Episode 85: Clarify Your Purpose and Edit Yourself to Craft Effective Yoga Themes With Michelle Marchildon

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This week’s podcast with author and yoga teacher Michelle Marchildon focuses on her formula for theming your yoga classes. The formula comes from her book, Themeweaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga and is a clear, thorough approach to creating themes that are meaningful, not cheesy, and will help your students really deeply connect their physical practice to Michelle talks us through:
• The three types of students who come to class
• The four elements that make a good theme
• Theming don’ts
• Five rules for incorporating your themes into your classes
• How to organize your themes so that you can edit them and reuse them in the future


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8 Comments

  1. This was a great podcast! I got so much out of it. Thank you for sharing.

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    • That’s great to hear, Tiffany! Andrea

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  2. I needed to hear this message! Now looking forward to creating themes!!
    Thank you!!

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    • Yay! And thank you! Andrea

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  3. Hey there – great episode! One question, though. You and Michelle are talking about HOV during. What is that exactly? I’m no native speaker and have never heard that term. Maybe it was explained during the episode but I missed it. Thx for clarifying :).

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  4. Hahaha, never mind. Just relistened to parts of it and found the explanation: Human operating value!

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  5. Hi Andrea,

    I just came across this episode and it has give. ME so much inspiration and joy that I’ve listened to it six times now. Michelle is so warm and funny and knowledgeable. I keep finding myself chuckling at the jokes and back and forth between the two of you. I’ve been a long time listener but I felt compelled to comment on this episode as it has truly had an impact on my teaching. Theming doesn’t come easily for me but I have begun working them into my classes with some success. Thank you!

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    • This is awesome — I love Michelle, too, and will pass along to her. Glad it was helpful! Andrea

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