Yoga Practice at Home: Cultivate Your Calm and Ease the Winter Blues

Redfin   |   December, 2021

During the cold and dark winter months, the lack of sunshine often leaves us feeling mentally and physically drained. Even if you live somewhere like Minneapolis, MN or Toronto, ON, and have experienced dreary weather for countless years, it never gets easier. Sometimes even getting out of bed can be a struggle and might make you want to roll back over and retreat under a warm blanket. 

Luckily, physical activity helps release mood-boosting endorphins while taking your mind off of your day-to-day stresses. So if you struggle to maintain energy and keep your mood positive in the winter, incorporating yoga practice at home may be just what you need.

We’ve asked experts to share their best tips for incorporating yoga practice at home. Try integrating these suggestions into your routine and bring the sunshine back into your life.

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Science of the Private Lesson (podcast)

Let's Talk Yoga   |   October, 2020

Taking regular private clients is a valuable option for yoga teachers, especially if you’re just starting out in the business of teaching yoga. Find out the other benefits of taking private clients aside from it being a better source of income than holding group classes. If you’re someone who doesn’t have a good number of followers yet, this option is great for you. Listen up, because you don’t want to miss this important episode.

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Empowering Students Through Mentorship (podcast)

Accessible Yoga Training   |   September, 2020

Amber Karnes welcomes Francesca Cervero, private yoga teacher and teacher’s mentor. Francesca gives insight into how she built her career and offerings as a teacher and mentor. Amber and Francesca discuss the ways we build trust, depth and understanding for ourselves and our students on the journey of self discovery using the tools of this practice. This conversation holds space for us to examine the ways teachers can empower and educate our students in group and private yoga and wellness spaces. 

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Becoming a great private yoga teacher (podcast)

CoraGeroux.com   |   November, 2020

Teaching private clients as a yoga teacher is not only a much better financial decision as a yoga teacher, but it also allows you to create deep, fulfilling relationships with your students in a way that teaching group classes can’t. However most of us get a few hours (if that) of instruction on how to teach a great private yoga lesson in our 200 HR YTT. 

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How I Manage To Teach 8 Private Yoga Clients In One Day

Do You Yoga   |   October 2014

After I mentioned to my last teacher training group that I teach eight yoga clients on most Wednesdays, they were in shock. They asked, “Isn’t it exhausting teaching several private yoga classes in one day??”

And I said,”Yes, of course it is.”

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When Alignment Does Not Align

Rebelle Society   |   November 2013

I respectfully disagree with any teacher that says enlightenment is found in the perfection of alignment. I firmly disagree with any teacher who wants me to “work harder” until I look like Mr. Iyengar in his pictures. I firmly disagree with any teacher that thinks that all advanced asanas are available to all people with enough practice.

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The Art and Science of Profitable Private Teaching (Video Clip)

Yoga Alliance   |   August 2013

Check out this four minute video clip from the 2013 Business of Yoga Conference. I turn the “branding” conversation on its head and talk about branding from the inside out. It is a great introduction to my work, The Science of the Private Lesson. {Learn to reach, teach, and keep clients that other yoga teachers can’t.}

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How I Came To Teach 25 Yoga Privates a Week

MindBodyGreen   |   September 2012

I bounced around through a sweltering New York August, tiny resume in hand. “I’m Francesca! I am so cute and know 200-hours worth of stuff! Hire me!” was basically my pitch. It took about three full days (and 20 yoga studio visits) to learn the cold and hard truth. Nobody cared. Nobody cared, at all.

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