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Owning a yoga business is not for the faint of heart. In this episode, Mado breaks down 6 steps that will help you be more organized and successful than 99% of yoga teachers out there. If you’re thinking about launching your own yoga business, or want to make sure your foundations are in place, this episode will be your roadmap to confidence. Episo…
 
Gestating, birthing, and parenting another human is one of the most profound yoga practices to be experienced. Listen to this in-depth conversation with Prenatal Yoga Center founder and director, Deb Flashenberg about yoga during pregnancy, birth, and parenting from both the personal and professional perspective. Rest assured, if a pregnant student…
 
Sophia has a vision to share the benefits of yoga with people who have experienced gender-based or domestic violence, but she feels stuck with how to talk about it and include/attract the right people. In this on-air coaching session, Mado helps her navigate some important choices and encourages her to start imperfectly. Episode Highlights: How to …
 
Transform and transcend the “broke yoga teacher” narrative by taking a closer look at some of the common misunderstandings yoga teachers have about yoga, money, and being of service. Episode Highlights: The real reason yoga teachers struggle with money The number one mistake yoga teachers make when it comes to their money The relationship between m…
 
Is your Facebook group feeling stagnant with little or no engagement from your members? Listen to this on-air coaching call to learn about optimizing and leveraging Facebook groups for your yoga business while providing incredible value for your students at the same time. Episode Highlights: Tips for naming your Facebook group Getting clear on your…
 
Zorayda Cocchi was at her wits end. When she switched to online teaching for Covid, her class numbers were so variable that she felt like giving up. Listen to this episode to hear the boundaries she set with her students and the phenomenal win/win results. We also discuss recommendations for growing her yoga business and attracting new students. Ep…
 
Learn tips and strategies to help you choose a clear and compelling name for your yoga offerings. These techniques can be used for your weekly drop-in yoga classes, workshops, and even your online offerings. Episode Highlights: 5 tips for naming your offering you can use right away The pros and cons of super clever names How to utilize keywords and…
 
Learn the three stages most yoga teachers move through while developing their teaching skills. Identify which stage you’re currently in and get recommendations for what to focus on during each phase. Episode Highlights: What defines yoga teaching mastery The 3 universal stages yoga teachers go through on their journey to mastery How to know what ph…
 
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 …
 
Expand your definition of self-care and learn how understanding cue’s from our body plays an important role in creating sustainable self-care habits. Episode Highlights: What it means to practice intuitive self care Examples of the different ways self care can look for different people The importance of making self care more accessible What “commun…
 
Learn how to plan your yoga classes and workshops around a theme using a basic framework that you can adapt and make your own. Episode Highlights: How lesson plans are helpful for new teachers Narrowing down your topic and simplifying the language The basic structure of a balanced yoga sequence The five parts to creating a lesson plan for yoga clas…
 
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 b…
 
Learn what it means to create equitable spaces for Black, indigenous, people of color in the yoga community and how to help people who are underrepresented in the yoga space feel safe and welcome in your classes. Episode Highlights: How the 8 Limbs of Yoga relate to practicing racial equity How white yoga teachers can make their classes more welcom…
 
Rachel Cook, MBA joins Mado to talk about different business models and income streams for yoga teachers. Listen as they define what leveraged, passive, and scaled income streams are and what it looks like to put them into action. Episode Highlights: When and why you would want to look at different income streams The definitions of leveraged, passi…
 
In this on-air coaching call, Mado and Kelly explore business models for online memberships, a new take on email marketing strategy, and different ways she can support her online and in-person yoga business. Episode Highlights: How to use a podcast to increase visibility and guide people to your other offerings Business models for online membership…
 
What does the law have to do with self-worth? Listen for a unique perspective on the purpose of the law and why yoga teachers need to understand the legal landscape around their vocation. Stay tuned to the end for information on how to win a signed copy of Cory’s book, The Yoga Law Book. Episode Highlights: The biggest misunderstanding yoga teacher…
 
Explore the nuanced topic of cultural appropriation in this week’s podcast episode. Learn what it is, how to identify it, how it relates to yoga, and how we can use this information to ease the suffering and harm it can cause. Episode Highlights: Defining cultural appropriation from both direct personal experience and a research/writing perspective…
 
