As yoga teachers, what lies within our scope of practice when it comes to talking about vaccination? Shannon Crow (she/her) and Drew Hume (he/him) discuss some common sentiments in the broader context of conversations happening in the yoga community.
Feeling stuck when it comes to creating content for your audience? In this 5-part series, Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her tried-and-tested 5 step process for creating effective content. Step 5 focuses on a PLAN to share, schedule and repurpose content.
Feeling stuck when it comes to creating content for your audience? In this 5-part series, Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her tried-and-tested 5 step process for creating effective content. In Step 4, we’re digging into HOW you want to show up.
Feeling stuck when it comes to creating content for your audience? In this 5-part series, Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her tried-and-tested 5 step process for creating effective content. Step 3 is all about answering the question WHERE.
Feeling stuck when it comes to creating content for your audience? In part 2 of this 5-part series, Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her tried-and-tested 5 step process for creating effective content. Step 2 is all about answering the question WHY.
Feeling stuck when it comes to creating content for your audience? In this 5-part series, Shannon Crow (she/her) shares her tried-and-tested 5 step process for creating effective content. Step 1 is all about answering the question WHEN.
How can you market your yoga in an authentic and genuine way that reflects the work you’ve been doing around anti-oppression and inclusion? Tristan Katz (they/them) has some insights and tips how yoga teachers can engage in conscious marketing.
What is anti-oppression yoga, and how does it play into the way we share yoga in the world? Pooja Virani (she/her) explains more about how privilege, and oppression shows up in yoga spaces, and what we can do to create more inclusive spaces for all.
Do you have closed captions enabled for your Zoom classes? Landen Stacy (he/him) explains why closed captions are an important addition to your online yoga classes, what you need to add them to Zoom, plus some bonus tips on accessibility!
How can you make your online yoga classes more personalized? Arundhati Baitmangalkar (she/her) has some tips to build community and cultivate connection in virtual yoga classes, and strategies to create the best experience possible for YTT students.
We may have told our yoga students not to do a movement if it causes pain, but is all pain necessarily bad? Neil Pearson (he/him) shares insights from pain science about why pain doesn’t always mean damage, and how to approach pain in yoga.
What are some questions to ask someone in pain to be better able to help them? Shelly Prosko (she/her) shares insights about pain, healing, and compassion, and highlights some questions rooted in empowerment, pain science and self compassion we can ask.
Hip or pelvic pain is a common complaint among yoga students, and you may even have experienced it yourself. Shannon Crow (she/her) shares more about what exactly hip pain is and some yoga exercises and movements that can help alleviate it.
YTTs don’t often teach yoga teachers about the business aspect of teaching yoga. Manu Molina de la Torre (he/him) shares 8 important lessons and tips to help yoga teachers to start and run a successful yoga business.
How can you make your website stand out from all the other yoga teacher websites? Danbee Shin (she/her) has some tips, strategies and action steps you can implement right away to freshen up your website and make an impact online!
Need help crafting a great sales page that helps you get more students? Sarah Guilliot (she/her) has just the tips for you. She shares her checklist for what a sales page should include, common mistakes to avoid, and where to get inspiration!
Despite being able to teach yoga in-person, Colin Hall (he/him) decided to close his yoga studio and offer online yoga classes instead. He explains how and why he chose to teach online, how his community reacted to it, and more.
How do you close out your yoga classes? If you don’t feel comfortable saying ‘namaste’, or your usual closings are feeling stale and repetitive, Shannon Crow (she/her) has some alternative ways to end your yoga classes.
How can we be more inclusive toward people in abundant bodies in our yoga spaces? Dianne Bondy (she/her) shares about being mindful of the language we use around people in larger bodies, and how to hold space for them in a respectful, and welcoming way.
What exactly is body positive yoga, and how can we create truly inclusive and accessible yoga spaces? Gillian McCollum (she/her) shares insights about body positive yoga, the challenges and mindset issues we may have around it, and more.
How can yoga teachers help to create anti-oppression, inclusive yoga spaces? Avery Kalapa (they/them) and Maygen Nicholson (she/they) share insights from the trans and gender non-binary community about how yoga teachers can learn together and do better.
Corporate Yoga Part 2 – Samantha Harrison (she/her) shares how going virtual has changed the corporate yoga space, the new opportunities available to yoga teachers, and more!
Have you ever wanted to teach corporate yoga, but weren’t sure where to start? Samantha Harrison (she/her) has some tips. She shares more about how to get corporate clients, the difference between yoga in a corporate setting vs. elsewhere, and more!
As yoga teachers, we’ve all had awkward, funny, embarrassing moments while teaching a class. Shannon Crow (she/her) and Sinead O’Connor (she/her) read out some stories shared by other Connected Yoga Teachers in the Facebook Group. Get ready for a laugh!
