lola, there are no compromises. Lola products are 100 percent natural, made of 100 percent organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. Plus, they now offer new hypoallergenic cleansing wipes. Their online subscription service is fully customizable, so it’s one less thing to worry about. For 40 percent off all subscriptions, visit Mylola.com and enter code YOGALAND40 when you subscribe.

Offering Tree makes it easy to build your own yoga website in about 30 minutes. It includes class scheduling, appointment booking, online payments, email marketing, website analytics, and more. It’s fully customizable and all services are included so it’s easy to get your business up and running. For 20% off your first 6 months, visit OfferingTree.com/YOGALAND now.

Betabrand is an innovative brand of pants based right up the road from me in San Francisco. These dress yoga pants are made of a thicker, wrinkle-resistant fabric than yoga pants, so they are dressy enough for work, but are comfortable and stretchy enough for yoga class. They come in several different styles and colors so you’re sure to find a pair that suits your lifestyle and look. For get 20% off your dress pant yoga pants visit betabrand.com/yogaland today.

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Episode 159: Live Q&A: Thoughts on Creating Authentic Content and Curriculum

If there’s one topic that eludes yoga teachers most, it’s not the correct angle of the front knee in Anjaneyasana. It’s how to teach yoga and make a livable wage. We recorded this week’s episode live at Jason’s 300-hour training at Lovestory Yoga in San Francisco and answered student questions creating content that’s authentic and sustainable.

We talk about:

* Why quality is so much more important than quantity when it comes to content–even in the fast-paced world of social media

* A few ideas for diversifying your streams of income so you’re not relying solely on public yoga classes to pay your bills

* How to decide how much content to give away

* How to get beyond the daily grind to create a teaching curriculum

* When to hire others to help you scale your business (and what to contract out)

RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Episode 121: Q&A – Ideas for Building Your Business (And Your Confidence) as a Yoga Teacher

Episode 145: Teaching Part-Time is Still Teaching

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If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! It makes it easier for others to find the podcast. If you don’t know how to leave a review, here are some step by step instructions. Woohoo! So easy!

SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

Sweaty Betty is a woman-owned activewear company based in the U.K. Their clothing is made of great fabrics and are always a phenomenal fit. Plus, their original styles are really different from what you can get in the U.S. For 20% off your purchase of full priced items go to SweatyBetty.com/podcast and enter promo code YOGALAND now.

Women shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to feminine products. And, with Lola, there are no compromises. Lola products are 100 percent natural, made of 100 percent organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. Plus, they now offer new hypoallergenic cleansing wipes. Their online subscription service is fully customizable, so it’s one less thing to worry about. For 40 percent off all subscriptions, visit Mylola.com and enter code YOGALAND40 when you subscribe.

Offering Tree makes it easy to build your own yoga website in about 30 minutes. It includes class scheduling, appointment booking, online payments, email marketing, website analytics, and more. It’s fully customizable and all services are included so it’s easy to get your business up and running. For 20% off your first 6 months, visit OfferingTree.com/YOGALAND now.

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Episode 158: Closing the Wellness Gap with Nicole Cardoza

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Today’s guest is Nicole Cardoza, founder of Yoga Foster. I couldn’t be more excited about Nicole’s mission to bring more movement into classrooms across the country. Her approach is innovative, too — Nicole’s background in tech inspired her to create a platform that offers yoga curriculum and teacher trainings to classroom teachers. It’s a scalable idea and one that empowers classroom teachers to bring mindfulness breaks into their classrooms throughout the day. I love the idea of yoga being incorporated into the school day in a seamless way. Nicole also opens up about her recent experience doing a cover shoot with Yoga Journal and how important it was for her to speak out about a surprise cover survey they did after the fact. I ask her how she handled a situation that was shaming, ignorant, and racist and turned it into an opportunity to help others.

RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Yoga Foster website

Yoga Foster Field Trip tour information

WRITE A YOGA PODCAST REVIEW

If you like the podcast, please leave a review or rating on iTunes! It makes it easier for others to find the podcast. If you don’t know how to leave a review, here are some step by step instructions. Woohoo! So easy!

SHOUT-OUT TO OUR SPONSORS

Sweaty Betty is a woman-owned activewear company based in the U.K. Their clothing is made of great fabrics and are always a phenomenal fit. Plus, their original styles are really different from what you can get in the U.S. For 20% off your purchase of full priced items go to SweatyBetty.com/podcast and enter promo code YOGALAND now.

Women shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to feminine products. And, with Lola, there are no compromises. Lola products are 100 percent natural, made of 100 percent organic cotton with no added chemicals, fragrances, synthetics, or dyes. Plus, they now offer new hypoallergenic cleansing wipes. Their online subscription service is fully customizable, so it’s one less thing to worry about. For 40 percent off all subscriptions, visit Mylola.com and enter code YOGALAND40 when you subscribe.

Offering Tree makes it easy to build your own yoga website in about 30 minutes. It includes class scheduling, appointment booking, online payments, email marketing, website analytics, and more. It’s fully customizable and all services are included so it’s easy to get your business up and running. For 20% off your first 6 months, visit OfferingTree.com/YOGALAND now.

 

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