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Teaching yoga is my Jam! After trying several different career paths, yoga was the first that I truly loved and wanted more of. After finishing my 200 hr training through yoga alliance, I immediately started teaching and freaking loved it. In my classes I hold nothing back and enjoy packaging up my life experience in a way that students can relate to their own lives.I love seeing people give their best, whether that is pushing themselves further or scaling back and giving themselves a much needed break that their body is craving. I believe within in all of us is an original greatness, something that is uniquely ours and given to us to share. Not many things get me more excited than to help people reveal their true original greatness.

Meet Yoga Teacher Malik Khalid

What type of yoga do you teach?

Vinyasa/Restore

Which studio?

Seviin Yoga

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

My house

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I’m able to light scented reiki blessed crystal infused candles when I flow.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

My daily use of pranayama and mantras keeps me present and intentional as I combat negative forces throughout the day.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

A yoga flow and glass of Veuve Cliquot.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

My first experience was teaching my co workers in our conference room. I was very nervous but I remembered that I was the expert and they were just following along to whatever I said.

What is your favorite food?

Fried Lobster Tail on a bed of Thai fried rice.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Bird of paradise

What inspires you to teach yoga?

I want everyone in the world to feel free. Yoga makes me feel powerful and limitless. When I finish practicing asana or pranayama I feel clean and new. So when I teach I want my students to leave feeling the same way.

If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

On a desert island with a warm tropical breeze.

What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?

I was in a packed class and the teacher cued handstand hops, I remember hopping up the first two times just fine but by the third time I got some hangtime and freaked myself out from the shock of actually being in the air and crashed into a few yogis. Everyone was cool about it and I just laughed it off and got back into the flow.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Yoga is for EVERYBODY! Every shape, skin color and size. If you fear starting in a group class find an online teacher and build your practice that way. Once you have a solid foundation venture off into group classes to push yourself and work on alignment.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Currently Mariah Carey’s new album and Sicki Mode by Thracian Scott.

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?

Yoga isn’t in a lot of black neighborhoods so being a black male yoga teacher is important to me because I’m able to influence other people of color to try it.

Where else can we find you?

You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook @MalikKhalidYoga and listen to my podcast Growin’ up Gay on all major streaming services.


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Yogi Tones Podcast with Ryan Glidden – Deepening Your Practice

Ryan Glidden is back on the podcast! We talk about his latest book, which I would highly recommend, whether you teach yoga or  really do just want to deepen your practice. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to yoga teaching and the training behind it. Co-founder of MOSAIC and the MOSAIC Foundation. Ryan is a author, teacher and leader of MOSAIC’s yoga teacher training programs.

Get the Book HERE

● More than 70 yoga pose images
● Debunking The myths and truths about losing weight with yoga
● How to easily customize your practice to meet your needs
● How to avoid the five most commonly taught injury causing cues
● Techniques for becoming a powerful teacher and speaker
● How to manage, market and run your own yoga business
● How to work with the seven chakra system, physically, mentally, and nutritionally


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Meet Yogi and Handstander Kira Fox

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

At home

What do you like the most about practicing there?

At home , I love having my yoga teacher come and teach me. I’ve been working with her for years. She knows me well and I feel comfortable trying new things and she pushes me to become stronger and more open in a healthy way. Every time we practice , my day is much better and I leave the mat feeling great.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Yoga isn’t just a physical practice. It’s a way of life. I try to use my yoga skills to be more patient and calm. When something challenging or stressful arises, I take a moment to breathe and gather my thoughts. I remind myself of the big pictures which helps me see the situation more clearly and rationally.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Dinner with my family.

What was your first experience with yoga?

My mom brought me to a yoga class.

What is your favorite food?

So many options to choose one! I happen to love macaroons and chicken.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Handstand.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Bali! I’ve always wanted to go there since I was little.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Try it ! And then try again. There’s no down side in trying. If you never try you never know. I also would encourage someone who is on the fence to try more than one teacher and class. Each person is unique and there are many types of classes and teachers that you may connect with and enjoy. And If Yoga doesn’t speak to you and after trying you decide it’s not your thing, at least you tried!

What music are you jamming to right now?

Coldplay

Where else can we find you?

@trendyandbendy on instagram

Anything else you would like to add?

A little background about me – I am 19 years old. I am a certified yoga teacher. I’ve been teaching for 4 years now and am still learning everyday. I love yoga and want to share it with others.


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Yogi Tones Podcast with Sara Szunyogh – Why I Teach Yoga

Sara Szunyogh is back on and we get into it! I love chatting with Sara because she keeps it real about the yoga teaching world. Being around Sara is truly motivating and I always come away with new insight as a yoga teacher. Listen in and enjoy the truth Sara provides into yoga teaching and life in this episode!

Check out these fun links Sara mentioned and stay up to date with what she has coming up!

Her website – Spicy Gypsy

Jules Febre – @hiphopasana

Marni Task – Indulotion

Shannon Werner – Relevate Life


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     If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

Special thanks to Sara for joining me on the show. Until next time!