Is work-life balance a myth? Dawn Vason (she/her) has some practical tips around planning time for both life and work. She also shares insights on running a business while raising a family, dealing with parenting guilt, and finding balance in life.
Almost 50% of the world’s population will reach menopause, yet there is a lot of misconceptions surrounding this phase of life. Shirley Weir (she/her), Menopause Chick, busts some common myths and shares facts on perimenopause and menopause.
Drawings can be a great way to plan yoga classes. Eva-Lotta Lamm (she/her) shares how you can use her unique system for drawing yoga stick figures to plan sequences, yoga flows and explains why visual tools are so powerful in learning!
What does the future look like for yoga, and what does that mean for yoga teachers? Amber Karnes shares insights on teaching yoga online in the future, why online yoga may be more accessible for some, and how to navigate moving forward meaningfully.
Teaching yoga online is hard, but what about hosting conferences and teacher trainings? Jivana Heyman (he/his) talks about his experience moving everything online, including the entire Accessible Yoga Conference and his yoga teacher trainings.
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast celebrates its 4th anniversary! Host Shannon Crow (she/her) answers questions inspired by listeners about why she started the podcast, getting sponsorship and challenges she faced, in this behind-the-scenes episode.
The biopsychosocial model of care is a whole-person approach to health and wellness. Expert Carolyn Vandyken (she/her) explains how this framework relates to pain, movement, function. She also breaks down the science of pain in relation to yoga, and more!
Wondering how to get more private yoga students? Megan Spears (she/her) shares how she built up the confidence and knowledge to teach private yoga, and her unique marketing strategy that helped grow her business from 0 to 15 students!
Figuring out the tech and equipment to teach yoga online can be overwhelming. Dominique Gauthier (she/her) shares some of her tech challenges, the tips and tricks she used to overcome them, and her tech recommendations for teaching hybrid classes.
Wondering what to charge for your yoga classes now that they’re online? Shannon Crow (she/her) shares more about the factors to consider in pricing your yoga offerings, including the perceived value of your classes, the hidden costs, and more.
How does your yoga inform your politics? Chara Caruthers (she/her) and Maria Kirsten (she/her) highlight the intersections of yoga and politics, and explain how the philosophies of yoga ties in to all aspects of our lives, including politics.
Should we be wearing masks in yoga classes? There has been a lot of confusion on this topic, but Clare Kelley (she/her) shares valuable insights about risks, virus transmission, best practices for mask-wearing and safe distancing, and more.
Happy new year! What a year 2020 has been. Shannon Crow (she/her) reflects on the challenges and accomplishments of the year, and challenges you to find inspiration in the small wins.
How does yoga relate to parenting, perfectionism and your own practice? Judith Hanson Lasater (she/her) and Lizzie Lasater (she/her) share from their unique perspective as a mother-daughter team about raising children, running a yoga business and more.
What does an inclusive yoga space look and feel like to our BIPOC students? Erin Ajayi (she/her) shares her experiences as a Black yoga student and gives suggestions on how yoga teachers, practitioners and studios can create more inclusive yoga spaces.
How important is niching down for your yoga business? In this Consultation Call, Shannon helps Megan Mulrine dig into her true passion in yoga and how she can specialize to share that with more people, while creating a sustainable business.
Through the pandemic, yoga studio owners have faced additional challenges. Nicole Blackwood (she/her) shares the story of how she realized she might need to close her yoga studio, and her efforts to keep it open through these challenging times.
You are invited to the Yoga Teacher Conf happening on December 14, 2020. Shannon Crow is one of the many presenters that will be there. Let’s hang out online and talk about how you can create your dream yoga business.
Looking to attract more yoga students? Steph Crowder (she/her) has an easy and actionable 4-step process that will turn your ideas into registrations. Steph also explains a big mistake business owners make in sales and tips to avoid it.
Tristan Katz (they/them) taks to Shannon about creating braver, safer and more inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ+ students in our community.
What do we as yoga teachers need to understand about the bladder? So many of our students are dealing with urinary incontinence. Studies have shown the benefits that yoga and education can have. Today Shannon outlines why yoga is good for your bladder.
Shannon shares a pelvic symmetry sequence that she has used for years as a yoga teacher and practitioner. It is one that Dr. Sinead Dufour adapted from a sequence that Cecile Rost, PT created. This sequence is often helpful for pelvic girdle pain.
All of your yoga students have a pelvic floor. Shannon Crow specializes in sharing Yoga for Pelvic Health. Today on the podcast she talks about the 5 functions of the pelvic floor and how yoga and physio can help those dealing with pelvic health issues.
Running a yoga business can be stressful and often self-care falls to the bottom of the list. Shunta Grant, creator of Best Today Brand, is a parent running three businesses. She shares how she fits it all in and how she makes self-care a top priority.
Yoga teacher, Kelly Smith, has created an entire business focused on guided meditations. She talks to us on the podcast about the benefits of meditation, how to write our own and how to record and share guided meditations with our yoga students online.
