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Listen to your inner teacher. Tracee Stanley is a Hollywood producer turned teacher, writer, and guide who focuses primarily on the inner experience of yoga. In this episode, we receive wisdom from her 20+ years of study in the traditions of the Himalayan Masters and Sri Vidya Tantra and her perspective on weaving your practice into all aspects of …
 
Examine the why and how behind movement. Lara Heimann, host of the redefining yoga podcast and founder of the LYT Method, shares intelligent approaches to alignment on and off the mat. Episode Highlights: Dynamic ways to evolve your yoga practice and move it into your life Developmental sequencing to create new pathways for movement The biggest bli…
 
Learn positive and proactive ways to honor yoga as a cultural practice with Susanna Barkataki, author of Embrace Yoga’s Roots. Episode Highlights: How to become a leader in personal and social transformation Understanding the causes and conditions of oppression and practices to counter them Self inquiry, commitment to values and the lifestyle of en…
 
Learn how to attract and retain loyal students. Mado helps yoga teacher, Aleks Middleton, create a plan for the future of her business by detailing integral structures that support student evolution and progress. Episode Highlights: Offerings that will get your students excited about committing to their practice How to set expectations for your stu…
 
Find freedom by sharing your unapologetic self. Reggie Hubbard, political activist and founder of Active Peace Yoga, describes how staying true to your values in your teaching will boost your self worth and confidence. Episode Highlights: His journey from reactivity to responsiveness How to prioritize self care during times of stress and chaos Appr…
 
Find a business model that doesn’t lead to burnout. Candela asks Mado how to turn strangers into paying clients and build community with consistency in this on air coaching call. Episode Highlights: Social media as a tool to build your clientele Using testimonials to grow your offerings Financial barriers vs lack of understanding The benefits of of…
 
Basic knowledge of the law can support your yoga business. Ashley Dunasta, lawyer & yoga teacher, breaks down important legal principles as the foundation for a safe and vibrant yoga and business practice. Episode Highlights: Written agreements - what they mean, when you need them and why they’re so important Skillful negotiation as a tool to honor…
 
Time management as self care. Consider a yogic approach to productivity in this episode with Renee Clair and learn how to organize your life to spend more time doing what you love. Episode Highlights: Strategies to free up time and mental energy The importance of non-accomplishing How to evaluate where your time is going Why you need to take 2 cons…
 
Yin yoga is incredibly popular, yet commonly misunderstood. In this episode, I ask Yin yoga teacher trainer Nyk Danu to help me clear up common misconceptions about yin yoga and find out where to start if you’re interested in teaching yin classes. Episode Highlights: Yin as an antidote for our stressful modern culture Roots, history & philosophy of…
 
Asana is a tool to guide you toward a more fulfilling yoga practice. Dr. Libby Hinsley is back on the podcast to talk about the truth of creating an accessible yoga experience. You’ll learn how to meet your students’ expectations AND educate them about what really matters when it comes to yoga from a place of confidence and compassion. Episode High…
 
Find out what happens when you teach from your own inner wisdom and experience. Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D and yoga therapist, shares wisdom from her 50 years of teaching. Episode Highlights: The beauty of remembering that you’re enough How to see our students with soft eyes Yoga poses as questions instead of answers How to help your students open…
 
Weigh the pros and cons of the most common types of offerings from both the perspective of teacher and student. In this episode, Mado goes over a basic framework for progressing the structure of your offerings and different formats for teaching and learning both online and in person. Episode Highlights: The one offering I recommend that new yoga te…
 
Teaching yoga as a second career? Learn why that matters and how you can leverage what you have done in the past to build your teaching business more quickly. In this on-air coaching call, Mado guides Gillian to learn from mistakes, open up to possibility, and use her business as an incubator for her own growth. Episode Highlights: The challenge an…
 
What separates a high quality teacher training from the many that are just ok? Mado and studio owner Arundhati Baitmangalkar talk about how to facilitate top tier 200 hour training and how to raise the bar for YTT standards throughout the world. Episode Highlights: Innovative structures to support your students What to look for in a teacher trainin…
 
Themes can help you as a teacher and benefit your students at the same time. In this episode, you’ll learn about four ways to incorporate themes into your classes and gain insight on which will best fit your situation. Episode Highlights: Inspiration for creating themes regularly How to make your personal stories feel relevant to your students The …
 