Yogi Tones Podcast with Lauren Robinson – Gut Health Phase 1

Lauren drops by to give some insight into phase 1 of the gut cleanse. Check it out and enjoy!
During the Activate Phase (10 days) of the  30 cleanse we will fuel up with vegetarian, whole food supplements (vegan available) to ensure we are getting all the essential vitamins and minerals. We will begin to Activate the gut motility by inviting therapeutic grade digestive enzymes in during mealtimes. We will support the body’s natural detoxification process by including 1 drop of lemon essential oil in water and by taking Zendocrine, a detoxifying supplement with cilantro.
This 10 day phase is very nourishing and supportive to the system. The next phase the is the Renew phase, where we do a dive deeper into cleansing and detoxing.
Note: This cleanse is recommended 1–2 times a year.
1. Drink plenty of water (recommended ½ of your body weight in oz.)
2. Exercise at least 3 times a week
3. Refrain from processed foods
4. Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables
5. Avoid eating late
6. Choose natural cleaning and personal care products
7. Diffuse essential oils
8. Support your body’s natural defensive functions by taking Lifelong Vitality Daily
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Welcome health & vitality in 2019!

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     If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

Special thanks to Lauren for joining me on the show. Until next time!

Photo by Agence Producteurs Locaux Damien Kühn on Unsplash

 

Meet Yoga Teacher and Standing Leg Raiser Julie Gagen

What type of yoga do you teach?

Vinyasa, Postnatal, Hot yoga, Restorative, Power, Kids, Slow Flow, Meditation

Do you teach at a studio?

Yes, I am the owner.

Which studio/s?

Be the Love Yoga + Wellness

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

At my studio 😉

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I love the community, the variety of classes, and how each class compliments the other.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I’m in year 4 of teaching and now offer between 8-12 classes each week, in addition to workshops and managing my studio. I also have two little kids (age 2 and 6). My work days can go all day and night. Life is busy. And I love it.

Compassion. Imperfection. Grace

Compassion is the practice I offer both to myself and my lifestyle. I am not perfect. I do not expect perfection out of my students, and I certainly don’t expect perfection out of my kids, but somehow I still have moments where I recognize I have held myself, my partner, or my community to a standard of perfection. 

That is when conflict appears. In the stuff. In the hard moments. When, even for a breath, I lose myself. 

And that is when, most importantly, I turn back to compassion for myself, compassion for all those involved, and give us all the grace to continue to be imperfect.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Laughter and family.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

I had the good fortune of learning from a yoga school that had a well established community. In our final days of training we co-taught classes to a full 60-person room. It was MAGIC. I loved being in a moment where I could build off of what another teacher had started. I loved witnessing the excitement in the community as they got to experience the very first class their favorite teachers had lead. I loved building up the room to a place where someone else could take over. And I loved the ease that came from knowing that it was not all on me. And that we were in it together. Supported. Encouraged. Embraced. It was beautiful.

What is your favorite food?

Fresh pressed apple, beet, ginger juice.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Standing leg raise. No question.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

People. Witnessing the progression of their practice. Watching minor instructions land in their bodies. Seeing the physical shifts that occur when something that I say lands on their bodies.

If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Exactly where I am.

What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?

Teaching class with baby food all over my shirt.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

What are you waiting for?

What music are you jamming to right now?

Hymns of Spirit by a Beautiful Chorus

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?

I have always known that if I didn’t teach, I would never practice or invest in my body and self development the way I do BECAUSE it’s my profession. I am exceptionally grateful for a profession that requires me to take care of myself.

Where else can we find you?

You can find me and my team on the following channels: 

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/betheloveyoga
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/betheloveyogastudio
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/bethelove
Website: http://www.bethelove.yoga


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Yogi Tones Podcast – Yoga Teacher Scam

Had a conversation through text with a yoga teacher recently who said my business was a scam. I really took this to heart and after the initial reaction, realize that wasn’t necessary. That always seems to be the case with these type of situations right? Hope this recording helps you in your future business dealings and we learn to let go and stay with our breath a little while. Much love!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash


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Meet Yogi and Cheese Lover Melinda Lubbers!

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Accessible, yin, chair, restorative, Hatha, anusara

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

My home studio

What do you like the most about practicing there?

It’s so peaceful and calming. There is so much space to move freely on and off my mat.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I was encouraged to try the asana practice while I was pregnant with my second son. I gave it a try and I loved the calm pace, the strength and flexibility it offered and the meditation was exactly what my being needed.

What is your favorite food?

Cheese

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Malasana

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Just try it. Give it a solid couple of weeks and see how it goes. Take it one class at a time.


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

 

2019 San Diego Yoga Festival

Are you coming to San Diego Yoga Festival in March?!

Less than two months away and I am so excited for this FUN and healthy epic 4 days of nonstop yoga!

Check out the changes, additions and all the epic offerings happening at this event on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, on the map below including an entire Kid’s Yoga Center sponsored by Hapa Yoga & Fitness offering family and kids activities throughout the weekend for free, an epic sound dome (fitting 20 people) offering profound and intimate sound healing sessions from various sound tools and instruments, Yoga With Shawna’s Reiki Clinic offering $1 a minute healing sessions, a free smudging and affirmation center to get blessed or inspired as you check in to the event and free surf lessons!!!! All of this right on the beach in the epic, Imperial Beach, with nonstop yoga and healing classes on our huge beachside stages or the workshop area!

GET YOUR TICKETS!!! Volunteer if you can’t afford it!!! Be a vendor or sponsor! Come together :!

 

 

Details on all of those options: www.sandiegoyogafestival.com

We are looking for yoga teachers! Fill out the Teaching Form to get pick a yoga class near you!