Podcast Episodes

248: Ayurveda is All About Self-Care with Chara Caruthers

248: Ayurveda is All About Self-Care with Chara Caruthers

How are ayurveda and self-care intertwined? Chara Caruthers (she/her) shares more about how ayurveda informs her self-care practice, why self-care is essential especially in busy times, and how to start integrating self-care and ayurveda into your life.

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246: Anger, Forgiveness & Self-Care with Jacoby Ballard

246: Anger, Forgiveness & Self-Care with Jacoby Ballard

How do anger and forgiveness fit into our own practice and self-care? Jacoby Ballard (he/him, they/them) shares more about how to understand, process, and integrate big emotions into our daily practice, and how this can drive us and our work.

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245: Share Your Yoga on Insight Timer with Liza Colpa

245: Share Your Yoga on Insight Timer with Liza Colpa

Are you looking for a new platform to grow your yoga business and become a successful, well-paid yoga teacher? Liza Colpa (she/her) shares how she has built her yoga business on Insight Timer and advice for those looking to get started!

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243: What Yoga Texts Should I Read? with Chase Bossart

243: What Yoga Texts Should I Read? with Chase Bossart

Wondering which texts to read to deepen your knowledge of yoga and yoga philosophy? Chase Bossart (he/him) talks about the three must-read texts for yoga teachers, their importance as a foundation, and how to approach studying them in this episode.

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242: Mantra & Chanting with Melissa Shah

242: Mantra & Chanting with Melissa Shah

Struggling with Sanskrit pronunciation but interested to incorporate mantra into your yoga practice and classes? Melissa Shah (she/her) explains how we can include mantra in our practice and classes in a way that is mindful, respectful, and intentional.

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241: Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan with Kamini Natarajan

241: Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan with Kamini Natarajan

Bhakti yoga and kirtan aren’t often associated with popular ideas of yoga. Kamini Natarajan (she/her) answers the “whys” and “hows” about bhakti yoga and explains the deep spiritual relationship that exists between music, chanting, and our daily lives.

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240: Pelvic Health for Everyone with Shannon Crow

240: Pelvic Health for Everyone with Shannon Crow

What is pelvic health? Who is it for? Shannon Crow (she/her) answers these common questions by sharing more about the form and function of the pelvic floor. If you are a yoga teacher who is teaching people who have a pelvis, this episode is for you.

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239: Connecting in Divisive Times with Sinéad O’Connor

239: Connecting in Divisive Times with Sinéad O’Connor

These are divisive times, both online and off. Despite our views on vaccination, how can we practice care or ahimsa for ourselves and others around us? Sinead O’Connor (she/her) shares her perspective living with a health condition through the pandemic.

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238: How to Host a Yoga Challenge with Amanda McKinney

238: How to Host a Yoga Challenge with Amanda McKinney

Want to grow your yoga student roster, your email list or Facebook group? Amanda McKinney (she/her) shares more about why a yoga challenge could be great for your yoga business, and her tried-and-tested 10 step process to host one successfully.

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237: Scope of Practice & Compassion with Drew Hume

237: Scope of Practice & Compassion with Drew Hume

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.

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231: Conscious Marketing with Tristan Katz

231: Conscious Marketing with Tristan Katz

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.

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230: Anti-Oppression Yoga with Pooja Virani

230: Anti-Oppression Yoga with Pooja Virani

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.

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229: Closed Captioning for Zoom Yoga with Landen Stacy

229: Closed Captioning for Zoom Yoga with Landen Stacy

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!

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227: Is Pain During Yoga Okay? with Neil Pearson

227: Is Pain During Yoga Okay? with Neil Pearson

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.

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226: Questions to Ask Someone in Pain with Shelly Prosko

226: Questions to Ask Someone in Pain with Shelly Prosko

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.

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225: Yoga for Hip Pain with Shannon Crow

225: Yoga for Hip Pain with Shannon Crow

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.

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221: Choosing to Teach Online Yoga with Colin Hall

221: Choosing to Teach Online Yoga with Colin Hall

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.

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220: Alternatives to Namaste with Shannon Crow

220: Alternatives to Namaste with Shannon Crow

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.

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219: Yoga for Abundant Bodies with Dianne Bondy

219: Yoga for Abundant Bodies with Dianne Bondy

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.

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218: Body Positive Yoga with Gillian McCollum

218: Body Positive Yoga with Gillian McCollum

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.

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215: Corporate Yoga [Part 1] with Samantha Harrison

215: Corporate Yoga [Part 1] with Samantha Harrison

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!

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214: Yoga Class Bloopers with Shannon and Sinead

214: Yoga Class Bloopers with Shannon and Sinead

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!

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213: Work Life Balance with Dawn Vason

213: Work Life Balance with Dawn Vason

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.

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212: Menopause Myths and Facts with Shirley Weir

212: Menopause Myths and Facts with Shirley Weir

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.

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210: The Future of Yoga with Amber Karnes

210: The Future of Yoga with Amber Karnes

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.

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209: Online Yoga Teacher Training with Jivana Heyman

209: Online Yoga Teacher Training with Jivana Heyman

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.

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208: Four Years of Podcasting with Shannon Crow

208: Four Years of Podcasting with Shannon Crow

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.

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207: Biopsychosocial Model & Yoga with Carolyn Vandyken

207: Biopsychosocial Model & Yoga with Carolyn Vandyken

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!

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206: Get More Private Yoga Clients with Megan Spears

206: Get More Private Yoga Clients with Megan Spears

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!

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205: Tech Guide for Online Yoga with Dominique Gauthier

205: Tech Guide for Online Yoga with Dominique Gauthier

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.

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204: What to Charge for Online Yoga with Shannon Crow

204: What to Charge for Online Yoga with Shannon Crow

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.

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202: Yoga and Masks with Clare Kelley

202: Yoga and Masks with Clare Kelley

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.

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199: Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces Erin Ajayi

199: Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces Erin Ajayi

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.

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197: How to Keep Your Studio Open with Nicole Blackwood

197: How to Keep Your Studio Open with Nicole Blackwood

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.

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BONUS: Yoga Teacher Conf – Dream Business

BONUS: Yoga Teacher Conf – Dream Business

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.

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194: Bladder 101 for Yoga Teachers

194: Bladder 101 for Yoga Teachers

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.

