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Episode 196: Yoga in the Time of Covid

There's no doubt that Covid-19 has changed the current landscape of how we practice and teach yoga. On this special episode (recorded live via Zoom with Jason's recent online teacher trainees), Jason and I talk through about the important conversations that will need...

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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

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

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

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 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

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 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 164: How to Nail Your Yoga Teaching Audition

You want to leave your yoga audition with a big fist pumped saying, "Nailed it," right? This week's episode can help -- Jason gets real about how to ride the waves of the modern yoga job audition, where you get a very short amount of time to showcase your skills, your...

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Episode 161: The Getting to Know You Episode

I 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...

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Episode 148: Change is the Only Certainty…in Yoga

We’re so happy to be back for Season 2! There's that old adage, "Change is the only certainty in life." And it applies to your yoga practice and teaching, too. This week, Jason and I are talking about the internal challenges, doubts, and insecurities that come up when...

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Episode 147: Jason’s Take on Yin Yoga

Since Jason so often emphasizes the importance of building strength -- especially along the posterior chain (back side) of the body, I get asked all the time, "What does Jason think about Yin yoga?" For the Season 1 Finale, we decided to take on this topic. Yin is a...

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Episode 141: Q&A with Jason about Teaching Beginners

In this last episode of our Begin Again series, Jason answers several listener questions about teaching yoga to beginning yoga students. We cover lots of ground, including: * When (or if) to encourage a student to leave a beginner level class for a more challenging...

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Episode 138: The Art of Teaching Asana to Beginners

We all start out as beginners. But that doesn't mean that teaching beginning yoga students is intuitive. In this episode of our Begin Again series, Jason tackles the specifics of teaching asana to beginning students. Jason shares: * Why it's important to help students...

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Episode 136: Yoga Philosophy for Beginners

In this second episode of our Begin Again series, we talk about what keeps us motivated to practice when yoga is feeling stagnant and Jason offers useful tips for teachers who are faced with the difficult (but rewarding!) task of teaching yoga to beginners. He also...

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Episode 126: Jason’s Best Bakasana Tips

Most people consider arm balances and inversions challenging poses, but we think they're worth the effort. This week, I talk to Jason about his approach to teaching these popular poses, and how he breaks them down to make them more accessible for every student. We...

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Episode 50: Any Amount of the Pose is Still the Pose

On this episode Jason answers listener Kat's question, "How do I make sure I'm not leaving anyone out as I teach my mixed level power yoga classes?" Jason acknowledges how difficult this can be for everyone in the room and he has some really great tactical strategies...

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Episode 36: Q&A With Jason: Yoga…Not One-Size-Fits-All

The Q&As with Jason are back! On this episode we talk about hopping back to Plank Pose, what happens when your wrists won't cooperate in arm balances, and tips for Triangle Pose. The BIG TAKEAWAY is this: Not all poses work for all bodies. Take that in. Let it bum...

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