7 Reasons to Make Your Home Yoga Practice a Priority
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
4d ago
This week Jason and I talk about why a home practice is essential if you want to integrate yoga in your day to day life. We also offer our thoughts on what constitutes home practice so that you give yourself a break and focus on what's important -- getting on your mat! Our hope is that home practice can be the thing in your life that consistently feels like a respite, a refuge, a haven. We hope you enjoy this conversation where we talk through these 7 distinct reasons that developing a home practice is beneficial: It's so much easier to be consistent You can focus on regions of the body that ..read more
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5 Common Mistakes Yoga Teachers Make with Jason Crandell
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
1w ago
Take a deep breath and get ready to take notes for this one: Jason hones in on 5 of the most common mistakes yoga teachers make. They're so common, in fact, that there are a few Jason still has to be mindful of from time to time. This episode is packed with simple, straightforward ideas to help you teach more skillfully and with more confidence. ⭐️ Join us in at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for a morning of yoga to benefit Boston Children's Hospital! The event is April 28th. Join our Team Yogaland here: yogareachesout.org ⭐️ For shownotes: yogalandpodcast.com/episode325 Hos ..read more
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome (& Building a YouTube Empire) with Brett Larkin
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
2w ago
You might look at yoga teacher Brett Larkin, with her 500K YouTube followers and think it all came easily and naturally to her. Not so — over the course of a decade, Brett slowly but surely kept publishing videos while working full-time as a game developer job and mothering her two small boys. On this episode, Brett shares the details of how she overcame imposter syndrome with the help of her online yoga community and ultimately created a thriving online teacher training business. She also shares gems from her new book, Yoga Life: Habits, Poses, and Breathwork to Channel Joy, which helps you ..read more
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Demystifying Office Yoga with Maryam Sharifzadeh
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
3w ago
Are you still vying for a decent time slot to teach at your local studio? According to Office Yoga founder Maryam Sharifzadeh, your efforts would be far better spent finding a few corporate teaching gigs. Consider this statistic from Sharifzadeh: In the US there is one yoga studio for every 10,000 businesses. That's a lot more premium time slots, with better pay and, in all likelihood, shorter classes! Sharifzadeh founded her business, Office Yoga, in 2014 and shares all the goods about how to go about teaching in the workplace, including: How to adapt to the time and sequencing c ..read more
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Your injuries Qs answered! Sore hammies, sacroiliac woes & more
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
1M ago
Jason joins me this week to answer questions that have been asked during the group live calls of his online course about preventing yoga injuries. He talks through: Knee pain in Upward Bow (Wheel Pose) and Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) What causes sore hamstring attachments and whether or not to bend the knees to make this pain go away Sacroiliac pain that occurs in twists Several different options for coping with sore wrists in Plank and Chaturanga! Jason will be teaching at LoveStory Yoga in San Francisco on March 29th, 2024 -- go to lovestoryyoga.com/workshops to register! Come see Jason and I ..read more
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8 Best Practices for Minimizing Yoga Injuries
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
1M ago
In the modern era of practicing yoga, we've come to terms with the reality that alignment alone is not the sole consideration when it comes to preventing yoga injuries. Today's episode draws from Jason's recent webinar, The Yoga Injury Matrix, and focuses on eight best practices for minimizing yoga injuries. The talk dives into the following ideas: Mindful, skillful alignment Pace, duration, and intensity are key Intensification adjustments and their role in modern yoga Well-rounded sequencing matters Helping your students prioritize self-regulation The role of stabilization techniques Empha ..read more
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Making Your Yoga Teaching More Accessible with Jivana Heyman
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
2M ago
It was such a delight to have Jivana Heyman back on the show to talk about his latest book, The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga. (You can listen to our first chat at yogalandpodcast.com/episode176). The episode explores: What it means to be more collaborative in your teaching, how being more collaborative could help break down traditional hierarchical power dynamics that have led to teacher-student abuses in the past, the importance of overcoming impostor syndrome (especially if you don't think you look the part of the "typical" yoga teacher), his love of asana because of how accessible it ..read more
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The 5 Compartments of the Hip -- and How to Strengthen Them in Yoga
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
2M ago
Welcome back to a new season of Yogaland! Jason is my inaugural guest this season and our conversation focuses on the hips: What are the five compartments of the hip? Why is it important to strengthen them? How do you strengthen them in yoga? Jason lays it all out for you step-by-step. Take a listen and take notes! Also: Jason will be leading his Preventing Injuries online course very soon! Join the waitlist and we will send you all the details as soon as they become available: learn.jasonyoga.com/injuries Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. Hosted on Acast. See acast ..read more
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Ideas for Mindfully Navigating the Holidays
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
4M ago
This time of year is often so fraught with busyness, overwhelm, expectations, even loneliness that we forget the goal: To feel present, joyful, connected. Here are my thoughts on how to gather up all of the skills that you cultivate on your mat (and cushion) and utilize them to navigate the challenges of this time of year. Check out the shownotes fo rmore helpful episodes: yogalandpodcast.com/episode318 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Mind-Flow Mastery with Dr. Daya Grant
Yogaland Podcast
by Andrea Ferretti
4M ago
So thrilled to have Daya Grant join me again on the podcast this week! You may remember Daya from episode 258 (This is Your Brain on Yoga). In her role as a mental performance coach, Daya utilizes tools from her background as a neuroscientist, athlete, and yogi. On this episode, Daya shares some of the fascinating research that shares in her online course, Mind-Flow Masterclass. She shares: Which mental performance tools she used to finish a half marathon (less than a year after giving birth to her second child!) How exercise upregulates BDNF and the ways this is beneficial for the brain How ..read more
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