Learn to run a yoga challenge step by step. Mado and her guest Amanda McKinney talk through the nuts and bolts of why you might want to create a challenge and how to do it in 5 simple steps. Episode Highlights: What to consider before you decide to run a challenge The benefits of running a yoga challenge Free vs paid offerings and why paid offering…
 
Show Notes Examine your relationship with tech and how it aligns with your vision for the future. Mado speaks with Avi Gordon, director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, about how our yoga practice can directly influence our relationship with tech. Episode Highlights: How to foster a healthy relationship with technology The most helpful at…
 
Learn how to connect with people who have less access to yoga. Mado and Brandon Dawson-Jarvis talk about how to best communicate about yoga to underserved communities and people who don’t think of themselves as yoga practitioners, as well as how to challenge common misconceptions about yoga. Episode Highlights: Simple ideas to get started sharing y…
 
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. Episode Highlights: The different kinds of yoga workshops and which ones ten…
 
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. This episode originally aired December 9th, 2019. Enjoy the replay! Episode highlights: How knowing the differences between weekly classes and workshops ca…
 
If you struggle with pricing or are unsure about how to set prices for your teaching, this episode is a mini-training to help you set a minimum hourly rate. This episode originally aired in Dec 6, 2018. Enjoy the replay! Episode Highlights Why you should set a minimum hourly rate Whether or not to discount your rates for charity The 3 basic conside…
 
Mado shares reasons new students might not be coming back to your classes and solutions to help you attract the people who truly want what you are offering. This information in this episode will help yoga teachers build their class attendance faster and find their authentic voice as a yoga teacher. This episode originally aired on October 31st, 201…
 
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. This episode originally aired on February 2…
 
Warm ups are an essential part of your yoga sequence - so how do you know if you are choosing the right poses? By listener request, I share my thoughts on the topic in this episode including: The two main purposes for warming up The kind of movement that is best for fulfilling these intentions How to choose warm up poses based on the more challengi…
 
Grace reached out for advice and support on gaining confidence as a yoga teacher. She's been teaching for a year and is afraid that her teacher training was sub-par, but doesn't have the funds to take another at the moment. She feels she should have enough experience by now to feel confident, so she wonders what the heck is going on? This episode o…
 
Self care is essential for yoga teachers - but easier said than done. In the fast pace of modern culture, our role has partly become a cheerleader for self care. Yet, many of us live with life circumstances that cause us to neglect our own self-care. In this week’s episode of the podcast I demystify the idea of self care and offer a simple way of t…
 
Use the latest research in neuroscience to turn your personal practice from a resource intensive decision to a nourishing habit. This episode originally aired on October 11th, 2018. Enjoy the replay! Episode Highlights Why habit formation is a missing piece in most teacher trainings Destigmatizing the struggle to stay consistent and debunking the m…
 
Show Notes Communication is a key skill for yoga teachers, studio owners, and anyone working in a leadership position inside a yoga business. In this on-air coaching call, Mado chats with yoga teacher and studio manager Emma Rabbit about personal and professional boundaries, client communication, and the myriad considerations for re-opening to in p…
 
Learn to put your values into action. Mado and Rach Junard discuss strategies to set boundaries, honor your values and cultivate self awareness in order to live an aligned life. Episode Highlights: Quiet and stillness as a necessity for the modern world Transformative and restorative justice Accountability as kindness How to respectfully give and r…
 
Show Notes Decision making, perfectionism and niche. If you need guidance with defining who your teaching will benefit most and encouragement to get started, you’ll love this on-air coaching call. Episode Highlights: Questions to ask yourself when choosing your niche Niche myths and realities How to set good boundaries for your business Conserving …
 
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 R…
 
How can we make our classes financially accessible AND sustainable? In this conversation Mado & Nyk discuss different pricing models and how they can offer access to our classes, workshops, and events without devaluing our expertise and experience. Episode Highlights: Inspiration and ideas for structuring your class pricing The difference between d…
 
Looking for deeper, more meaningful conversations on social media? Tune into this episode with Jeanette Sealy to learn all about Clubhouse, what makes it different from other social platforms and how it can help your yoga business. You’ll also get a sneak peak into an impromptu collaboration between Mado and Jeanette. Episode Highlights: The benefi…
 
Struggling to build a following on social media? Here are 5 clear steps to create interest and attract clients on social media, build trusting relationships with your potential clients and get started spreading the world about your offerings. Episode Highlights: The best approach to finding your first students and clients Why niche is an essential …
 
