30+ Themes for Your Yoga Classes

30+ Themes for Your Yoga Classes

In yoga teacher training, I recommend using themes when creating your yoga classes. Without one, you might be tempted to throw everything in, but when you select a theme, it guides and narrows your selections. Think buffet vs ordering off the menu. Also, using themes...

How to Sequence a Yoga Class

How to Sequence a Yoga Class

What makes a good yoga-asana class? Anytime you walk out feeling better than when you entered. And a carefully constructed yoga sequence will ensure you get from point A (tense & stressed) to point B (all chill, no worries). Learning how to sequence a yoga-asana class...

Posture Basics: Table Pose for Foundation

Posture Basics: Table Pose for Foundation

Whether you're a beginner or have been practicing poses for a while, learning the key elements in basic postures will benefit your practice. My goal as a yoga teacher is to prevent injury, and one of the best ways to do that is to understand foundational poses....

The Most Important Yoga Pose

The Most Important Yoga Pose

By far my favorite topic to teach during yoga teacher training is Philosophy. When I first started practicing asana, I wanted nothing to do with it, but now I'm enthralled with the Eight Limbs, the yamas and niyamas, the kleshas and Kriya Yoga. Plus I usually end up...

How to Set Up Website Hosting

How to Set Up Website Hosting

Welcome to Part 2 of How to Start a Yoga Blog on a Budget. Before diving into Part 2, make sure you read through Part 1. Once you've researched and selected your name-name or your business-name, it's time get a domain and set-up your hosting. A great tip I read about...

How to Start a Yoga Blog (or Website)

How to Start a Yoga Blog (or Website)

When participants graduate from Purple Lotus Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training, the next batch of questions I get is about setting themselves up as a business. There's a lot of information to share so I've divided it up over three blog posts. This first one answers...

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

Here in the US, we're celebrating Thanksgiving--a time for feasting, remembering, spending time with family and giving thanks. I'm at home baking and spending time with my munchkin, so I'm reposting a blog I did last year about gratitude, and adding THAT to my...

26 Quick Ways to Go from Busy to Blissed

26 Quick Ways to Go from Busy to Blissed

Some days it feels like the only guarantee life provides is that it's going to be busy. Or messy. Or messy busy. And when the busy messy hits, channeling Elizabeth Gilbert and traveling to Bali for a month isn't feasible. Or even realistic. While you might search for...

How Important is Yoga Alliance for Teachers?

How Important is Yoga Alliance for Teachers?

One of the most common questions I receive during yoga teacher training is about registering with the Yoga Alliance after graduation. In my opinion, formed after twenty years in the yoga community, the organization is not as important as new teachers may believe them...

4 Common Fears When Starting Yoga Teacher Training

4 Common Fears When Starting Yoga Teacher Training

After mentoring hundreds of new yoga teachers, I can tell you most share common fears and concerns when they're thinking about joining a yoga teacher training program. And I'd like to dispel a few of them now. #1 | Fear of . . . I'd like to take a sledgehammer to this...

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YOGI, MAMA, WRITER

Training and mentoring non-traditional yoga teachers and yoga biz babes.