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193: Pelvic Symmetry Sequence with Shannon Crow

193: Pelvic Symmetry Sequence with Shannon Crow

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.

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192: Everyone Has a Pelvic Floor with Shannon Crow

192: Everyone Has a Pelvic Floor with Shannon Crow

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.

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190: How to Create Guided Meditations with Kelly Smith

190: How to Create Guided Meditations with Kelly Smith

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.

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188: Effective Yoga Cues with Libby Hinsley

188: Effective Yoga Cues with Libby Hinsley

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.

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184: Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation? with Shailla Vaidya

184: Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation? with Shailla Vaidya

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.

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183: How to Plan a Productive Week with Shawn Radcliffe

183: How to Plan a Productive Week with Shawn Radcliffe

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.

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182: Yin Yoga vs Restorative Yoga with Nyk Danu

182: Yin Yoga vs Restorative Yoga with Nyk Danu

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.

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181: Grow an Online Yoga Business with Nikki Naab-Levy

181: Grow an Online Yoga Business with Nikki Naab-Levy

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.

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177: How to Connect (aka Network) with Natalie Eckdahl

177: How to Connect (aka Network) with Natalie Eckdahl

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.

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BONUS: Anti-Racism & Yoga with Michelle Johnson

BONUS: Anti-Racism & Yoga with Michelle Johnson

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?

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172: Checking In with the Team During COVID-19

172: Checking In with the Team During COVID-19

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.

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171: Pelvic Health & Movement Goals with Antony Lo

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 171: Pelvic Health & Movement Goals with Antony Lo   Description: When people are experiencing pelvic health issues, they may be told to give up exercise or that certain movements are not appropriate or suitable for them to do....

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170: Is this Movement Safe? with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 170: Is this Movement Safe? with Shannon Crow   Description: A question that comes up time and time again, both from yoga students and teachers, especially those dealing with pelvic health issues such as lower back pain, urinary...

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168: Social Media Marketing Strategy with Andrea Jones

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 168: Social Media Marketing Strategy with Andrea Jones   Description: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, … With all these social media platforms available, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which one to be...

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167: How to Make a Recruiting Plan with Reneé Clair

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 167: How to Make a Recruiting Plan with Reneé Clair   Description: One of the best parts of growing your team is that it frees you up to have more time to work on the parts of your business that you love. However, it can be tricky...

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164: Deepen Your Yoga Practice with Barrie Risman

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 164: Deepen Your Yoga Practice with Barrie Risman   Description: As yoga teachers, how can we deepen our own yoga practice so that we can teach from a place of authenticity? In between juggling our many commitments and...

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163: Collective Yoga Studio Model with Jenifer Parker

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 163: Collective Yoga Studio Model with Jenifer Parker   Description: Yoga studios are run in many different ways, from a single owner who may or may not be a yoga teacher, to partnerships between different yoga teachers, and even...

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162: Fill Your Yoga Workshop with Mado Hesselink

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 162: Fill Your Yoga Workshop with Mado Hesselink   Description: Have you ever struggled to put on a yoga workshop? Maybe you’re hesitant to put on a yoga workshop because you’re worried about how to fill it. Perhaps you're excited to...

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161: Get Your Yoga Online in 48 Hours with Jennie MacGoy

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast  161: Get Your Yoga Online in 48 Hours with Jennie MacGoy   Description: The situation with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is spreading quickly across the world, is rapidly changing. Many places are on complete lockdown, with...

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160: Milestones of My Yoga Business with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 160: Milestones of My Yoga Business with Shannon Crow   Description: Where were you when you first began your business, and where are you now? Looking back on your journey as an entrepreneur and business owner is a great reflection...

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BONUS: Checking In During COVID-19

I wanted to check in with all of you today and tell you about what we are working on to support you. There is a free masterclass to help you to take your yoga online. I also wanted to share why we are self-isolating now in our home....

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Checking In During COVID-19

Checking In During COVID-19

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.

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158: Yoga Nidra with Kaya Mindlin

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 158: Yoga Nidra with Kaya Mindlin   Description: Something that is said to be as old as yoga itself, but which is less well-known and not as widely practiced is yoga nidra. Sometimes described as “yogic sleep”, yoga nidra can be a...

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157: Horse Wisdom Yoga with Fotini Chandrika Walton

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 157: Horse Wisdom Yoga with Fotini Chandrika Walton   Description: You may have noticed that there has been a trend in recent years surrounding yoga and animals - puppy yoga, cat yoga and even goat yoga. These are variations of yoga...

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156: Define Your Brand with Rachael Kay Albers

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 156: Define Your Brand with Rachael Kay Albers   Description: What is your brand? Hint, it’s not just about the colors or images on your website. Figuring out what your brand is all about can be confusing, and it can be hard to think...

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155: Yoga Teacher Q&A with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 155: Yoga Teacher Q&A with Shannon Crow Description: This podcast was created to serve you, and to help you connect to information and feel supported as you navigate being a yoga teacher and an entrepreneur. On this special...

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154: Bookkeeping for Yoga Teachers with Kelly Christian

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 154: Bookkeeping for Yoga Teachers with Kelly Christian   Description: It’s the middle of the tax season in the US and Canada, and it can be intimidating to think about getting your books in order, filing your taxes correctly, or...

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152: Simplifying Facebook Ads with Claire Pelletreau

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 152: Simplifying Facebook Ads with Claire Pelletreau   Description: Facebook ads can be an incredibly powerful tool, if done well, but it can be tricky to navigate. What kinds of ads are effective? How can you target your audience...

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151: Male Pelvic Health & Yoga with Dr. Susie Gronski

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 151: Male Pelvic Health & Yoga with Dr. Susie Gronski   Description: Pelvic health is a recurring topic on this podcast, but most of the time, it is about pelvic health in general or particular to female-bodied people. However,...

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150: Start a Membership Site with Amanda McKinney

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 150: Start a Membership Site with Amanda McKinney   Description: Have you been thinking about starting a membership site? Perhaps you’ve heard of membership sites and you’re wondering how you can start one as a yoga teacher. Shannon...

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149: Yoga for Anxiety with Amanda Whiting

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 149: Yoga for Anxiety with Amanda Whiting   Description: Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the world, with almost 300 million people globally dealing with an anxiety disorder. This means there is a...