Shannon talks to Jesal Parikh about racism in yoga and how appropriation and privilege show up in our movement science.
How do you cue effectively? Libby Hinsley talks to us about the importance of intention and reason for cues. We also talk about cueing for safety, the importance of cueing for beginners or those who are new to yoga, and how anatomy can inform your cueing.
Shannon talks to Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour about what makes an amazing Yoga Teacher Training experience.
Kelly Glover is an expert in podcasting, pitches and media. She is the CEO of the Talent Squad, a podcast pitching company. Today, she talks to us about how to find the shows your target audience is listening to, and how to write an effective pitch.
Being a guest on a podcast is a great way to showcase your offering or expertise. Seasoned podcasters Amanda Kingsmith, Mado Hesselink, and Amanda McKinney have tips on how to get booked on a podcast, from pitching to promotion.
Is yoga cultural appropriation? Dr Shailla Vaidya tackles this complex question by sharing her own experiences with yoga in a Western context. She also talks about how we can share yoga respectfully, and honour its history, culture and traditions.
How do you stay productive in your business? In this episode, Shannon talks to Shawn Radcliffe, a health and science writer and Yoga Instructor, who shares some tips on how to use a 15-minute planner to get organized and plan a productive week.
What is the difference between Yin and Restorative yoga? Today Nyk Danu, Yoga Therapist and Yin trainer, shares the similarities and differences. We talk about the number and length of poses, props and the intention and origin of each style of yoga.
The COVID pandemic has drastically changed the world we live in. Many of us have had to make the leap to shift our businesses online and offer our yoga classes and offerings virtually. Today Nikki Naab-Levy shares tips on how to grow an online business.
Today on the podcast Shannon shares her sticky note secret to getting yoga students registered for your next offering. She walks you through the very simple and easy steps to figure out your minimum and maximum numbers and how to get students to sign up.
Video is a great way for us to connect with new yoga students, especially with how social media and physical distancing are these days.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by, and tired of, social media? If this is you, today’s episode with Devon Pelto is going to give you some ideas for how to deal with this. It is a live consultation call and we cover actionable steps when dealing with overwhelm.
Do your friends and family know about the work that you do? When we learn to connect (network) it can really help us to grow our yoga business. Natalie Eckdahl shares actionable steps and strategies that will help us to connect to more yoga students.
Today, in this bonus episode, we hear from Michelle Johnson on the topic of anti-racism and yoga. How we can, as yoga teachers (and studios), hold space for the conversations that need to happen? How can we move into the realm of social justice?
Shannon talks to Jessica Stansberry, an expert in email marketing, about which email platform to use, how often to email your students and so much more.
2020 has been a challenging year for many of us; in this espisode Diane Liska shares some brain science education, along with some coping strategies.
Do you feel like it’s time for a break from your yoga business? Shannon shares the planned breaks she takes daily, weekly and monthly.
Shannon talk to Chara Caruthers and Maria Kirsten of the Live Like You Love Yourself Podcast, on the topics we sometimes shy away from – Social justice, anti-racism and politics in yoga.
Shannon talks to her team members around the world about how they are coping during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This series of interviews was recorded back at the end of April 2020, and we get a glimpse into the lives of the people who make The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast and community possible.
Today Shannon talks to Antony Lo, a physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic health and helping those who love to move and do CrossFit.
In this episode Shannon covers the four questions she uses to determine how to make any movement safe for a yoga student.
Today Shannon talks to Mado Hesselink of the Yoga Teacher Resource podcast about how she integrates pelvic health and yoga.
Do you have a social media marketing strategy? Andrea Jones helps us to see how simple this can be with 5 content pillars and 1 social media channel.
Reneé Clair walks us through her step-by-step recruiting process that yoga teachers can use when they are ready to hire. She also shares tips to get hired.
Sandra Booker talks with us about how and when to hire a VA (virtual assistant). She covers how to pass tasks over, how much to pay and much more.
Amanda McKinney and Shannon Crow share a masterclass they did for yoga teachers wanting to offer their yoga online during covid-19.
Barrie Risman talks about how to deepen your yoga practice and how this has been the key to her yoga business growth and sustainability.
Jenifer Parker shares how a collective studio model is an option we can look at to divide the work between yoga teachers, even without a studio location.
Mado Hesselink covers how to know when you are ready to offer a workshop, the four categories of workshops and how to fill them.
Jennie MacGoy acted quickly to get her yoga classes online (using Zoom) when the schools in her area closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Isabel sent in a question that became a full podcast episode. She asked Shannon to share the milestones of her yoga business.
I wanted to check in and see how you are doing with everything we are facing now with COVID-19. I want to find out how I can support you.
Tiffany and Katherine, founders of Yomassage, share how they created a unique niche offering that combines yoga with therapeutic touch.
