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Meet Yoga Teacher and Plant Based Foodie Ana Demaison

What type of yoga do you teach?

Hatha/ Vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Gardens or cozy studios.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

Nature contact or people’s energy.

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

I would stay with people I love, I would have a good conversation somewhere near nature and the sea.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

Private classes with friends in a open space, and after that i teach for some people at studio in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil and classes in a Hotel for guests in IlhaBela – Brazil.

What is your favorite food?

Plant Based Food.

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

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

What inspires you to teach yoga?

Share with people a moment to think and feel their own breathing, share the inner sense of peace at the same time that you move your body, massage your organs and feed your mind without having to think about your concerns.

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

Here and now

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

My embarrassing moments always give me experience, that’s why they are so important. 
If i can handle with this moments, they are not embarrassing anymore.

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

Do it and surrender.

What music are you jamming to right now?

I always love to listen Jack Johnson, Bob Marley and Gayatri Mantra.

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

Do one more thing that I love by bringing awareness and heath-being to those who are looking.

Where else can we find you?

@aninhademaison
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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!

 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 Jackie Gadd – Teaching the Senior Population

Jackie Gadd ([email protected]) found yoga in 2004 as path to alleviate physical and emotional health complications. After volunteering to teach yoga to preteens, she went on to earn four small certificates in children’s yoga. In 2011, at age 43 and a new mom, she committed to yoga as a career, and earned her E-RYT-200 and RPTY (perinatal). Since, Jackie has added certifications like Yoga for Eating Disorders, Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Accessible Yoga, Silver Sneakers, and trainings in mindfulness, restorative practices, and yoga anatomy. For her, every class is adaptive, and she insists that the practice should fit the practitioner, not the reverse.
Check out helpful links and more from Jackie below!

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

Yoga Molding

Often times when I am teaching yoga, I get thoughts of how I want to mold the students and get them to where I want them with postures in a sequence. That doesn’t always work out well because each person that comes to a yoga class is different. Different beliefs, body type, ideas of who they are or were in the past, present and future. We all can’t go to the same place and probably don’t want to in our yoga practice. We all offer something totally unique to the world that nobody else can offer. My kids often remind me that I need to stop trying to make them into what I want and allow them to explore and be who they are truly meant to be. My daughter did this little video of her molding a snowman and as she was creating it, I had to remind myself that it’s ok for slime to be on the table, or fall off of it. Getting messy is how we learn and how we can then guide others to learning as well.

 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 Alicia Tillman – Awkward Yoga Girl

Alicia Tillman joins me on the show today to chat about teaching yoga to young athletes, trap yoga & tacos, and how she grew to be a rockstar yoga teacher!

Alicia Tillman, A.K.A Awkward Yoga Girl, is an unconventional yoga teacher from Houston, TX. Her love of the traditional practice mixed with her humor and musicality, she is able to create a yoga experience like no other. Her ability to challenge students of all levels, while creating a fun and comfortable environment for the student to grow in their practice. Alicia is a 300hr Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance. With a focus on yoga for athletes and performance, she is able to create a practice to benefit the movement in all body types from professional to the everyday athlete. She is currently the Program Director and co-creator of Empower Fitness Lab and teaches events and workshops around the country and internationally.

Find more from Alicia on her Website and Instagram.


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

Yogi Tones Podcast with Lauren Robinson – Led By Love

Lauren Robinson and I chat about entrepreneurship, oils, teaching yoga, healing yourself and other fun stuff on this episode! Lauren is a RYT-200, Reiki, and Myofascial Release Practitioner who is dedicated to healing the mind, body and soul through creative movement.

Having completed her 200-hour Prana Vinyasa® Yoga certification in Raleigh, NC she transitioned to the west coast and currently resides in San Diego, studying under global Prana Vinyasa teacher, Shiva Rea. Lauren is actively working towards her 500-hour certification where she has expanded her skills to include Yoga Trance Dance® offerings.

Connect with Lauren!! 

Website    Facebook    doTerra    Instagram


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

 

Meet Yoga Teacher and Home-made ice-cream Lover Carolyn Smith

What type of yoga do you teach?

Vinyasa, yoga for stress and burnout, yoga for ME and chronic fatigue syndrome, yoga for addictions

Which studio/s?

The Drawing Room, Butleigh

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

In my new studio at The Drawing Room

What do you like the most about practicing there?

The studio has been designed for small classes of up to 4 people for me to teach yoga for mental health and recovery. It is part of a beautiful house looking out into a peaceful garden so I feel close to nature and get inspiration for my classes.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

By subtly sharing the principle of non-attachment when I see people putting themselves under huge pressure to achieve and acquire possessions and status.

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

Time with the most important people in my life; my two adult children.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

Teaching free yoga taster sessions for colleagues I worked with while I was doing my teacher training. I’d expected that only one or two people would turn up however the class was close to overflowing with 20 people!

What is your favorite food?

Home-made ice-cream made with any type of berries. Blissful.

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

Viparita Karnak to promote subtle, gentle yoga and inclusivity.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

In my previous career as a mental health social worker and senior manager, I was dealing with high levels of stress and kept striving to achieve more and more. Yoga changed my life. It reduced my level of stress, gave me the confidence to start teacher training at the age of 45 and then give up my secure, well paid job. I know yoga works and it can change other people’s lives too. That’s what inspires me.

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

In a small clearing in a forest at dawn. I just need to find it!

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

Trying to sit down on a block without looking when teaching a large class; I sat on the back of the block, overbalanced and ended up on my back with legs in the air!

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

Those of us who practice yoga don’t need research findings and evidence about the benefits of yoga. Although they are important, we know it works from our own experiences. If you’re curious, give it a go.

What music are you jamming to right now?

I’ve recently realised the importance and beauty of silence and have exchanged music for space and tranquility.

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

Students telling me that the yoga has helped them to become calmer, reduced their anxiety and improved their sleep. Students realising that asana is only the beginning.

Where else can we find you?

Drinking tea with Jade who owns the house and tea room where my new studio is based, working towards our aim of an inclusive community hub in our rural village.

Anything else you would like to add?

Unbeknown to me, in 2017, Jade, who owns the house where my studio is based, less than half a mile away, was also planning to change her life. She wanted to create something very special for the local community. A local resident who attended one of my classes visited her tea room and saw the potential. She linked Jade and I and within days, Carolyn Smith Yoga at The Drawing Room Butleigh was born!


 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 Brian Glasspool – Beautiful Struggles of Full Time Yoga Teaching

Brian Glasspool and I chat about the ups and downs of working toward being a full time yoga teacher.

Brian is a San Diego Yoga Instructor who loves to teach yoga and guided meditation. He has been teaching yoga for over 4 years. Brian completed his RYT 200 at I Am Yoga Wellness Studio while attending CSU Stanislaus. After completing graduate school he moved to San Diego with the intention of finding himself. Brian has focused on crafting his teaching style through various styles of yoga, guided meditations, workshops, and podcasts. Brian’s intention as an instructor is to make yoga more accessible to all from any demographic. Brian loves to read, write, be out in nature, and to help others.

www.brianglasspoolyoga.com

IG: @blovedwanderer

 


  • To share your thoughts:

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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 Brian for joining me on the show. Until next time!