How (and Why) to Teach Savasana

How (and Why) to Teach Savasana

Ahhhh....savasana. The prize at the end of every yoga-asana class. Sometimes referred to as adult nap time, adult time out, or chillaxin'. Maybe not that last one exactly, but savasana has definitely inspired a meme or two. You can always tell the newbies or the...

3 Common Mistakes in Sequencing a Yoga Class

3 Common Mistakes in Sequencing a Yoga Class

While yoga has the ability to improve all areas of your life, unfortunately it's too common for people to become injured because of their yoga practice. Teachers are especially prone to injuries because of overexertion and repetitive motion. Sequencing a yoga class is...

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...

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 website hosting. A great tip I...

How to Start a Yoga Blog (or Website)

How to Start a Yoga Blog (or Website)

You've completed yoga teacher training. Now what? For those interested in pursuing yoga as career, you might be curious on how to set yourself up as a business. Wondering if you need to start a yoga website or blog. Like your 200-hour training, you realize there are a...

How to Make a Vision Board

How to Make a Vision Board

One, you might be asking, what is a vision board, and two, why you should do one? A vision board (aka dream board, inspiration board) is a visual representation of your hopes, dreams, desires and goals for the future. This collection of images, and often,...

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...

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