Kaya Mindlin talks to us about the importance of sleep, what Yoga Nidra is (and is not), how we can aid our students in relaxation (savasana).
Fotini Walton is the founder of Horse Wisdom Yoga®. This episode highlights how yoga can be weaved with a person’s passion to create a unique offering.
How do you define your brand as a yoga teacher? Racheal Kay Albers talks to us abouthow to specialize (yes niche work) and stand out way beyond a logo.
In this special question and answer episode, Courtney Butler-Robinson asks how Shannon avoids burnout. Jessica Saunders asks about taking yoga online.
How can we be prepared for tax time? Kelly Christian, a professional bookkeeper and tax preparer shares what we need to know as yoga teachers.
Have you thought of creating a yoga teacher training? Aruna and Claire share how they created a YTT and then licensed it to other yoga teachers.
Claire Pelletreau shares how to use Facebook ads when you are wanting to share your yoga offering whether you hire it out or DIY it.
Susie Gronski is a doctor of physical therapy as well as a yoga teacher. In today’s podcast, she talks to us about male pelvic health, yoga and much more.
Amanda McKinney and Shannon Crow share a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to start a membership site and how yoga teachers could do the same.
Many yoga students are dealing with anxiety. They hear how beneficial yoga can be for the nervous system. Amanda Whiting specializes in yoga for anxiety.
Melissa Dessaulles explains the difference between stress and urge incontinence, and how yoga and physiotherapy can help in addressing some of these issues.
When we are told to engage or strengthen the core in a yoga class – what does that mean exactly? Lauren Ohayen covers core myths and cues.
Yonnie Fung talks to us about how to create safe, inclusive and ethical spaces that empower our yoga students and maximize their choice.
Before you open a yoga studio, here are some things to consider. Shannon Crow talks about the various studio business models and questions to ask yourself.
Today we talk with Meg Casebolt about websites, google search and SEO. She shares how to get our website found by people who are looking for what we offer.
Have you thought of starting a non-profit yoga business as a way to give back to the community? Jessica Kinsey walks us through the questions to ask first.
Today on the podcast, Kelly DiNardo shares how we can incorporate the sutras into our daily lives, teachings and into our own yoga practice.
Money is an essential part of our yoga business, and whether you love it or you hate it, you need to embrace it and cultivate that relationship.
Planning a yoga workshop? Shannon Crow outlines the seven steps that will help you to choose your topic, title, price, audience and marketing plan.
How can email increase your income as a yoga teacher? Tarzan Kay talks about how to email your yoga students to grow your yoga business.
What does it mean to make yoga accessible to everyone? Yoga goes beyond just asana, so what does it really mean? Jivana Heyman shares his thoughts on this.
Ann Green is a yoga teacher and athlete who has had multiple concussions. She shares how she created yoga specific for people dealing with brain injuries.
Dr. Karen Pascoe is a psychologist and a yoga teacher, who specializes in teaching yoga to teens and tweens. If you teach to this age group, have teenagers or if you have ever wondered how to teach yoga to teens or tweens – this episode is for you.
How can we modify a yoga class for the prenatal yoga student? Rena Wren, MamaNurture Prenatal Yoga lead trainer, and Shannon Crow share our list of poses that are contraindicated for the prenatal yoga students along with the variations and modifications that we use.
Julie Wiebe talks to us about pelvic health during pregnancy, birth and beyond. She talks about how yoga teachers can use breath and movement to help our students in their recovery postnatally.
Casie Danenhauer is a physical therapist and yoga teacher. She talks about painful sex and how we can use yoga, breathing, and meditation. She also talks about how well all of this integrates with physical therapy.
Today’s episode is a very special consultation call with Amanda Mays. Amanda is a mother of 6, a writer and a yoga teacher. She is busy and at the same time, she wants to build and market her 1:1 yoga business. Thank you so much for sharing Amanda.
Shannon shares the details that go into her private yoga classes. She covers scheduling, pricing, policies, waivers, flow, homework, follow up and much more. If you have been thinking of teaching private yoga classes – this episode is designed for you.
Emily Sussell believes that all yoga teachers can teach private yoga and earn a very good living from that. Today on the podcast, she talks to us about setting prices, mindset, websites, branding, SEO and much more.
Marie-Josée Forget talks to us about the anatomy, physiology, and function of the pelvic floor. She talks about a weak versus tense pelvic floor and gives her thoughts on Kegels. MJ covers so much information about pelvic health in this episode.
Angela Glaz talks about how we can reconnect the sister sciences, Yoga and Ayurveda. She shares how we can teach a general yoga class about the doshas, and also, how understanding your own dosha can help you thrive in your teaching and yoga business.
So often yoga teachers ask about choosing a theme and sequence while planning yoga classes. Alee Link talks to us today about a very simple solution. Use nature to theme your classes. This way every transition and every pose is intentional.