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148: Stress Incontinence and Yoga with Melissa Dessaulles

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 148: Stress Incontinence and Yoga with Melissa Dessaulles   Description: Something that affects 33 million Americans, 3.3 million Canadians and almost 400 million people worldwide is a topic a lot of people aren't talking about -...

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147: Core Strength Myths & Cues with Lauren Ohayon

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast  Ep 147: Core Myths with Lauren Ohayon   Description: At some point, either as a student or teacher, we have heard the phrase "engage your core". Some people are even conditioned to think that they should do this all the time! In...

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146: How to Empower Your Yoga Students with Yonnie Fung

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast  Ep 146: How to Empower Your Yoga Students with Yonnie Fung Description: As yoga teachers, we want our classrooms to be safe spaces that empower our students and maximise their choice, but this may not always be the case. People may...

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145: Before You Open a Yoga Studio with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 145: Before You Open a Yoga Studio with Shannon Crow   Description: Have you always dreamed of opening your own yoga studio? Or are you tired of never being able to set your schedule exactly how you want it, and think that opening...

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144: Get More Website Visitors with SEO with Meg Casebolt

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 144: Get More Website Visitors with SEO with Meg Casebolt   Description:   These days, it has become a necessity for any business, including yoga businesses, to have a website. However, it's not enough to just have a website. We...

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143: Should I Start a Non-Profit? with Jessica Kinsey

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 143: Should I Start a Non-Profit? with Jessica Kinsey   Description: In your journey of starting your yoga business, you may have asked yourself, “Should I start a nonprofit or for-profit?” There are certain differences between...

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142: Living the Sutras with Kelly DiNardo

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 142: Living the Sutras with Kelly DiNardo   Description: The Yoga Sutras are an essential framework in yoga, but the reality is that it can be difficult to incorporate the sutras into our teachings, our own practice of yoga, or...

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141: Let’s Talk Money with Katie Brauer

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 141: Let's Talk Money with Katie Brauer Description: Part of being an entrepreneur and business owner is dealing with our money mindset. Money is an essential part of our business, and whether you love it or you hate it, you need...

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140: Plan Your Yoga Workshop with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 140: Plan Your Yoga Workshop with Shannon Crow Description: So you want to plan a workshop, but where do you begin? Before you get into the nitty gritty details of what yoga poses you are going to be teaching, or what music you...

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139: Grow Your Yoga Business via Email with Tarzan Kay

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 139: Grow Your Yoga Business via Email with Tarzan Kay Description: What do emails have to do with increasing your income as a yoga teacher? With the right strategy, it can be an amazing tool to connect with your yoga students in...

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138: Accessible Yoga Beyond Asana with Jivana Heyman

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 138: Accessible Yoga Beyond Asana with Jivana Heyman Description: What does it mean to make yoga accessible to everyone? Yoga goes beyond just asana, so what does it really mean? Jivana Heyman is one of the frontrunners of...

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137: Yoga and Brain Injuries with Ann Green

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 137: Yoga and Brain Injuries with Ann Green Description: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a condition that is far more prevalent than we might think. An estimated 69 million people worldwide suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries...

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136: Yoga for Teens & Tweens with Karen Pascoe

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast  Ep 136: Yoga for Teens & Tweens with Karen Pascoe Description: Tweens and teengagers can be a difficult audience to reach. They are changing physically, mentally, and emotionally, and that comes with a whole different set of...

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136: Yoga for Teens & Tweens with Karen Pascoe

136: Yoga for Teens & Tweens with Karen Pascoe

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.

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135: How to Modify for the Prenatal Student with Rena Wren

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast  Ep 135: How to Modify for the Prenatal Student with Rena Wren Description: When teaching prenatal yoga, or pregnant students, what are the poses you should avoid? Can you teach twists, inversions or front extensions? What are some...

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135: How to Modify for the Prenatal Student with Rena Wren

135: How to Modify for the Prenatal Student with Rena Wren

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.

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134: Pelvic Health for Pregnancy & Beyond with Julie Wiebe

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 134: Pelvic Health for Pregnancy & Beyond with Julie Wiebe Description: What is the recovery time after birth for prenatal yoga students? What are some things to consider in the recovery of postnatal students looking to get...

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133: Yoga for Painful Sex with Casie Danenhauer

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 133: Yoga for Painful Sex with Casie Danenhauer   Description: How is the health of your pelvic floor is related to sexual dysfunction and painful sex? This is a topic that many of us find uncomfortable to talk about, but that a...

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133: Yoga for Painful Sex with Casie Danenhauer

133: Yoga for Painful Sex with Casie Danenhauer

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.

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131: How I Structure Private Yoga with Shannon Crow

  This episode is all about something Shannon often gets asked - the nitty-gritty details of how to teach private yoga. It can feel intimidating, and you may not know where to start or how to structure a private yoga session with a student. Shannon dives into exactly...

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131: How I Structure Private Yoga with Shannon Crow

131: How I Structure Private Yoga with Shannon Crow

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.

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130: Make a Profit Teaching Private Yoga with Emily Sussell

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 130: Make a Profit Teaching Private Yoga with Emily Sussell   Description: Can you make a good living teaching yoga? A lot of us yoga teachers struggle with money mindset - we don’t like to talk about making profits, or think about...

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129: Pelvic Floor 101 with Marie-Josée Forget

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 129: Pelvic Floor 101 with Marie-Josée Forget   Description: This episode is on one of Shannon’s favorite topics - pelvic health. It is one of the crucial parts of our body that plays many functions in our daily lives, but gets...

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129: Pelvic Floor 101 with Marie-Josée Forget

129: Pelvic Floor 101 with Marie-Josée Forget

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.

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128: Ayurveda, Doshas & Yoga with Angela Glaz

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 128: Ayurveda, Doshas & Yoga with Angela Glaz   Description: This episode is all about reconnecting the sister sciences, yoga and Ayurveda. We all learn about Ayurveda in out Yoga Teacher Trainings at some level, but a lot of...

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128: Ayurveda, Doshas & Yoga with Angela Glaz

128: Ayurveda, Doshas & Yoga with Angela Glaz

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.

