How Anatomy Studies Changes Our Teaching with Guest Teacher Jason Ray Brown

A deep study of anatomy will change the way you teach. It is empowering, clarifying and fascinating! For example, let’s talk about Warrior 2 alignment. 🙂 Specifically, I want to talk about that front knee and how on many of our students it drifts towards, and sometimes past, the big toe. What do you suggest… Read more

The Case for Teaching Without Demonstrating

When you teach yoga classes {group or private} how much are you demonstrating poses? If you have been hanging out in my world for a while you may know that I mostly advocate for a style of teaching that relies on language to convey important information, including subtle movements, instead of relying on the use… Read more

Anatomy Informed Yoga with Guest Teacher Dr. Ariele Foster

Anatomy studies can be a powerful tool in the yoga teacher’s utility belt, but I know many of us don’t know where to start or how to apply it to a teaching practice. There is so much to learn and it can feel overwhelming! Today I’m excited to introduce you to my friend Dr. Ariele… Read more

How To Teach Better Private Yoga Lessons

In our initial yoga teacher trainings we learn how to teach safe and effective group classes, but what do we do when only one person shows up to class?? Or how do we teach a new student who requests a 1×1 lesson? The truth is, teaching yoga in a 1×1 setting in a way that… Read more

Mindful Strength with Guest Teacher Kathryn Bruni-Young

Kathryn Bruni-Young is the founder of the Mindful Strength method of teaching and one of my favorite teaching inspirations. Kathryn has been teaching for 11 years, and while her roots are in traditional yoga practices and teaching, more recently she has become a proponent of incorporating strength training into her movement practice. She also wants… Read more

How To Deal With Schedule Drama & Chronic Re-Schedulers

Do you have Schedule Drama? I certainly do sometimes! As yoga teachers most of us are freelancers, which means we run our own small business whether we realize it or not. We piece together a teaching schedule and a business and a life one random class at a time. If you feel like your schedule… Read more

Yoga Deconstructed with Guest Teacher Trina Altman

Welcome back, everyone! Today, I am excited to bring to you the wisdom, experience, and enthusiasm of my friend Trina Altman. Trina is a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor who is passionate about varied movement. Rather than rigidly adhering to one school of movement, Trina was unable to unlock the potential of her own body… Read more

No Right & No Wrong? Why Teaching Yoga Is So Scary!

Welcome to the second episode of The Mentor Sessions Podcast. Today’s show is going to address why teaching yoga can feel so scary. {!!} As a teacher, it can often feel like there is a great deal of pressure to know everything. And while in-depth study is incredibly important, I also want to release you… Read more