Episode 241: Why we (still) practice yoga.

Episode 241: Why we (still) practice yoga.

In some ways, it’s hard to believe that Jason and I have been practicing yoga for about 25 years—that’s a quarter of a century! You’d think that in that amount of time we would have gotten what we need from our practice—and you’d be right.  But yoga isn’t the type of...

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Episode 240: Will breaking with convention break your back?

Episode 240: Will breaking with convention break your back?

“There’s more than one right.” This is something that Jason says often during his trainings. It applies to many different types of yoga postures (and many life circumstances, too!). For today’s episode, we’re talking about how it applies to backbending. Do you really...

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Episode 239: Nobody likes how they look on Zoom

Episode 239: Nobody likes how they look on Zoom

Jason has recorded hundreds (if not thousands!) of hours of asana and lecture videos in the last few years. It might be surprising for some of our listeners, then, to learn that he’s still a little self conscious about how he looks on video. That’s what we’re talking...

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Episode 238: 4 Ways to Make Your Sequences More Consistent

Episode 238: 4 Ways to Make Your Sequences More Consistent

Jason's back with one more episode on sequencing this week. We're talking about why consistency is so important for teaching asana skills. Then he shares four ways he plans his yoga class sequences to give students more consistency and create an environment where they...

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Episode 237: 4 Sequencing Challenges (And How to Fix Them)

Episode 237: 4 Sequencing Challenges (And How to Fix Them)

When it comes to sequencing, there are a few things that trip yoga teachers up time and time again. Jason’s back on the podcast today to talk about several of the mistakes he’s made himself through the years and how he’s shifted his approach to sequencing to overcome...

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Episode 235: Your students are not your brand ambassadors

Episode 235: Your students are not your brand ambassadors

What do you hope to teach your students when you teach yoga? Is it to make shapes with their bodies? How about your teacher trainees -- is it to memorize and repeat your sequences and study only with you? This week, Jason shares the foundational values that inform his...

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Episode 233: Five years of Yogaland (and counting!)

Episode 233: Five years of Yogaland (and counting!)

Can you believe we've been podcasting about yoga for 5 years!? In this special anniversary episode of Yogaland, Jason and I reflect on he lessons we’ve learned through the years and the things that have surprised us most about our podcast passion project. We also...

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Episode 232: Trauma-Informed Yoga with Sarah Kadel

Episode 232: Trauma-Informed Yoga with Sarah Kadel

I'm so happy to have Sarah Kadel on the podcast today. Sarah is an Austin-based yoga teacher who is serving as a mentor teacher in Jason’s online advanced teacher training this year. I wanted to share her story with you because I think the world needs to hear her...

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Episode 231: Yoga, Chai, and a Dog

Episode 231: Yoga, Chai, and a Dog

Today Jason and I are talking with Archna Mohan and Deepak Mohan, the hosts of the wonderful yoga podcast, Yoga, Chai, and a Dog, We touch on some of the things we have in common: podcasting, yoga, and what it's like to work with your spouse. We also ask a lot of...

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Episode 228: Jason talks about the six cores of yoga

Episode 228: Jason talks about the six cores of yoga

Today, Jason shares his approach to the six cores in yoga -- the philosophical core, the traditional hatha yoga core, the respiratory core, the skeletal core, and the two muscular cores. RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS: Jason's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training  WRITE A...

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Episode 227: The Art of Deep Rest with Tracee Stanley

Episode 227: The Art of Deep Rest with Tracee Stanley

I think of today’s guest, Tracee Stanley, as the queen of Yoga Nidra. On this episode, Tracee shares about this the practice of deep rest and why it is so healing. She also offers some suggestions for how to experience those benefits more fully--like taking your...

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Yogaland has had more than 3 million downloads to date? 

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