We have heard from a lot of yoga teachers in the last few weeks regarding the new standards released by Yoga Alliance. In this bonus episode, Shannon Roche explains what this means for both yoga teachers and schools.
Our body mindful yoga episode deals with a topic that impacts so many of us and our students: body image and making peace with the bodies we have. Yoga can be a powerful tool to navigate the daily challenges of recovery from eating disorders, or even to help people accept their bodies.
This is such an informative episode with valuable tips and actions you can take immediately to get unstuck in your business or relationships, and to help others in your life get unstuck with things they’re struggling with.
Sarajane Case, founder of Enneagram & Coffee, shares how we can use the Enneagram assessment to embrace our unique qualities, harnessing the information for life and business. Sarajane talks about what it was like to have an Instagram account go viral.
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, reveals more about why habits are so crucial to your success and how to create, change and break habits that impact your business and life.
Are you struggling with productivity and finding enough time to do all the things? On this episode, Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist, shares strategies to help you become more productive and achieve your business goals.
Shannon reveals her own personal experiences of going through three pregnancies and births with no idea about pelvic health, and how finding out more about the topic ignited her passion in the topic. She talks more about the four key elements of yoga for pelvic health – breath, alignment, movement and information – and why yoga makes such a difference.
Yael explains the business model to teach private yoga online, some of the challenges and the benefits of using FitMyTime for both teachers and students.
Teaching yoga while traveling the world sounds glamorous and amazing, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Eva opens up about her own struggles with anxiety, and how she found her way to a path of teaching yoga while traveling.
On this episode, Allison reveals all the things that go on behind-the-scenes in planning and executing a yoga conference. From the schedule of events at the conference, to marketing strategies to promote and advertise the conference, to hard lessons learned along the way – Allison shares all her insight and experience.
This week, Shannon and Shelly discuss the importance of self-compassion and the language we can use around that, as well ashow we can make yoga “safe” – both by creating safe spaces and through the use of our language.
Shannon and Shelly discuss the concepts of pain and some of the science behind pain (hint: it’s not a ‘thing’, it’s a phenomenon and an experience!). When guiding a yoga class, some words we use innocently may either be empowering or triggering – Shelly shares more about some words to avoid, and her suggestions for alternatives.
The polyvagal theory, the wandering nerve, the use of sound, music, cues and communication in a yoga class, chronic pain – Shannon and Dr. Garner dive deep into these topics and more. Dr. Garner shares examples from her multi-decade career about the use of polyvagal theory in treating chronic pain, and highlights some tools yoga teachers can put into practice in their own classes.
As yoga teachers, we come across people who come to yoga in search of healing. We help guide their experience and help them in their healing process, but this can take a toll on us that leads to burnout and compassion fatigue over time. Diane Liska has strategies for how best to develop resilience to compassion fatigue and evolve in our own professional practice.
Kate Ahl shares how we can use Pinterest to grow our yoga business. We cover how often to pin, organizing boards, what font and images to use, and more.
Have you ever thought that specializing is the best way for you to bring yoga to more people? Amanda McKinney is a Marketing Coach for Yoga Teachers, and on this episode, she explains exactly why niching down is the best way to market your yoga.
Shakta Khalsa is a leading expert on children and yoga, and on this episode the “fairy godmother” of children’s yoga shares tips and strategies for teaching children’s yoga more effectively.
If you’ve ever wanted to share or promote a unique yoga class or workshop, I’m sure you have wondered how best to convey your offering to the yoga studio owner, or even where to begin in reaching out to studios. Lisa Zaehringer, shares more about what goes into the yoga proposal packages she sends to yoga studios, as well as her 7-step process for reaching out to studios.
Your business is about you, but does your branding and website copy reflect who you are as a yoga teacher, and showcase your unique personality and voice? Eman helps business owners “put the personality back in your business” and she has some tips for you to get started doing the same.
Inclusive language is not something a lot of us think about or consider when we are teaching yoga. However, it is an important part of creating welcoming spaces where our students feel accepted and safe. This can be particularly complicated in a prenatal, postnatal, fertility, or baby & me yoga class.
What’s your yoga business niche? Do you share your yoga with everyone, or are you focusing in on your zone of genius? On this episode, Shannon shares her own process that helped her figure out her yoga business niche and has the insights you need to get started on yours.
As a yoga teacher or yoga studio owner, do you have insurance that protects you if a lawsuit arises? How much coverage is enough? Beth McVeigh, a specialist in liability insurance for yoga instructors and yoga studio owners, joins Shannon, to shed light on the topic of insurance.
Saerin, of Love Light Law, and Shannon tackle some of the confusing and complicated legal aspects and offer in depth legal answers for your yoga business.
Shelli Warren, Team and Leadership Coach, joins Shannon in the third episode of the 5-part mini-series, Yoga Studio Business 101. They share what it takes to build a successful team. Shelli draws on her years of corporate experience to help business owners grow, hire and nurture their teams alongside their businesses.