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 attent…
 
Maria Kirsten joins Mado for a fascinating and dynamic conversation about mental health and yoga including specific ways yoga teachers can support the mental health of their students in their classes. Episode Highlights: The stigma of mental health and normalizing the full spectrum of experiences How social media helps and hinders mental health A d…
 
Nichi Linder, like a lot of yoga teachers, is looking to create a balance between her full-time job, her family, teaching yoga classes, and doing more yoga training. Listen as Mado helps her hone in on some important considerations for time management and deciding where the best place for her to teach might be. They also discuss Nichi’s plans to co…
 
Understanding Ayurveda helps yoga teachers and students access a more grounded presence both in their practice and their lives. This is especially true during times of change, uncertainty, and heightened anxiety. Chara Carruthers joins Mado on the podcast to talk about how the tools of ayurveda can help us to stay centered and maintain our self car…
 
Positioning yourself as a leader in your specific field or niche is one of the most effective ways to grow your audience of enthusiastic and engaged followers online. This episode contains Mado’s tips for building your credibility along with building a following. Yoga teachers and anyone looking to build their audience can benefit from this tried a…
 
Paige wants to create a sustainable and scalable business teaching yoga. In this on-air coaching call, she & Mado chat about her goals and vision for her yoga business. Together they think through different business models and how understanding the nuts and bolts can help set you up for success. Episode Highlights: Thinking outside the traditional …
 
This episode is a collaboration with 25 yoga teachers who have come together to support and celebrate new yoga teachers. Listen as they share their personal experience and favorite advice for new teachers. Episode Highlights: The importance of personal practice and self care for new teachers Expectations around making money in the beginning Advice …
 
How do you teach yoga during a crisis? Whether the crisis is personal or political, local or universal, what is the best way to show up for your students? This episode contains advice for yoga teachers on how to teach classes and serve your students during times of turmoil. Episode Highlights: 7 tips for teaching during a crisis. How crisis can bri…
 
Mado coaches Amber about whether or not she should begin teaching privates and how to get ready to add them to her yoga offerings. Episode Highlights: Finding a balance with weekly group classes, family obligations, wanting to be of service, and building a sustainable business The connection between payment for service and being of service How to g…
 
If you are looking to create an online yoga course, this is the episode for you. Kelly McHugh, founder of Digital Yoga Academy, joins Mado to share helpful tips and strategies for launching online yoga courses. Kelly breaks down the steps you need to take in a simple and completely do-able way. Episode Highlights Different ways yoga teachers can st…
 
In this special anniversary episode, Mado answers lots of audience questions. She is joined by friends and former guests Amanda McKinney, Amanda Kingsmith, and Shannon Crow to celebrate two years of the Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast. Some of the questions asked and answered: What does a day in the life look like for you? How do you balance your per…
 
Is the online yoga world saturated? Author and host of the popular podcast, The Yogahealer Show, Cate Stillman joins Mado for a conversation about the unique world of online business and how yoga teachers can stand out and make money despite all of the free content out there. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a chance to win a copy of Cate’s…
 
In this on-air coaching call, Laura receives guidance on the foundations of growing an audience online. She and Mado cover a lot of ground including priority setting, conducting market research, email lists, and networking. Episode highlights: How taking online trainings yourself can help you be a better online educator How understanding your ideal…
 
If you aren’t teaching online (or even if you are) here are some ideas and actions you can take during this time of social isolation that will continue to move your yoga business forward. Episode highlights: How to use this time to reinforce and reconnect to the foundations of your teaching business. What are the foundational pieces of success as a…
 
Kristine Weber is a leading authority on the neuro-scientific benefits of slow, mindful movement. She joins Mado on the podcast for an in-depth conversation about what happens physiologically when you experience anxiety and the science behind why yoga is helpful for anxiety. Episode highlights: How we experience and process trauma, our behavior, an…
 
Cory Sterling, author of The Yoga Law Book, sheds light on important legal considerations and perspectives for online yoga teaching and how they differ from when you’re teaching in person. Episode highlights: The elements of a good waiver of liability for online yoga classes. The legal issues emerging as online yoga teaching grows. Special consider…
 
Are you doing everything you know how to do to market your yoga classes, workshops, and events but not getting the results you were hoping for? Listen to this episode to learn what you’re missing and how to make your marketing infinitely more effective. Highlights from this episode: What it means to have clear and compelling marketing. The differen…
 
