Love Teaching Yoga Podcast

Love Teaching Yoga Podcast

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Art, Science & Business of Teaching Yoga


070: Travel & Teaching Online w/ Amanda Kingsmith
Jan 20, 2019 • 61 min
Amanda Kingsmith shares her unconventional journey traveling as a yoga teacher, and how’s she created an online yoga offering. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: * Gaining experience and building a career while you travel * Different career paths a traveling…
069: Creating Yoga Programs for Special Population w/ Shannon McQuaide
Dec 21, 2018 • 44 min
If you’ve ever thought about starting a yoga program for a special population with unique needs, this episode is for you. Shannon McQuaide, founder of FireFlex Yoga, shares advice and tips for creating yoga programs as she takes us down her own journey of…
68: Yoga & the Dark Night of the Soul w/ Simon Haas
Dec 5, 2018 • 116 min
This conversation is about the soul’s journey from fear, lamentation and confusion to sacred love. Based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Simon Haas shows us how to overcome life’s greatest challenges AND how teachers can integrate this wisdom in…
067: Thrive
Nov 8, 2018 • 44 min
What does to mean to thrive as a yoga teacher? Michelle addresses this question as she reads the opening chapters of her book, The Thriving Yoga Teacher: How to Create A Sustainable Career Doing What You Love. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: * Knowing your…
066: Digital Marketing for Yoga Teachers w/ Destinee Berman
Oct 19, 2018 • 58 min
Maybe you already have a digital presence or perhaps you don’t even know what that entails. A website? Social media? Email list? What does it all mean and how can a digital presence help you fill your classes and spread the wisdom of yoga? In this episode…
065: So You Have a Website, Now What? with Risa Kawamoto
Sep 26, 2018 • 70 min
Do you have a website, but feel as if it’s not working for you? In this episode, yoga teacher and web designer, Risa Kawamoto, discusses strategies you can implement today to help your website convert visitors into students attending your classes,…
064: Generosity-Based Business Models w/ Alex Haley
Sep 8, 2018 • 89 min
Yoga is for everyone, right? So why do we cringe at commercialized yoga when commercializing something means bringing it to the masses (i.e. everyone)? Or maybe you’ve experienced guilt charging $75+ for a private session? In this episode Michelle and…
063: Anatomy Talk w/ Gabby DeLorenze
Aug 20, 2018 • 101 min
Understanding human anatomy and the biomechanics of yoga is vital to teaching safe and effective yoga classes. Yet, the quality of anatomy training varies drastically and anatomy is often hard for teachers to retain (especially if they don’t have natural…
062: Kids Yoga In Schools w/ Susan Verde
Jul 30, 2018 • 84 min
Kids yoga is growing in popularity as the benefits of mindful practices becomes more apparent. In this episode, kids yoga teacher and author, Susan Verde, shares her best practices for teaching kids and creating programs in schools. DISCUSSED IN THIS…
061: Trauma Informed Yoga- Best Practices w/ Mims Driscoll
Jul 12, 2018 • 87 min
Trauma informed yoga teaches us to approach students with compassion, sensitivity and free of judgement. Yet, it’s an approach we should apply to everyone, not just students experiencing symptoms of trauma. After all, we’ve all been through some sort of…
060: Teaching Injured Students w/ Mark Stephens
Jun 6, 2018 • 74 min
Internationally acclaimed author and teacher, Mark Stephens, discusses guiding principles and best practices for teaching students with injuries and special conditions. Even if you don’t intend to work with injured students directly, they show up in our…
059: From YTT to Sold Out Retreat in 8 months w/ Maite Issa
May 22, 2018 • 74 min
If you want to expand your teachings beyond group studio classes, but don’t know what direction to go in, this episode is for you. If you want to teach yoga full time, but can’t seem to make enough money teaching, this episode is for you. If you’re a new…
058: Philosophy, Business & Money w/ Amy McDonald
May 14, 2018 • 68 min
Do you ever feel stressed out, burnt out and broke as a yoga teacher? Know that you’re not alone. Michelle and her guest Amy McDonald get it and have been there too. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, teachers all over the globe…