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127: Let Nature Theme Your Classes with Alee Link

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 127: Let Nature Theme Your Classes with Alee Link   Description: Do you create your classes around a certain theme? Or have you been a part of a class where every pose and transition was intentional and flowed, and it left you...

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127: Let Nature Theme Your Classes with Alee Link

127: Let Nature Theme Your Classes with Alee Link

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.

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New Standards for Yoga Schools with Shannon Roche

New Standards for Yoga Schools with Shannon Roche

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.

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126: Body Mindful Yoga with Jennifer Kreatsoulas

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast  Ep 126: Body Mindful Yoga with Jennifer Kreatsoulas   Description: This episode deals with a topic that impacts so many of us and our students: body image and making peace with the bodies we have. In the USA, up to 30 million people...

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126: Body Mindful Yoga with Jennifer Kreatsoulas

126: Body Mindful Yoga with Jennifer Kreatsoulas

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. 

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125: How to Get Unstuck with Shira Gura

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 125: How to Get Unstuck with Shira Gura   Description: Do you encounter a feeling of being stuck, as a business owner, or even in your own personal life? You feel like you can’t move forward, you can’t make a decision, and you may...

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125: How to Get Unstuck with Shira Gura

125: How to Get Unstuck with Shira Gura

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.

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124: Enneagram for Yoga Entrepreneurs with Sarajane Case

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 124: Enneagram for Yoga Entrepreneurs with Sarajane Case   Description: How much does your personality type influence how you share yoga and run your business? What traits or qualities might your students display, depending on...

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124: Enneagram for Yoga Entrepreneurs with Sarajane Case

124: Enneagram for Yoga Entrepreneurs with Sarajane Case

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.

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123: Habits for Health & Business with James Clear

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 123: Habits for Health & Business with James Clear   Description: How do you cultivate good habits that improve your life, and break bad habits that hold you back? On this episode, James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, reveals...

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122: Productivity for Yoga Teachers with Amber De La Garza

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 122: Productivity for Yoga Teachers with Amber De La Garza   Description: 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...

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121: Yoga for Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 121: Yoga for Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow Description: Why is yoga such an amazing gift for pelvic health? How does knowing this information and using it change the way we practice and teach yoga? In this episode, Shannon...

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121: Yoga for Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow

121: Yoga for Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow

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.

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120: Teach Private Yoga Online with Yael Oppenheim

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 120: Teach Private Yoga Online with Yael Oppenheim   Description: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach yoga online, live, in a virtual class via video chat with a student? We’re all using technology in a variety...

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119: Travel and Teach Yoga with Eva Hamilton

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 119: Travel and Teach Yoga with Eva Hamilton   Description: Have you dreamed of teaching yoga while you travel?? How can you create a feasible yoga business teaching yoga while traveling? If these questions have ever crossed your...

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119: Travel and Teach Yoga with Eva Hamilton

119: Travel and Teach Yoga with Eva Hamilton

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.

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118: Planning a Yoga Conference with Allison Rissel

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 118: Planning a Yoga Conference with Allison Rissel   Description: If you’ve ever attended a yoga conference, you can imagine how much time, money and effort goes into it. But how do you get started planning, marketing and...

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118: Planning a Yoga Conference with Allison Rissel

118: Planning a Yoga Conference with Allison Rissel

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.

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117: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 2)

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 116: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 2)   Description: How important is communication and language when working with yoga students, especially those who are dealing with persistent (chronic) pain? The answer is - extremely. We...

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117: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 2)

117: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 2)

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.

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116: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 1)

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 116: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 1)   Description: When people turn to yoga in search of healing, they often carry with them a lot of pain. As yoga teachers, it can be challenging and frustrating to know which words to...

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116:  Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 1)

116: Pain Language with Shelly Prosko (Part 1)

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.

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115: The Polyvagal Theory and Yoga with Dr. Ginger Garner

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 115: The Polyvagal Theory and Yoga with Dr. Ginger Garner   Description:   We all know that communication and language are important in a yoga class. But it’s not just about giving instructions and guidance about breathing or poses -...

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115: The Polyvagal Theory and Yoga with Dr. Ginger Garner

115: The Polyvagal Theory and Yoga with Dr. Ginger Garner

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.

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114: Compassion Fatigue with Diane Liska

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 114: Compassion Fatigue with Diane Liska   Description:   As yoga teachers, we come across people who come to yoga in search of healing, and we help to guide their experience and help them in their healing process. But this can take...

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114: Compassion Fatigue with Diane Liska

114: Compassion Fatigue with Diane Liska

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.

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113: Pinterest to Promote Your Yoga with Kate Ahl

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 113: Pinterest to Promote Your Yoga with Kate Ahl   Description: How important is Pinterest to your yoga business? If you’re like some of our yoga teachers, a significant portion of your website traffic may be coming from Pinterest -...

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112: Niche Down to Market Your Yoga with Amanda McKinney

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 112: Niche Down to Market Your Yoga with Amanda McKinney   Description:   Picking a niche is something that can be scary to a lot of us. Particularly as yoga teachers who believe that yoga is for everyone and that we can help...

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112: Niche Down to Market Your Yoga with Amanda McKinney

112: Niche Down to Market Your Yoga with Amanda McKinney

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.

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111: Teaching Children’s Yoga with Shakta Khalsa

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 111: Teaching Children's Yoga with Shakta Khalsa   Description:   Have you ever shared yoga with children? If you have, you might have realized that teaching yoga to adults, and sharing yoga with a room full of children are...

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110: Create a Yoga Proposal Package with Lisa Zaehringer

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 110: Create a Yoga Proposal Package with Lisa Zaehringer   Description:   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...

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110: Create a Yoga Proposal Package with Lisa Zaehringer

110: Create a Yoga Proposal Package with Lisa Zaehringer

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.

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109: Attracting Clients with Your Message with Eman Zabi

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 109: Attracting Clients with Your Message with Eman Zabi Description: 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...

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109: Attracting Clients with Your Message with Eman Zabi

109: Attracting Clients with Your Message with Eman Zabi

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.

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108: Inclusive Language for Prenatal Yoga with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 108: Inclusive Language for Prenatal Yoga with Shannon Crow Description: How can we use inclusive language in a fertility, prenatal or postnatal yoga class so that our students feel heard, seen, accepted and welcome? This episode is...