Have you ever had ‘problem’ students in your classes? This on-air coaching call covers how to maintain boundaries with students when they insist on testing them during class. Highlights from this episode: Maintaining structure and boundaries while meeting the group dynamic. Whether jokes appropriate in a yoga class or not. How to set clear expectat…
 
Jerome Smith brings his authentic and down to earth approach to yoga and 30+ years of study in the Himalayan Tradition to this conversation with Mado about yoga’s internal practices and how to integrate them into your life. Highlights from this episode: How to transition from external/body based practices to internal practices The value of self-gui…
 
Faria had been feeling a shift in her mindset when she reached out to Mado for coaching. She was sensing it was time to stop treating yoga like a hobby and start taking her teaching career more seriously. But she didn’t know how exactly to do that. In this on-air coaching call, Faria talks about how her teaching has changed since completing the Fou…
 
Michelle Marchildon joins Mado on the podcast to discuss how yoga teachers can incorporate themes into their classes in a way that feels authentic and inspiring. Highlights from this episode: Michelle’s definition of a yoga class theme The part of theming that most yoga teachers struggle with and Michelle’s formula to help overcome it Different app…
 
Ever wonder what’s actually happening in the transition from downward facing dog to lunge? Why is it so challenging for some? Is it an essential transition to master? Listen to learn how you can help your students navigate this common movement while still offering them an empowering yoga class experience. Highlights from this episode: Understanding…
 
Shannon Crow is a yoga teacher who specializes in yoga for pelvic health and trains other yoga teachers to do the same. In her conversation with Mado, she shares the basics of what every yoga teacher should know about pelvic health, information for yoga teachers interested in focusing on pelvic health, and also how she built her one to one pelvic h…
 
Kim is in the process of opening a yoga studio in an up-and-coming neighborhood in New York City. While she waits for her permits and paperwork to go through, she takes the opportunity to get some one-on-one coaching from Mado about her unique vision. In addition to being in an owner/administrative role, Kim wants to be a practitioner at her own st…
 
Mado shares her top 5 tips for sequencing a 20 minute demo class to audition for a teaching position. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special freebie for listeners. Episode highlights: Why yoga studios ask for a 20 minute audition. How to do research for the teaching job you are hoping to get. What to focus on when you don’t have enough …
 
Health psychologist, Stanford University lecturer, and author Kelly McGonigal joins Mado for a closer look at understanding the science behind the Joy of Movement from the perspective of a yoga teacher and yoga practitioner. The two also discuss how yoga teachers can use the information provided by the science to improve their classes and bring mor…
 
Amanda McKinney is a Marketing Coach with a passion for empowering yoga teachers to earn more money doing what they love. In this episode, Mado picks Amanda’s brain about the 3 steps you can take right now to get more people in your yoga classes. Episode highlights: Approaches for brand new teachers as well as experienced teachers who are ready to …
 
Miranda Peterson has had an impressive 2019: she more than tripled her yoga business revenue from the year before. But that’s not the only result she’s seen from hiring Mado as her coach and mentor. In this special episode, you get a behind the scenes glimpse of what it’s like to work with a coach long term including: The process and what happens w…
 
Cari Moskow is a yoga teacher from Atlanta, GA who loves teaching workshops, but feels overwhelmed by the task of promoting them. In this on-air coaching call, Cari and Mado talk through her intended audience and how to create simple systems for marketing her workshops that will be more efficient and effective. Episode highlights: Marketing on the …
 
There are four basic types of yoga workshops that have a proven track record for consistently attracting students anywhere in the world. In this episode, Mado explains each type in detail including why you might choose one over the other and the upsides and downsides each. New freebie for listeners: Get a free download of 100 yoga workshop ideas wh…
 
Chasity Burleson is a brand new yoga studio owner in Asheville, NC looking for guidance in creating workshops to help her students go a little deeper with yoga philosophy. Listen as she gains both clarity and strategy in this on-air coaching call with Mado. New freebie for listeners: Get a free download of 100 yoga workshop ideas when you sign up f…
 
Learn the essential differences between yoga classes and yoga workshops and how understanding them can help improve your teaching and help your students see the value of both types of offerings. New freebie for listeners: Get a free download of 100 yoga workshop ideas when you sign up for Mado’s email list. Episode highlights: How knowing the diffe…
 
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