057: Liability & Protection- Insurance for Yoga Teachers
Apr 30, 2018 • 23 min
Despite our good nature, lawsuits are popping up in all corners of the yoga world. These days, insurance for yoga teachers is a must and not only because most studios require it, but because it’s your best line of defense in the event of injury, property…
056: Creating Online Yoga Courses w/ Eileen McGurty
Apr 17, 2018 • 69 min
Have you found yourself thinking there aren’t enough hours in the day to teach all the classes you want and reach more people? Online yoga courses may be your solution! Yoga teacher Eileen McGurty brings 20 years of experience teaching online to show as…
055: Discovering Your Voice w/ Kelly Smith
Mar 26, 2018 • 67 min
Kelly Smith, E-RYT 500 and founder of Yoga For You, shines light on the topic of finding, developing and exploring your voice as a yoga teacher. Kelly shares her multi-step process to discover your own voice if you’re a teacher who feels a little lost. IN…
054: Essential Oils – Integrating & Earning w/ Amanda Hill
Feb 26, 2018 • 56 min
Guest teacher Amanda Hill shares her experience and tips for integrating essential oils into your yoga work and earning an income through essential oil sales and workshops. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How essential oils compliment yoga * Ideas for…
053: My #1 Income Tax Tip
Jan 31, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode Michelle reveals her most important tip for managing your income taxes. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: * Show notes: www.loveteachingyoga.com/episode053 * FREE Online Workshop: Tax Training For Yoga Teachers…
052: Grow Your Biz with Workshops & Lauri Glenn
Jan 14, 2018 • 90 min
Yoga teacher and massage therapist, Lauri Glenn, shares her experience using workshops as a tool to empower students and to grow her yoga business. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How workshops can grow your community, boost your income and build your…
051: Yoga Writing for Blogs, Email Opt-Ins & More w/ Lori Snyder
Dec 3, 2017 • 97 min
Yoga teacher and professional editor/writer, Lori Snyder, shares insightful tips about finding your writing voice as a yogi and sharing your message through written word. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * Differences and similarities between your spoken…
050: Sponsors On The Show
Nov 15, 2017 • 4 min
In this episode Michelle shares her intentions for inviting sponsors onto the show. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments at the show notes: www.loveteachingyoga.com/episode050
049: Teaching Mixed Level Classes w/ Angela Sullivan
Nov 14, 2017 • 96 min
Angela Sullivan shares her experience and advice about the all-too-common challenge of teaching multiple levels and body types in one yoga class. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What makes a class effective for everyone * How to create unity in a class…
048: Traveling As A Yoga Teacher w/ Adell Bridges
Nov 7, 2017 • 77 min
Adell Bridges shares her stories and advice about how she makes her way around the globe teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to become a traveling yoga teacher * How to make money and find work * How to trust in the journey and overcome…
047: Stretching the Hamstrings w/ Brian Aganad
Oct 25, 2017 • 68 min
Brian Aganad from The Asana Academy shines new light on the common approaches to stretching the hamstrings. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How subtle changes help protect the body from injury * How tight and weak glutes create tight quadriceps * Why…
046: Anatomy Refresher – The Hamstrings
Oct 12, 2017 • 17 min
Refresh your memory of basic hamstring anatomy, function and relation to movement in yoga. Plus, Michelle discusses 2 common myths about stretching the hamstrings. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What really causes “tight” hamstrings * How sedentary…
045: Teaching at Yoga Festivals & Manifesting w/ Kellee Rich
Sep 28, 2017 • 69 min
Guest teacher Kellee Rich shares her experience and advice teaching at yoga festivals like Wanderlust. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How Kellee got on the Wanderlust schedule by volunteering * Tips for finding opportunities to assist teachers at…