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108: Inclusive Language for Prenatal Yoga with Shannon Crow

108: Inclusive Language for Prenatal Yoga with Shannon Crow

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.

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107: Launch & Promote Your Yoga Offering with Abby Herman

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 107: Launch & Promote Your Yoga Offering with Abby Herman Description: Do you struggle with putting out content that connects you to your yoga students? Have you gotten overwhelmed about promoting your yoga offering - not knowing...

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107: Launch & Promote Your Yoga Offering with Abby Herman

107: Launch & Promote Your Yoga Offering with Abby Herman

Do you struggle with putting out content that connects you to your yoga students? Have you gotten overwhelmed about promoting your yoga offering – not knowing where to start, which platform to choose, or even what to say? Abby Herman is just the expert you need to hear from about all things content-related.

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106: Defining My Yoga Business Niche with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 106: Defining My Yoga Business Niche with Shannon Crow Description: What’s your yoga business niche? Do you share your yoga with everyone, or are you focusing in on your zone of genius? Even though she has been in the yoga industry...

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106: Defining My Yoga Business Niche with Shannon Crow

106: Defining My Yoga Business Niche with Shannon Crow

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.

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105: Insurance for Yoga Teachers with Beth McVeigh

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 105: Insurance for Yoga Teachers with Beth McVeigh Description: 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...

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105: Insurance for Yoga Teachers with Beth McVeigh

105: Insurance for Yoga Teachers with Beth McVeigh

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.

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103: Hiring and Nurturing Your Team with Shelli Warren

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 103: Hiring and Nurturing Your Team with Shelli Warren Description: Do you have a team supporting you in your business? Are you thinking about hiring, because some parts of your business seem just too overwhelming? Do you need help...

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103: Hiring and Nurturing Your Team with Shelli Warren

103: Hiring and Nurturing Your Team with Shelli Warren

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.

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102: Mission Statements & Core Values with Steve Hart

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 102 Yoga Studio: Mission Statements & Core Values with Steve Hart Description: What does your yoga business stand for? Who are you serving? And what do you hope to achieve? Steve Hart, founder of Riffs Studio, joins Shannon in...

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101: What I Learned as a Yoga Studio Manager with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 101: What I Learned as a Yoga Studio Manager with Shannon Crow Description: What does it really take to run a successful yoga studio business? Join Shannon in the first of this 5-part mini-series, Yoga Studio Business 101, to find...

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099: Branding Your Yoga Website with Kali Edwards

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 099: Branding Your Yoga Website with Kali Edwards Description: Have you been wanting to design and launch a professional website for your yoga business but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you are struggling with clarifying and...

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098: Many Layers of Fascia with Gil Hedley

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 098: Many Layers of Fascia with Gil Hedley Description: How often have we said that we can’t do certain movements because of old age? What if that’s not a result of old age, but “fuzz” - a by-product of not enough movement in our...

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096: How to Create a Yoga Practice Habit with Matt Kowald

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 096: How to Create a Yoga Practice Habit with Matt Kowald Description: How can you form a yoga practice habit? Do you want to do more in your yoga practice but find it hard to form a routine around it? Perhaps you’ve formed an...

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095: Making a CEO Business Plan with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 095: Making a CEO Business Plan with Shannon Crow Description: Do you feel like the CEO of your yoga business now? If you don’t, you’re not alone. It is easy to get caught up in doing the “Worker Bee” activities and lose focus of the...

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093: How to Build a Home Studio with Jo Stewart & Rane Bowen

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 093: How to Build a Home Studio with Jo Stewart and Rane Bowen Description: Have you thought of building a home-based studio? What does it really take to get a home yoga studio up and running? What are the challenges you might...

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091: 100 Conversations with Yoga Teachers with Mado Hesselink

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 091: 100 Conversations with Yoga Teachers with Mado Hesselink Description: What would it be like to talk to 100 yoga teachers and find out what their challenges are, and what they've learned so far? When Mado Hesselink decided she...

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090: Teaching Baby & Me Yoga with Shannon Crow

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 090: Teaching Baby and Me Yoga with Shannon Crow Description: How can a yoga niche help to grow a profitable and sustainable yoga business? In this episode, Shannon shares about a popular area of yoga - Baby and Me yoga, and how...

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089: Yoga for Stress Management with Courtney Butler-Robinson

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 089: Yoga for Stress Management with Courtney Butler-Robinson   Description: You can’t deny it - we live in a stressful world. Everyone knows yoga is useful when it comes to stress management, but Courtney Butler-Robinson has...

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088: Creating Professional Yoga Videos with Kira Sloane

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 088: Creating Professional Yoga Videos with Kira Sloane   Description: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could connect with your yoga students in the comfort of their own home? With Yoga Anytime, Kira Sloane not only teaches yoga...

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087: Yoga for Fertility with Beth Heller

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Ep 087: Yoga for Fertility with Beth Heller   The journey of infertility is a difficult one. Beth Heller joins Shannon on this episode to share her own story and experiences with infertility, and how that led her to become the...

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086: Live Video for Yoga Teachers with Ian Gray

  Live video is taking the online world by storm, and it’s not a trend is going away soon. How can yoga teachers get on board and harness the power of video? Ian Gray of Seriously Social has tips, strategies, and advice on how you can use live video as a yoga teacher...

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084: Yoga for Scoliosis with Christine Jaureguiberry

084: Yoga for Scoliosis with Christine Jaureguiberry   Christine Jaureguiberry has niched down over the years as a yoga teacher. She now works mostly with individuals who have scoliosis. This is fueled by her own love of yoga. At the age of five, Christine was...

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082: Yoga and Fibromyalgia with Pamela Crane

082: Yoga and Fibromyalgia with Pamela Crane   We are so grateful to welcome Pamela Crane, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) who is currently working towards her Masters in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health....

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080: Yoga & Endometriosis [Part 2] with Dustienne Miller

080: Yoga and Endometriosis [Part 2] with Dustienne Miller   In part 2 of our 2-part series on endometriosis, Shannon asked yoga teacher and physical therapist Dustienne Miller to share her knowledge and experience working with clients with this chronic illness.  ...