The second of this 5-part mini-series, Shannon and Steve dive into the nitty gritty details of what it takes to build and run a successful yoga business.
What does it really take to run a successful yoga studio business? What I learned as a yoga studio manager, part 1 of this 5-part mini series, explores different aspects of building and running a yoga studio business.
Building a community of professional peers. We discuss and provide insight into some of the difficult and uncomfortable topics affecting our yoga community.
Many of us say that we can’t do certain movements because of old age? What if that’s not of old age, but “fuzz” – a by-product of not enough movement?
Today on the podcast, Matt Kowald, co-author of the Yogis Journal talks about how yoga habits are created and how journaling can help.
Shannon takes you through the steps in this CEO planning process that can help you plan for the future, both personally and professionally.
Jo Stewart and Rane Bowen are yoga teachers who had a home studio and built a new one. Here they reveal the nitty, gritty details of what it takes.
We’d all like to reach as many people as possible and share yoga with them. We may not realize how our language may be excluding or offending some people.
Mado Hesselink interviewed 100 yoga teachers to discover teacher challenges and successes. This episode is about what she learned from those conversations.
How can a yoga niche help to grow a profitable and sustainable yoga business? Baby and Me yoga can be a niche to build your yoga business.
Yoga for stress management. Courtney Butler-Robinson has focused her practice exclusively around dealing with stress and more specifically, heart health.
Kira Sloane helps yoga teachers to share yoga via professional videos on YogaAnytime. Today on the podcast Kira shares her tips for online yoga videos.
Today on the podcast, we meet Beth Heller, co-founder of Pulling Down the Moon and yoga teacher who specializes in yoga for fertility.
Canadian yoga teachers and podcasters, Shannon Crow and Amanda Kingsmith shara a discussion about hands-on assists (sometimes called adjustments).
Christine Jaureguiberry shares how she was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 5 and how yoga helped her to feel more in control of her own well-being.
Daniel McIntire shares how he grew his Instagram audience to over 25K followers and the tips and tricks he has learned along the way.
Today we meet Pamela Crane, who suffered for years with fibromyalgia, persistent pain, anxiety, and depression and how yoga literally saved her life.
Stephanie Brunson is a yoga teacher who reached out because she wanted to start offering private yoga classes. She just didn’t know where to begin.
Dustienne Miller is a physical therapist and yoga teacher who specializes in helping women to relieve pelvic pain, specifically endometriosis.
Kimberly Castello is a yoga therapist, who helps people who are dealing with persistent pain, endometriosis, chronic fatigue and illness.
In today’s podcast, Brea shares her experience with creating her online yoga studio. Hosting platforms and equipment suggestions are also discussed.
Today we meet Helena Spears, a yoga teacher who has been using yoga to deal with persistent pain. Helena has Interstitial Cystitis, Fibromyalgia and AS.
Rachel Scott talks about how to know if you are ready to lead a yoga teacher training. She also maps out the foundation of creating a yoga teacher training.
Pelvic girdle pain develops in pregnancy or postnatally. Shannon and Dr. Sinead Dufour discuss how our understanding of pelvic girdle pain has evolved, the misconceptions that make treating the pain difficult, and what yoga teachers can do to help their students experiencing pelvic pain.
Jennie Lee is an author, teacher, and speaker. Today she talks to us about how we can apply the 8 limbs of yoga to our everyday lives.
Shannon is excited to share the meaning the 8 Limbs of Yoga has brought to her life as well as the yoga that she shares. Links to printable pages included.
In today’s episode, Shannon shares a consultation call with yoga teacher, Kristen Boyle. Kristen wants to grow her yoga business and her email list.
Ariana Rabinovitch talks to Shannon about finding meaning in research studies and using them as a tool to inspire your yoga and inform your teaching.
Today Shannon talks about what happened when she posted a Facebook question, looking for an alternative name for a Yoga for Seniors yoga class.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Sarah Duvall defines pelvic organ prolapse and shares what we as yoga teachers and practitioners need to know about POP.
Today’s episode opens up a difficult but important issue in the yoga world; the abuse of power. We hear from Trauma Treatment Specialist, Amy Hoare.
Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga, talks to us today about how we can use language, modifications, awareness and marketing to make our yoga classes accessible to every body. Amber wants to emphasize that individuals need to feel that it’s NEVER their body that’s the problem in a yoga pose.
Today’s guest is Schedulicity’s Jane Crites, VP of Product. Jane began working for the company in 2007. Shannon and Jane talk about Jane’s love of yoga, upcoming enhancements to their services, the power of scheduling and more.
Shannon is the first to say she has a packed schedule and that fitting everything in can certainly be a challenge. Over the years, working as an entrepreneur, Shannon has learned many tips and tricks and they’re always evolving to help her create and implement her ideal schedule.