044: Feel More Comfortable Teaching Privates w/ Francesca Cervero
Sep 14, 2017 • 62 min
Guest Francesca Cervero shares a framework to help you feel more comfortable teaching privates, cultivate more engagement and ultimately teach more transformative classes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How Francesca built a full-time career teaching…
043: 3 Skills to Grow Your Yoga Career w/ Charles Du
Sep 5, 2017 • 58 min
Michelle speaks with Yoga Career Summit founder, Charles Du, about developing business skills to grow your career teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to grow a career out of teaching yoga * How to find your authentic voice * How to build a…
042: Surrender, Sharing & Teaching While Pregnant
Aug 16, 2017 • 17 min
Michelle shares her personal experience and tips for teaching while pregnant. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: * How surrendering to change can enhance your teaching * My intention behind the podcast and why I use selective sharing * What it’s like teaching…
041: Why Yoga Teachers Struggle Financially w/ Brandon Quittem
Jul 27, 2017 • 49 min
Join Michelle and Brandon, founder of TheYogaNomads, for a discussion about why yoga teachers struggle financially and how you can overcome the struggle. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What contributes to the struggle and why it’s been challenging for…
040: Yoga & Movement Research w/ Ariana Rabinovich
Jul 19, 2017 • 58 min
Join Michelle and Ariana, founder of Yoga & Movement Research, for a discussion about evidence-based yoga research as it relates to you as a teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How reviewing evidence-based research on yoga and movement can influence…
039: 4 Essentials for Teaching Private Yoga
Jul 1, 2017 • 33 min
Join Michelle for a discussion about teaching private yoga and essentials elements to serving your clients in the best way possible. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What the benefits are to teaching private yoga sessions * 2 methods to help you understand…
038: 6 Yoga Business FAQs
Jun 13, 2017 • 25 min
Michelle answers 6 of the most commonly asked questions related to yoga business and career development as a yoga teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: * How do I get corporate gigs? * Do I need liability insurance? * What do I charge for private…
037: Yoga Psychology w/ Ashley Turner & Building Your Career
May 17, 2017 • 63 min
Michelle and Ashley Turner discuss the dynamics of yoga psychology and building a meaningful and successful career as a yoga teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How Ashley got started and what teachers influenced her teaching path * How you can build…
036: Do You Need A Business License?
May 11, 2017 • 23 min
Surprisingly, many yoga teachers should have a business license but don’t. In the episode Michelle shares what you need to know to make sure you are in compliance. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What a business license is and why you might need one * How…
035: Yoga Service w/ Mary Lynn Fitton
Apr 26, 2017 • 47 min
Michelle speaks with Mary Lynn Fitton (co-founder of the Yoga Service Council and founder of the Art Of Yoga Project) about teaching and yoga service work. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * The difference between service yoga, seva yoga and karma yoga *…
034: Forward Bends After Backbends, Counterpose or Counterproductive?
Apr 11, 2017 • 21 min
Michelle discusses both sides of the coin to answer the question: are forward bends after backbends safe counterposes…or counterproductive? IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * Why some teachers and traditions support the idea that forward bends are the…
033: 7 Ways to Earn More Money Teaching Yoga
Mar 29, 2017 • 24 min
Michelle shares 7 different ways to diversify your methods of teaching, create multiple streams of income, and earn more money teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How you can have a greater impact by teaching beyond studio group classes * Why…
032: Things I’m Afraid To Tell You
Mar 23, 2017 • 19 min
In this intimate episode, Michelle opens up about some very personal feelings and fears with teaching yoga and the show.