Instagram isn’t the right platform for everyone. Cora Geroux is an Instagram expert who has been rethinking her relationship with the platform and not because she hasn’t seen success there. Enjoy this discussion on strategies and best uses for Instagram and how to decide if Instagram is the right place for you. Episode Highlights: How to decide if …
 
Tap into the benefits of social media without the digital overwhelm. Is there purpose behind your social media use or are you mindlessly scrolling? In this episode, Mado shares tips and advice for developing a healthy relationship with social media as a yoga teacher. Episode Highlights: The problems and challenges of social media Why using social m…
 
Incorporate somatics into your yoga classes to offer your students access to deeper relaxation and a better mind/body connection. In this episode Trina Altman shares the story of how she fell in love with somatic movement and offers advice for yoga teachers who want to incorporate somatic principles into their classes. Episode Highlights: How somat…
 
Do you feel conflicted about charging money for your teaching? Melanie does and she reached out to me for an outside perspective. Her inner conflict about charging for yoga is keeping her stuck in a job that she dislikes, but she’s not sure how to shift it. In this conversation, we look at her beliefs from the outside and reframe the idea that char…
 
What’s the cost of avoiding your feelings? Taylor Wray opens up about facing fears as a form of self care, her journey through paralyzing perfectionism, and the hope we can provide by showing up imperfectly, in this honest conversation. Episode Highlights: The dangers of putting yoga teachers on a pedestal Liberation through feeling fear and doing …
 
Accessible yoga, teacher training standards, and red flags of high demand yoga styles are just a few of the topics we touch on in this wide ranging conversation with Yoga Where you Are authors Dianne Bondy and Kat Rebar (Heagberg). Episode Highlights: How we can teach accessible classes that are still challenging Evolving definitions of spiritualit…
 
What is the intersection between ethics and business? Learn how to run your business in a way that supports your ethics AND how your yoga practice can make you a better business owner in this mini-training with Mado. Episode Highlights: The overlap between yoga principles and business The two reasons we’re most likely to compromise our values How y…
 
Ethics, accountability, and yoga teacher training standards are a few of the topics Mado discusses with Dr. Christa Kuberry, Vice President of Standards for The Yoga Alliance. Whatever your stance on this sometimes controversial organization, you’ll likely appreciate hearing this inside perspective and high level discussion on the future of the yog…
 
Curious about what the future holds for yoga teachers? In this episode, Alex Klein and Alex Jaton, the founders of tech companies YogaTrail and Ubindi, join Mado to talk about the future of the yoga industry in 2021 and beyond. Episode Highlights: Why the yoga business is so challenging in the first place. The silver lining of COVID’s impact on yog…
 
Mado takes yoga teacher Chanel Sledge through a mini strategy session to work on her vision and help her create a system for sharing her message through online content. Episode Highlights: Who to create content for if you’re not sure of your niche Why giving yourself permission to be yourself will attract your your ideal clients Time management str…
 
Mado helps Julie find structure for her vision and clarity about what to do with the 100 yoga class sequences that she created over the pandemic. Episode Highlights: How to build trust and inspire people to work with you Why simplicity is best and when to add in additional layers to your business The most common type of marketing and why it works w…
 
Mado and Libby Hinsley, physical therapist and yoga therapist, address questions for yoga teachers who are curious about anatomy and biomechanics and how they apply to specific poses. Episode Highlights: The best approach for learning anatomy How to craft a class that is helpful for the variety of bodies that might show up The benefits and purposes…
 
Behavior change researcher and meditation teacher Alex Haley shares insights about neuropsychology and behavioral psychology. Learn to tap into the power of behavior change to inspire your yoga students, get more benefit from your practice and build a more sustainable business. Episode Highlights: Myths and misconceptions about behavior change Prac…
 
Yoga helps us reconnect with the deepest, unchanging aspects of ourselves. In this episode, Mado invites you to prioritize your values to remember, and love, who you really are. Episode Highlights: Maslow’s hierarchy and how yoga fits into each stage Mado’s personal story of finding meaning and purpose through yoga The meaning of the word dharma fr…
 
Learn systems and processes to help you focus your energy and achieve goals in alignment with your values. Episode Highlights: The importance of checking in with your values on a regular basis How to direct your passion with focus and follow through How to move on from mistakes and use challenging events as catalyst for change Scheduling habits tha…
 
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…
 
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