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079: Yoga & Endometriosis [Part 1] with Kimberly Castello

079: Yoga and Endometriosis with Kimberly Castello [Part 1]   In part 1 of a 2-part series on endometriosis, we welcome Kimberly Castello, a certified Yoga Therapist who completed her Clinical Internship with the Simms Mann Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles,...

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078: Creating an Online Yoga Studio with Brea Johnson

078: Creating an Online Studio with Brea Johnson   Brea Johnson has over 16 years of yoga teaching under her belt and has recently ventured into the world of online teaching. Finding herself tired of the class grind she refined what and how she teaches and in doing,...

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076: Designing A Yoga Teacher Training with Rachel Scott

076: Designing A Yoga Teacher Training with Rachel Scott   Think back to your first 200-hour yoga teacher training. What was it like? Did it fit your learning style? What do you wish was included? If you’ve given these questions some thought perhaps designing and...

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075: Yoga for Pelvic Girdle Pain with Dr. Sinead Dufour

075: Yoga for Pelvic Girdle Pain with Dr. Sinead Dufour   Shannon is pleased to have Dr. Sinead Dufour as her first returning guest to discuss pelvic girdle pain. Sinead has been a practicing physiotherapist for about 15 years, with a PhD in Primary Health Care. Her...

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075: Yoga for Pelvic Girdle Pain with Dr. Sinead Dufour

075: Yoga for Pelvic Girdle Pain with Dr. Sinead Dufour

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.

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074: 8 Limbs of Yoga [Part 2] with Jennie Lee

074: The 8 Limbs [Part 2] with Jennie Lee   On last week’s episode Shannon gave us an overview of The 8 Limbs and on today’s episode, Shannon takes a deeper look with guest Jennie Lee author of True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual...

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073: 8 Limbs of Yoga [Part 1] with Shannon Crow

073: 8 Limbs of Yoga (Part 1) with Shannon Crow   Shannon is excited to share the meaning the 8 Limbs of Yoga has brought to her life. Derived from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, this eight-fold path provides guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life. The eight...

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070: Yoga for Seniors? with Shannon Crow

070: Teaching Yoga for Seniors: Is Age Nothing but a Number? with Shannon Crow   On today’s solo episode Shannon shares her experience with posting a question on The Yoga and Movement Research Group on Facebook  where she asked: Who is teaching yoga for students who...

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069: Yoga with Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Dr. Sarah Duvall

069: Yoga with Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Dr. Sarah Duvall   After meeting physiotherapist Dr. Sarah Duvall through a webinar, Shannon knew that Sarah, through her expertise and passion for pelvic health, would make a great guest for an episode of The Connected Yoga...

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068: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Amy Hoare

068: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Amy Hoare   Today’s episode opens up a difficult but important issue in the yoga world; the abuse of power.  Shannon has invited Trauma Treatment Specialist Amy Hoare who has recently completed her 300-hour at the Trauma Center Trauma...

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067: Yoga for Every Body with Amber Karnes

067: Yoga for Every Body with Amber Karnes   If you’ve ever wondered how to make your yoga classes more inclusive to those with larger bodies, our guest Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga, has an abundance of insight. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga asana teacher...

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067: Yoga for Every Body with Amber Karnes

067: Yoga for Every Body with Amber Karnes

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.

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066: Online Scheduling Tool for Yoga Teachers with Jane Crites

066: Online Scheduling Tool for Yoga Teachers with Jane Crites When Shannon began The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast she had a vision to create a safe and supportive community for yoga teachers along with great content shared on a weekly basis. Shannon didn’t have...

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065: Create Your Ideal Yoga Schedule with Shannon Crow

065: Create Your Ideal Yoga Schedule with Shannon Crow

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.

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065: Create Your Ideal Yoga Schedule with Shannon Crow

065: Create Your Ideal Schedule with Shannon Crow   Shannon was inspired to create an episode to answer a question she is frequently asked: How does she do it all?   Shannon is the first to say she has a packed schedule and that fitting everything in can certainly be...

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064: Getting Hired by a Yoga Studio with Kristen Sweeney

064: Getting Hired by a Yoga Studio with Kristen Sweeney   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...

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062: Buteyko Breathing with Steve Donald

062: Buteyko Breathing with Steve Donald   When Shannon heard about Buteyko breathing she became curious and reached out to Steve Donald, one of the first Buteyko teachers in Canada. Steve had struggled with asthma throughout his life,  and it worsened as he grew...

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062: Buteyko Breath with Steve Donald

062: Buteyko Breath with Steve Donald

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.

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061: Too Many Yoga Teachers with Kimma Stark

061: Too Many Yoga Teachers? with Kimma Stark   When Shannon read Kimma Stark’s thought-provoking blog post: What the World Needs Now is NOT ANOTHER YOGA TEACHER, she knew she wanted her on The Connected Yoga Teacher to share her perspective. Kimma, with great love...

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061: Too Many Yoga Teachers with Kimma Stark

061: Too Many Yoga Teachers with Kimma Stark

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.

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060: Accessible Yoga with Sarah Helt

060: Accessible Yoga with Sarah Helt

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...

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060: Accessible Yoga with Sarah Helt

018: Accessible Yoga with Sarah Helt 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...

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058: Confidence & Self-Promotion with Julie Zuzak

058: Confidence & Self-Promotion with Julie Zuzek Julie Zuzek’s passion for entrepreneurship is profound. As she says: “It is the most intense form of personal growth that you will ever go through.” As the founder of The Corporate Yogi, she has certainly found her...

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058: Confidence and Self-Promotion with Julie Zuzak

058: Confidence and Self-Promotion with Julie Zuzak

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.

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057: Feng Shui Your Yoga Space with Marina V Umali

057: Feng Shui Your Yoga Space with Marina V. Umali Shannon has invited designer Marina Umali to the show to answer some of the questions asked by many of you in The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook group about setting up your yoga spaces. Marina is a New York State...

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057: Feng Shui Your Yoga Space with Marina V Umali

057: Feng Shui Your Yoga Space with Marina V Umali

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.

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056: Yoga and Menopause with Leslie Kazadi

056: Yoga and Menopause with Leslie Kazadi Today Shannon has invited Leslie Kazadi to talk about yoga and menopause.  There can be a lot of shyness around discussing the profound physical, emotional and mental changes that menopause can bring. Leslie opens up about...