031: Transitioning To Studio Owner w/ Pleasance Silicki
Mar 9, 2017 • 58 min
Michelle and Pleasance talk about operating a yoga studio, and specifically transitioning from a teacher to studio owner. Pleasance shares her entire journey with us, from the start of her career as a yoga teacher, to building a successful studio and even…
030: Sequencing w/ Blueprint Postures & Anga Vachon
Feb 22, 2017 • 58 min
Michelle and Anga Vachon from Ready To Teach Yoga discuss Anga’s method of sequencing with blueprint postures and more. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * Best practices for sequencing with blueprint postures * Anga’s 4 steps to designing safe classes *…
029: Anatomy Refresher – Hands, Wrists & Elbows
Feb 15, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode Michelle discusses the basic anatomical structures of the hands, wrists and elbows and how they move in yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What makes the Vinyasa transtion problematic for the hands, wrists and elbows * How to safely cue…
028: Theming Authentic Yoga Classes w/ Jelena Hardy
Feb 7, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode Michelle and Jelena discuss how to theme authentic and transformative classes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * Why self-honesty is the core of authentic teaching * Tips for helping students get out of their heads and into their bodies *…
027: Teaching Online in Live Video w/ Suki Eleuterio
Feb 3, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode Michelle and Suki discuss how teaching online with live video can help you grow your tribe and career, while expanding your ripple of impact as a teacher. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How Suki approaches her career with joy and fun *…
026: 6 Common Teaching Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Jan 24, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode Michelle discusses 6 fundamental concepts that can improve your teaching. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What makes a class transformative * How to improve your cueing to be more inclusive * Why it’s important to teach from what you see *…
025: Creating Your Own Teaching Opportunities w/ Victoria Pardue
Dec 29, 2016 • 55 min
A big step in building your career as a yoga teacher involves a shift in thinking outside of traditional studio classes. In this episode, guest teacher Victoria Pardue, shares her 10 step process to creating such teaching opportunities for yourself. IN…
024: Travel & Yoga Trade w/ Erica Hartnick
Dec 6, 2016 • 54 min
Michelle speaks with Yoga Trade founder, Erica Hartnick, about being a traveling yoga teacher and how Yoga Trade helps teachers find unique teaching opportunities all over the globe. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How you can blend your passions for…
023: 16 Online & Digital Tools to Grow Your Yoga Biz
Nov 29, 2016 • 21 min
Michelle shares 16 of her favorite online and digital tools to help you grow your yoga business and improve your skills. Michelle’s favorite Online/Digital Tools: * Ready To Teach Yoga (for sequencing and playlists) * Teaching Yoga Instructional Videos by…
022: Anatomy Refresher – The Shoulder & Chaturanga
Nov 15, 2016 • 16 min
Michelle serves up an easy to digest anatomy refresher of the shoulder and how it relates to yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to practice and teach Chaturanga safely * What makes the shoulder joint different from other ball and socket joints *…
021: Curvy Yoga w/ Anna Guest-Jelley
Nov 9, 2016 • 48 min
Michelle speaks with Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, about teaching yoga to bodies of all shapes and sizes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * About teaching body acceptance for all yogis * How to welcome curvy yogis into your classes and show up…
020: Yoga Retreat Planning w/ Jen Corley
Nov 3, 2016 • 82 min
Michelle speaks with Jen Corley about the process of yoga retreat planning and hosting. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to get started planning a yoga retreat * What goes into preparation * How to validate your retreat idea before investing a ton of…
019: Building A Thriving Career w/ Charanpal Kaur
Oct 12, 2016 • 59 min
Michelle speaks with Kundalini Yoga teacher, Charanpal Kaur, about how she built a thriving career teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How Charanpal recognized her call to teach * How to be OK with receiving monetary compensation for your work…
018: 5 Common Alignment Cues To Avoid
Oct 4, 2016 • 13 min
Learning to cue appropriately can be challenging and developing style evolves over time. Meanwhile, consider these common mistakes and how to avoid them. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to avoid 5 common mistakes when cuing alignment * Why Warrior I…
017: 2 Essential Tips For Career Success
Sep 28, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode, Michelle discusses strategies for building a successful career teaching yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How being an independent contractor impacts your success * What’s stopping many teachers from ongoing success and a sustainable…
016: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga w/ Jeanna Lurie
Sep 21, 2016 • 120 min
