Beginner’s Ultimate Guide to Meditation

Beginner’s Ultimate Guide to Meditation

Whether a yoga neophyte or going through yoga teacher training, we all seem to be beginners at meditation. And that's because when learning about yoga, most people focus on the postures, too often neglecting this importance of this practice. One reason we overlook...

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

Planning a yoga class is more than picking out cool-looking poses and slapping them together. Do it that way and you run the risk of committing 3 common mistakes in sequencing yoga classes. If not more. While yoga has the ability to improve all areas of your life,...

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 posture basics, like table pose, 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...

The Most Important Yoga Pose

The Most Important Yoga Pose

During yoga teacher training, the favorite topic that causes 99% of the participants get jump-on-the-couch-Tom-Cruise-style excited is postures. And there a few confused looks when I start with mountain pose and claim it the most important of them all.I can't blame...

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,...

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