Have you completed your yoga teacher training and are preparing yourself to look for employment? Shannon and Kristen Sweeney have your back with clear steps to getting hired by a yoga studio that, most importantly, is the right fit for you.
Ashley Zuberi has been a full-time yoga teacher for three years and acknowledges it has been a struggle. While considering her own challenges, Ashley became curious about the struggles of her fellow teachers.
Steve Donald became one of the first Buteyko teachers in Canada. He had struggled with asthma throughout his life, and it worsened as he grew older. In looking for an answer an internet search led him to learn about The Buteyko Method.
Do you ever feel there are too many yoga teachers? Do you have a yoga studio that relies on yoga teacher training as part of your business model? Kimma Stark shares her perspective in today’s episode and a unique idea.
There has been a growing movement focused on making yoga accessible to all that has caught Shannon’s attention. On today’s episode Shannon has invited Sarah Helt, an Ambassador from the Accessible Yoga organization, to share her insight on this topic. Sarah speaks...
Today’s podcast is a consultation call with Ashley Hagen and Shannon Crow. Ashley is co-leading a 200-hour yoga teacher training and wants to discuss her marketing strategy. Shannon guides Ashley towards defining what makes this YTT unique.
On today’s episode Shannon and Julie discuss how to gain confidence to self-promote, (a much-asked question in The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group), taking on challenges one-step-at-a-time, letting comparisons go, and much more.
Marina is a New York State certified interior designer and Feng Shui practitioner. She studied architecture at Parsons School of Design and Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also practices yoga and has had the opportunity to visit many yoga studios.
There can be a lot of shyness around discussing the profound physical, emotional and mental changes that menopause can bring. Leslie opens up about her own experience with menopause in a very honest way and how it led her to take it on as a special area of interest in relation to her yoga teachings.
On today’s episode, Shannon speaks with Siddharth Bharath of Thinkific. Shannon picks Siddharth’s brain asking him what technology is needed to create a course, how much financial investment is involved, how students and teachers can interact, marketing your course and more.
Shannon provides a behind-the-scenes look at creating and maintaining The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group and the work put into the podcast each and every week. She also shares more about herself; her vulnerabilities and her view on making mistakes.
On today’s episode, Shannon invites Chase Bossart who with great warmth and humour shares with us some of his experiences with his mentor T.K.V. Desikachar. Chase talks about yoga mentors, lineage and so much more.
Have you ever thought of turning your expertise into an online course? It can be a great source of income that comes with the satisfaction of inspiring others with content you feel passionate about.
Shannon asked Carol Horton to be a guest on The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast after reading Carol’s thoughtful blog post called Yoga: Beyond the BS. Carol discusses the negativity surrounding yoga, especially in social media.
Today Shannon Crow continues to talk about how to grow your yoga student base. Are you connecting and checking-in with students in class? What about between classes? Do you have your business cards ready when someone asks about what yoga you offer?
In part 1 of this 2-part series, Shannon will take you through the steps that helped her grow her student base. Beginning with asking what is your ideal yoga class size to being patient and consistent as you build your students’ trust, Shannon shares 6 areas to consider with six actionable steps.
Tabitha Farrar is an eating disorder recovery coach who speaks and writes about effective and realistic recovery approaches for adults with restrictive eating disorders. Tabitha recovered from 10 years of severe anorexia and is passionate about helping adult sufferers find a sustainable recovery that works for them.
Shannon and Kim found that one of the most common questions from yoga teachers in prenatal training is: “Can I teach downward dog to pregnant yoga students?” There are many opinions about this. Shannon and Kim share their opinions and the information around this topic.
Jules Mitchell wants to help inform you to make your own choices as a yoga teacher, not to overwhelm you. She is working on an upcoming book tentatively titled Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching which moves far beyond what is generally understood about stretching.
Content creation for your yoga business may include your website, social media posts, articles, videos, a podcast or printed publication.
Hannah Smolinski talks to us about accounting in part 4 of our money mini-series. If you are wondering what expenses to track for your yoga business — you are going to love this episode.
Steph Crowder shares with us the importance of calculating your Minimal Viable Income, which is the minimum you need to make, per month, to make ends meet.
[Money Mini-series: Part 2], Geraldine Carter, founder of Focused Business Coaching, asks us to reflect and uncover our “money story”.
Natalie Eckdahl talks to us about generating profit. She is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast.
Patricia Fasciotti is a yoga teacher and a doctor of physical therapy. She shares how she uses her 5-day challenge to grow her audience in today’s podcast.
Shannon asked yoga teachers to share what they would say to their brand new yoga teacher self if they could go back in time.
Trina Altman, yoga and pilates teacher, talks with us about preventing injuries in our yoga students. The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast – Episode 38.
In today’s podcast, Rachel East of Clarity on Fire talks openly about how she doesn’t want to be a #Girlboss, building an empire and #CrushingIt.
