66: An Intro to Low Back Pain with Jesal Parikh

Back pain is complex and many students end up in yoga classes because they heard it would be good for their “bad back” so I’m super excited to share the wisdom of my friend Jesal Parikh with you today.  Jesal has been teaching yoga since 2010, is the co-creator of the Yoga is Dead podcast… Read more

65: Marketing for Yoga Teachers with Nikki Naab-Levy

What do you think of when you hear the word “marketing”? Does it make you think of sleazy sales tactics? Or does it remind you of all the things you think you are supposed to be doing, like social media and email lists, and make you feel immediately overwhelmed?? Whichever camp you fall into, this… Read more

Podcast + Video Playlist Suggestions

I rounded up some of my most downloaded podcast episodes and most popular videos and organized them into playlists based on what you might need right now! If you’re new to me and my work No Right and No Wrong (podcast episode) The Yoga of Discernment- What It Is and How To Teach It (podcast… Read more

64: Yoga for Arthritis with Dr. Steffany Moonaz

Did you know that arthritis is not one single disease, but a category of over 100 medical conditions that is actually the leading cause of disability in the US?? Before talking to Dr. Steffany Moonaz (and reading her book) I didn’t either!  Dr. Steffany Moonaz founded Yoga for Arthritis after 8 years at Johns Hopkins… Read more

63: Self Care is Bigger Than You Think with Gracy Obuchowicz

The term self care is ubiquitous in our world today and since yoga practice is an important part of self care for some people the topic comes up for us yoga teachers quite often! Also, it can be difficult to practice good self care as a yoga teacher running all over town trying to make… Read more

62: Q + A About Private Lessons with Francesca #2

Teaching yoga one-on-one requires a totally different skill set than teaching group classes and these unique skills are left out of most teacher trainings so if you have lots of questions about teaching 1×1 lessons that makes sense. I’ve been a full time yoga teacher since 2005, teaching 15-25 private clients a week for most… Read more

61: Rethinking Yoga Teacher Training with Cecily Milne

I’m honored to call Cecily Milne a friend. She is thoughtful, smart and an amazing force for change in the yoga world.  As the creator of Yoga Detour, she is seen as a yoga “integrator”, helping people bridge the gap between the yoga they already love and the other things, like strength and mobility, they’re… Read more

60: A Union for Yoga Teachers

A large group of yoga teachers at YogaWorks in New York City is working together to create a labor union that would be the first of its kind. (!) This is what they have to say about it,  “We are Yoga and Mindful Fitness Educators. We’re coming together to have a voice in our industry,… Read more

59: ROM, Neuroscience + Yoga with Garrett Neill

Dr. Garrett Neill, or Dr. Yogi Gare as he’s known online, is a Chiropractor and a yoga teacher and I LOVE following his work on social media. He shares tons of helpful information for yoga teachers and holds the space for really interesting conversations for our community.  In his work with patients Dr. Garrett employs… Read more

58: All About The Shoulder with Diana Zotos

The shoulder is a notoriously complex and even injury prone joint, but we don’t have to be afraid of it!  Today we have Diana Zotos, our resident Physical Therapist, joining us on The Mentor Sessions to dive into everything yoga teachers need to know about the shoulder!  Diana is the co-founder and co-director of Threes… Read more