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056: Yoga and Menopause with Leslie Kazadi

056: Yoga and Menopause with Leslie Kazadi

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.

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055: Share Your Course with Thinkific with Siddharth Bharath

055: Share Your Course Using Thinkific with Siddharth Bharath Thinkific is an online course software platform based in Vancouver BC, Canada. CEO Greg Smith was searching for a way to put his LSAT course online in order to reach more students. He saw the need for an...

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055: Share Your Course with Thinkific with Siddharth Bharath

055: Share Your Course with Thinkific with Siddharth Bharath

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.

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054: Launching a Podcast and Facebook Group with Shannon Crow

054: **Anniversary Episode ** Launching a Podcast and Facebook Group with Shannon Crow Welcome to The Connected Yoga Teacher one-year anniversary episode! Episode 001 of The Connected Yoga Teacher was launched on February 24th, 2017 and here we are, just over one year...

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053: Yoga Mentors and Lineage with Chase Bossart

053: Yoga Mentors and Lineage with Chase Bossart   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 discusses the hallmark of Desikachar’s teachings that...

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053: Yoga Mentors and Lineage with Chase Bossart

053: Yoga Mentors and Lineage with Chase Bossart

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.

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052: Create Your Online Course with Janelle Allen

052: Create Your Online Course with Janelle Allen of Zen Courses 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....

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051: Yoga and (Anti-)Social Media with Carol Horton, PhD

Carol Horton, PhD is a writer, educator and activist. She works at the intersection of mindful yoga, social science, and social justice. Carol serves as Vice President of the Yoga Service Council and was a co-founder of Chicago’s Socially Engaged Yoga Network. In her...

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050: Grow Your Yoga Student Base [Part 2] with Shannon Crow

050: Grow Your Yoga Base [Part 2] with Shannon Crow Welcome to episode 50! We are so happy that we’ve been able to keep growing and connecting with so many yoga teachers to discuss a wide variety of topics relevant to the yoga teacher career path. The Connected Yoga...

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049: Grow Your Yoga Student Base [Part 1] with Shannon Crow

049: Grow Your Yoga Student Base [Part 1] with Shannon Crow On today’s episode, Shannon wants to help you with one of the most frequently asked questions: how do I get more students to come to my class? In part 1 of this 2-part episode, Shannon will take you through...

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049: Grow Your Yoga Student Base [Part 1] with Shannon Crow

049: Grow Your Yoga Student Base [Part 1] with Shannon Crow

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.

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048: Eating Disorder Education for Yoga Teachers with Tabitha Farrar

048: Eating Disorder Education for Yoga Teachers with Tabitha Farrar

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.

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046: Redefining Stretching with Jules Mitchell

Redefining Stretching with Jules Mitchell Jules Mitchell is “a student for life”. She is a massage therapist, yoga teacher and educator. She holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Biomechanics from CSU Long Beach and teaches numerous workshops that combine...

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046: Redefining Stretching with Jules Mitchell

046: Redefining Stretching with Jules Mitchell

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.

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045: Creating Content with Shannon Crow

045: Creating Content with Shannon Crow Shannon is going solo today to share with you something that she is incredibly passionate about- content creation. Content creation includes Facebook and Instagram posts, newsletters and websites and even books. It allows your...

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044: Accounting for Yoga Teachers with Hannah Smolinski

Accounting for Yoga Teachers with Hannah Smolinski   In part 4 of our 4-part Money Mini-series, we get accounting advice from Hannah Smolinski. Hannah and Shannon discuss accounting software, the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CFO, which expenses are...

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043: Minimum Viable Income with Steph Crowder

Have you thought about teaching yoga full-time but fear making ends meet? Steph Crowder, the Head of Member Success at Fizzle.co has created actionable steps to make possible what may seem like an impossible goal. Fizzle is a community for creatives, makers and...

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042: Money Mindset with Geraldine Carter

042: Money Mindset with Geraldine Carter Money Mini-Series Part 2 of 4 On part 2 of our 4-part Money Mindset Mini-series, Business Coach Geraldine Carter, founder of Focused Business Coaching, asks you to reflect to uncover your “money story”. Your money story...

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041: Generating Profit with Natalie Eckdahl

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, has been a guide, supporter and cheerleader for Shannon on her journey to create The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast.  Shannon hired Natalie for her services as a business coach, feeling she could use some expert advice along with an...

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039: Advice for New Yoga Teachers

Today’s episode is unique in that instead of one featured guest we have seven!  Shannon reached out looking to answer a question asked on The Connected Teacher Facebook Group: What advice would you give your new teacher self? Thoughtful and beautiful reflections were...

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038: Preventing Injuries in Yoga with Trina Altman

Trina Altman took a Kripalu yoga class at Brown University and became intrigued by the practice. She became a yoga teacher in 2008 igniting her desire to research anatomy and movement.   The culmination of the knowledge she obtained has allowed her be a...

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037: Not #CrushingIt is Okay with Rachel East

Not #CrushingIt is Okay   Rachel East is a Certified Professional Coach and co-founder of Clarity on Fire with her business partner and best friend Kristen Walker.   Clarity on Fire Coaching was created based on Rachel and Kristen’s experiences with mind-numbing,...

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036: Thai Yoga Massage with Shai Plonski

Shannon is very excited to have her friend Shai Plonski on the podcast who also happens to be her very first Thai Yoga Massage teacher. Shannon and Shai know from experience that Thai Massage can enhance a yoga teacher’s offerings in a multitude of ways such as...

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035: Crowdfunding a Yoga Teacher Training with Maxine Iharosy

The prospect of yoga teacher training in a warm climate in the middle of winter sounds amazing to most of us. Maxine Iharosy thought so too when she was offered a spot in the Shakti Initiation: All Women’s Leadership Training. She was lit up by the possibility....

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034: Embracing Your Yoga Business with Amanda Kingsmith

Have you struggled with the business side of yoga? Most yoga teachers do, fearing that selling themselves is ‘icky’ or maybe not in line with the principles of yoga.   Amanda Kingsmith works with yoga teachers to break through these financial blocks. As a yoga teacher...

