Bridging the Gap between Retreats and Online Classes with Laura Mendez Asbach [On-Air Coaching Call]
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
5h ago
Laura reached out for help to increase enrollment in her online classes. Despite her success in drawing people to her global retreats, she struggles to fill her online series and workshops. In this conversation, we discuss strategies to improve sign-ups for online offerings. Some of the ideas we consider include positioning online classes as 'extensions' of the retreat experiences, frequency and timing of communication, incentives for retreat participants, and the importance of urgency in online sign-ups. We then created a plan to convert her current library membership into something that migh ..read more
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Cueing, Demonstration, and Finding your Voice as a Teacher with Johanna [On Air Coaching Call]
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
2w ago
Johanna is a new yoga teacher who struggles to lead her yoga class without physically practicing along with her students. Mado helps her unpack why she wants to develop this skill and provides simple strategies to build her ability to cue without practicing along with the class. Along the way, they explore internal vs external motivation and learning to trust your inner voice.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 02:17 Johanna's journey to becoming a yoga teacher 06:25 Why Johanna struggles to teach without practicing along 07:42 The conflict between internal and external motivation 12:22 How people ple ..read more
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The Art and Science of Teaching Yoga Online - Part 2 with Lily Dwyer Begg
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
1M ago
Transitioning from in-person classes to online can shake up every aspect of your teaching. When Lily Dwyer Begg dove headfirst into this process, she found greater clarity in her voice and a blossoming creative potential in her teaching. In this episode, Lily shares advice for the art of teaching yoga online including demonstration, verbal cues, class planning, and how to substitute direct touch. She also reveals some of the challenges and opportunities that arose when she stopped teaching at studios and started running her own platform.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 00:00 Introduction 00:53 A co ..read more
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The Art and Science of Teaching Yoga Online - Part 1 with Lily Dwyer Begg
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
1M ago
Learn the nuts and bolts of setting up an online yoga studio. Despite describing herself as a 'Luddite', Lily started teaching online when in-person classes shut down during COVID. She found that online teaching allowed her to teach fewer classes, increase her income, and boost her creativity. In this episode, she shares practical advice on optimizing audio and visual quality, choosing clothing for online classes, and using editing tools to refine recorded classes.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 00:00 Introduction to online teaching 01:02 How Lily transitioned to teaching online during COVID 03:19 ..read more
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How & Why to Eliminate Fear Based Language in Yoga Class with Dr. Libby Hinsley
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
2M ago
Have you heard of “nocebic” language? Learn the way our brains react to expectations, why it’s important to notice fear based language and how to transform your words to empower your students.   Episode Highlights:  How to help your students feel confident and inspired to be in charge of their bodies The importance of looking for what’s right instead of what’s wrong Scope of practice and boundaries in the yoga class setting Psychological and physiological power of messaging in yoga What you can do to nip fear based language in the bud How learning anatomy helps yoga teachers evaluat ..read more
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Yoga & Self-Massage with Dr. Libby Hinsley
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
2M ago
Learn how to incorporate self-massage into your own yoga practice and your yoga classes to build awareness, familiarize yourself with sensation and guide your nervous system toward relaxation.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  What you need to know before bringing self-massage into your classes Sequencing and how to teach a class or workshop with therapy balls  Risks, cautions and contraindications associated with self-massage The difference between intensity and pain Self-massage as a tool to learn anatomy   EPISODE LINKS & RESOURCES: Libby Hinsley Anatomy Bites Follow Libby on ..read more
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Partnerships & Collaborations with Mado Hesselink and Dr. Libby Hinsely
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
2M ago
Collaborating with other yoga teachers can be inspiring and fun - but it can also be a big disaster. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a collaboration successful, when you should partner with someone on a project, and how to choose the right person to collaborate with.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  A discussion of imposter syndrome, comparison, and motivations behind partnerships  When and why choosing to collaborate on a project is a good idea Finding the right person to collaborate with  How partnerships help facilitate productivity and growth in your business  Wh ..read more
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Hypermobility & Yoga with Dr. Libby Hinsley
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
3M ago
Dr. Libby Hinsley returns to the podcast to talk about joint hypermobility, how yoga affects bendy people differently from people with a more average range of motion, and how to best support those with hypermobile bodies in your yoga classes.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Hallmarks of hypermobility  Patterns in injured yogis and yoga teachers  Things to pay attention to if you have a larger than normal range of motion at your joints How yoga can be useful to hypermobile people What interoception is and how it relates to hypermobility Elements of supportive yoga practice for hypermobili ..read more
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Anatomy Myths with Dr. Libby Hinsley
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
3M ago
Investigate some of the common myths and misconceptions people have about anatomy and yoga.   Episode Highlights: The myth of alignment and what is actually normal or average  Benefits and limitations of alignment-based yoga Why doing a posture correctly according to formulas is not safe for everyone  The myth of safety and the fragility of the human body  How we can expect our practice to shift over the course of our lives Examining specific physical cues such as “bringing the shoulders back”   EPISODE LINKS & RESOURCES: Libby Hinsley Anatomy Bites Follow Libby ..read more
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Standing Room Only with Sheri Fisher [Book Club Series]
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
by Mado Hesselink
3M ago
How do you bridge the gap between being qualified to teach yoga and teaching with confidence? Yoga teacher trainings are a deep dive into the practice and pedagogy of yoga, yet many graduates are thrown for a loop once they actually start teaching. In this episode, Sheri Fisher shares the five qualities that yoga teachers need to cultivate on their way to embodying leadership in the yoga classroom.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Differences between group fitness training and yoga teacher training Why the transition from teacher training to confident teacher is so challenging The five pillars of p ..read more
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