Shai Plonski is an author and a Thai Massage teacher. He talks with us about how Thai Yoga Massage can compliment your yoga business.
Yoga teacher training is an investment of time and money. Maxine Iharosy of Owen Sound, Ontario tells us how she crowdfunded for her 500-hour.
Amanda Kingsmith of the M.B.OM podcast shares her thoughts on how yoga teachers can embrace the business side of teaching yoga.
What is diastasis recti? New research tells us that is is no longer a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles. Dr. Sinead Dufour shares her findings.
Inspired by all she gained from her strength training education. Kathryn Mindful Strength, which blends strength, mobility and mindfulness.
Amanda Bond of the Ad Strategist simplifies the sometimes overwhelming task of marketing yourself (the yoga entrepreneur) on Facebook.
Puja Madan talks to us rituals to start and end the day as a yoga entrepreneur. Episode 30 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast with Shannon Crow.
Shannon shares a live consultation call with yoga teacher, Trevor Parks. She helps him to create his about me page for his website.
Dr. Ariele foster shares with us her incredibly rich and informative 10 Principles of an Anatomy-Informed Yoga Practice (available as a PDF download).
Welcome to our final layer in our koshas mini-series. I have created a printable booklet that summarizes all of the key points. To get the booklet — enter your name and email below and it will be sent to you. Feel free to use the booklet in your classes, workshops,...
The fourth layer in the Kosha model is the Vijnanamaya Kosha. Vijnana translated means ability to discriminate, intellect or knowing.
The third layer in the Kosha model is the Manomaya Kosha. Our thoughts, emotions, memories, decisions and intellect are directed by the manomaya kosha.
The second layer in the Kosha model is the Pranamaya Kosha.
It governs the energetic (or subtle) body, the breath and the movement of the physical body.
Week 1 of 5 Koshas mini-series with Shannon Crow of The Connected Yoga Teacher. The first layer in the Kosha model is the Annamaya Kosha.
Today on the Connected Yoga Teacher podcast, Chrissie Wywrot tells us how Linkedin can be a valuable marketing tool for yoga teachers.
This online workshop, hosted by Shannon Crow of The Connected Yoga Teacher, is for yoga teachers who want to share their unique style of yoga (yoga niche).
It’s been quite a journey so far for The Connected Yoga Teacher community. Shannon’s goal to create a community for yoga teachers to share ideas, build knowledge, and support one another has grown into something really beautiful. She has been touched by all of your...
In episode 20 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, Shannon Crow shares her six favourite online tools for her yoga business. Each one has a free version.
In Episode 19 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, Andrea Peloso asks us to delve a little deeper into the meaning and benefits of Restorative Yoga.
Brittany Alred is a new yoga teacher who asks Shannon, in a consultation call, about doing yoga poses versus using verbal cues.
Julia Khafizov is a yoga teacher with a wealth of knowledge. She specializes in pain care yoga, helping students who are dealing with chronic pain.
Are you wanting to create or refresh your website? Learn about the five pages to include on your yoga website with Shannon Crow.
In today’s episode Molly Kitchen talks to us about consent cards and hands-on assists (sometimes referred to as adjustments).
In episode 14 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, Kate Connell Potts shares her passion for helping yoga teachers to build their private yoga business.
Shannon is excited to welcome the dynamic duo Paloma Neuman and Renee Gauthier, of Rock Your Yoga Retreat, experienced yoga retreat planners.
Joanne Pineau talks with us today about sciatic pain and how yoga can help. She also shares information about sciatica and piriformis syndrome.
In today’s episode Tracey Eccleston of Ageless Arts Yoga talks to us about defining your value as a yoga teacher and how to set your prices.
In today’s episode Shannon shares what she aims to avoid in the time after savasana (relaxation) when she is teaching a yoga class.
In Part III of Shannon’s Pelvic Health Mini Series, Shelly Prosko, talks with us about kegels, mula bandha and all things pelvic health.
This week Shannon is pleased to share insight from another pelvic health expert. Kim Vopni talks about core breath and pelvic health.
Trista Zinn is a personal trainer who specialized in pelvic health and core pre-programming. Trista is the founder of Coreset Fitness.
In this episode, Shannon talks to Rosslyn about what led her to focus her attention toward teaching online yoga classes via Skype.
In this episode you get to hear Natalie Eckdahl coaching Shannon, the host of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, on how to set and achieve big goals.
In Episode 4 of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast, Shannon talks about assisting yoga students without touch. Assisting is sometimes called adjusting.
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast – Episode 3 – Margaret Howard shares her thoughts on why trauma training should be part of every yoga teacher training.
Episode 2 of The Connected Yoga Teacher. Shannon Crow shares an online consultation call with Nina Andic who would like to strengthen her yoga practice.
Welcome to the very first episode of The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast. In this episode we hear from Erin Aquin on the topic of yoga teacher burnout.