Episode 201: Riding the Waves of Life with Jaimal Yogis

Episode 201: Riding the Waves of Life with Jaimal Yogis

It's safe to say that we need all the help we can get right now to stay grounded. You might remember Jaimal from episode 61 where we talked about his memoir, All Our Waves Our Water. This time around we focus on Jaimal's newest book for kids -- Mop Rides the Waves of...

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Episode 200: The Globalization of Yoga with Andrea Jain

Episode 200: The Globalization of Yoga with Andrea Jain

On today's episode, I speak to author and religious studies professor Andrea Jain about her book, Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture. Her book is one of the best I've read in terms of tracing the globalization of yoga without oversimplifying it or...

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Episode 187: Emotions, expectations, and growth mindset

Episode 187: Emotions, expectations, and growth mindset

You might be feeling lonely or lost. You might be feeling like other teachers have got this online thing figured out. You might be putting pressure on yourself because, as a yoga teacher (or student), you should have your emotions fully managed so that you can...

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Episode 186: Getting paid for teaching yoga online

Episode 186: Getting paid for teaching yoga online

Should you charge for your online classes? If so, how much? Does providing free classes de-value yoga? We delve these questions about payment and more on this episode. RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS Subscribe to our new YouTube Channel!  Episode 183: Bringing Yoga...

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Episode 185: How to Sequence Online Yoga Classes

Episode 185: How to Sequence Online Yoga Classes

Should you practice with your students or try to gauge the room by peering at the little boxes on your screen? Which postures and themes are most important for your students right now? How quickly should you get students moving and how long do you offer Savasana? Find...

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Episode 184: How to be an Exceptional Online Yoga Teacher

Episode 184: How to be an Exceptional Online Yoga Teacher

Learning to teach yoga online is vital right now. But if you're used to teaching yoga in person, it can feel really daunting! On this episode, we break down what you can do to feel more comfortable and truly connect with your yoga students -- even through a Zoom room....

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Episode 182: Yoga for First Responders with Olivia Mead

Episode 182: Yoga for First Responders with Olivia Mead

Soon after deciding to teach yoga to first responders, yoga teacher Olivia Mead decided to go through fire and police academy. She wanted to develop authentic yoga classes that would resonate with -- not alienate -- first responders. She also wanted to develop yoga...

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Episode 181: On Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Episode 181: On Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Yoga teacher trainings have changed a lot over the years. When I did my 200-hour training years ago, I jumped in without knowing what to expect. I loved my training, but it was more of an immersion than a teacher training.In this episode, Jason and two of his...

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Episode 180: 3 Backbend Cues for Tweaky Knees or Hips

Episode 180: 3 Backbend Cues for Tweaky Knees or Hips

Jason and I recorded this episode live at LoveStoryYoga in San Francisco at the Module 1 Advanced Studies training. Since the students are currently focusing on the hips and legs, we thought we'd take a look at backbending techniques. Jason unpacks some of the...

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Episode 177: A Young Yoga Teacher Shares His Story

Episode 177: A Young Yoga Teacher Shares His Story

Today, I'm joined by  Tabay Atkins and his mother, Sahel Anvarinejad. Tabay contacted us awhile back to inquire if we’d be OK with a 14-year-old attending one of Jason’s advanced teacher training modules. It turns out that when Tabay was 11, he became one of the...

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Episode 175: Before You Teach Your Next Class, Do This…

Episode 175: Before You Teach Your Next Class, Do This…

Last week, Jason shared what to do when you feel like you've taught the worst yoga class of your life. This week, he’s sharing a few tips for getting in the right headspace before you teach so that you’re more likely to show up for class feeling calm, present, and...

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Episode 174: How to Survive Teaching the Worst Yoga Class Ever

Episode 174: How to Survive Teaching the Worst Yoga Class Ever

All yoga teachers have their off days. Even those who are as experienced as Jason. This week, Jason’s back on the podcast to share his insights on how to recover from those times when a yoga class you’re teaching just doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped it would.  He...

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Episode 173: The Amazing Benefits of Self Compassion

Episode 173: The Amazing Benefits of Self Compassion

Happy New Year! It’s so good to be back for another season of Yogaland. My wish for you in this new year (and new decade!) is to develop compassion for yourself. And in this episode Jason and I talk about why compassion plays such a huge role in personal development...

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