In this episode, Michelle speaks to Jeanna Lurie, about teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * A few things all yoga teachers ought to know should one of your regular students become pregnant or a pregnant woman drops into…
015: Anatomy Refresher – The Spine
Sep 15, 2016 • 18 min
Refresh your memory with this short anatomy episode on the spine. Learn the basic structure and function of the spine, as well as how to keep it safe in yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * Why teachers like Jason Crandell and myself are challenging the…
014: Integrating Yoga Philosophy w/ Hari-kirtana das
Aug 30, 2016 • 79 min
In this episode, Michelle speaks to Hari-kirtana das about integrating yoga philosophy into your everyday teaching. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to bring together a philosophical theme with Hari’s seamless structure * How to format your class…
013: Anatomy Refresher – Anatomical Terms & Yoga
Aug 24, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode, Michelle introduces Love Teaching Yoga’s new podcast series called Anatomy Refreshers. Sprinkled in among all the other topics, Anatomy Refreshers are designed to give you a brief and easy to digest anatomy lesson to test, refresh or…
012: Creating A Virtual Yoga Studio on Namastream w/ Jennifer Barcelos
Aug 16, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode, Michelle speaks to Jennifer Barcelos of Namastream about creating a virtual yoga studio and steering your career in a new direction. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How bringing your teaching online creates freedom in your life and career…
011: Understanding Hypermobility & Joint Stability
Aug 9, 2016 • 12 min
Yoga is known for creating flexibility, but can a person be too flexible? And can yoga push people in the wrong direction? IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to acknowledge the difference between flexible and hypermobile students * What it means to be…
010: Teaching Private Yoga w/ Kate Connell Potts
Aug 3, 2016 • 77 min
Whether you currently teach private or you’re just starting out, Kate shares some best practices for making the most of your private sessions. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How to transition your current community into private clients * Why finding…
009: Yoga for Athletes w/ Sage Rountree
Jul 27, 2016 • 51 min
The number of athletes practicing yoga is on the rise and for good reason. In this episode, expert teacher Sage Rountree shares her best practices for working with athletes. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What’s different about the athlete’s body and…
008: Veteran Yoga w/ Semper Sarah
Jul 12, 2016 • 74 min
Veteran yoga is growing in demand and availability. In this episode, we talk with Sarah Plummer Taylor, a yoga teacher and veteran herself, about the ins-&-outs of teaching yoga to U.S. veterans. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What it’s like to teaching…
007: Passive Income & Audible Yoga w/ Virginia O’Connor
Jul 5, 2016 • 51 min
Learn how to earn extra money with the classes you’re already teaching in this interview with Virginia O’Connor from Audible Yoga. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * What Audible Yoga is and how you can use it to generate passive income for yourself * How…
006: Alignment Centers w/ Kathleen Ames
Jun 29, 2016 • 39 min
Studio owner and yoga teacher, Kathleen Ames, shares her philosophy on yoga alignment. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * About Kathleen’s 7 alignment centers and how they relate to the chakra system * How to properly align the spine and why it should always…
005: 5 Common Sequencing Mistakes
Jun 21, 2016 • 18 min
Michelle discusses 5 common mistakes made in yoga sequencing. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How teachers are sacrificing safety for creativity * Why the transition from Warrior III to Half Moon is unsafe * How to properly sequence back bends, forward…
004: WorkSHOP TALK w/ Cindy Manit
Jun 14, 2016 • 66 min
Yoga teacher and entrepreneur, Cindy Manit, shares her method for creating sold-out yoga workshops and events. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: * How Cindy created a sold-out yoga event in 36 hours with Tim Ferriss * Tips for filling up your workshops and…
003: Branding Tips w/ Danielle Joseph
Jun 7, 2016 • 50 min
In this interview, yoga teacher, brand stylist and graphic designer, Danielle Joseph, shares her top 3 branding tips for yoga teachers. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: * How branding helps you fulfill your purpose and get your message out * How to…
002: Healing Yoga & Cancer w/ Lorien Neargarder
Jun 7, 2016 • 58 min
In this interview, Cancer Exercise Specialist and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Lorien Neargarder, shares her experience teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: * How Lorien got started working in this unique field…
Welcome to the Love Teaching Yoga Podcast!
May 31, 2016 • 7 min
EPISODE 001: From Yoga Student to Studio Owner to Podcast Host In this short introduction episode, join Michelle on her journey from yoga student to your podcast host. She also shares her vision for the show and how she plans to help you become the best…