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Marc Devoe and the Buddha Music Group Presents! DTO and Kiyoshi Album Release featuring Nicky Genesis and Jon Goodhue Live at The Belly Up

Marc Devoe from the Buddha Music Group and I chat about the upcoming event March 20th. Short notice but its all good because you can still purchase a ticket and have it go towards a good cause! One part goes to the Sean O’ Shea Foundation whose mission is to empower youth through yoga, nutrition and optimistic teachings. Also the Connected Warriors who empower Service members, Veterans and their Families worldwide through Trauma-Conscious Yoga. This event is a win-win-win-win and win!! Link below for tickets, see you there!!

  DTO and Kiyoshi Album Release featuring Nicky Genesis and Jon Goodhue Live at The Belly Up Tickets  

Dave Kemp Chats about 7 songs for 7 chakras; Infinite Energy by DTO

Ran into Dave Kemp at the San Diego Yoga Festival! He has some awesome stuff happening! Listen into see what he is up to and help us sell out the Belly Up Tavern!!
Save the date, March 20, spring equinox!  
Album launch party at Belly Up!   7 songs for 7 chakras; Infinite Energy by DTO and The Medicine Garden by Kiyoshi featuring Nicky Genesis and Jon Goodhue. 
Tickets are only $11 with proceeds benefiting Sean O’Shea Foundation and Connected Warriors. 
Purchase yours today!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 83 With Sophia Da Silva Hopson – To Be Inspired

What a great episode! I got to sit down and chat it up with the amazing Sophia Da Silva Hopson and she does not disappoint. We get real about teaching yoga and what it truly means to us. Sophia is someone that will bring the best out of you whether on the mat or in a conversation at your local library.

Sophia believes that teaching is an act of service that embodies Maya Angelou’s quote, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” This is the quintessence of her core beliefs as a yoga teacher.

As a practitioner of yoga first, she is committed to learning in perpetuity. Sophia is certain that the totality of yoga has something to offer you if you come open, willing and ready to fall madly in love with where you are. She will tell you that Strength and Flexibility are not required, just an open mind and an open heart.

Her classes are a blend of mind/body integration and an emphasis on SOUL.

Tons of gems on this episode, listen in and enjoy your day!!

Stay tuned for Podcast Om My Goodness and check her out at Mosaic Yoga!!

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Special thanks to Sophia for joining me this week. Until next time!



Yogi Tones Monthly Income Report – February

Hey everyone! Here is my income report for the month of February. I have to say I am happy with it and feel it will continue to grow! Have a listen and let me know what you are working on to have yoga be your full time gig! Plan on opening a studio? Maybe you want to put on an event? Get at me and lets see how we can work together!

Yogi Tones Podcast Episode 82 With Amanda Kingsmith – Mastering the Business of Yoga

Amanda Kingsmith is a RYT-200 yoga teacher and yoga business consultant based out of western Canada, although she spends much of her time traveling the world with her partner, Ryan, and is currently based out of Mexico City. Amanda came to yoga from a marketing & business background, and has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing from the University of Calgary. Amanda combined her love of business with her love of yoga by starting M.B.Om, a podcast and online business focusing on the business side of yoga. 

She works with yoga teachers to help them create careers they love that are both sustainable long-term and financially abundant! Amanda has worked with yoga teachers from all corners of the globe, and taught students at studios in Canada and the US. Amanda currently offers weekly classes on her YouTube channel, and is a studio manager for The Yoga Lounge, based out of a Canmore, AB. Amanda teaches vinyasa flow, but has also trained in prenatal and restorative yoga. She is also the co-host of a popular travel podcast and blog called The World Wanderers., and works as an advisor for a growing apprenticeship program called Praxis

When she’s not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find Amanda exploring all corners of the world, hiking, reading, writing, or enjoying a cup of tea! 

Grow your yoga Biz with MBOM’s Yoga Business Boot Camp 

Follow MBOM at Facebook and IG @masteringthebusinessofyoga

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San Diego Yoga Festival Presents! Vida Mai!

Cheryl Parks from Vida Mai chats about what they will be offering at the festival! See you at the San Diego Yoga Festival March 9th – March 12th!!

Cheryl started practicing yoga about 7 years ago, she decided after about a year to deepen her practice and knowledge of the meaning of yoga and became a yoga teacher! 
While traveling to Asia to explore and visit friends, who also have yoga studios in Indonesia, she was very fortunate to be able teach and practice yoga there. 

Cheryl became inspired to start a business that had to do with health and fitness; one place in particular held a special place in her heart, that was the island of Bali. 

