101: Working With Injuries (A Solo Episode)

In teaching yoga and asana we end up working with bodies quite a lot. Many, if not most, of our students will likely  be dealing with some kind of discomfort, whether it be the aches and pains of modern living, or full-blown, diagnosed injuries.  As yoga teachers it is entirely out of our scope to… Read more

99: A Collaborative Yoga Membership Model with Catherine la O’

In The Mentor Sessions Sangha we have been having a robust conversation about online yoga class library memberships. These are very popular now, and can be a great way to diversify your teaching income and support your students.  They also require a decent amount of work to set up, there are an endless number of… Read more

98: Trauma-Conscious Yoga Is A Philosophy, Not A Specialty Class with Hannah Davis

When you think of teaching a trauma-informed yoga class, what comes to mind? Do you think of teaching a special class for a specific population, like veterans recovering from PTSD or survivors of abuse in a shelter? Those are populations that certainly benefit from a very well trained and thoughtfully trauma-conscious teacher (and specialty class!),… Read more

97: Masks, Vaccines + Polarization In The Yoga Community with Wolf Terry

As you are well aware, we are living through a devastating public health crisis and masks and vaccines are our most important wellness tools right now (BY FAR). We know from our spiritual study that we are all interconnected, and none of us are truly well unless we are all well. I know this is… Read more

96: The “BEST” way to teach twisting movements!

What kind of rules have you been taught about the safest way to twist? What do you teach your students about the best way to rotate through the spine? Today we are taking a deep dive into these questions and I couldn’t be more excited! Your fellow teacher and podcast listener Madison Houck joins us… Read more

94: What Compelling Marketing Looks Like with Mado Hesselink

I often feel like marketing is hard, and the things the “experts” tell us to do are slimy and also don’t work. You feel me? That’s why I’m so excited to have Mado Hesselink (she/they) on the show today! After teaching yoga for ten years, Mado met their fairy godmother business coach. She appeared in… Read more

93: Teaching Kids Yoga Has Lessons For Us All with Crystal McCreary

Teaching yoga to kids has the potential to be incredibly impactful for kids and their communities, but there are many challenges that arise when we try to take the deep and meaningful teachings of yoga and make them developmentally appropriate without losing the heart of the teachings!  Lucky for us, today we have Crystal McCreary… Read more

92: Planning And Progress In Private Lessons (Q+A!)

Teaching yoga in 1×1 settings is such a wonderful way to inspire and support meaningful change in our student’s lives. But the possibilities for what and how you could teach a private lesson are endless and as a teacher that can feel overwhelming! How do you decide what to focus on??  Teaching yoga one-on-one requires… Read more