{video} Alternate Bookend Series: Calf Smasher

There are so many reasons to change up the way we both start and end our classes. Just a few might be: Starting a private lesson in a traditional seated centering might not have the intended benefit. People spend too much time sitting already! Spending a lot of time in passive stretching might feel relaxing,… Read more

{video} Alternate Vinyasa Series- Serratus Push-Ups

I love creating alternate variations of the vinyasa that keep us moving and flowing, but don’t ask our bodies to make the same shapes over and over again. This video combines a few things: A short explanation of protraction and retraction of the scapula and why it might be interesting to look at with your… Read more

35: The State of Yoga Education with Guest Teacher Jules Mitchell

In the conversations I have with colleagues about yoga teacher trainings, the focus is almost always centered on the idea that 200 hours is not enough time to produce high quality baseline yoga teachers. I brought this question to my friend and teacher Jules Mitchell to get her opinion and very quickly our conversation veered… Read more

{video} Should a private yoga teacher be on social media?

“Is social media the best place to promote my in person local private lessons?” Spoiler alert: I built a full practice (25 private clients a week for a decade and now 15 private clients a week so I have time to work with teachers!) without ever once mentioning it on social media. So, no, social… Read more

{video} Sequences to Strengthen Shoulder External Rotators

In many asana classes we cue our students to externally rotate their arms, but have you noticed that many students lack the strength and mobility they need to complete that task well? Here are a few different exercises I like that warm up and strengthen the posterior shoulder muscles and they fit really nicely into… Read more

34: A Creative Use of Props with Guest Teacher Trina Altman

Trina Altman is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. Her book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning From Rehabilitation Back Into The Yoga Studio is slated to be published by Handspring Publishing in December 2019…. Read more

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