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032: Strengthen Your Yoga Practice with Kathryn Bruni-Young

Kathryn Bruni-Young is a mover, educator and creator. She grew up studying yoga with her mother (Diane Bruni) which organically shifted into teaching yoga classes and workshops together.   Kathryn Bruni-Young has been a yoga and movement teacher for the last 10 years....

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031: Facebook Marketing for Yoga Teachers with Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond, “Bond” as she is known, is an expert when it comes to Facebook ads. With a fiery, authentic spirit she guides her clients so they can get the most of this marketing tool. Always an entrepreneur at heart, she started her career as a social media manager...

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030: Rituals to Start and End Your Day with Puja Madan

Puja Madan was living in India on a 12+ year ritual journey with yoga and meditation when in 2009, she felt intense abdominal pain while attending a yoga class. Following up with a doctor, she discovered that she had a large fibroid tumour. Puja says this was her “aha...

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028: Anatomy Informed Yoga Practice with Dr. Ariele Foster

Dr. Ariele Foster, based in Washington DC, has been teaching yoga for 16 years. She was inspired by her grandmother Lilo Foster, who taught yoga until the age of 87. Lilo was one of the few Jewish survivors in Germany from World War II and became re-acquainted with...

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5 Koshas: Anandamaya Kosha

5 Koshas: Anandamaya Kosha

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,...

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5 Koshas: Vijnanamaya Kosha

5 Koshas: Vijnanamaya Kosha

The fourth layer in the Kosha model is the Vijnanamaya Kosha. Vijnana translated means ability to discriminate, intellect or knowing.

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5 Koshas: Manomaya Kosha

5 Koshas: Manomaya Kosha

The third layer in the Kosha model is the Manomaya Kosha. Our thoughts, emotions, memories, decisions and intellect are directed by the manomaya kosha.

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5 Koshas: Pranamaya Kosha

5 Koshas: Pranamaya 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.

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5 Koshas: Annamaya Kosha

5 Koshas: Annamaya Kosha

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.

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022: LinkedIn Marketing for Yoga Teachers with Chrissie Wywrot

Chrissie Wywrot has had 10 years of digital marketing and public relations experience that began with her work in the NFL. She grew up the South of Detroit in a small town and has always been passionate about sports. Chrissie’s career path is an excellent example of...

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021: Refine Your Core Message with Carol Cox

Shannon welcomes Carol Cox, the founder of Speaking Your Brand and who we can safely say is an expert speaker. Carol engages her audience through various mediums including her podcasts, University classes and as a tv political analyst. Speaking Your Brand’s services...

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020: Six Online Tools for Your Yoga Business

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...

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020: Six Online Tools for Your Yoga Business

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...

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019: Restorative Yoga with Andrea Peloso

Andrea Peloso asks us to delve a little deeper into the meaning and benefits of Restorative Yoga. As an experienced yoga teacher who practices and teaches from a variety of disciplines, it is Restorative Yoga that she holds close to her heart.   Andrea’s passion for...

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017: Yoga for Chronic Pain with Julia Khafizov

In episode 17, Shannon welcomes Julia Khafizov who shares her perspective as a yoga teacher on chronic pain and its fascinating link to the nervous system. Julia immersed herself in yoga 15 years ago when her chronic back pain led her on a search for relief. She...

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015: Consent Cards and Hands-On Assists with Molly Kitchen

Shannon knew she wanted to have yoga teacher Molly Kitchen on her podcast after connecting with her about her well designed and helpful consent cards. On today’s episode, Molly shares with us her thoughts on hands-on assists, her experience with consent cards, and...

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014: Build Your Private Yoga Business with Kate Connell Potts

Today’s guest, Kate Connell Potts, relays to Shannon her particular love for teaching clients on a one-to-one basis. In her friendly, bubbly manner, she shares why her passion aligns with this teaching format and how teaching private classes can serve you and your...

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012: Sciatic Pain and Yoga with Joanne Pineau

On this week’s episode Shannon welcomes Joanne Pineau. Joanne is a yoga teacher, educator, and author whose enthusiasm for the healing power of yoga for both mind and body impressed Shannon when she attended one of Joanne’s courses on managing sciatic pain. Joanne’s...

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010: After Savasana (Relaxation) with Shannon Crow

In today's episode Shannon shares what she aims to avoid in the time after savasana (relaxation). She also shares what she always includes as well as what she sometimes includes. There are lots of little tips and tricks for teachers of all styles and experience to...

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009: Kegels, Mula Bandha and Pelvic Health with Shelly Prosko

In Part III of Shannon’s Pelvic Health Mini Series, she welcomes Shelly Prosko, another passionate professional who works in the realm of pelvic health. With warmth and grace she shares her perspective adding to our discussion on pelvic health. Shelly Prosko has an...

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008: Core Breath and Pelvic Health with Kim Vopni

008: Core Breath and Pelvic Health with Kim Vopni   This week Shannon is pleased to share insight from another enthusiastic expert on the subject of pelvic health. Kim Vopni, also known as The Fitness Doula, is the mother of two children. Her pregnancy and birthing...

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007: Breath and Pelvic Health with Trista Zinn

Trista Zinn is a personal trainer who specialized in pelvic health and core pre-programming. Trista is the founder of Coreset Fitness.   Her interest in pelvic health began when she was diagnosed with a grade 2 prolapse as the condition could not be corrected by...

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006: Teaching Online Yoga with Rosslyn Kemerer

Rosslyn Kermerer is a graphic designer turned yoga entrepreneur who founded Wholehearter Yoga. She lives just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she operates a home studio, serving her community through yoga teaching, coaching, energy healing, and graphic design...

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005: Set and Achieve Big Goals with Natalie Eckdahl

Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes featured as a top New Business Podcast in March 2014. She built a successful personal brand and platform from the ground up via her...

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004: Assisting Yoga Students Without Touch with Shannon Crow

    Podcast Links:  Shannon's Website The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Art of Assists 50-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Shannon Assisting Yoga Students Without Touch A great hands-on assist can make all the difference to a yoga student. It can be a...

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002: How To Reconnect With Your Yoga Practice with Nina Andic

_______________________________________________________________________________________________   Episode 2: On-Air Consultation Call With Nina Andic Nina started practicing yoga in 2000 and has studied various traditions, including Hatha, Ashtanga and Anusara. She...

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