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Teaching Tips for Online Yoga Classes

When I did my yoga teacher training, I never thought that I would be teaching online yoga classes. In my mind, the online “celebrity” yoga teachers with their big white smiles and dancers’ bodies were fine, but that wasn’t the type of yoga I wanted to teach. I knew the importance of creating a safe […]

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Teaching Tips for Online Yoga Classes

How Yoga Can Help Manage Anxiety

Yoga is so often recommended as a way to manage anxiety, but why is that? Why not Skiing for Anxiety or Golfing for Anxiety? While I do believe that any physical movement can and will help to reduce the effects of anxiety, yoga is especially powerful. Here’s why:1. Movement and MindfulnessWhile ANY form of yoga, […]

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Excerpt from A Cup of Mindfulness

Have you ever had a project presented to you that seemed like it was designed for you? That’s how I felt when my friend Lisa Belanger asked me to edit her new book. I’ve worked with Lisa a number of times over the years. Imagine my delight when she asked if I would like to […]

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When to Say No to a Yoga Teaching Opportunity

I’ve talked about how to find teaching jobs in studios, but once you get the job, should you take it? Most yoga teachers love what they do…and sometimes this leads them into bad situations. As yoga instructors we’ve benefited a lot from having yoga in our lives, and we’re hungry to share the practice. Sometimes, though, this […]

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Starting a Movement Practice You Can Maintain

Our life is made up of the small actions that we take every day. After doing an action daily for some time, it can become a habit. Of all the habit to create, a regular movement practice is the one that will probably have the largest effect on your whole life. Leaving aside any aesthetic […]

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Small Business Spotlight: J&T Naturals

Have you ever had the experience of someone just showing up in your life? Like, you don’t know them and then—BAM!—you are talking with them almost every day? This is how I met Jen: it seemed like she appeared all at once. Our babies started at the same daycare around the time as we started Royally […]

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How to Get Hired by Yoga Studios

While there are lots of places to teach yoga that aren’t studios, most teachers aspire to, at least at some point in their careers, teach at a yoga studio. I get asked pretty regularly how to get into a studio and appear on the schedule. While there are no tried and true methods for getting […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Practicing Yoga While Pregnant

I taught A LOT when I was pregnant. In fact, I taught way more than I teach now. My classes were popular with all kinds of students with only a handful of prenatal mamas sprinkled in here and there. And guess what? Every class that I taught during that time could be considered “prenatal.” Except […]

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Small Business Spotlight: Kristy Pisani and Emergent Movement

I started teaching yoga in 2013. When I look back at some of the cues I used to give when I first started out, I shudder. I don’t think that I was a bad teacher six years ago, but I do wish that I knew then what I know now. And I think that any […]

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What Makes a Quality Yoga Teacher Training?

So you’ve decided you want to become a yoga teacher, or even just do a yoga teacher training (YTT) to deepen your practice. Congratulations! Signing up for a first YTT is a big step and, if you ask a lot of yoga instructors, it can even be life changing. It’s not unusual to hear about […]

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