Sharing the love of travel for many reasons such as expanding her mind creatively when exploring new places or returning to discover more is where the inspiration for our world atlas prints came from as well! Cheryl will have lots to share at the festival! Check out her booth when you’re there!!

Be sure to use the code YogiTones for a discount to the Festival!!

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Yogi Tones Featured Teacher – Michael Caldwell

 What type of yoga do you teach?

Fun filled, alignment based, Vinyasa Flow

 Which studio/s?

Yoga One

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Anywhere there is enough space to spread out and kick up into a handstand.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

When there is sufficient external space, I can focus within.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

For me, practicing yoga off the mat is the same as practicing on the mat. It’s definitely a practice and not perfect.
I try to remain as mindful as possible in the present moment. I try to be my best self as often as possible. I try not to push beyond my edge and rest when I’m tired. I try to laugh often, maintain a sense of humor and not take myself to seriously. I try to remember to breathe, particularly when stressed. I try to maintain alignment. The Yamas and Niyamas are a good resource.

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

Hugging my loved ones. Sharing memories. Telling silly jokes.

Chocolate or Vanilla?


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

My wife has been on the cover of Yoga Journal twice. So I suppose I would strike the pouting pose since they took so long to ask me.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

Moving, grooving, meditating, breathing, centering, connecting and being with others in the present moment is so rewarding and inspirational. I always feel better after teaching or practicing.

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

I love the vibe at Yoga One. Tahiti sounds nice.

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

Once early in my surfing experience, I paddled out in the morning before yoga class and got tossed head over heels by the waves. I went through what my friend calls “the rinse cycle.” Lots of water got in my nose. Fortunately the same friend warned me that later in the day I might have a flush of water from my nose. He was right. Just as we began class and were centering, a gush of water poured out of my nose. Fortunately, the students had their eyes closed and there was a box of tissues nearby. Thanks to my friend Rich for the heads up. Otherwise it could have been even more alarming.

Waffles or Pancakes?


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

Try to engage your core and stand on the fence with just one leg, with your eyes closed, arms extended to the Universe, deep steady breaths in and out through the nose, mind rooted in the present, observing the arising and passing of sensation in the body while love warms your heart. If you can do that while on the fence, you probably don’t need to practice, you’re already there. If you can’t do that, get off the fence and give yoga a try. There is such a wide variety of yoga to choose from there is bound to be something you enjoy and which will provide benefit.

What music are you jamming to right now?

So much good music!

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

Helping people to be happier and healthier is super rewarding. Each class is a celebration of life. I love that.

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San Diego Yoga Festival Presents! Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic

Dr.Joe & Dr.Stacey Merlo are the inspired owners of Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic for over 12 years. They specialize in the whole family taking care of kids, moms, dads & the grandparents! They have been yoga enthusiasts for over 20 years and are excited to support the San Diego Yoga Festival!

Stop by for a free screening at the festival and check them out online at Good Vibrations Chiropractic!

Be sure to use the code YogiTones for a discount to the Festival!!

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San Diego Yoga Festival Presents! The Now and Then Band

“A stripped down trio paying homage to good songwriting from yesterday and today. Breathing new life and unique perspective into the songs that resonate with us, giving them a new opportunity to touch people.”

A band that will be performing at the San Diego Yoga Festival!!


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San Diego Yoga Festival Presents! Parker Pig Goes to Yoga, a kids yoga class with Stacey Alysson

Join Stacey Alysson, a Kids Yoga teacher from Los Angeles and author of “Parker Pig Goes to Yoga,” for a story time and Kids/Family Yoga class. “Parker Pig Goes To Yoga” is a children’s yoga book aimed at teaching mindfulness and yoga all while having fun learning animal yoga poses and sounds to go along! All ages welcome to join. Come as you are….

“Parker Pig Goes to Yoga” is a children’s yoga book aimed at teaching mindfulness and yoga all while having fun doing animal yoga poses.

A few of benefits of kids yoga include increasing strength, flexibility, focus, concentration, confidence and giving children the tools to calm their bodies. Through breath and posture, the children are guided through fun animal yoga poses while being told an inspiring story of a Pig who didn’t think she could do Yoga.

Parker overcomes her own fears and doubts, and finds inner peace and calm. Parker is representative of anyone who thinks they can’t do yoga, and this adorable story will leave children not only with a new knowledge of animal poses and sounds, but with a confidence and strength to do them! Namaste!

Visit Parker Pig Goes To Yoga to purchase a copy!!

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